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Manuals for firmware 3.5:

en Operating manual – English

pl Instrukcja obsługi – Polski

pl Operating manual – English for US

 

Short manual – European Multilanguage

Short manual – American Multilanguage

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Description and features

Important safety information

Read this manual before attempting to install the device!

Failure to observe recommendations included in this manual may be dangerous or cause a violation of the law. The manufacturer, Fibar Group S.A. will not be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from not following the instructions of operating manual.

Danger of electrocution!

Dimmer 2 is designed to operate in electrical home installation. Faulty connection or use may result in fire or electric shock.

All works on the device may be performed only by a qualified and licensed electrician. Observe national regulations.

Even when the device is turned off, voltage may be present at its terminals. Any maintenance introducing changes into the configuration of connections or the load must be always performed with disabled fuse

Required overcurrent protection

Dimmer 2 must be protected with an overcurrent protection (fuse) with a value not higher than 10A.

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Description

Remotely controlled light dimming module FIBARO Dimmer 2 is designed to work with various types of light sources. It may be connected to two-wire or three-wire configuration so it can operate with or without neutral lead. FIBARO Dimmer 2 can switch or dim connected light source either through radio waves or through the wall switch connected directly to it.

New FIBARO Dimmer 2 is equipped with an algorithm of smart light source detection which makes configuration easier and ensures high compatibility of the device. It may be used as a switch with non-dimmable light sources (in 3-wire connection).

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Features

  • Compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ Controller
  • Advanced microprocessor control
  • Implemented algorithm of smart light source detection
  • Auto-adjustment of the appropriate control mode to connected load
  • Active power and energy metering functionality
  • Soft start function
  • Memory of the last lighting level settings
  • Works with various types of switches – momentary, toggle, three-way, etc.
  • Active element: semiconductor electronic switch
  • To be installed in wall switch boxes of dimensions allowing for installation, conforming to provisions of applicable regulations
  • FGD-212 is an extension unit

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: 100-240 V~ 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: < 1.3W
Operational temperature: 0-35°C
Dimensions (L x W x H): 42.5 x 38.25 x 20.3 mm
For installation in boxes: Ø ≥ 50mm
Operational current: 0.25-1.1A
Device temperature protection: 105°C
Overcurrent protection: required external 10A circuit breaker
Active element: semiconductor electronic switch ε
Device control: remotely – radio waves
directly – external switch
Radio protocol: Z-Wave
Radio signal power: up to 1mW
Radio frequency: 868.4, 869.85 MHz EU;
908.4, 916.0 MHz US;
921.4, 919.8 MHz ANZ;
869.0 MHz RU; 919.8 MHz HK;
868.1 MHz MY; 865.2 MHz IN;
915.0 Mhz – 917.0 Mhz IL;
922.0 MHz – 926.0 MHz JP;
868.4 MHz CN, KR;
Range: up to 50 m outdoors
up to 30 m indoors
(depending on building materials)
Comply with EU directives: R&TTE 1999/5/EC
RoHS 2011/65/EU

 

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Supported loads

Applied load and the Dimmer 2 itself may be damaged if the applied load is inconsistent with the technical specifications!

When connecting FIBARO Dimmer 2 act in accordance with the following rules:

  • Do not connect loads greater or less than those recommended
  • Do not connect different types of light sources simultaneously
  • Do not connect the power supply without a load
  • Do not connect more than one transformer with Dimmer 2 output
  • When using magnetic transformer load it with 50% of its nominal power at minimum
  • Minimize number of electronic transformers in a circuit, noises caused by them in electrical grids may affect Dimmer’s operation

FIBARO Dimmer 2 uses different operating modes to control following types of loads:

  • „Trailing edge” for resistive loads (R)
  • „Trailing edge” for resistive-capacitive loads (RC)
  • „Leading edge” for resistive-inductive loads (RL)

Some types of the LED bulbs and compact fluorescent lamps are designed to work in leading edge operating mode.

As a dimmer it operates under the following loads:

  • 230V operated conventional incandescent and halogen light sources
  • 12V operated ELV halogen lamps and dimmable LED bulbs (with electronic transformers)
  • 12V operated MLV halogen lamps (with ferromagnetic transformers)
  • dimmable LED bulbs
  • dimmable compact fluorescent CFL tube lamps
  • supported dimmable light sources (power factor > 0.5) with minimal power of 5VA using FIBARO Bypass 2 (depending on the type of load)

FIBARO Dimmer 2 supports only compact fluorescent tube lamps and fluorescent tube lamps with electronic ballast. Do not connect other types of fluorescent lamps!

