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Short manual – European Multilanguage

Short manual – American Multilanguage

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Description and features

Description

FIBARO Flood Sensor is a universal, Z-Wave compatible, flood and temperature sensor. Device can be battery or VDC powered. Flood alarm is sent to the Z-Wave network devices or additionally to any alarm system controller, through opening a NC contact.

The device has built in temperature sensor, monitoring temperature of e.g. floor. Flood Sensor is designed to be placed on the floor or on a wall with a flood sensor probe extended by connected wire. The device has built in visual LED indicator and acoustic alarm. LED diode signals flood, operating mode or the Z-Wave network communication range.

In addition, the sensor is equipped with a tilt sensor reporting tilt or movement to the main controller e.g. when someone has taken the Sensor from its original location.

FIBARO Flood Sensor is sink-proof, which means it drifts on the water surface and keeps on sending alarm signal in case of substantial inundation of water.

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Features

  • Compatible with any Z-Wave Controller
  • Compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ Controller (firmware 3.2 or higher)
  • Supports protected mode (Z-Wave network security mode) with AES-128 encryption (firmware 3.2 or higher).
  • May be connected to any alarm system (potential free output terminal)
  • Extremely easy installation – simply put on a surface prone to flooding
  • May be installed anywhere – flood sensor’s contacts extended with a wire
  • Battery or VDC powered. When connected to an external, 12/24V DC power source, the battery serves as an emergency power source
  • Theft protection – tilt is reported to the Z-Wave network or alarm system’s main controller
  • Two operating modes – flood/temperature sensor or just a temperature sensor.
  • Alarm is signalled by sound, visual indicator (LED diode) and Z-Wave

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

FIBARO Flood Sensor with firmware 3.2 or higher is a Security Enabled Z-Wave Plus product and a Security Enabled Z-Wave Controller must be used in order to fully utilize the product.

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Technical data

Power supply: Battery or 12–24V DC supply (LPS or NEC class 2)
Battery type: CR123A battery, 3.0V DC
Power consumption (at VDC operation) 0.4W
Output terminals maximum current carrying capacity:
(ALARM NC, TAMP NC)
25mA
Maximum voltage at output terminals:
(SMOKE NC, TAMP NC)
24V DC / 20V AC
EU standards compliance: RED 2014/53/EU
RoHS 2011/65/EU
Radio protocol: Z-Wave
Z-Wave+ (firmware 3.2 or higher)
Radio frequency: 868.4 or 869.8 MHz EU;
908.4 or 916.0 MHz US;
921.4 or 919.8 MHz ANZ;
869.0 MHz RU;
Range: up to 50 m outdoors
up to 30 m indoors
up to 40 m indoors (firmware 3.2 or higher)
(depending on terrain and building structure)
Operational temperature: 0°C to 40°C – battery powering mode
-20°C to 70°C – VDC powering mode
Measured temperature range: -20°C to 100°C
Temperature measuring accuracy: 0.5°C (within 0 – 40°C range)
Dimensions (diameter x height): 72 x 28mm

 

This product is intended to be supplied by a certified Power Supply Unit marked “Class 2” or “LPS” and rated from 12V DC to 24V DC.

By default, Flood Sensor’s insensitivity is set to 1 second, which means flooding will be reported one second after it’s been detected.

Tilt tamper is insensitive to little vibrations and turns. After its activation, insensitivity is turned off for 15 seconds. After that, each Sensor’s movement will trigger audible alarm, consisting of 3 acoustic signals.

Version 2.6 has introduced the functionality of cancelling the tamper alarm after 10 seconds. During this time, both sources of tampering (movements and cover) must remain intact to cancel the alarm.

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Installation

Basic activation

  1. Turn the cover counter-clockwise and open it.
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  3. Remove the battery blocker.
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  5. Flood Sensor will confirm being powered with a short beep.
  6. When powered, the device will indicate Z-Wave status with colour of LED:
    Green - the device is already added
    Red - the device is not added

  7. Add the device (see “Adding to the network”).
  8. Close the cover and turn it clockwise.
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  10. Place the sensor onto a surface prone to flooding. Three electrodes underneath the device should evenly touch the surface.

