Quickstart

This is a Light Dimmer for Europe. To run this device please connect it to your mains power supply. When the lamp and indicator light are off (!) press and hold the button. After circa 2 seconds, when the indicator light starts blinking, release the button to start the inclusion process.



Important safety information

Please read this manual carefully. Failure to follow the recommendations in this manual may be dangerous or may violate the law. The manufacturer, importer, distributor and seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from failure to comply with the instructions in this manual or any other material. Use this equipment only for its intended purpose. Follow the disposal instructions. Do not dispose of electronic equipment or batteries in a fire or near open heat sources.

What is Z-Wave?

Z-Wave is the international wireless protocol for communication in the Smart Home. This device is suited for use in the region mentioned in the Quickstart section.

Z-Wave ensures a reliable communication by reconfirming every message (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.

This device and every other certified Z-Wave device can be used together with any other certified Z-Wave device regardless of brand and origin as long as both are suited for the same frequency range.

If a device supports secure communication it will communicate with other devices secure as long as this device provides the same or a higher level of security. Otherwise it will automatically turn into a lower level of security to maintain backward compatibility.

For more information about Z-Wave technology, devices, white papers etc. please refer to www.z-wave.info.

Product Description

A lamp can be switched on and off, manually by pressing the button or by Z-Wave using the basic command class. A (dimmable) lamp can be dimmed to a level, manually by pressing and holding the button or by Z-Wave using the switch multilevel command class.
With the user interface you can use the Plug-in Dimmer in all different kind of rules and lifestyle.

Prepare for Installation / Reset

Please read the user manual before installing the product.

In order to include (add) a Z-Wave device to a network it must be in factory default state. Please make sure to reset the device into factory default. You can do this by performing an Exclusion operation as described below in the manual. Every Z-Wave controller is able to perform this operation however it is recommended to use the primary controller of the previous network to make sure the very device is excluded properly from this network.

Reset to factory default

This device also allows to be reset without any involvement of a Z-Wave controller. This procedure should only be used when the primary controller is inoperable.

1. When the light is off, press and hold the push button for 2 seconds and then release to start the exclusion routine (indicator light start blinking 3 times per second).
2. Now to reset the device, press and release the push button 4 times within 1.5 seconds during the exclusion routine.
3. When ‘back to factory settings’ is done successfully, the indicator light is turned on for 1 second at the end of the exclusion routine.

Safety Warning for Mains Powered Devices

ATTENTION: only authorized technicians under consideration of the country-specific installation guidelines/norms may do works with mains power. Prior to the assembly of the product, the voltage network has to be switched off and ensured against re-switching.

Inclusion/Exclusion

On factory default the device does not belong to any Z-Wave network. The device needs to be added to an existing wireless network to communicate with the devices of this network. This process is called Inclusion.

Devices can also be removed from a network. This process is called Exclusion. Both processes are initiated by the primary controller of the Z-Wave network. This controller is turned into exclusion respective inclusion mode. Inclusion and Exclusion is then performed doing a special manual action right on the device.

Inclusion

1. Make sure a Z-Wave controller or the user interface is in the correct mode: ready for inclusion.
2. When the lamp and indicator light are off (!) press and hold the button. After circa 2 seconds, when the indicator light starts blinking, release the button to start the inclusion process.
3. When classic inclusion failed, the product will start Network Wide Inclusion automatically (max 20 seconds).

Exclusion

1. Make sure a Z-Wave controller or the user interface is in the correct mode: ready for exclusion.
2. When the lamp and indicator light are off (!) press and hold the button. After circa 2 seconds, when the indicator led starts blinking, release the button to start the exclusion process.
3. Make sure the Plug-in Dimmer is in direct range of the controller!

Product Usage

Maximum load protection
The Plug-in Dimmer supports a maximum power load of 125 watt. However it is still possible to have a lamp which has more power load. When the lamp is turned on it fades on to the set dimming level. During this fading on routine the Plug-in Dimmer constantly checks if the current energy value is lower then 125 watt. If it notices at some point that the load is more then 125 watt the fading routine stops and the maximum dimming level is reached. In this case the lamp is not fully on. 

NOTE: This is not an unlimited feature. There is a limit how much load can be plugged in. When the Plug-in Dimmer noticed that the load is far more then specified he automatically switches off the light. The maximum load that is supported is circa 200 watt. The indicator light will blink fast when this happens.
NOTE2: If you want to utilize the full capacity of your lamp we advise to have a lamp with a maximum load of 125 watt.

Quick trouble shooting

Here are a few hints for network installation if things dont work as expected.