Without dimming function it may work with:

  • compact fluorescent CFL tube lamps with electronic ballast
  • fluorescent tube lamps with electronic ballast
  • LED bulbs (power factor > 0.7)
  • supported light sources (power factor > 0.5) with minimal power of 5VA using FIBARO Bypass 2 (depending on the type of load)

Recommended values of power for supported loads:

Supported load types 220-240V~
Resistive loads
Conventional incandescent and halogen light sources
50-250W
Resistive-capacitive loads
Fluorescent tube lamp (compact / with electronic ballast), electronic transformer, LED
50-200VA
Resistive-inductive loads
Ferromagnetic transformers
50-220VA

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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. Place the Dimmer 2 within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller
  2. Identify switch no. 1 (turns the light on) or the B-button (located on the device’s housing)
  3. Set the main controller in (security/non-security) add mode (see the controller’s manual)
  4. Quickly, three times press switch no. 1 or the B-button
  5. Wait for the adding process to end
  6. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message

While adding the Dimmer 2 to the network with connected toggle switch, ensure that all switch contact is open (off). Otherwise it will prevent adding/removing the device to/from the network.

For toggle switches in default configuration perform six position changes.

In case of problems related to unknown configuration or type of external switch use the B-button to add/remove.

Adding in security mode must be performed up to 2 meters from the controller.

Video tutorial – adding

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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 Dimmer 2 from the Z-Wave network restores all the default parameters of the device, but does not reset power metering data.

To remove the device from the Z-Wave network:

  1. Place the Dimmer 2 within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller
  2. Identify switch no. 1 (turns the light on) or the B-button (located on the device’s housing)
  3. Set the main controller in remove mode (see the controller’s manual)
  4. Quickly, three times press switch no. 1 or the B-button
  5. Wait for the removing process to end
  6. Successful removing will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message
  7. Dimmer 2 will start the calibration process

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Range test

FIBARO Dimmer 2 has a built-in Z-Wave network main controller’s range tester.

To make Z-Wave range test possible, the device must be added to the Z-Wave controller. Testing may stress the network, so it is recommended to perform the test only in special cases.

To test the main controller’s range:

  1. Press and hold the B-button until the visual indicator glows violet
  2. Release the B-button
  3. Press the B-button again, briefly
  4. Visual indicator will indicate the Z-Wave network’s range (range signalling modes described below)
  5. To exit Z-Wave range test, press the B-button briefly

Z-Wave range tester signalling modes:

  • Visual indicator pulsing green – Dimmer 2 attempts to establish a direct communication with the main controller. If a direct communication attempt fails, the device will try to establish a routed communication, through other modules, which will be signalled by visual indicator pulsing yellow.
  • Visual indicator glowing green – Dimmer 2 communicates with the main controller directly.
  • Visual indicator pulsing yellow – Dimmer 2 tries to establish a routed communication with the main controller through other modules (repeaters).
  • Visual indicator glowing yellow – Dimmer 2 communicates with the main controller through the other modules. After 2 seconds the device will retry to establish a direct communication with the main controller, which will be signalled with visual indicator pulsing green.
  • Visual indicator pulsing violet – Dimmer 2 does communicate at the maximum distance of the Z-Wave network. If connection proves successful it will be confirmed with a yellow glow. It’s not recommended to use the device at the range limit.
  • Visual indicator glowing red – Dimmer 2 is not able to connect to the main controller directly or through another Z-Wave network device (repeater).

Communication mode of the Dimmer 2 may switch between direct and one using routing, especially if the device is on the limit of the direct range.

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Installation

Installation

Connecting the FIBARO Dimmer 2 in a manner inconsistent with manual may cause risk to health, life or material damage.

When connecting FIBARO Dimmer 2 act in accordance with the following rules:

  • Connect only in accordance with one of the diagrams
  • Electrical installation must be protected by overcurrent protection (fuse) of with a value not higher than 10A
  • Dimmer 2 should be installed in a wall switch box compliant with a relevant national safety standards and with depth no less than 60mm
  • Electrical switches used in installation should be compliant with the relevant safety standards
  • Length of wires used to connect the control switch should not exceed 20m

 

Notes for the diagrams:

  L – terminal install1-0for live lead
  S1 – terminal for switch no. 1 (has the option of entering the device in learning mode)
  S2 – terminal for switch no. 2
  Sx – power output terminal for connected switch(es)
  N – terminal for neutral lead
regout – output terminal of the Dimmer 2 (controlling connected light source)
  B – service button (used to add/remove the device and navigate the menu)

 

Installation of the FIBARO Dimmer 2:

