Products that are Compatible are usually products that use the same base technology and should work directly with each other.
Some products can work with products from another, different, technology - these products are Interoperable with each other.
For more information on Compatibility and Interoperability see our guide here.
Fibaro Home Center 3 Lite
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The smallest in the world
Fibaro Wall Plug with power metering feature is an intelligent, ultimate plug & play, extremely compact, most sophisticated, remotely controlled outlet adapter. This highly functional wall plug can be applied wherever you want to control electrical devices, while monitoring power consumption in a convenient and maintenance-free way and can test the range of your Z-Wave network too.
Extremely Compact and Beautiful
Fibaro Wall Plug is the smallest and most attractive device of this type available in the world. With its surface smoothness, beautiful crystal power ring and modern design, it perfectly fits in with any interior design
Plug & Play
The Wall Plug requires no installation tools or electrician. Just take it out of the box, put it into an electrical outlet, and plug in any electrical device. The user-friendly interface ensures an easy and intuitive way of adding Wall Plugs to the Fibaro System.
Excellence in design
Each component was created with masterful precision and tested in extreme conditions. Despite hundreds of technical challenges, it was designed and created without compromise. The device is not a simple remote control plug, it is a real engineering masterpiece. Take it in your hands, and see the love Fibaro's engineers gave to this device.
Do you know that? The crystal RGB LED ring informs you about the current load of the connected appliance by visually changing its colour and the casing is made of the high quality materials, with its outer shell polished to an accuracy of 3 nanometers!
Check the current energy consumption in your home within the configuration interface of Home Center 2 Find vampire power devices and decide on their activities.
Save money on every room
You can see a list of the top 5 energy consumers in your home. The chart in Home Center 2 interface may either point out the devices or the rooms. Verify energy class of your household equipment.
The device is equipped with a special, built-in plug cover that provides socket safety. This is especially useful in protecting your babies, whose curiosity and creativity in their youngest years is endless.
Load under control
Fibaro Wall Plug is a one of a kind miniature device that allows you to control the amount of electricity consumed. Change in colour of the flawless crystal LED ring informs you about the current load of the connected appliance. Besides that, built-in temperature sensor will alert you with flashing purple light if the temperature exceeds 55 C degrees. The alarm will also run if you go beyond the maximum permissible load of 2.5 kW.
Z-Wave Network Range Tester
The Fibaro Wall Plug has a unique feature of testing the intelligent Z-Wave network coverage. Ultra easy, extremely fast network read time testing shows actual connectivity status. Start the process by pressing the button on the plug's casing for a few seconds. LED's purple light will inform you that the plug is in testing mode. See the current coverage by color displayed.
You can upgrade the device wirelessly, by choosing that option in Home Center 2, anytime a new firmware is available. You don't have to disconnect it from a wall socket and waste time connecting it to computer. Just press update button and enjoy the time with your loved one.
Clear rules and guidelines are extremely important in raising children. Fibaro can help you even in this area. Connect the Wall Plug to a game console or TV in the children's room and remotely decide when your children can use the connected devices. You can permanently set the availability of the console and / or TV and remotely control their operation.
Bedside lamp feature
The Wall Plug's amazing LED ring illuminates with a pale blue or white light while it's connected to the power outlet, which ideally plays a role of a bedside lamp. The ultra soft light can be set temporally by pressing the button on the Wall Plug's casing.
Currently the Fibaro Wall Plug is available in Schuko and UK socket styles.
The Z-Wave Fibaro Wall Plug Schuko Gen5 is Z-Wave Plus Certified. Z-Wave Plus (5th Generation Z-Wave) offers a lot of new features including increased range, extended battery life and Over The Air upgrading (OTA). Take a look at our "What is Z-Wave Plus" guide for more information
Ring LED: 16 million colours indicating appliance's power consumption
Energy Monitoring: current consumption (W) and accumulated consumption (kWh)
Range Tester: Indicates strength, coverage and routing at any point in the Z-Wave network
Overload Alert: Indicates power consumption higher than preset level
Push-button: Include and Exclude from Z-Wave network
Dimensions (diameter x length): 43 x 65mm
Socket Versions: Schuko (type F)
UK Customers: Please select the Free UK adapter option in the selection box at the top of the page. This adapter will enable you to plug the product into a standard UK wall socket. You will also need a UK to Schuko (EU) adapter to connect your appliance - we don't supply this as almost everyone has one available.