After completing installation it is recommended to test sensor’s operation by placing the entire sensor or its probes’ extension wire onto water surface.


When changing the Sensor’s location, it’s recommended to wake up the device and reconfigure the Z-Wave network by triple clicking the TMP button.

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Powering modes

There are two powering modes for the FIBARO Flood Sensor. By default it is powered by a factory included battery. In addition it can work with a constant voltage, after connecting a 12/24 VDC power supply to +12 and GND terminals).

Using batteries other than specified may result in explosion. Dispose of properly, observing environmental protection rules.

Powering mode configuration is carried out automatically, while a sensor is being added into the Z-Wave network.

When battery powered, a FIBARO Flood Sensor communicates with a Z-Wave network main controller periodically. Detected alarms are sent immediately, but configuration parameters and associations settings only at specified wake up intervals, or at a manual wake up (TMP button click).

In DC powering mode, configuration and associations parameters are sent when necessary, and in addition a sensor serves as a Z-Wave signal repeater.

Switching to a constant voltage powering mode:

  1. Remove the sensor from the Z-Wave network
  2. Connect constant voltage power source (12/24 VDC) to +12 and GND terminals
  3. Add the FIBARO Flood Sensor to the Z-Wave network

In constant powering mode a sensor may operate without a battery. Installing a battery is recommended though, as it will serve as an emergency power source. When constant power fails, sensor will automatically shift to an backup power mode. All reports, including flood and temperature, will be sent immediately, but it will not be possible to modify the configuration or association settings until constant power returns. If a sensor served as a signal repeater for other Z-Wave devices, in emergency mode signal repeating function will be deactivated.

FIBARO Flood Sensor will automatically exit emergency mode once 12/24 VDC at +12 and GND terminals is detected.

FIBARO Flood Sensor’s battery life is ca. 2 years at factory default settings. The current battery level is displayed in a Z-Wave controller interface. Red battery icon means a battery needs replacement. In order to avoid triggering tamper alarm while replacing the battery, 4th (2nd for 2.6 or lower) association group’s associations must be deleted, and Sensor’s parameters’ configuration set to default.

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Diagrams and connection

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

Remember to keep the device away from water or protect holes for wires from water to avoid destroying the device.


Notes for the diagrams and probes marking:
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+12V – 12 / 24 VDC positive terminal
GND – negative (ground) terminal
ALARM NC – potential-free flood sensor terminals (for wired systems)
TAMP NC – potential-free tamper terminals (for wired systems)
SENS1, SENS2 – flood sensor electrodes’ terminals
TMP – tamper button (used to add/remove the device)

The TMP button has two functions:

  • Adding / Removing the device to / from the Z-Wave network
  • Tamper contact for 2nd Association Group. When a sensor is added to the Z-Wave network, cover open alarm may be activated.

Connection to a constant power source:
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Connect while observing wiring diagram shown in this manual only. Incorrect wiring may be dangerous or result in the device breakdown.


Connection with a wired alarm system:
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ALARM NC and TAMP NC connectors may be used as end-of-line protective loop’s terminals.


Extending Flood Sensor contacts with a wired probe:

If you want the device to be mounted on a wall or in a distance from flooding source, sensor should be extended using an external probe (not included).
We recommend using extension probes or cables designed to detect water. Probes ends should be coated with non-corrosive metal. Connection wires should not be longer than 3m and thicker than 18AWG (0.82mm2).
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Contacts SENS1 and SENS2 are dedicated to flood detection only. Do not connect external voltage!


Mounting screws shown in a diagram are not included in the package. Choose a screw type depending on the building material it is being attached to.


The Sensor detects resistance between electrodes 1 and 3, 1 and 2 and electrodes connected to contacts (SENS1 and SENS2).

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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. Open the cover.
  2. Place the Flood Sensor within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller.
  3. Set the main controller in add mode (see the controller’s manual).
  4. Quickly, three times press the TMP button.
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  6. Wait for the adding process to end.
  7. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message.