  1. Switch off the mains voltage (disable the fuse)
  2. Open the wall switch box
  3. Connect with one of the diagrams below.
  4. After verifying correctness of connection switch on the mains voltage
  5. Wait around 30s for the calibration process to end, light may blink during the process
  6. After successful calibration the device will be turned off by default
  7. Add the device to the Z-Wave network
  8. Turn off the mains voltage, then arrange the device and its antenna in a wall switch box
  9. Close the wall switch box and turn on the mains voltage

After switching on the mains voltage LED indicator will signal Z-Wave network inclusion state with a colour:

  • GREEN - device added
  • RED - device not added
  • RED/GREEN ALTERNATELY - Z-Wave error

Switch connected to the S1 terminal is a master switch. It activates the basic functionality of the Dimmer 2 (turning the light on/off, dimming) and starts the learning mode (Add/Remove). The switch connected to the S2 terminal is an optional switch and pushing it without changing the configuration parameters will not affect the status of the device. Functionality of the switches can be reversed by adjusting advanced parameter

 

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It is not recommended to install different types of wall switches (momentary, toggle, etc.) in a 3-way connection.

 

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Video tutorial – Installation without N wire:


 

Video tutorial – Installation with N wire:

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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 operates.

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Operating the device

ALL ON/ALL OFF

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The device will not respond to ALL ON/ALL OFF commands if added in secure mode.

The Dimmer 2 responds to commands ALL ON/ALL OFF that may be sent by the Z-Wave controller. ALL ON/ALL OFF commands are usually implemented in the remote controllers using Z-wave protocol, and they are used to issue commands directed to the entire system.

By default, both commands ALL ON and ALL OFF are accepted. Settings may be changed by modifying the value of parameter 11. In this way the user may determine to which commands the device should respond.

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Controlling using the B-button

FIBARO Dimmer 2 is equipped with a B-button, which allows to use the MENU mode and additionally perform the following actions:

1x click:

  • alarm mode cancellation (flashing alarm)
  • exit the error mode
  • select the desired MENU option (if MENU mode is active)

3x click:

  • send the Node Info Z-Wave command frame (adding/removing)

Holding:

  • enter the MENU mode (confirmed by the LED indicator)

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Controlling using an external switch

Momentary switch (after releasing the switch a spring automatically pushes back and disconnects the switch):

  • Turning the light ON/OFF: change the position of switch no. 1. The Dimmer 2 will be activated always at previously set brightness level.
  • Brightening/dimming the light: hold switch no. 1 down. When the switch is held down, the Dimmer 2 will always reach the extreme value of 1% or 99%.
  • Turning the light ON completely: fast double-click switch no. 1. The Dimmer 2 will set the load at 99%.

Toggle switch (operates as a two-position switch, it has no spring that would set one position of the switch):

  • Turning the light ON/OFF: toggle switch no. 1. The Dimmer 2 will be activated always at previously set brightness level.
  • Turning the light ON completely: toggle twice switch no. 1. The Dimmer 2 will set the load at 99%.

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Menu

FIBARO Dimmer 2 has a MENU with each position indicated by the specified LED indicator colour.

In order to enter the menu press the B-button and hold for at least 2 seconds. While the B-button is still pressed, LED indicator colour will change in the following sequence:

  • BLUE – initiate the load calibration procedure
  • RED – load calibration procedure with FIBARO Bypass 2
  • WHITE – activate turning the load on/off using the B-button
  • GREEN – reset the energy consumption data memory
  • VIOLET – initiate the Z-Wave network range test
  • YELLOW – reset the FIBARO Dimmer 2 to factory defaults

Release the B-button to choose the desired function and confirm your choice with the B-button click.

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Calibration

Dimmer 2 is equipped with an algorithm of smart light source detection. Depending on the connected type of light source, it automatically adjusts an optimal control mode (leading edge for inductive loads, trailing edge for capacitive or resistive loads). The procedure of learning the light source type is called calibration.

During the calibration procedure, radio connection is disabled and the Dimmer 2 does not respond to any commands. It may cause temporary problems with communication in the Z-Wave network. After completing the calibration, communication with the module will be restored.

Calibration automatically adjusts maximum and minimum light levels (parameter 1 and 2). However, the installer is obliged to verify the proper operation of the device, according to control modes description. There is a 10% probability that calibration settings will require a manual correction. In a 2-wire connection for loads other than resistive parameter 1 settings must be adjusted manually.
Calibration procedure is performed always after removing the device from the Z-Wave network. If the device is not included, after each power on/off calibration will occur. For the included device, calibration is performed in accordance with the parameter 35 settings.

Some types of LED and CF lamps are designed to operate in leading edge mode (with conventional dimmers). Information about proper operation mode of the bulb should be included in its manual. In this case you have to manually force the desired operating mode using parameter 30.

After changing the load launch the calibration or remove and add the device. Before changing the operating mode or performing the calibration procedure the light must be turned off. Verify the operating mode, according to product documentation.