  1. Make sure a device is in factory reset state before including. In doubt exclude before include.
  2. If inclusion still fails, check if both devices use the same frequency.
  3. Remove all dead devices from associations. Otherwise you will see severe delays.
  4. Never use sleeping battery devices without a central controller.
  5. Dont poll FLIRS devices.
  6. Make sure to have enough mains powered device to benefit from the meshing

Association - one device controls an other device

Z-Wave devices control other Z-Wave devices. The relationship between one device controlling another device is called association. In order to control a different device, the controlling device needs to maintain a list of devices that will receive controlling commands. These lists are called association groups and they are always related to certain events (e.g. button pressed, sensor triggers, ...). In case the event happens all devices stored in the respective association group will receive the same wireless command wireless command, typically a 'Basic Set' Command.

Association Groups:

Group Number Maximum Nodes Description
1 8 All nodes in this group will receive a BASIC_SET frame when light is set to a certain state with the button of the Plug-in Dimmer (manual switching).
2 1 The node associated in this group will receive a unsolicited SWITCH_MULTILEVEL_REPORT frame every time the level of light is changed, where the value represents the (changed) dim level. The status is reported after every change that means manual but also if changed by Z-Wave.

Configuration Parameters

Z-Wave products are supposed to work out of the box after inclusion, however certain configuration can adapt the function better to user needs or unlock further enhanced features.

IMPORTANT: Controllers may only allow configuring signed values. In order to set values in the range 128 ... 255 the value sent in the application shall be the desired value minus 256. For example: To set a parameter to 200 it may be needed to set a value of 200 minus 256 = minus 56. In case of a two byte value the same logic applies: Values greater than 32768 may needed to be given as negative values too.

Parameter 1: Set to default

Set all config values to default values (factory settings).
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
255 Default

Parameter 4: Dimming enabled

This parameter is used to enable the dimming option of the product. When disabled the dimming and fading routine are disabled.
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 2

Setting Description
0 Dimming disabled
1 - 255 Dimming enabled

Parameter 6: Maximum powerload

The maximum powerload when light is turned on, when measured higher then this value the Plugin Dimmer automatically stops with dimming or is turned off.
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 125

Setting Description
25 - 150 Value in watts

Parameter 7: Dimming speed

The speed of dimming when activated (manual and RF)
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 3

Setting Description
1 - 255 Dim speed is 1% per configuration value (* 10 ms)

Parameter 8: Fading up speed

The speed of fading up when light is switched on (manual and RF)
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 1

Setting Description
1 - 255 Fade speed is 1% per value (* 10 ms)

Parameter 11: Auto meter report: percentage

A percentage that a energy value must be different compared to a previous sent value before a unsolicited meter report is sent.
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 1

Setting Description
1 - 100 A value in %.

Parameter 12: Auto meter report: watt

A watt value that a energy value must be different compared to a previous sent value before a unsolicited meter report is sent
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 5

Setting Description
5 - 150 A value in watt.

Parameter 13: Auto meter report: time

A time value that has to be passed compared to a previous sent value before a unsolicited meter report is sent
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 10

Setting Description
10 - 255 A value in seconds

Parameter 14: Last known status

What to do with lamp status when power applied
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

Setting Description
0 Always switch light off when power applied
1 Switch lamp on/off depending on last known lampstatus before power was disconnected.

Parameter 15: Fading down speed

The speed of fading down when activated (manual and RF)
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 1

Setting Description
1 - 255 Fade speed is 1% per value (* 10 ms)

Technical Data

Dimensions 0.0210500x0.0736300x0.0667500 mm
Weight 54.57 gr
Hardware Platform ZM3102
EAN 0632181493779
IP Class IP IP 21
Voltage 230 V
Load 125 W
Device Type Light Dimmer Switch
Generic Device Class Multilevel Switch
Specific Device Class Routing Multilevel Switch
Firmware Version 00.40
Z-Wave Version 03.34
Z-Wave Product Id 0x008a.0x0018.0x0100
Frequency Europe - 868,4 Mhz
Maximum transmission power 5 mW

Supported Command Classes

  • Basic
  • Switch Multilevel
  • Switch All
  • Sensor Multilevel
  • Meter
  • Crc 16 Encap
  • Configuration
  • Manufacturer Specific
  • Powerlevel
  • Protection
  • Association
  • Version

Controlled Command Classes

  • Basic

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 adding 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 announces that is able to communicate.
  • Node Information Frame — is a special wireless message issued by a Z-Wave device to announce its capabilities and functions.