In case the Sensor is not added, please reset the Sensor and repeat the adding procedure.

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

 

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

To remove the device to the Z-Wave network:

  1. Open the cover.
  2. Place the Flood Sensor within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller.
  3. Set the main controller in remove mode (see the controller’s manual).
  4. Quickly, three times press the TMP button.
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  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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Range test

FIBARO Flood Sensor 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.

Follow the below instructions to test the main controller’s range:

  1. Press and hold the TMP button until the visual indicator glows violet.
  2. Release the TMP button.
  3. Press the TMP 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 TMP button briefly.

 

Z-Wave range tester signalling modes:

Visual indicator pulsing green – Flood Sensor 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 – Flood Sensor communicates with the main controller directly.
Visual indicator pulsing yellow – Flood Sensor tries to establish a routed communication with the main controller through other modules (repeaters).
Visual indicator glowing yellow – Flood Sensor 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 – Flood Sensor does communicate at the maximum distance of the Z-Wave network. If connection proves successful it will be confirmed with a yellow glow. It is not recommended to use the device at the range limit.
Visual indicator glowing red – Flood Sensor is not able to connect to the main controller directly or through another Z-Wave network device (repeater).

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

 

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Operating the device

TMP button

Controlling the Flood Sensor using the TMP button:

FIBARO Flood Sensor is equipped with a TMP button, which allows to use the MENU mode and additionally perform the following actions:

Firmware 3.2 or higher:

  • 1x click: send Wake Up notification (in battery mode), confirm selected menu option (if menu is active)
  • 3x click: add/remove the device to/from a Z-Wave network
  • Holding: enter/navigate through menu (confirmed by the visual indicator).

Firmware 2.6 or lower:

  • 1x click: confirm selected menu option (if menu is active)
  • 3x click: send Wake Up notification (in battery mode), add/remove the device to/from a Z-Wave network
  • Holding: enter/navigate through menu (confirmed by the visual indicator).

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Visual LED indicator

FIBARO Flood Sensor is equipped with a LED diode, signalling sensor’s operating modes and alarms. In addition the visual indicator may inform of the Z-Wave network range and the current temperature.

Visual indicator signalling modes:

  • Flood alarm is signalled with alternating white and blue light.
  • In battery powering mode, with parameter no. 63 set to 1, visual indicator will periodically show temperature readouts (depending on parameters 50, 51, 61 and 62 settings).
  • In constant powering mode, the current temperature readouts will be continuously signalled with a colour depending on the parameters 50, 51, 61 and 62 settings.
  • Currently chosen MENU position is signalled with an illumination colour.

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Menu

FIBARO Flood Sensor is equipped with the MENU providing direct control over the device.

Press and hold the TMP button for at least 3 seconds to enter MENU.

Inside MENU, each of the positions will be signalled with a LED colour:

  • WHITE – entering MENU confirmation
  • GREEN – cancel alarm for associated devices
  • VIOLET – Z-Wave network’s range test
  • YELLOW – sensor reset

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

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Wake Up

Waking up the Flood Sensor:

When in battery mode FIBARO Flood Sensor needs to be woken up to receive information about the new configuration from the controller, like parameters and associations.

To wake up the sensor manually:

  • triple click the TMP button located inside the housing. (version 2.6 or lower)
  • click the TMP button (version 3.2 or higher)
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    FIBARO Home Center controller

    FIBARO Flood Sensor has two sensors built in – flood and temperature sensors, meaning it’s a multichannel device. In the Home Center controller the Sensor will be shown as two devices.

          

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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 Flood Sensor:

    1. Make sure the Sensor is powered
    2. Press and hold the TMP button
    3. Wait 15-20 seconds for the visual LED indicator to glow yellow (4th position of the MENU)
    4. Release the TMP button
    5. Click the TMP button once to confirm selection
    6. Successful reset will be confirmed with the visual indicator changing colour to red and acoustic signal

     

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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, 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.

