In my quest to de-zwave my system, I’ve drunk the Lutron Caseta kool-aid and it is delicious. So far I’ve replaced a dozen wall switches with many more to go. Which leads to something else that needs replacing: all my plug-in z-wave switches. The only problem is that Lutron doesn’t have a normal plug-in indoor switch in their product line. I see 3 possibilities:
The plug-in dimmer. I have one of these so far and I’ve put it into non-dimmer mode. But Lutron says not to plug any non-lighting loads into it. I’m wondering if this is true if the dimmer is in non-dim mode. Has anyone tried fans/other devices? I prefer not to blow stuff up.
The outdoor plug. At $80 a piece, they aren’t cheap but they are rated to power non-light devices.
Make my own by putting the on/off switch in a box and mounting an outlet on one side with a cord on the other side. Switches can be had for ~$40 on eBay. But this would be bulky and ugly.
I’m wondering how others have approached this very first world problem. I need about 12 switches which all power things other than lights.