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Wiring diagrams for the Blue Series Fan/Light Canopy Module (VZM36)

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Written by Eric Hines
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Please use the article below to understand more about wiring your Blue Series Fan/Light Canopy Module. This article will show you how to wire your canopy module and then you will have to determine how you'd like to wire your switch to control it (if applicable).

WARNING: We cannot provide direct wiring advice due to insurance liabilities. If you are unsure of how to read a schematic and/or are unsure of what you’re doing, please consult a licensed electrician. Failure to install the switch properly will result in a voided warranty and could possibly lead to injury.


Wiring Your Fan/Light Canopy Module

The first step is to wire up your Blue Series Fan/Light Canopy Module (VZM36). It's pretty straight forward -- the important thing is that the module gets constant 120V power. Without power, the module will not work and cannot communicate with the hub. After you wire up your module, the second step is to determine how you would like to control your canopy module.

  1. Dumb Switch + Canopy Module

  2. Smart Switch + Canopy Module

Our recommendation is #2 as with #1, you'll have to leave your, "dumb" switch in the on position to maintain power at the canopy. If using an Inovelli smart switch, you can use Smart Bulb/Fan mode (to lock full power to the fan canopy) and then use digital signals from the switch to the canopy to turn on the fan and lights.


Dumb Switch + Canopy Module

Please use the below diagrams if you will continue to use your, "dumb" switch at the wall. If you plan on using a smart switch, please go to the, "Smart Switch + Canopy Module" section.

Single Pole Installation

The diagrams shown below are for if you have a single-pole installation (ie: one switch controlling the fan).

Power at Switch

Please use the diagram below if you have power originating at the light switch.

IMPORTANT: You'll notice in the, "After" wiring that the Line and Load are tied together at the switch. This is to ensure constant power goes to the canopy module. If you prefer to keep Line/Load separate, then please make sure to keep the switch turned on. If power gets cut to the canopy module, it will not work.

Once the canopy module is wired up, please insert it into the canopy as shown below (make sure the antenna is left outside canopy -- you can still cover it with the fan canopy covering):

NOTE: If you'd like to continue using a, "Dumb" switch, please ensure that the switch remains on and provides power to the module. We recommend using an Inovelli Smart Switch in Smart Bulb Mode so that you can control the module from the wall.

Power at Canopy

Please use the diagram below if you have power originating at the fan's canopy.

Once the canopy module is wired up, please insert it into the canopy as shown below (make sure the antenna is left outside canopy -- you can still cover it with the fan canopy covering):

NOTE: If you'd like to continue using a, "Dumb" switch, please ensure that the switch remains on and provides power to the module. We recommend using an Inovelli Smart Switch in Smart Bulb Mode so that you can control the module from the wall.

Multi-Way Installation

The diagrams shown below are for if you have a multi-way installation (ie: multiple-switches controlling the fan).

Line & Load in Same Box

Please use the diagram below if you have the line and load in the same box.

Once the canopy module is wired up, please insert it into the canopy as shown below (make sure the antenna is left outside canopy -- you can still cover it with the fan canopy covering):

NOTE: If you'd like to continue using a, "Dumb" switch, please ensure that the switch remains on and provides power to the module. We recommend using an Inovelli Smart Switch in Smart Bulb Mode so that you can control the module from the wall.

Line & Load in Different Boxes

Please use the diagram below if you have the line and load in separate boxes.

Once the canopy module is wired up, please insert it into the canopy as shown below (make sure the antenna is left outside canopy -- you can still cover it with the fan canopy covering):

NOTE: If you'd like to continue using a, "Dumb" switch, please ensure that the switch remains on and provides power to the module. We recommend using an Inovelli Smart Switch in Smart Bulb Mode so that you can control the module from the wall.

Load at Two Boxes

Please use the diagram below if you have loads in two boxes.

Once the canopy module is wired up, please insert it into the canopy as shown below (make sure the antenna is left outside canopy -- you can still cover it with the fan canopy covering):

NOTE: If you'd like to continue using a, "Dumb" switch, please ensure that the switch remains on and provides power to the module. We recommend using an Inovelli Smart Switch in Smart Bulb Mode so that you can control the module from the wall.


Smart Switch + Canopy Module

If you've decided to use a smart switch to control your Fan/Light Canopy Module, then please click on the links below to your specific hub.

Please use the below diagrams if you will be replacing your, "dumb" switch with an Inovelli smart switch. If you plan on using a smart switch, please go to the, "Dumb Switch + Canopy Module" section.

Which Smart Switches Should You Use?

You can use either the Red Series 2-1, Blue Series 2-1 or the Blue Series Fan switch to control your module (we recommend the Blue Series switches so you can use Zigbee Bindings).

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to wire the Line and Load together at the switch. Do not use the Load terminal.

Single Pole Installation

The diagrams shown below are for if you have a single-pole installation (ie: one switch controlling the fan).

Power at Switch

Please use the diagram below if you have power originating at the light switch.

IMPORTANT: You'll notice in the, "After" wiring that the Line and Load are tied together at the switch. This is to ensure constant power goes to the canopy module. If you prefer to keep Line/Load separate, then please make sure to keep the switch turned on. If power gets cut to the canopy module, it will not work.

Once the canopy module is wired up, please insert it into the canopy as shown below (make sure the antenna is left outside canopy -- you can still cover it with the fan canopy covering):

Power at Canopy

Please use the diagram below if you have power originating at the fan's canopy.

IMPORTANT: You'll notice in the, "After" wiring that the Line and Load are tied together at the switch. This is to ensure constant power goes to the canopy module. If you prefer to keep Line/Load separate, then please make sure to keep the switch turned on. If power gets cut to the canopy module, it will not work.

Once the canopy module is wired up, please insert it into the canopy as shown below (make sure the antenna is left outside canopy -- you can still cover it with the fan canopy covering):

Multi-Way Installation

The diagrams shown below are for if you have a multi-way installation (ie: multiple-switches controlling the fan).

There are multiple ways you can have you smart switches set up in a multi-way setup and they are as follows:

  • Smart Switch + Existing (Dumb) Switch (not applicable for the Fan Switches)

  • Smart Switch + Add-On (Aux) Switch

  • Smart Switch + Smart Switch

We will break down the following sections with the above scenarios in mind.

Smart Switch + Existing (Dumb) Switch

Smart Switch + Add-On (Aux) Switch

Line & Load in Same Box

Please use the diagrams below if you have the line and load in the same box and are using an Add-On (Aux) Switch alongside your Inovelli Smart Switch.

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