    Firmware 3.2 or higher:

    Flood Sensor in version 3.2 or higher provides the associations of four groups:
    1st Association Group – “Lifeline” reports the device status and allows for assigning single device only (main controller by default).
    2nd Association Group – “Flood Control” devices in this group will be switched on or off when flood status changes (done via BASIC SET command frames).
    3rd Association Group – “Flood Alarm” is assigned to the device status – devices in this group will receive notification about flood detection or cancellation. Useful for devices that can trigger alarms.
    4th Association Group – “Tamper Alarm” is assigned to the TMP button and tilt sensor – devices in this group will receive a notification when the sensor is moved or the cover is taken off (which normally holds the button). Useful for devices that can trigger alarms. Functionality can be altered by parameter 74.

    The Flood Sensor in 2nd to 4th group allows to control up to 5 regular and 5 multichannel devices per an association group, with the exception of “LifeLine” that is reserved solely for the controller and hence only 1 node can be assigned.

    Firmware 2.6 or lower:

    Flood Sensor in version 2.6 or lower provides the associations of three groups:
    1st Association Group is assigned to the device status – sending the BASIC SET (default) or ALARM control frame to the associated devices.
    2nd Association Group is assigned to a TMP button and tilt sensor – ALARM GENERIC control frame will be sent to the associated devices in case a TMP button is released or a tilt sensor triggered (depending on parameter 74 settings)
    3rd Association Group reports the device status and allows for assigning single device only (the main controller by default – the device reports its status to the main controller).

    FIBARO Flood Sensor 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. 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
    5. Wake up the device manually to speed up the configuration process

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    Advanced parameters

    FIBARO Flood 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 Flood Sensor (using the Home Center controller):

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

     

    Firmware 3.2 or higher:

    Wake up interval (battery mode)

    Available settings: 0 or 60-86400 (in seconds, 1min – 24h)
    Default setting: 21 600 (every 6 hours)
    The Flood Sensor will wake up at each defined time interval and always try to connect with the main controller. After successful communication attempt, the sensor will update configuration parameters, associations and settings and then will go into standby mode. After failed communication attempt (eg. no Z-Wave range) the device will go into standby mode and retry to establish connection with the main controller after the next time interval.

    Setting wake up interval to 0 disables sending Wake Up notification to the controller automatically. Wake up may be still performed manually by a single TMP button click.
    Longer time interval means less frequent communication and thus a longer battery life.

     

    Delays flood alarm cancelation for the device after flooding has ceased.

    Available settings: 0 – 3 600 (in seconds, each 1s)
    Default setting: 0 (no delay, immediate alarm cancelation)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    Determines time period (in seconds) by which a Flood Sensor will retain the flood state after the flooding itself has ceased. The sensor will keep on reporting flooding to the main controller. This parameter setting does not affect acoustic and visual alarms, which turn off immediately after flooding ceases.

    This parameter allows for deactivation visual and acoustic alarm.

    Available settings:
    0 – acoustic and visual alarms inactive
    1 – acoustic alarm inactive, visual alarm active
    2 – acoustic alarm active, visual alarm inactive
    3 – acoustic and visual alarms active
    Default setting: 3
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Parameter allows for increasing a battery life. Setting changes will not affect the sensor’s communication with the main controller – commands to association groups, alarms and reports will still be sent.

    Available settings:
    1-99 – requested level
    255 – turn a device on
    Default setting: 255
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Determines the requested “on” level to be sent to devices from 2nd association group upon flood event. The value of 255 allows for turning a device on. In case of a Dimmer it means turning it on with the last memorized state, e.g. Dimmer set to 30% and turned off, turned on again using 255 command is turned on with last state i.e. 30%.

    This setting decides whether device turn off commands and alarm cancellation notifications will be sent to devices in 2nd and 3rd association groups (respectively)

    Setting the parameter’s value to 0 disables sending these two commands to associated devices. This means that these devices WILL NOT be informed when the flooding has ceased. It is still possible to cancel alarms in 3rd association group by choosing second (green) menu position.