Calibration may be forced:

  • by setting parameter 13 to 1 or 2 (with/without FIBARO Bypass 2)
  • through triple clicking and holding the main light switch (each hold for more than 5 seconds)
  • by selecting the appropriate MENU option using the B-button (see „Operating the device” on page 12)

By default, calibration is performed without FIBARO Bypass 2. In case of connecting the Bypass 2, it is required to force the appropriate calibration procedure using B-button menu or through parameter 13. The device saves the last calibration enforcement mode (with or without Bypass 2).

The result of calibration will be confirmed with the LED indicator glowing in one of the following colours:

  • GREEN – Light source recognized as dimmable, dimming levels set, brightness may be controlled using the S1 switch.
  • YELLOW – Light source recognized as non-dimmable, possibility to turn ON/OFF connected light with default parameters settings.
  • RED – Calibration procedure failed. Possible reasons: lack of connected load or connected light source exceeds maximum power, which may be controlled by the Dimmer 2.
  • BLINKING RED – Calibration procedure failed. Possible reasons: installation failure or damaged load (causing activation of the overcurrent protection).

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FIBARO Home Center controller

After adding the Dimmer 2 to the network, it will be represented in the FIBARO Home Center controller by the following icon:

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Dimming/brightening is performed by moving the slider. The current status of the Dimmer 2 is shown on the bar indicator.
Turning the device ON/OFF – ON and OFF icons are used for setting the last saved state or turning off the Dimmer 2.

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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 Dimmer 2:

  1. Disconnect the power supply
  2. Remove the Dimmer 2 from the wall switch box
  3. Connect the power supply
  4. Locate the B-button on the housing
  5. Press and hold the B-button to enter the menu mode
  6. Wait for the visual LED indicator to turn yellow
  7. Quickly release and click the B-button again
  8. After few seconds the device will be restarted, which is signalled with the red LED indicator colour
  9. The device enters the calibration mode

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Additional features

Power and energy consumption

FIBARO Dimmer 2 allows for the active power and energy consumption monitoring. Data is sent to the main Z-Wave controller, e.g. Home Center. Measuring is carried out by the most advanced micro-controller technology, assuring maximum accuracy and precision.

Electric active power – power that energy receiver is changing into a work or a heat. The unit of active power is Watt [W].

Electric energy – energy consumed by a device through a time period. Consumers of electricity in households are billed by suppliers on the basis of active power used in given unit of time. Most commonly measured in kilowatt-hour [kWh]. One kilowatt-hour is equal to one kilowatt of power consumed over period of one hour, 1kWh = 1000Wh.

FIBARO Dimmer 2 in the 3-wire connection has the power and energy measurement function. In case of the 2-wire connection this function is available only for load of cosφ ≥ 0.99. In other cases power is estimated and can differ from actual power consumed by the device.

FIBARO Dimmer 2 stores periodically (every 5 minutes) the consumption data in the device memory. Disconnecting the module from the power supply will not erase the energy consumption data.

Resetting consumption memory:

  • Dimmer 2 allows to erase stored consumption data in three ways:
  • By resetting the device (see „Operating the device” on page 12).
  • Using functionality of a Z-Wave controller (see the controller’s manual).
  • Manually clearing the data using the following procedure:
    1. Make sure that the device is connected to the power supply
    2. Press and hold the B-button for a few seconds, until LED indicator glows GREEN
    3. Release the B-button.
    4. Press the B-button briefly
    5. Energy consumption memory has been erased

Table of power measurement accuracy:

FGD-212  3-wire connection 2-wire connection
 Brightness>70% Brightness<70%  Brightness>70%  Brightness<70%
 resistive load  +/- (0.5 %
+ 0.2W)
 +/- (2 %
+ 0.2W)
+/- (2 %
+ 0.2W)
 +/- (4 %
+ 0.2W)
 resistive-inductive load  +/- (0.5 %
+ 0.2W)
 +/- (2 %
+ 0.2W)
Power metering approximate* Power metering approximate*
 resisitve-capacitive load +/- (0.5 %
+ 0.2W)
+/- (2 %
+ 0.2W)
Power metering approximate* Power metering approximate*

* Measurements in this case are only illustrative, returned values may differ from the actual measurement. In the case of reporting incorrect values change the values of parameters 58 and 59.

Power measurement in the 2-wire connection does not include mains voltage fluctuations within +/- 10%.