What is Z-Wave, Z-Wave Plus, Z-Wave S2, Z-Wave SmartStart and Z-Wave Plus V2
Z-Wave is a wireless communication technology that uses reliable, low-power radio waves that easily travel through walls, floors and furniture, meaning you don't have to rip-up carpets and floors to add new wiring.
Features such as two-way communication, status updates and mesh networking combine together to ensure reliability and resiliency in your Home Automation system - no more wondering whether the light in your garage really turned off when you closed the door!
Using Z-Wave enables you to easily create a modern smart home, giving you control of your lights, appliances, heating, security and multimedia at the touch of a button.
Z-Wave is the leading wireless home automation technology offering significant benefits compared to older technologies
Two-way wireless communication - all messages acknowledged, if one gets lost it is automatically repeated
Status updates - you know the status of every device on the system (lights, heating, appliances...)
Mesh networking - automatically covers dead-spots, great for large installations
Easy control - use a remote control, central controller, smartphone apps or via the Internet
There is one area to bear in mind with Z-Wave - the RF frequency ranges used are different in each territory due to regulatory requirements in the sub-1GHz band. In Europe Z-Wave devices all use the 868.42MHz frequency and this is the type of devices that Vesternet sells. These will not work with Z-Wave devices or Z-Wave Controllers that use different frequencies! For further information see the Silicon Labs reference.
Z-Wave Plus is a new certification program designed to help consumers identify products that take advantage of the recently introduced "Next Gen" Z-Wave hardware platform, also know as 500 Series, 5th Generation, Z-Wave for Gen5 or just plain Gen5. Z-Wave Plus certified solutions feature a selected set of extended features and capabilities that enhance the end user experience and make Z-Wave systems even faster and easier to install and set up.
Z-Wave Plus improves on the original specifications of Z-Wave by making use of the latest advancements in this exciting technology. With the introduction of the Next-Gen, Z-Wave has extended its capabilities, including increased range, extended battery life, Over The Air upgrading (OTA), additional RF channels and more - all of which are fully backwards compatible with existing Z-Wave products. These enhancements offer tremendous benefits in terms of shorter and easier installations, richer device profiles, improved self-healing and longer battery life.
Z-Wave Plus extended features include:
Greater Range - significant increase in range, now up to 150m (clear air)
Lower Power Requirements - 50% improvement in battery life
More RF Bandwidth - 250% more
Stability - three F channels for improved noise immunity and higher bandwidth
Easier Inclusion & Exclusion of devices - new Plug-n-Play Network-wide Inclusion feature
Reliability - improved self-healing and fault tolerance with Explorer Frame network discovery
Firmware Updates - standardised method for Over the Air firmware updates (OTA)
Device Data - improved product information capture for product certification database
The new features of the Z-Wave Plus devices are a great extension to Z-Wave and will help you make the most robust, solid wireless home automation system possible. But, you need to be a little careful of expectations - especially as the first devices are introduced using the new features and command classes available in the Z-Wave 500 series chips.
If you have a complete Z-Wave Plus system, where every device is of the new Gen5 variety, then you wouldn't have any issues. They would work together seamlessly (better than any Z-Wave system so far), and you would get all the benefits that the new features offer such as extended battery life, much longer range and increased bandwidth.
However, if you're mixing with existing Z-Wave devices, sensors and controllers based on the 300-series and 400-series Z-Wave chips then it does mean that you may miss out on some of the benefits of the Gen5 devices.
The battery life for Z-Wave Plus devices is significantly improved over previous generations. It doesn't rely on any other devices in the system, therefore, you should see the extended battery life offered by Z-Wave Plus devices - up to 50% longer than existing devices.
The range of devices relies heavily on other devices in the network. If you are using a mix of Z-Wave Plus and existing devices you may not see the increase in range offered by Z-Wave Plus.
The main consideration is the Z-Wave controller - if the controller is not Z-Wave Plus enabled than all devices added to that controller's network will default to acting as Z-Wave. This is because Z-Wave Plus is backwards compatible with Z-Wave, so when Z-Wave Plus devices are installed with Z-Wave devices they behave just like a Z-Wave device.
