Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Atlanta, GA - south of the city
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First is the "replacement" switch a toggle/rocker or push button. If it is push button it only makes connection or breaks connection when pushed.
The other 3 wire button looks like it has a control board in housing. (led gave it away) so that button needs power to it to work (black, red) then when active sends power out the white wire.
You can make a normal switch work by supplying red wire to white. This is just me guessing. I would need to see product sheet be absolutely sure.