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Description and features

Description

FIBARO Universal Binary Sensor is a wireless module allowing to improve the functionality of any wired sensor with a binary output by adding Z-Wave network communication.

Moreover, the module allows for wireless communication between the system and the DS18B20 temperature sensors. It can service up to two binary sensors and up to four temperature sensors.

The device is designed to be installed in the housing of a sensor or another device, whenever wireless collection of data from the wired sensors is required.

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Features

  • Compatible with any Z-Wave Controller
  • Advanced microprocessor control
  • Compatible with regular and parametric alarm lines (can be connected to 2 alarm detectors)
  • Compatible with binary sensors (can be connected to 2 binary outputs)
  • Compatible with DS18B20 temperature sensors (can be connected to four DS18B20 temperature sensors)

This device may be used with all devices certified with Z-Wave certificate and should be compatible with such devices produced by other manufacturers.

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Technical data

Power supply: 9-30V DC ±10%
Inputs: 2 potential-free inputs
1 digital input 1-wire
Outputs: 2 potential-free outputs
Maximum current carrying capacity of outputs: 150mA
Maximum voltage at output contacts: 36V DC / 24V AC ±5%
Measurement range: -55°C – +126°C
Operational temperature: 0-40°C
Supported temperature sensors: up to 4 DS18B20 sensors
In accordance with EU standards: RoHS 2011/65/EU
EMC 2004/108/EC
R&TTE 1999/5/EC
Radio protocol: Z-Wave
Radio signal power: up to 1mW
Radio frequency: 868.4 MHz EU;
908.4 MHz US;
921.4 MHz ANZ;
869.0 MHz RU;
865.2 MHz IN;
Range: up to 50 m outdoors
up to 30 m indoors
(depending on building materials)
Dimensions: (L x W x H)): 27.3 x 14.5 x 12 mm

 

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Installation

Installation

Connecting the device in a manner inconsistent with manual may cause risk to health, life or material damage.

When connecting the device act in accordance with the following rules:

  • Connect only in accordance with one of the diagrams
  • The device is powered with secure voltage; nevertheless, the user should be extra careful or should commission the installation to a qualified person.
  • The outputs of the device should not be loaded with a current value exceeding 150mA.
  • Do not remove the protective layer surrounding the module. Make sure that no metal parts of other devices or conductors come into close contact with the installed device.
  • Do not connect other sensors than DS18B20 to the 1-wire line (terminals TP and TD).
  • It is prohibited to connect the TP and TD lines to devices that are not compatible with the 1-wire protocol. Unused lines should be left insulated.
  • Use conductors made from a single wire with a length of up to 30 meters in order to connect the DS18B20 sensors.

Condition of outputs OUT1 and OUT2 is dependent only on the condition of corresponding inputs, irrespective of parameter settings or adding the device to the Z-wave network.

Every time when any changes are made to the configuration of TP and TD lines (1-wire), e.g. when DS18B20 sensor is connected/disconnected, it is necessary to execute the procedure of removing and re-adding the device to the Z-Wave network. It should be remembered that the system shall enter into the programming mode only once all the connected sensors have been detected (about 10 s).

Notes for the diagrams:

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P (POWER) – power supply conductor, red
GND (GROUND) – ground conductor, blue
IN1 – input no. 1
IN2 – input no. 2
TP (TEMP_POWER) – power supply conductor of the DS18B20 temperature sensor, brown (3.3V)
TD (TEMP_DATA) – signal conductor of the DS18B20 temperature sensor, white
ANT – antenna, black
OUT1 – output no. 1 assigned to input IN1
OUT2 – output no. 2 assigned to input IN2
B – service button (used to add/remove the device)

Installation of the device:

  1. Switch off the alarm system or any other system to which the device is to be connected
  2. Connect with one of the diagrams below
  3. Verify correctness of connection
  4. Arrange the device and its antenna in the housing
  5. Close the wall switch box
  6. Switch on the power supply
  7. Add the device to the Z-Wave network

DS18B20 sensor arragement

The DS18B20 sensor may easily be installed wherever very precise temperature measurements are required. Moreover, if proper protective measures are undertaken, the sensor may be used in humid environments or under water, it may be embedded in concrete or placed under the floor.

