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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.
This device measures the three air quality parameters temperature, humidity and dew point an reports them to a central controller. Beside this, the device can directly control groups of other Z-Wave devices on over- and undershooting a set temperature and/or humidity parameter. This can be used to establish control loops for temperature and humidity. The device wakes up every 15 minutes to measure the values and it will send unsolicited reports when values change. Additionally, the device will report all values on request.
The mold detector is actively monitoring the danger of mold in a room based on the temperature and humidity and will issue alarm warnings when critical air conditions met. Wireless Alarm and red and a green blinking LED will indicate a mold condition. This local LED warning function is also available when the device is not included in any Z-Wave network and works stand alone.
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.
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.
Remove the cover, press the button for 5 seconds until it flashes green. Release the button and press the button again until the blinking stops.
The product contains batteries. Please remove the batteries when the device is not used. Do not mix batteries of different charging level or different brands.
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.
Open the POPP Mold Detector
To open the POPP Mold Detector, press the lock with your finger and pull the housing cover upwards.
The Node Information Frame (NIF) is the business card of a Z-Wave device. It contains information about the device type and the technical capabilities. The inclusion and exclusion of the device is confirmed by sending out a Node Information Frame. Beside this it may be needed for certain network operations to send out a Node Information Frame. To issue a NIF execute the following action: Tripple Click the tamper button
This device is battery operated and turned into deep sleep state most of the time to save battery life time. Communication with the device is limited. In order to communicate with the device, a static controller C is needed in the network. This controller will maintain a mailbox for the battery operated devices and store commands that can not be received during deep sleep state. Without such a controller, communication may become impossible and/or the battery life time is significantly decreased.
This device will wakeup regularly and announce the wakeup state by sending out a so called Wakeup Notification. The controller can then empty the mailbox. Therefore, the device needs to be configured with the desired wakeup interval and the node ID of the controller. If the device was included by a static controller this controller will usually perform all necessary configurations. The wakeup interval is a tradeoff between maximal battery life time and the desired responses of the device. To wakeup the device please perform the following action: A single click on the tamper button will wakeup the device.
Here are a few hints for network installation if things dont work as expected.
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.
|Group Number||Maximum Nodes||Description|
|2||5||Temperature High Trigger|
|3||5||Temperature Low Trigger|
|4||5||Humidity High Trigger|
|5||5||Humidity Low Trigger|
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.
This value defines the minimum change of temperature to cause an unsolicited report of humidity to the central controller using Lifeline.
If the value is set to 0, there will be no reports sent to the controller, when the temperature changes. However, periodic reports, managed by configuration parameter 4, may still be active. Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 20
|1 - 100||1/10 degree|
This value defines the minimum change of humidity to cause an unsolicited report of humidity to the central controller using Lifeline.
If the value is set to 0, there will be no reports sent to the controller, when the humidity changes. However, periodic reports, managed by configuration parameter 4, may still be active. Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 7
|1 - 20||%|
This parameter defines the time interval to send an unsolicited report.
If the value is set to 0, there will be no periodic reports sent to the controller. However, reports on temperature/humidity changes, managed by configuration parameters 1 and 2, may still be active. Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 43200
|900 - 65535||Seconds|
This parameter defines a temperature. If the measured temperature surpasses this watermark a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 2 Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 0
|1 - 1000||1/10 degree|
This parameter defines a temperature. If the measured temperature dropps below this watermark a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 3 Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 0
|1 - 1000||1/10 degree (0,1°C - 100°C)|
|65336 - 65535||1/10 degree (-20,0°C - -0,1°C)|
This parameter defines a relative humidity. If the measured relative humidity surpasses this watermark a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 4 Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0
|10 - 100||%|
This parameter defines a relative humidity. If the measured temperature dropps below this relative humidity a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 5 Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0
|1 - 90||%|
This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 3 Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 255
|0 - 255||Value|
This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 2 Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0
|0 - 255||Value|
This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 5 Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 255
|0 - 255||Value|
This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 4 Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0
|0 - 255||Value|
|IP Class||IP 20|
|Battery Type||1 * 1/2 AA|
|Device Type||Notification Sensor|
|Generic Device Class||Notification Sensor|
|Specific Device Class||Routing Notification Sensor|
|Z-Wave Product Id||0x0154.0x0004.0x0014|
|Frequency||Europe - 868,4 Mhz|
|Maximum transmission power||5 mW|