GoConex FAQ

What is the difference between GoConex Genius and GoConex Genius Pro?

GoConex switches work in projects of every size: from small residential to large commercial.

Benefit Genius Pro Genius
Number of switches that can be paired to a single controller or dimmer 10 3
Wireless distance (switch to controller/dimmer) 250 ft 100 ft
Number of controllers that can be paired to a single switch
Bidirectional RF communication between switches and controllers to ensure dependable switching
10A / 120V load controller (operate 1/6 HP motor @ 120V or ½ HP motor at 240V)
1.5A / 120V load dimmer (operate 1/16 HP motor @ 120V or 1/10 HP motor at 240V)
20A / 120V load controller (operate 3/4 HP motor @ 120V or 2 HP motor at 240V) x
Available as slim-profile Designer switch using decorative snap-on cover plates (1-4 gang) x

Does the switch come in different colors?

GoConex switches are available in white and light almond.

Why does the controller have unique ratings for different fixtures?

The rating for LED, CFL and Linear Fluorescent are based on driver and ballast efficiency. We have published ratings that take into account worst case scenario. If the power factor is known, multiply the resistive load rating by power factor then factor down by 10% for a safety margin. For example, a linear fluorescent electronic ballast with a 0.95 ballast factor would calculate as follows:

600 x 0.95 = 570 x 0.9 = 513 watts

How to pair the switch and controller?

Pair Switches and Controllers together

Read instructions for switch pairing and installation here.

How does the dimmer work?

To operate the dimmer, press and hold up or down on the switch to brighten or dim the light. Review instructions for setting the maximum and minimum brightness of GDT15 and GPDT15 dimming controllers here.

GoConex dimming controllers employ a TRIAC for leading-edge phase-cut dimming. It has soft start/soft on and soft off where the lightness gradually moves from darkness to the lightness setting when the light is turned on, and where the lightness gradually moves from the lightness setting to darkness when the light is turned off. We also allow field adjustment of the minimum and maximum phase angles to appropriately match the dimming range to the specific load be it, incandescent, LED, ELV, or MLV.

What do I do with my old wired switches?

Your conventional wired switches can be reused in a different project or donated to a building material recycler.

If you are replacing a wired toggle switch, you can mount the GoConex switch over the existing switch box in the wall, but you will need a new decorator-style cover plate to finish the installation.

When is the GSC50 coupling connector required?

GSC50 slide-on connectors are not required to secure the controller to the box in residential applications. The controller can be placed inside the box with the wire and connectors and then covered with a fixture or canopy.

A limited number of jurisdictions require the GSC50 connectors to secure the controller to the box in new commercial construction. If your local building inspection authority requires it, request the GSC50 connector couplings from your electrical wholesaler.

If there was a surge or lightning strike, would the owner have to open every junction box to replace and/or reprogram the controller?

Genius and Genius Pro controllers include a single MOV which provides limited protection from power surge damage. Homes using electronic-based controls and home appliances should invest in a panel surge protection device.

If the controller is damaged by a power surge, it will need to be replaced.

What is the warranty on GoConex products?

GoConex products are covered by a 1-year limited warranty. Please visit our Warranty page for full details.