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Software update

The Dimmer 2 features remote software update (initiated by the main controller). Update status is signalled by the LED indicator with cyan colour:

  • slow blinking – transferring data via Z-Wave and saving to the flash memory
  • fast blinking – copying data from the external memory to the memory of the microcontroller

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Operating alarm data frames

FIBARO System allows user to set response of devices to alarm situations (response to data-frames ALARM_REPORT and SENSOR_ALARM_REPORT). Dimmer 2 responds to the following types of alarms:

  • General Purpose Alarm – GENERAL PURPOSE ALARM
  • Smoke Alarm – ALARM CO2, ALARM CO, ALARM SMOKE
  • Water Flooding Alarm – ALARM WATER
  • Temperature Alarm – ALARM HEAT

Alarm data-frames are sent by devices that are system sensors (e.g., flood sensors, smoke detectors, motion detectors, etc.).

The device may respond in the following manner to received data-frames (settings are configured in configuration parameters, see „Advanced parameters” on page 22):

0 – DEACTIVATION – the device does not respond to alarm data frames
1 – DIMMER 2 ON – the device turns on after detecting an alarm
2 – DIMMER 2 OFF – the device turns off after detecting an alarm
3 – ALARM FLASHING – the device periodically changes its status to the opposite when it detects an alarm (lights on/off alternately)

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Error modes

Description of error messages of the Dimmer 2:

Events result from installation flaws, faulty light source operation or incorrect manual changes in advanced configuration. The device may stop responding to user’s commands and actions, leaving the light source off. Message with information about the type of error is sent by default (using Z-Wave network).

Pressing any of the connected switches or changing state of the device using the controller will exit error mode.

Error messages:

  • OVERTEMPERATURE ERROR
    Dimmer 2 features self-temperature measurement function. In case of reaching critical temperature, the load is turned off and the gateway receives an information about exceeding maximum temperature of the module.
  • LOAD ERROR
    Dimmer 2 is equipped with functionality of detecting the burnt out bulb. In case of such situation, Dimmer 2 sends the notification about load failure. Described function is not available for values of parameter 58 different than 0.
    Power variation is detected in accordance with the settings of parameters 15 and 16.
    Example:
    Parameter 15 set to 30%.
    Parameter 16 set to 5 seconds.
    Dimmer 2 will detect the change of load at the moment of power variation by 30% compared to standard power consumption (measured during the calibration) and after 5 seconds from brightness level stabilization.
    This function is available only in a control mode compliant with the mode recognized during the calibration (parameter 14 set to 1).
    Appearing of an error may be the result of not connecting the load. It may suggest burning out all of the loads connected to the Dimmer 2.
    Damaged load should be immediately replaced. After connecting the new load, FIBARO Dimmer 2 will return to normal operation.
  • SURGE ERROR
    Appearing of an error may be the result of electrical surges, incorrect load control (inductive load controlled in trailing edge mode) or connecting the prohibited type of load.
  • OVERCURRENT ERROR
    Appearing of an error may also be the result of rapid powering on the load. It may also occur if the soft-start functionality is disabled (parameter 34 set to 0) or as a result of the short circuit.
    If parameter 37 is set to 1, the device will automatically try to turn on again.
    If described error has been caused by the rapid powering on the load, then FIBARO Dimmer 2 will return to normal operation after reenabling.
    After three unsuccessful automatic tries of turning on the load, Dimmer 2 will stay in OVERCURRENT error mode (module turned off). In such situation, it is required to remove the failure (possible short circuit in the installation.) Otherwise, it is recommended to set the long soft-start (parameter 34 set to 2).
  • OVERLOAD ERROR
    Appearing of an error is a result of connecting receivers with too much power consumption. In this case FIBARO Dimmer 2 will automatically turn off the lighting.
    It is required to reduce power consumption of connected load (e.g. by reducing the number of receivers) and turn on the light source again by the wall switch or a Z-Wave command.
  • VOLTAGE DROP ERROR
    Appearing of an error in a 2-wire connection may be the result of mains voltage drop or a too high brightness level of the light source.
    If parameter 37 is set to 1, the device will automatically try to turn on again.
    Voltage drop error suggests that parameter 2 value should be reduced until disappearing of the failure. You can also recalibrate the load using parameter 13.
    After three unsuccessful automatic tries of turning on the load, Dimmer 2 will stay in VOLTAGE DROP error mode (module turned off).
  • HARDWARE FAIL ERROR
    Appearing of an error may be a result of serious hardware failure of the Dimmer 2. In this case the Dimmer 2 sets the maximum brightness level and the LED visual indicator starts blinking in red. All external actions (Z-Wave commands, pressing the switches, menu settings) will be ignored.
    We recommend disconnecting the device from the power supply and contacting the customer service or to initiate the guarantee procedure.
    This error may also appear as a result of enabling the Dimmer 2 without load connected to the output in 3-wire connection. It is not a dangerous situation. We recommend disabling the fuse, connecting the load and enabling the fuse again.

