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Newbie here from India.

I was wondering if a Sonoff Basic switch can be connected as given in the diagram below:

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The "Light Switch on the Wall" stays always in the 'On' position. And the Sonoff switch disrupts the flow of electricity.

Disclaimer: I am not an electrician. I will be getting this connected by a qualified electrician.

Edit: Changed the diagram to better reflect how a switch works

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  • no, it cannot. switches don't switch L and N, just L. that means you cold only get power parasitically through the bulb, and only if the switch was on could you turn off the bulb with wifi.
    – dandavis
    Nov 21 '17 at 20:51
  • Yes, that's what I was trying to say. The wall switch would always be on. Is this bad design?
    – nparabz
    Nov 21 '17 at 21:03
  • i would remove the switch then. re-examine the sonoff wiring diagrams; there's two options that will work for your situations. the problem is your switch diagram, that's' not how switches are wired.
    – dandavis
    Nov 21 '17 at 21:09
  • I have edited the diagram to better reflect how a switch works.
    – nparabz
    Nov 22 '17 at 9:12
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There's no reason that wouldn't work unless the manufacturer advises against it. It's a possibility that frequent on/off cycling isn't good for it, but that's unlikely. It's somewhat likely that there will be a wifi reconnect lag, however, so take that into consideration.

Really, this is no different than a typical motion detector on a switch loop.

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  • Thanks v.much for your answer. There's not much manufacturer documentation about going about wiring it, but there's no advise against wiring it this way. I was confused because there is also the alternative of connecting the Sonoff Basic switch in the wall IN PLACE OF the wall switch. I guess that would be alright too?
    – nparabz
    Nov 21 '17 at 19:42
  • Sure. It's all just a loop. You could put 37 different types of switches in it if you like.
    – isherwood
    Nov 21 '17 at 19:45

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