    Available settings:
    0 – alarm (flooding) cancellation inactive
    1 – alarm (flooding) cancellation active
    Default setting: 1
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Time interval (in seconds) between consecutive measurements of battery level and temperature (done by built-in temperature sensor). If the temperature differs from previously reported by a value determined in parameter 12, it will be reported to the Z-Wave controller.

    Available settings: 1 – 65535 (in seconds)
    Default setting: 300 (5 minutes)
    Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

    The parameter determines time interval, in seconds, at which a Flood Sensor measures and reports ambient temperature and battery level.

    If a temperature value will differ from previously reported by a value determined in parameter 12 (e.g. P12 = 50, i.e. temperatures differ by 0.5°C), new temperature value will be reported. If a battery level changes, the device will report a battery status change – Battery Report.

    In battery mode more significant battery level changes will be reported. Short time intervals mean more frequent communication, which results in shortened battery life.
    After consecutive FAILED and SUCCESSFUL communication attempts, the Sensor will go to standby mode.

    Determines a minimum temperature change value (insensitivity level), resulting in a temperature report being sent to the main controller, according to the Parameter 10 settings.

    Available settings: 1 – 1 000 (each 0.01°C)
    Default setting: 50 (0.5°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    Available settings: -10 000 to +10 000 (each 0.01°C)
    Default setting: 1 500 (15.00°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    The parameter stores a temperature value, below which visual indicator blinks with a colour determined by a parameter 61 settings. By default the visual indicator blinks blue.

    The main controller does not interpret negative numbers as decimals. That’s why read value may be different than entered. Negative numbers are coded in U2 standard.

    Available settings: -10 000 to +10 000 (each 0.01°C)
    Default setting: 3 500 (35°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    The parameter stores a temperature value, above which visual indicator blinks with a colour determined by the parameter 62 settings. By default the visual indicator blinks red.

    The main controller does not interpret negative numbers as decimals. That’s why read value may be different than entered. Negative numbers are coded in U2 standard.

    Parameter stores RGB colour value.

    Available settings: 0 – 16777215
    Default setting: 255 (blue 0x000000FF)
    Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

    A main controller interprets colours as a sum of it component colours value. Each colours value is a number from 0 to 255.

    Example:
    Indicated colour = 65536 * RED value + 256 * GREEN value + BLUE value

    Parameter stores RGB colour value.

    Available settings: 0 – 16777215
    Default setting: 16711680 (red 0x00FF0000)
    Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

    A main controller interprets colours as a sum of it component colours value. Each colours value is a number from 0 to 255.

    Example:
    Indicated colour = 65536 * RED value + 256 * GREEN value + BLUE value

    Parameter determines visual indicator’s operation. Setting to 0 turns the temperature LED indication off, saving battery life.

    Available settings:
    0 -visual indicator does not indicate the temperature
    1 – visual indicator indicates the temperature (blink) every Temperature Measurement Interval (parameter 10, constant current and battery) and Wake Up Interval (battery mode)
    2 – visual indicator indicates the temperature continuously, only in constant power mode
    Default setting: 2
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Available settings: -10 000 to +10 000
    Default setting: 0 (0.00°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    Parameter stores a temperature value to be added to or deducted from the current temperature measured by internal temperature sensor in order to compensate the difference between air temperature and temperature at the floor level.

    Available settings:
    0 – tamper alarms inactive
    1 – button tamper alarm active
    2 – movement tamper alarm active
    3 – button and movement tampers alarm active
    Default setting: 2
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    The device is able to report tamper alarms resulting from sensor’s tilt/movement or TMP button state change (e.g. taking off the top cover).

    The device is capable of automatically turning off alarm signalization after a certain amount of time. Long lasting alarm may reduce battery life, when constantly signalized.

    Available settings:
    0 – alarms active indefinitely
    1-65535 – time in seconds
    Default setting: 0
    Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

    The parameter determines time after which alarm will become “quiet” – still active but the device will go into battery saving mode. Visual or acoustic alarm will be reactivated after time specified in the parameter 76. When alarm status ceases, alarm will be turned off immediately.