If parameter 35 is set to 3 or 4, the load will be calibrated again after turning on the load or an occurrence of LOAD ERROR, SURGE or OVERCURRENT error.

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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.

Dimmer 2 supports the operation of multichannel devices. Multichannel devices are devices that include two or more circuits inside one physical unit.

FIBARO Dimmer 2 allows for the associations of five groups:

1st Association Group „Lifeline” reports state of the device. Main Z-Wave+ network controller should be added to this group. The „Lifeline” group can handle only one device. It is not recommended to modify this group.
2nd Association Group „On/Off (S1)” is assigned to switch no. 1. Sends BASIC command class frame according to the state of the device.
3rd Association Group „Dimmer (S1)” is assigned to switch no. 1. Sends MULTILEVEL SWITCH command class frame. Allows sending dim/brighten command to associated devices.
4th Association Group „On/Off (S2)” is assigned to switch no. 2. Sends BASIC command class frame according to the state of the device.
5th Association Group „Dimmer (S2)” is assigned to switch no. 2. Sends MULTILEVEL SWITCH command class frame. Allows sending dim/brighten command to associated devices.

FIBARO Dimmer 2 allows for controlling 5 regular and 5 multichannel devices per an association group, out of which 1 field is reserved for the Z-Wave network main controller.

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. Click the “Setting Association” button.
  4. Specify to which group and what devices are to be associated.
  5. Save the changes.
  6. Wait for the configuration process to end.

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Advanced parameters

FIBARO Dimmer 2 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 Dimmer 2 (using the Home Center controller):

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

 

Parameter is set automatically during the calibration process, but can be changed manually after the calibration.

Available settings:
1-98 – percentage level of brightness
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

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The maximum brightness level (parameter 2) must be greater than the minimum brightness level (parameter 1).

Parameter is set automatically during the calibration process, but can be changed manually after the calibration.

Available settings:
2-99 – percentage level of brightness
Default setting: 99
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

param1-2

The maximum brightness level (parameter 2) must be greater than the minimum brightness level (parameter 1).

Virtual value set as a percentage level between parameters MIN (1%) and MAX. (99%). The Dimmer 2 will set to this value after first switch on. It is required for warming up and switching dimmable compact fluorescent lamps and certain types of light sources.

Available settings:
1-99 – percentage level of brightness
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter determines the time required for switching compact fluorescent lamps and certain types of light sources. Setting this parameter to 0 will disable the incandescence functionality.

Available settings: 0-255 (0-25.5s)
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

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

Available settings: 0-255 (0-2.55s)
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 2 [byte]

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

Available settings: 0-255 (0-2.55s)
Default setting: 5
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

The Dimmer 2 will return to the last state before power failure.

Available settings:
0 – the Dimmer 2 does not save the state before a power failure, it returns to „off” position
1 – the Dimmer 2 restores its state before power failure
Default setting: 1 (controlled device: RGBW, toggle switch inputs – NORMAL MODE)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – Function disabled
1-32767 – time to turn off measured in seconds (1s-9.1h)
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Available settigs:
0 – ALL ON not active, ALL OFF not active
1 – ALL ON not active, ALL OFF active
2 – ALL ON active, ALL OFF not active
255 – ALL ON active, ALL OFF active
Default setting: 255
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Changing value of this parameter will force the calibration process. During the calibration parameter is set to 1 or 2 and switched to 0 upon completion.

Available settings:
0 – readout
1 – force auto-calibration of the load without FIBARO Bypass 2
2 – force auto-calibration of the load with FIBARO Bypass 2
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter determines operating mode of the Dimmer 2 (automatic/manual settings).

Available settings:
0 – calibration procedure not performed or Dimmer 2 operates on manual settings
1 – Dimmer 2 operates on auto-calibration settings
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Function based on the sudden power variation of a specific value, interpreted as a LOAD ERROR.

Available settings:
0 – function disabled
1-99 – percentage value of power variation, compared to standard power consumption, measured during the calibration procedure (to be interpreted as load error/burnt out bulb)
Default setting: 30
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter 15 is relevant only when parameter 58 is set to 0 and the control mode is consistent with the mode set during the calibration process (parameter 30).

Time of delay (in seconds) for power variation detection, interpreted as a LOAD ERROR or OVERLOAD detection (too much power connected to the Dimmer 2).

Available settings:
0 – detection of a burnt out bulb disabled
1-255 – delay time in seconds
Default setting: 5
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

If the parameter is active, switching on the Dimmer 2 (S1 single click) will always set this brightness level.

Available settings:
0 – function disabled
1-99 – percentage level of brightness
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Choose between momentary, toggle and roller blind switch.