If you do have a Z-Wave Plus controller, then you should start to see the benefits of Z-Wave Plus, as long as other devices in any "routes" to the Z-Wave Plus device are also Z-Wave Plus. Otherwise, the device will again default to operating as a plain Z-Wave device.
S2 is an extension to the security framework of Z-Wave Plus devices. It enables manufacturers to offer best-in-class security without any compromises in terms of power consumption or latency.
Sigma worked hand-in-hand with cybersecurity experts to develop the actual specification for the S2 extension that gives Z-Wave devices new levels of security. While Z-Wave already leads in security with AES 128-bit encryption level, which is available to all devices, S2 improves this by adding full diffe-hellman symmetric encryption to the key exchange as well as using a single command structure that replaces the previous three-step process, which reduces latency and improves battery life for devices using S2.
For further details on all that changes with S2 make sure to read this.
SmartStart aims to simplify the process of Including Z-Wave devices and builds upon the functionality that was introduced by S2.
By removing as much user interaction as possible, SmartStart now makes it a breeze to add new devices to your Smart Home system - simple scan the device QR code in the Z-Wave controller App and power on the device!
SmartStart also introduces further enhancements such as the "Provisioning List". This allows multiple devices to be Included simultaneously simply by powering them all on. For system builders and installers this will be a huge help, because now all device QR codes can simply be added to the Provisioning List in the Smart Home controller prior to shipping to site. The installer or customer then powers on the Smart Home controller and all the devices and the system will set itself up automatically!
For further details on all that changes with SmartStart make sure to read this.
Z-Wave Plus V2, also known as 700 Series or Gen7, builds on the work that began with Z-Wave Plus and the incremental improvements of S2 and SmartStart. From the firmware to the chips themselves, Gen7 brings massive increases in wireless range, vastly superior security, faster operation and all while decreasing power consumption yet again.
The 700 series edition of Z-Wave Plus chips and modules offer major advantages over older versions of Z-Wave in a lot of different categories. End users will notice them the most in wireless speed and improved battery life. Developers will notice them the most in the improved wireless range and the improved memory.
Z-Wave Plus V2 extended features include:
Greater Range - significant increase in range, now more than 200m (clear air)
Lower Power Requirements - up to 10 years battery life
More RF Output Power - up to +13 dBm
Easier Inclusion & Exclusion of devices - Network-wide Inclusion and SmartStart features now mandatory
Security - security first by design, encryption, ecdh and other improvements
Firmware Updates - Over the Air firmware updates (OTA) now mandatory
Frequency Flexible - Built in SAW Filter allows one device to support multiple Z-Wave frequencies
Improved Performance - 700 series chips now ARM Cortex M4 based using faster CPU, more menory and greater storage
All in all Z-Wave Plus V2 offers even more features that will increase the reliability, stability and performance of your Smart Home, but as with the move from normal Z-Wave to Z-Wave Plus, expectations should be tempered somewhat if your existing Z-Wave controller only supports Z-Wave Plus and your existing devices are a mixture of Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus.
Connecting Z-Wave devices is extremely easy and user friendly, most times requiring only a single click to add a Z-Wave device into your home network.
Access the Web UI and click "Add Device"
Click the Z-Wave button on the module if needed
The module will appear on the Dashboard
Open the App and click "Add Device"
Click the Z-Wave button on the sensor
The sensor will show in the App
Follow the video and click on your device
Click the Z-Wave button on the TRV
You can assign the TRV to one or more Dashboards
Access the Web UI and click "Add"
Click the Z-Wave button on the socket if needed
The socket will show on the Devices section of the UI
Note: Some steps removed
Connecting Z-Wave S2 devices
Connecting Z-Wave S2 devices is largely the same process as with Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus devices, but in the case where the device is Included with S2 Security the pre-shared-key needs to be entered manually or the QR code needs to be scanned in order to completed the process.
Open the App and click "Add Device"
Click the Z-Wave button on the module if needed
Enter the pre-shared-key or scan the QR code
The module will appear on the Dashboard
Note: Some steps removed
Connecting Z-Wave SmartStart & Z-Wave Plus V2 devices
Connecting Z-Wave Plus V2 devices is now an entirely painless process - simply scan the QR code and power on the device.
Open the App, click "Add Device" and scan the QR code