Wiring diagrams:


Connection to a regular alarm line



Connection to a parametric alarm line

 

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Connection to DS18B20 sensors

 

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Example connection to a precipitation sensor

 

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Arranging the antenna

  • Locate the antenna as far from metal elements as possible (connecting wires, bracket rings, etc.) in order to prevent interferences.
  • Metal surfaces in the direct vicinity of the antenna (e.g. flush mounted metal boxes, metal door frames) may impair signal reception!
  • Do not cut or shorten the antenna – its length is perfectly matched to the band in which the system ope

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Z-Wave network

Adding to the network

Adding (Inclusion) – Z-Wave device learning mode, allowing to add the device to existing Z-Wave network.

To add the device to the Z-Wave network:

  1. Make sure the device is connected properly and supplied
  2. Place the device within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller
  3. Identify switch the B-button (located in the centre of the device)
  4. Set the main controller in add mode (see the controller’s manual)
  5. Quickly, three times press the B-button
  6. Wait for the adding process to end
  7. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message

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Removing from the network

Removing (Exclusion) – Z-Wave device learning mode, allowing to remove the device from existing Z-Wave network.

Removing the device from the Z-Wave network restores all the default parameters of the device.

To remove the device from the Z-Wave network:

  1. Make sure the device is connected properly and supplied
  2. Place the device within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller
  3. Identify switch the B-button (located in the centre of the device)
  4. Set the main controller in remove mode (see the controller’s manual)
  5. Quickly, three times press the B-button
  6. Wait for the removing process to end
  7. Successful removing will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message

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Operating the device

FIBARO Home Center controller

Universal Binary Sensor is a multi-channel device. This means that it is equipped with two independent input circuits and a 1-wire bus allowing it to be connected to four DS18B20 temperature sensors. As a result, each device connected to the Sensor is represented by an independent icon in the system.

After the device has been added to the network, it shall be represented by appropriate icons in the Home Center controller, depending on the number of connected devices (3-7 icons).

In the event of including the Sensor without any sensors connected (or with sensors connected only to IN1 and IN2), the device will be represented by three icons. If DS18B20 sensors are also connected, the devices will be represented by additional temperature icons.

If the number of temperature sensor icons is different than the actual number of sensors connected to the device, or if the temperature readings are incorrect, you should inspect the connections on the 1-wire bus, in particular the connection between respective sensor outputs and the line and the total length of the bus (bus bar), which should not exceed 30m.

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Reset

Reset procedure ereses memory of the device, including all information on the Z-Wave network and the main controller.

Resetting the device is not the recommended way of removing the device from the Z-Wave network. Use reset procedure only if the primary controller is missing or inoperable. Certain device removal can be achieved by the procedure of removing.

Resetting the device:

  1. Disconnect the power supply
  2. Press and hold the B-button
  3. Connect the power supply while holding the B-button
  4. Wait around 10 seconds
  5. Disconnect the power supply
  6. Connect the power supply again
  7. After few seconds the device will be reset

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Additional features

Alarm frame servicing

FIBARO System makes it possible to set the device’s reaction to alarm events (reaction to the frame SENSOR_ALARM_REPORT). FIBARO UBS transmits alarm frames of different types, depending on the settings in parameters no. 5 and 6. The user should correctly declare the type of alarm frame for each connected sensor (inputs IN1 and IN2).

For example, for a smoke detector connected to input IN1 the user should declare the frame type 1 – ALARM SMOKE (value of 1 should be entered), to ensure that the remaining devices will correctly recognize information on smoke detector alarm.

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Configuration

Associations

Association (linking devices) – direct control of other devices within the Z-Wave system network e.g. Dimmer, Relay Switch, Wall Plug, Roller Shutter or scene (may be controlled only through a Z-Wave controller).

Association ensures direct transfer of control commands between devices, is performed without participation of the main controller and requires associated device to be in the direct range.