Available settings:
0 – momentary switch
1 – toggle switch
2 – roller blind switch – two switches operate the Dimmer 2 (S1 to brighten, S2 to dim)
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – 0xFF value is sent, which will set associated devices to their last saved state
1 – current Dimmer 2 state is sent, which will synchronize brightness level of associated devices (other dimmers for example)
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – device changes status on switch status change
1 – device status is synchronized with switch status
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – double click disabled
1 – double click enabled
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter determines, which actions will not result in sending frames to association groups.

Parameter 24 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means that associations on switching ON or OFF the Dimmer 2 (single click) will not be sent.

Available settings: 0-31

Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter determines, which actions will not result in sending frames to association groups.

Parameter 25 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means that associations on switching ON or OFF the Dimmer 2 (single click) will not be sent.

Available settings: 0-31

Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Switch no. 2 controls the Dimmer 2 additionally (in 3-way switch mode). Function disabled for parameter 20 set to 2 (roller blind switch).

Available settings:
0 – 3-way switch function for S2 disabled
1 – 3-way switch function for S2 enabled
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter defines how commands are sent in specified association groups: as secure or non-secure. Parameter is active only in Z-Wave network security mode. It does not apply to 1st Lifeline group.

Parameter 27 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means that 2nd & 3rd group are sent as secure.

Available settings: 0-15

Default setting: 15
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

SCENE ID depends on the switch type configurations.

Enabling scene activation functionality may cause slight delay in response to external switches and sending associations.

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

SCENE ID value sent at specified configuration:

Momentary switches
SCENE ID: S1 input SCENE ID: S2 input
16 : 1 x click
14 : 2 x click
–  : 3 x click
12 : hold
13 : release
26 : 1 x click
24 : 2 x click
25 : 3 x click
22 : hold
23 : release
Toggle switches
SCENE ID: S1 input SCENE ID: S2 input
10 : OFF to ON
11 : ON to OFF
14 : 2 x click
–  : 3 x click
20 : OFF to ON
21 : ON to OFF
24 : 2 x click
25 : 3 x click
Roller blinds switches
SCENE ID: S1 input SCENE ID: S2 input
10 : turn ON (1 x click)
13 : release
14 : 2 x click
–  : 3 x click
17 : brightening
11 : turn OFF (1 x click)
13 : release
14 : 2 x click
15 : 3 x click
18 : dimming

Available settings:
0 – standard mode
1 – S1 operates as S2, S2 operates as S1
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Modifications of parameters 30-39 should be performed only by a qualified installer.

Forced auto-calibration will set this parameter’s value to 2.

Available settings:
0 – forced leading edge control
1 – forced trailing edge control
2 – control mode selected automatically (based on auto-calibration)
Default setting: 2
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – leading edge
1 – trailing edge
Default setting:
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This mode is necessary while connecting non-dimmable light sources. Setting this parameter to 1 automatically ignores brightening/dimming time settings. Forced auto-calibration will set this parameter’s value to 2.

Available settings:
0 – on/off mode disabled (dimming is possible)
1 – on/off mode enabled (dimming is not possible)
2 – mode selected automatically
Default setting: 2
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – Load recognized as dimmable
1 – Load recognized as non-dimmable
Default setting:
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Time required to warm up the filament of halogen bulb.

Available settings:
0 – no soft-start
1 – short soft-start (0.1s)
2 – long soft-start (0.5s)
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter determines the trigger of auto-calibration procedure, e.g. power on, load error, etc.

Available settings:
0 – No auto-calibration of the load after power on
1 – Auto-calibration performed after first power on
2 – Auto-calibration performed after each power on
3 – Auto-calibration performed after first power on or after each LOAD ERROR alarm (no load, load failure, burnt out bulb), if parameter 37 is set to 1 also after alarms: SURGE (Dimmer 2 output overvoltage) and OVERCURRENT (Dimmer 2 output overcurrent)
4 – Auto-calibration performed after each power on or after each LOAD ERROR alarm (no load, load failure, burnt out bulb), if parameter 37 is set to 1 also after alarms: SURGE (Dimmer 2 output overvoltage) and OVERCURRENT (Dimmer 2 output overcurrent)
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – device permanently disabled until re-enabling by command or external switch
1 – three attempts to turn on the load
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Reaching the defined value will result in turning off the load. Additional apparent power limit of 350VA is active by default.

Available settings:
0 – functionality disabled
1-350 – 1-350W
Default setting: 250
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Parameter 39 is relevant only when parameter 58 is set to 0.

