How to: Wire an Evolve Relay Switch

Two weeks ago, we announced a new addition to the Doors & Locks section of the SmartThings Dashboard that made it easier than ever to monitor and control your garage door. As our maker-in-residence, Danny, explained in the post’s video, you’ll need to install a relay switch to be able to open and close your garage door.

A big thanks to @RandyBenn for offering the above visual showing how you can hook up a SmartThings-compatible Evolve relay switch–which is available in our Shop. Hope this inspires a quick and easy weekend DIY project!

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  2. This setup works GREAT! I installed it as shown (hardwired rather than a plug) and it works great on my Chamberlain garage door opener. It worked perfectly with no issues and I am by far a SmartThings newbie.

    My only comment is to Evolve on the LFM-20, it fits inside a gang box with no problem, but it won’t MOUNT in the gang box. There is no mounting of any kind that I see and the face of the LFM-20 does not fit any switch face plates. I just stuffed it in the gang box and put a blank face plate over it so I cannot access the switch on the face of it.

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  4. This setup is decent, but violates UL325 for garage doors and may be unsafe. Closing of a garage door from out of sight is dangerous and requires a flashing light and siren for a few seconds prior to warn people that the garage door is about to close. There are proper ways to do this. http://www.nortekcontrol.com/product_detail.php?productId=1719 or https://www.liftmaster.com/For-Homes/MyQ-Connected-Home. Both can be successfully integrated with SmartThings.

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  5. I have had the Evolve LFM-20 connected to my Opener and ST for a couple of years… was working great until I had to replace the opener and installed a new Chamberlain opener. Now I can’t control the opener through ST… according to the flashing lights on the Chamberlain, it detects a short or a defective control switch. I know it isn’t the LFM-20 because I can move it to my other opener and it works fine. Anyone know why it doesn’t work with the new Chamberlain opener? Any solutions?

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