APNT-63 - Quick Start Guide - Fibaro Starter Kit

Quick Start Guide - Fibaro Starter Kit

This Quick Start Guide shows how to easily start using the products included in the Vesternet Fibaro Starter Kit. It can also be used to help you get started with any Fibaro Home Center Z-Wave system.

Vesternet Fibaro Starter Kit

The Starter kit includes the following devices (you may have all or some of these):Vesternet Fibaro Starter Kit

Getting Started

To get your system up and running, we suggest the following steps:

  • Install and Set-up Fibaro Home Center Lite (HCL)
  • Add your first device - TKB Wall Plug
  • Create a Scene - control the plug based on a simple schedule
  • Install the Fibaro Module (Dimmer or Relay)

Install and Set-up Home Center Lite

Installing HCL should take less than 5 minutes.

  • Place the HCL close to your Wi-Fi router and connect using the Ethernet cable
  • Connect HCL's antenna
  • Connect the power supply to HCL, turn On and wait until HCL's lights are On
  • HCL is now ready for you to use
  • Next step is to find the HCL on your network, you do this by using the Fibaro Finder application, this can be downloaded from:
  • When you have found the HCL - you can access HCL by typing its url into your browser
  • Default name and password are admin and admin
  • More information is available in the Home Center Lite Manual

HCL Access PanelFigure 1: Home Center Lite Access Panel.

Adding Devices to Home Center

For the Fibaro Starter Kit we suggest adding the TKB Wall Plug to the network first - you can of course add any device you wish.

  • Follow the instructions in - APNT-50 - Adding Devices to Fibaro Home Center
  • To add the TKB Wall Plug press its On/Off button once while HCL is in 'Learning' mode
  • You will now have the TKB Wall Plug displayed in HCL's 'DEVICE' tab

TKB Wall Plug in Home CenterFigure 2: TKB Wall Plug in Home Center.

Note: By default the TKB plug is set to 'Night-Light' mode - this means that the LED is On when the plug is Off. You can easily change this:

  • Change the TKB's Configuration Parameter to 1 (1 byte DEC)
  • In the devices 'Advanced' tab, scroll down and add this parameter (towards the bottom of the page)
  • Remember to click save (on the right-hand side-bar)

Create a Scene in Home Center

A scene enables you to control various devices on your home automation network with one single command. The scene can be activated manually by you, from a sensor or other device on the network, or based on a schedule.

For this example it's good to start with a simple scene to control the TKB Wall Plug at particular times of the day - such as Sunset and Sunrise (Dusk/Dawn)

Installing the Fibaro Dimmer or Relay

How the Fibaro Module is installed depends on which one you have and how you plan to use it. These guides show how to install it into your home's wiring:

When the module is correctly installed you can add it to the Home Center network:

  • Follow the instructions in - APNT-50 - Adding Devices to Home Center
  • To add the Fibaro Module press its 'B' service button quickly 3 times
  • You will now have the Fibaro Module displayed in HCL's 'DEVICE' tab

Fibaro Dimmer in Home CenterFigure 3: Fibaro Dimmer in Home Center.

You now have your Fibaro Home Center Z-Wave system up and running.

Related Information

We have lots of additional information, guides and videos available on Vesternet and you can always contact our technical experts if you have any questions:


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Updated: 19/03/14