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    Fireplace control?

    Is there a way to control a fireplace with a caseta switch? My fireplace is a low voltage DC from a thermocouple. So the DC circuit just needs to be closed to turn it on. I have AC power right next to it. Reading the Lutron Radio2 threads, people are using a relay for that system. However, I don't think there are AC control relays that control a DC output.

    Anyone been able to tackle this yet?

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    I was thinking about doing this with my fireplace. I had assumed that the Caseta switch would work for this given the low draw of the fireplace, but I never checked the specs to verify. Let me know what you end up doing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asherrick View Post
    I was thinking about doing this with my fireplace. I had assumed that the Caseta switch would work for this given the low draw of the fireplace, but I never checked the specs to verify. Let me know what you end up doing.
    Asherrick, i think you may have an AC fireplace valve. Just going off your description.

    My fireplace is DC. Since the Lutron light switches, switch AC the the normal switches won't work.

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    For that fireplace, you might be able to use a pro switch- the PD-6ANS-xx running a small contactor or relay for your circuit closure. We've done it in RA2. We would need a Lutronite to chime in if the new pro switch can handle a contactor with no other load on the switch.
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