    The value of 0 means visual and acoustic alarms are active indefinitely. In battery power mode the Sensor will never go to sleep which may shorten battery life significantly.

    The parameter is ignored when Parameter 2 is set to 0.

    Parameter determines a time period after which an alarm will be turned back on (in case it was turned off by parameter 75 setting). It will also resend commands to 2nd and 3rd association groups as if the alarm was detected again.

    Available settings:
    0 – alarm reactivation inactive
    1-65535 – time in seconds
    Default setting: 0
    Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

    In case a time period set in parameter 76 is shorter than the one specified in parameter 75, the device will not quiet the alarm, it will remain active.

    Allows to turn off the internal flood sensor. Tamper and built in temperature sensor will remain active.

    Available settings:
    0 – Default flood sensor operation (flood detection, reactions)
    1 – Built-in flood sensor TURNED OFF (does not change its state in the main controller, does not send alarm notifications nor turn on/off commands to 2nd/3rd association groups with flood state changes. Always visible in the main controller as turned off)
    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.

    Available settings:
    0 – none of the groups sent as secure
    1 – 2nd group ”Control” sent as secure
    2 – 3rd group ”Alarm” sent as secure
    4 – 4th group „Tamper” sent as secure
    Default setting: 7
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

     

    Firmware 2.6 or lower:

    Wake up interval (battery mode)

    Available settings: 0 or 5-86399 (in seconds, 5s – 24h)
    Default setting: 4 000 (every 66 minutes)
    FIBARO Flood Sensor will wake up at each defined time interval and always try to connect with the main controller. After successful communication attempt, a sensor will update configuration parameters, associations and settings, and then will go into standby mode. After failed communication attempt (eg. lack of Z-Wave range) the device will go into standby mode and retry to establish connection with the main controller after the next time interval.

    Setting wake up interval to 0 disables sending Wake Up Notification frame automatically. Wake up may be still performed manually by a triple TMP button click.
    Longer time interval means less frequent communication and thus a longer battery life

     

    Delays flood alarm cancelation for the device after flooding has ceased.

    Available settings: 0 – 3 600 (in seconds, each 1s)
    Default setting: 0 (no delay, immediate alarm cancelation)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    Determines time period, in seconds, by which a Flood Sensor will retain the flood state after the flooding itself, has ceased. Sensor will keep on reporting flooding to the main controller. This parameter settings do not affect acoustic and visual alarms, which turn off immediately after flooding ceases.

    The parameter allows for LED indicator and acoustic alarm deactivation in case of flooding detection.

    Available settings:
    0 – acoustic and visual alarms inactive
    1 – acoustic alarm inactive, visual alarm active
    2 – acoustic alarm active, visual alarm inactive
    3 – acoustic and visual alarms active
    Default setting: 3
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Changes in this parameter settings allow for increasing a battery life. Settings changes will not affect the Sensors communication with the main controller – commands to association groups, alarms and reports will still be sent.

    Available settings:
    0 – ALARM WATER command frame
    255 – BASIC SET command frame
    Default setting: 255
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    The parameter determines a type of command frame sent by the Sensor in case flooding has been detected or cancelled.

    In case of alarm frames, alarm priority is determined.

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

    The value of 255 allows for turning a device on. In case of a Dimmer it means turning it on with the last memorized state, e.g. Dimmer set to 30% and turned off, turned on again using 255 command is turned on with last state i.e. 30%.

    Allows for deactivating device turn off and alarm cancellation functions for the devices assigned to 1-st association group (1 byte).

    Setting the parameter’s value to 0 results in stopping BASIC SET = 0 or ALARM WATER = 0 control frames from being sent. After sending flood alarm report the device will keep on reporting flooding after the flooding itself has ceased. Such a state can be cancelled by choosing alarm cancelation from the MENU, marked with green LED colour.

    Available settings:
    0 – alarm (flooding) cancellation inactive
    1 – alarm (flooding) cancellation active
    Default setting: 1
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Time interval, in seconds, between consecutive temperature measurements done by built in temperature sensor. New temperature value is reported to the main controller if it differs from the previously measured by hysteresis (defined in parameter 12).

