This is both a switching device and a signal boosting device. It can be used in place of either the Single Channel Receiver or Electric Switch, depending on the scenario.
Similar to the Electric Switch, the Electric Relay is installed inside a pattress, making it a discrete device, and easy to install either in a room or next to a underfloor manifold and wiring centre.
Each Genius Hub system uses a number of signal boosting devices, such as the Smart Plugs to make the system work reliably, and increasing the life of the battery powered devices by providing easy lines of communication back to the Genius Hub. As an additional function, the Electric Relay will also boost the communication network nearby.
Electric Switch vs Electric Relay vs Single Channel Receiver
Single Channel Receiver
|Power Supply||Mains powered||Mains powered||Mains powered|
Are wired after a fused spur, normally next to the boiler/underfloor wiring centre/electric heater
Fit into a standard pattress for either flush/surface mount
Are wired after a fused spur, normally next to the underfloor wiring centre/electric heater
Fit into a standard pattress for either flush/surface mount, behind a blanking plate
Are wired after a fused spur, normally next to the boiler/underfloor wiring centre
Use the universal backplate, to replace most thermostat/wireless receivers
Switch mains-voltage (230v) only
Can switch up to 13A
Can switch up to 11A
Can switch up to 3A
|Secondary Function||Can have a temperature probe wired to measure the temperature of a hot water tank.||None||None|
|Interaction||Anyone can press the button on the front plug to trigger a timed override||None possible, are enclosed behind a blanking plate which makes them tamper-proof||Anyone can press the button on the front plug to trigger a timed override|