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Multi-channel Association – what is it and how does it work?
In the early days of Z-Wave most devices only had one function and these could be controlled easily using Association. Later on it became obvious that it made sense to have multiple functions in one device.
So a "Multi-Channel" device is when you have one Z-Wave device with multiple “end-points”.
This means that in order to individually control each end-point by Association, both the controlling device and the controller must support "multi-channel Association".
Unfortunately at the present time, there are very few devices that support multi-channel Association this and support in the common Z-Wave controllers such as Fibaro and VERA is patchy at best!
For that reason, when attempting to configure multi-channel Association several things may occur:
So as you can see, it's a bit of a lottery!
If the Association route doesn't work, or you don't wish to try it, you could alternatively use "Scenes".