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thanks for the details. I think welding is beyond my capability.
Any metal works/blacksmith would extend the spindle for you. It's a five-minute job.
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Re: Home Automation in Switzerland

May I ask what walll switch did you use for the Fibaro Jalousiensteuerung?
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Just as an update, a few months ago, I finally decided to go full in and install relays on all my window shutters. The only thing I'm still not able to do is to easily put a group/all in a horizontal position, but aside that, being able to close and open them on a schedule and via google home is really awesome.

I wouldn't have been able to do the herculean task for physically installing the relays without Jose's help, so a big shout-out to him. I pre-setup the relays one by one, and he then patiently fulfilled the installation puzzle (not all places he installed the relay had that much space). He then helped me fully test the installation and troubleshoot the couple that were more reluctant to work. If you need any help for this kind of installation, I couldn't recommend him more.
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This thread has been a bit quiet recently so I thought I'd mention something I found the other day - for those interested.

For all those who want some clever switches but want to keep the standard Feller wall switch look, Feller now do a four-way Philips Hue wall switch. It has no batteries, relying instead on kinetic energy to power.
It can be used standalone or mounted alongside an existing Feller switch with a double base plate.

It's not cheap but can be multi-function as holding one of the four switches rather than just pressing produces another state, as does pressing the top two together or the bottom two together.

I'm using mine one with my home automation system, controlling a zigbee dimmer to dim the bathroom lights and operate the shutters.
Ideas for combination button presses could be to start a shower timer for the kids which could flash the lights on and off when they've definitely spent too long in the shower.

As a plus point , the new Philips Hue hub firmware supports Zigbee 3.0 protocol so I can use the Philips Hub as a Zigbee hub which is one less bit of hardware to buy.
Following on from this a little bit, replacing the existing switches. Have people used or heard of Sonoff? They have relays and all sorts of accessories, but I quite like their wall switches.

Do you think the EU switches will be compatable with the switches here?
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