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Thread: Difference between PD-5WS-DV and PD-5ANS-WH-A or PD-5ANS-WH-R

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    Question Difference between PD-5WS-DV and PD-5ANS-WH-A or PD-5ANS-WH-R

    Tech support suggested I get a PD-5WS-DV on/off wireless switch for my application but I can't find it for sale (under $100). The Lutron.com site has no practical information on this model number. Similar Lutron switches on Amazon are the Lutron PD-5ANS-WH-A and PD-5ANS-WH-R but I don't know if it either of these are the same as the recommended PD-5WS-DV. The Lutron.com site has NO information on PD-5ANS-WH-A ("Your search for PD-5ANS-WH-A did not return any results") - same for PD-5ANS-WH-R. Q: Is either of the PD-5ANS switches workable substitutes for the PD-5WS-DV?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedTab View Post
    Q: Is either of the PD-5ANS switches workable substitutes for the PD-5WS-DV?
    The PD-5WS-DV (which is technically part of the pro line) does not require a netrual wire and supports dual voltages. The PD-5ANS requires a netrual.I believe the "-R" for the PD-5ANS indicates retail packaging. I have purchased some PD-5ANS-WH (no other suffix) on eBay (around $70 each) and I believe they are contractor packaging (in a box and not plastic).

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    PD-5ANS vs PD-5WS

    Thanks for the reply. The issue we had was a dimmer switch with 5 wires. We swapped it out for one with 3 wires and the light then worked. Lutron advised us to use the PD-5WS-DV I think because it doesn't require a neutral. Matt is doing the electrical and thinks the junction box for a different light has the wires needed for a 5-wire switch to work (I am speaking in laymen's terms of course.) The cabin was built in 1956 as a weekend place and improved over the years, so the wiring is not consistent throughout. I will pass your comment onto Matt - he can decide if a PD-5ANS can be used, as they are readily available.

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