FIBARO Universal Binary Sensor allows for the associations of three groups:

1st Association Group is assigned to input IN1 – sending command frames to the associated devices.
2nd Association Group is assigned to input IN2 – sending command frames to the associated devices.
3rd Association Group reports the device status and allows to assign single device only (the main controller by default).

FIBARO Universal Binary Sensor in 1st and 2nd group allows to control 5 regular and 5 multichannel devices per an association group. 3rd group is reserved solely for the controller and hence only 1 node can be assigned.

It is not recommended to associate more than 10 devices in general, as the response time to control commands depends on the number of associated devices. In extreme cases, system response may be delayed.

To add an association (using the Home Center controller):

  1. Go to device options by clicking the icon: klucz_grey_kolko
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab
  3. Specify to which group and what devices are to be associated
  4. Wait for the configuration process to end. Sending relevant information to devices added to associated groups may take even a few minutes.

Any new association order given while any association commands are already being sent to devices, cancels previous one.

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Advanced parameters

FIBARO Universal Binary Sensor allows to customize its operation to user’s needs. The settings are available in the FIBARO interface as simple options that may be chosen by selecting the appropriate box.
In order to configure FIBARO Universal Binary Sensor (using the Home Center controller):

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the icon: klucz_grey_kolko
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab.

Input no. 1 alarm cancellation delay. Additional delay after an alarm from input IN1 has ceased. The parameter allows you to specify additional time, after which the input no. 1 alarm is cancelled once its violation has ceased.

Available settings:
1-65535 (1-65535s)
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Input no. 2 alarm cancellation delay. Additional delay after an alarm from input IN2 has ceased. The parameter allows you to specify additional time, after which the input no. 2 alarm is cancelled once its violation has ceased.

Available settings:
1-65535 (1-65535s)
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Type of input no. 1

Available settings:
0 – INPUT_NO (Normal Open)
1 – INPUT_NC (Normal Close)
2 – INPUT_MONOSTABLE
3 – INPUT_BISTABLE
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Type of input no. 2

Available settings:
0 – INPUT_NO (Normal Open)
1 – INPUT_NC (Normal Close)
2 – INPUT_MONOSTABLE
3 – INPUT_BISTABLE
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Type of transmitted control frame for association group 1, activated via input IN1. The parameter allows to specify the type of alarm frame or to force transmission of control commands (BASIC_SET).

Available settings:
0 – Frame ALARM GENERIC
1 – Frame ALARM SMOKE
2 – Frame ALARM CO
3 – Frame ALARM CO2
4 – Frame ALARM HEAT
5 – Frame ALARM WATER
255 – Control frame BASIC_SET
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Type of transmitted control frame for association group 2, activated via input IN2. The parameter allows to specify the type of alarm frame or to force transmission of control commands (BASIC_SET).

Available settings:
0 – Frame ALARM GENERIC
1 – Frame ALARM SMOKE
2 – Frame ALARM CO
3 – Frame ALARM CO2
4 – Frame ALARM HEAT
5 – Frame ALARM WATER
255 – Control frame BASIC_SET
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Value of the parameter specifying the forced level of dimming / opening sun blinds when comes “switch on” / ”open” command to devices from association group no. 1.
In the case of alarm frames the alarm priority is specified.

Available settings: 1-99 or 255
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: [byte]

Value of the parameter specifying the forced level of dimming / opening sun blinds when comes “switch on” / ”open” command to devices from association group no. 2.
In the case of alarm frames the alarm priority is specified.

Available settings: 1-99 or 255
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: [byte]

Deactivating transmission of the frame cancelling the alarm or the control frame deactivating the device (Basic). It allows for disabling the deactivation function or the alarm cancellation function for devices associated with the appropriate input of the device.

Information concerning alarm violation or activation commands for devices from association groups are always sent.

Available settings:
0 – in the case of association group no. 1 and 2 the information is sent
1 – in the case of association group no. 1 the information is sent. In the case of association group no. 2 the information is not sent.
2 – in the case of association group no. 1 the information is not sent. In the case of association group no. 2 the information is sent.
3 – for 1 and 2 association groups information is not sent.
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Interval between successive readings of temperature from all sensors connected to the device.