    Available settings: 1 – 65535 (in seconds)
    Default setting: 300 (5 minutes)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    The parameter determines time interval, in seconds, at which a Flood Sensor measures and reports ambient temperature and battery level.
    If a temperature value will differ from previously reported by a value determined in parameter 12 (e.g. P12 = 50, i.e. temperatures differ by 0.5°C), new temperature value will be reported. If a battery level changes, the device will report a battery status change – Battery Report.

    The parameter is relevant when using a Flood Sensor in a battery power mode – longer time interval means less frequent communication resulting in extended battery life.
    After consecutive FAILED and SUCCESSFUL communication attempts, the Sensor will go to standby mode.

    Determines a minimum temperature change value (insensitivity level), resulting in a temperature report being sent to the main controller, according to the Parameter 10 settings.

    Available settings: 1 – 1 000 (each 0.01°C)
    Default setting: 50 (0.5°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    Value other than 0 means alarms are sent in BROADCAST mode (with a priority over other communicates), to all devices within the Flood Sensor’s range.

    Available settings:
    0 – broadcasts inactive
    1 – flood (1-st Association Group) broadcast active, tamper (2-nd Association
    Group) broadcast inactive
    2 – flood broadcast inactive, tamper broadcast active
    3 – flood broadcast active, tamper broadcast active
    Default setting: 0
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Available settings: -10 000 to +10 000 (each 0.01°C)
    Default setting: 1 500 (15.00°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    The parameter stores a temperature value, below which LED indicator blinks with a colour determined by a Parameter 61 settings. By default the LED indicator blinks blue.

    The main controller does not interpret negative numbers as decimals. That’s why read value may be different than entered. Negative numbers are coded in U2 standard.

    Available settings: -10 000 to +10 000 (each 0.01°C)
    Default setting: 3 500 (35°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    The parameter stores a temperature value, above which LED indicator blinks with a colour determined by the Parameter 62 settings. By default the LED indicator blinks red.

    The main controller does not interpret negative numbers as decimals. That’s why read value may be different than entered. Negative numbers are coded in U2 standard.

    Parameter stores RGB colour value.

    Available settings: 0 – 16777215
    Default setting: 255 (blue 0x000000FF)
    Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

    A main controller interprets colours as a sum of it component colours value. Each colours value is a number from 0 to 255.

    Example:
    Indicated colour = 65536 * RED value + 256 * GREEN value + BLUE value

    Parameter stores RGB colour value.

    Available settings: 0 – 16777215
    Default setting: 16711680 (red 0x00FF0000)
    Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

    A main controller interprets colours as a sum of it component colours value. Each colours value is a number from 0 to 255.

    Example:
    Indicated colour = 65536 * RED value + 256 * GREEN value + BLUE value

    Parameter determines LED indicator’s operation. Set to 0 turns the indicator off, saving a battery life.

    Available settings:
    0 – LED indicator doesn’t indicate the temperature
    1 – LED indicator indicates the temperature (blink) every Temperature
    Measurement Interval (Parameter 10, constant current and battery) or Wake
    Up Interval (battery mode)
    2 – LED indicator indicates the temperature continuously, only in constant power
    mode.
    Default setting: 2
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    Available settings: -10 000 to +10 000
    Default setting: 0 (0.00°C)
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    Parameter stores a temperature value to be added to or deducted from the current temperature measured by internal temperature sensor in order to compensate the difference between air temperature and temperature at the floor level.

    (MOVEMENT_TAMPER / BUTTON_TAMPER)

    Available settings:
    0 – tamper alarms inactive
    1 – button tamper alarm active
    2 – movement tamper alarm active
    3 – button and movement tampers alarm active
    Default setting: 2
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

    The device is able to turn on alarms resulting from sensor’s vibrations e.g. when the sensor is moved, or the TMP button released.

    The user can silence the Flood Sensor. Because the Sensor’s alarm may last for a long time, it’s possible to turn off visual and audible alarm signaling to save battery.

