I have 2 Sonoff Mini R2's installed as a part of some remodeling work I'm doing on my house:
What I love about these devices is that they allow you to turn any dumb toggle switch (what Sonoff refers to in their doc as an "SPDT switch"). I like this for 2 reasons:
- My wife and I love vintage aesthetics and want to stay as true as we can to the original aesthetic of our home built in 1920, so using a regular toggle is truer to that aesthetic.
- It's easier to flip a toggle switch without looking at it (than a decora style switch) and you know from its tactile and audible feedback that it was successfully toggled.
HOWEVER - I found out in my electrical inspection today that Sonoff devices are not UL rated/certified - and for me to pass the electrical inspection, I have to remove them.
I know that there are smart switches out there that mimmic a "toggle-style" switch. They stick straight out and don't have the same tactile experience. Such a switch is what I will fall back to if I cannot find what I'm looking for.
So is there a device like the Sonoff Mini R2 that:
- Is small enough to fit in a switch box
- Has an "SPDT" switch circuit
- Is UL rated/certified?
Note, the one drawback of the Sonoff Mini R2 (aside from its lack of UL certification) is that it doesn't report (/"push") when the SPDT switch is toggled, which forced me to implement a polling strategy to catch physical switch flip events and act on them for my automations.
Incidentally, I can tell why these devices don't have a UL rating. I had a heck of a time connecting my 12 gauge wires to them without them popping out. The wires for my second device as threaded 12-gauge and that seemed nearly impossible to connect securely.