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Turn on the load
2 – Turn off the load
3 – Load blinking
Default setting: 3
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Turn on the load
2 – Turn off the load
3 – Load blinking
Default setting: 2
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Turn on the load
2 – Turn off the load
3 – Load blinking
Default setting: 3
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Turn on the load
2 – Turn off the load
3 – Load blinking
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings: 1-32767 (1-32767 seconds)
Default setting: 600 (600s)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Alarm state may be cancelled earlier, as a result of pressing the switch or sending the Z-Wave command frame.

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Send an alarm frame
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Send an alarm frame
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Send an alarm frame
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Send an alarm frame
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – No reaction
1 – Send an alarm frame
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

The parameter defines the power level change that will result in a new power report being sent. The value is a percentage of the previous report.

Available settings:
0 – power reports disabled
1-100 (1-100%) – power report threshold
Default setting: 10 (10%)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter 52 defines a time period between consecutive reports. Timer is reset and counted from zero after each report.

Available settings:
0 – periodic reports disabled
1-32767 (1-32767 seconds)
Default setting: 3600 (3600s)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Energy level change which will result in sending a new energy report.

Available settings:
0 – energy reports disabled
1-255 (0.01-2.55 kWh) – report triggering threshold
Default setting: 10 (0.1 kWh)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

The Dimmer 2 may include active power and energy consumed by itself in reports sent to the main controller.

Available settings:
0 – Self-measurement inactive
1 – Self-measurement active
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter defines how to calculate active power. It is useful in a case of 2-wire connection with light sources other than resistive.

Available settings:
0 – measurement based on the standard algorithm
1 – approximation based on the calibration data
2 – approximation based on the control angle
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter 58 is set to 0 after forced auto-calibration.

This parameter determines the approximate value of the power that will be reported by the device at its maximum brightness level.

Available settings: 0-500 (0-500W) – power consumed by the load at the maximum brightness level.
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Parameter 59 works only when parameter 58 has a value other than 0.

 

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FAQ


FIBARO Dimmer 2 is a device designed to control various types of light sources in 2 or 3-wire connection. It can switch or dim connected light source remotely using Z-Wave wireless protocol or through the wall switch connected directly to it.

It depends on the type of load:
– resistive loads (conventional incandescent and halogen light sources) – max. 250W
– resistive-capacitive loads (fluorescent tube lamp, electronic transformer, LED) – max. 200VA
– resistive-inductive loads (ferromagnetic transformers) – max. 220VA

Association allows you to control two or more Z-Wave devices from one module. Association works always only from buttons (S1 and S2).

No – the Dimmer 2 has only one physical output (controlled from S1). To control two circuits you will need to connect another Dimmer. However there is possibility to control two or more Dimmers or Relay Switches from one module using association.

Switch connected to the S1 terminal is a master switch. It activates the basic functionality of the Dimmer 2 (turning the light on/off, dimming) and starts the learning mode (Add/Remove). The switch connected to the S2 terminal is an optional switch and pushing it without changing the configuration parameters will not affect the status of the device. Functionality of the switches can be reversed by adjusting parameter 22.

The Dimmer 2 is compatible with every switch. It can be both mono-stable (push button switch), bi-stable, or roller blind switch.

You can modify it by changing parameter 20 value.

Yes – you can control such light and there is no need to change anything. The device will automatically recognize connected light source during the calibration procedure.

Please connect the separate Neutral wire to your Dimmer 2 (3-wire connection diagram) or use the Bypass 2 (FGB-002) module.

It’s recommended to use FIBARO Bypass 2 (FGB-002) module for low powered light sources, such as e.g. single 0.5 Watt LED.

Yes, Dimmer 2 ensures high compatibility and may work with many types of light sources.

You can use both electronic and ferromagnetic transformers.

FIBARO Dimmer 2 automatically set the appropriate operating mode (leading edge/trailing edge) depending on the type of connected light source.

Please connect as in one of the following diagrams and modify parameter 26 value to 1
2way_2wire_momentary

2way_2wire_toggle

2way_3wire_momentary

2way_3wire_toggle

Yes, you can use 2 bi-stable switches or any number of mono-stable switches. Only roller blind switches are not allowed in such configuration.

Occasional flickering of the lighting may be the result of ripple-control signals from the electricity supplier. The occurrence and magnitude of this effect depends on the country, region and time of the day. The effect is more frequent in 2-wire installation, on low dimming levels and with LED light sources. It is recommended to use 3-wire installation with conventional light sources (halogen, incandescent).

Some capacitive lights (e.g. dimmable LEDs) tend to flicker at certain levels in 2 wire connection. Dimmer 2 utilizes automatic detection of such event and corrects the light level to avoid the flickering. In countries using ripple-control, the correction may cause changes in brightness. In this case, it is necessary to disable the correction or adjust the time of correction for flickering loads by modifying the value of parameter 38 (parameter available only in firmware 3.5 or higher).

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