Available settings:
0 – function disabled
1-255 (1-255s)
Default setting: 200 (200s)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Interval between forcing to send report concerning the temperature conditions. The forced report is sent immediately after the next reading of temperature from the sensor, irrespective of the settings of parameter no. 12.

Frequent sending of temperature condition reports is reasonable when the sensor is located somewhere where can occure rapid changes of ambient temperature. In other cases it is recommended to leave the parameter set to the default value.

Available settings:
1-255 (1-255s)
Default setting: 20 (20s)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Insensitiveness to temperature changes. This is the maximum acceptable difference between the last reported temperature and the current temperature taken from the sensor. If the temperatures differ by the set value or more, then a report with the current temperature value is sent to the device assigned to association group no. 3. Intervals between taking readings from sensors are specified by parameter no. 10.

Available settings:
0 – information about the temperature will be sent every time, immediately once the readings have been taken from the sensor
1-255 (0.0625-16°C, 0.0625°C step)
Default setting: (0.5°C)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Transmitting the alarm or control frame in “broadcast” mode (i.e. to all devices within range), information sent in this mode is not repeated by the mesh network.

If the “broadcast” mode of information transmission is activated for a given channel, then transmission of information in “singlecast” mode to devices assigned to the association group of this channel is deactivated.

Available settings:
0 – IN1 and IN2 Broadcast inactive
1 – IN1 broadcast mode active, Sensor 2 broadcast mode inactive
2 – IN1 broadcast mode inactive, Sensor 2 broadcast mode active
3 – INI and IN2 broadcast mode active
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Scene activation functionality.

Available settings:
0 – functionality deactivated
1 – functionality activated
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

The device offers the possibility of sending commands compatible with Command Class Scene Activation. Information is sent to the Z-Wave network controller. Controllers are able to interpret such commands and basing on these commands they activate scenes, to which specific scene IDs have been assigned.

Scene ID is assigned in the following manner:

Input IN1:

ID 10 switch from “off” to “on”
ID 11 switch from “on” to “off”

Remaining IDs are recognized correctly if the value of parameter no. 3 was set to 2

ID 12 holding down
ID 13 releasing
ID 14 double click
ID 15 triple click

Input IN2:

ID 20 switch from “off” to “on”
ID 21 switch from “on” to “off”

Remaining IDs are recognized correctly if the value of parameter no. 4 was set to 2

ID 22 holding down
ID 23 releasing
ID 24 double click
ID 25 triple click

Inputs IN1 and IN2 are used to control the condition of the device. Each of them may force two conditions for corresponding device channels: on / alarm, off / no alarm. If monostable keys are used and the value of parameter no. 3 or no. 4 is set to 2, change of the state of corresponding channel will be able after a single click.

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Support

FAQ


Universal Binary Sensor is a wireless module that makes it possible to improve the functionality of any sensor with a binary output by allowing it to communicate with the Z-Wave wireless network and the FIBARO System. Moreover, the module allows for wireless communication between the system and the DS18B20 temperature sensors. The device can service up to two binary sensors and up to four DS18B20 temperature sensors. The Sensor was designed for installation in the housing of a sensor or another device, the functionality of which we wish to improve.

There can be only GND signal. This signal should be common with GND of the Universal Sensor module.

No, you cannot. It can be only GND signal.

You cannot. The Universal Binary Sensor is input modules, so you cannot control its outputs. OUT1 and OUT 2 state is always dependent of IN1 and IN2 state. If IN1 state will be “1” than the same signal will appear on OUT1, if IN2 signal will be “0” than the same signal will appear on OUT2.

Please notice that Universal Binary Sensor is Input module. It was designed to work with sensors and alarm systems, changing its state would be dangerous for security measures.

Yes, you can do it. Please connect DS18B20 sensors to 1-wire line according to manual

After adding temperature sensors module needs to be configured again. Please remove your device and add it again.

You can connect DC voltage between 9 -30V DC.

No – Universal Binary Sensor is compatible only with DS18B20 sensors.

DS18B20 sensor is accurate to 0.5C.

No, DS18B20 is a digital sensor so there is no need to calibrate it.

Yes, Universal Binary Sensor has full repeating possibilities.

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