A This device is a Z-Wave Actor. Tripple click the button on the device confirms the inclusion, exclusion and association. After plugging in it will stay in auto inclusion mode for 4 minutes.
Please refer to the chapters below for detailed information about all aspects of the products usage.
What is Z-Wave?
This device is equipped with wireless communication complying to the Z-Wave standard. Z-Wave is the international standard for wireless communication in smart homes and buildings. It is using the frequency of 868.42 MHz to realize a very stable and secure communication. Each message is reconfirmed (two-way communication) and every mains powered node can act as a repeater for other nodes (meshed network) in case the receiver is not in direct wireless range of the transmitter.
Z-Wave differentiates between Controllers and Slaves. Slaves are either sensors (S) transmitting metered or measured data or actuators (A) capable to execute an action. Controllers are either static mains powered controllers (C) also referred to as gateways or mobile battery operated remote controls(R). This results in a number of possible communication patterns within a Z-Wave network that are partly or completely supported by a specific device.
- Controllers control actuators
- Actuators report change of status back to controller
- Sensors report change of status of measured values to controller
- Sensors directly control actuators
- Actuators control other actuators
- Remote controls send signals to static controllers to trigger scenes or other actions
- Remote controls control other actuators.
There are two different role a controller can have. There is always one single primary controller that is managing the network and including/excluding devices. The controller may have other functions - like control buttons - as well. All other controllers don't manage the network itself but can control other devices. They are called secondary controllers. The image also shows that its not possible to operate a sensor just from a remote control. Sensors only communicate with static controllers.
This is a Plug-in switch, which can be placed between a wall outlet for Schuko plug and electric devices with a resistive load up to 3000W, plugged in by cord. In addition, this intelligent plug-in switch is able to detect the voltage, the power factor, the current amd measure the electric power taken by this load (in Wh) as well as meter the electrical energy consumed (in kWh). It will also detect a possible overload (3010 ~ 3300W) of the connected electrical device. When detecting an overload, the module is deactivated and the LED will flash for 30 seconds. In case the devices is used for metering only a special configuration option prevents the device from turning off the load.
Before Device is installed
Please read carefully the enclosed user manual before installation of the radio-actuator, in order to ensure an error-free functioning.
ATTENTION: only authorized technicians under consideration of the country-specific installation guidelines/norms may do works with 230 Volt mains power. Prior to the assembly of the product, the voltage network has to be switched off and ensured against re-switching.
The product is permitted only for proper use as specified in the user manual. Any kind of guarantee claim has to be forfeited if changes, modifications or painting are undertaken. The product must be checked for damages immediately after unpacking. In the case of damages, the product must not be operated in any case. If a danger-free operation of the equipment cannot be assured, the voltage supply has to be interrupted immediately and the equipment has to be protected from unintended operation.
In the front casing there is an On/Off button with LED indicator, which is used to toggle switch on and off or carry out inclusion, exclusion, reset or association. When first powered, the LED flashes on and off alternately at a 2-seconds interval. It implies that it is not included in a Z-Wave network and has not been assigned a node ID.
The auto inclusion starts when the switch is not included into a Z-Wave network and plugged into a wall outlet. Auto inclusion timeout is 4 minutes during the node information frame will be emitted once every 5 seconds. Unlike the normal inclusion it is not necessary pressing the On/Off button on the switch. If auto inclusion exceeds the timeout you have to include the device manually.
Note: Do not locate the switch facing direct sunlight, humid or dusty places. The suitable ambient temperature for the switch is 0°C - 40°C. Do not locate the switch near to combustible substances or any source of heat. After putting it into use, the casing of the switch will become a little bit warm.
Behavior within the Z-Wave network
I On factory default the device does not belong to any Z-Wave network. The device needs to join an existing wireless network to communicate with the devices of this network. This process is called Inclusion. Devices can also leave a network. This process is called Exclusion. Both processes are initiated by the primary controller of the Z-Wave network. This controller will be turned into exclusion respective inclusion mode. Please refer to your primary controllers manual on how to turn your controller into inclusion or exclusion mode. Only if the primary controller is in inclusion or exclusion mode, this device can join or leave the network. Leaving the network - i.e. being excluded - sets the device back to factory default.
If the device already belongs to a network, follow the exclusion process before including it in your network. Otherwise inclusion of this device will fail. If the controller being included was a primary controller, it has to be reset first.
Tripple Click the button on the device confirms inclusion and exclusion. After plugging in it will stay in auto inclusion mode for 4 minutes.
|Explorer Frame Support||Yes|
|Device Type||Slave with routing capabilities|
|Generic Device Class||Binary Switch|
|Specific Device Class||Binary Power Switch|
Explanation of Z-Wave specific terms
- Controller — is a Z-Wave device with capabilities to manage the network. Controllers are typically Gateways, Remote Controls or battery operated wall controllers.
- Slave — is a Z-Wave device without capabilities to manage the network. Slaves can be sensors, actuators and even remote controls.
- Primary Controller — is the central organizer of the network. It must be a controller. There can be only one primary controller in a Z-Wave network.
- Inclusion — is the process of bringing new Z-Wave devices into a network.
- Exclusion — is the process of removing Z-Wave devices from the network.
- Association — is a control relationship between a controlling device and a controlled device.
- Wakeup Notification — is a special wireless message issued by a Z-Wave device to annonces that is is able to communicate.
- Node Information Frame — is a special wireless message issued by a Z_Wave device to announce its capabilities and functions.