18 AWG to light switch using Aeotec Micro Dimmer

Old 12-25-16, 08:07 AM
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18 AWG to light switch using Aeotec Micro Dimmer

Happy holidays!

I want to install this device - Micro Smart Switch 2E manual • Aeotec by Aeon Labs. It goes between the house wiring and the light switch. The instructions say to use 18awg wire between this device and the existing switch. Of course I only have 14awg wire.

Is it safe to buy 18awg and use it with this device? Should I buy stranded or solid?

Thank you!
Old 12-25-16, 08:48 AM
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You can use any wiring from the switch to the control. Since it's a low voltage control signal.... it can be small. You can use solid thermostat cable which is #18.

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