    Available settings: 0 – 65535 (each 1 second)
    Default setting: 0
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    The parameter determines a time period after which alarm will become “quiet” – still active but the device will go into battery saving mode. Visual or acoustic alarm will be reactivated after time period specified in the Parameter 76. When alarm status ceases, alarm will be turned off immediately.

    The value of 0 means visual and acoustic alarms are active indefinitely. In battery power mode the Sensor will never go to sleep which may shorten battery life significantly.

    The parameter is ignored when Parameter 2 is set to 0.

    Parameter determines a time period after which an alarm frame will be retransmitted. The value of 0 cancels an alarm frame retransmission.

    Available settings: 0 – 65535 (each 1 second)
    Default setting: 0
    Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

    In case a time period set in this parameter is shorter than the one specified in parameter 75, the device will not quiet the alarm, it will remain active.

    Allows for turning of the internal flood sensor. Tamper and built in temperature sensor will remain active.

    Available settings:
    0 – Default flood sensor operation (flood detection, reactions)
    1 – Built in flood sensor TURNED OFF (doesn’t change its state in the main controller, doesn’t send Alarms and Basic Set frames with flood state changes. Always visible in the main controller as turned off)
    Default setting: 0
    Parameter size: 1 [byte]

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    FAQ


    FIBARO Flood Sensor is a universal, Z-Wave compatible, flood and temperature sensor. Device can be battery (ca. 2 years battery life) or VDC powered (12 or 24 VDC). Flood alarm is sent to the Z-Wave network devices or additionally to any alarm system controller, through opening a NC contact. It is designed to be placed on the floor or on the wall with a flood sensor probe extended by connected wire. The device has a built-in LED indicator and an acoustic alarm. In addition, the sensor is equipped with a tilt sensor. LED diode signals flood, operating mode or the Z-Wave network communication range. FIBARO Flood Sensor is sink-proof, it drifts on the water surface and keeps on sending alarm signal in case of substantial inundation of water.

    FIBARO Flood Sensor is always armed when controlled by Home Center.

    The battery level report is sent at the same time as sensor’s wake up. You can wait a specified period of time or perform manual wake up by triple clicking the TMP button.

    The alarm state of the sensor is caused by tamper intrusion. There are two sources of tamper – one from opening the case (triggering the Button – Tamper switch) and one movement/position tamper. You have to close the sensor cover, put the device away and wait for reconfiguration or wake up event (it can take up to 1.5 hours depending on configuration).

    No, Contacts SENS1 and SENS2 are dedicated to flood detection only.
    Available settings: 1 – 65535
    Default settings: 200 (200 lux)

    When changing the Sensor’s location, it is recommended to wake up the device and reconfigure the Z-Wave network by triple clicking the TMP button.

    Powering mode configuration is carried out automatically, while the sensor is being included into the Z-Wave network.
    To switch to a constant current powering mode:
    1) Exclude a sensor from the Z-Wave network.
    2) Connect constant current power supply (12/24 VDC) to +12 and GND terminals
    3) Include the FIBARO Flood Sensor into the Z-Wave network.
    In constant powering mode the sensor may operate without a battery. Installing the battery is recommended though, as it will serve as an emergency power source.

    In DC powering mode the sensor does not require wake up, configuration and associations parameters are sent when necessary. In addition the sensor serves as a Z-Wave signal repeater.

    No, exclusion and re-inclusion are always necessary.

    Yes, when constant power fails, sensor will automatically shift to an emergency mode. All reports, including flood and temperature, will be sent immediately, but it will not be possible to modify the configuration or association settings until constant power returns.

    Yes, the enclosure is waterproof, allowing for direct contact with a liquid and prevents submersion which would cease communication.

    Yes, the external flood sensor contacts may be extended by connected wire.

    Yes, parameter 73 stores a temperature value to be added to or deducted from the current temperature measured, compensating the difference between air temperature and temperature at the floor level.

    FIBARO Flood Sensor 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.

    Broadcast mode allows to send alarms to all devices within the FIBARO Flood Sensor’s range with a priority over other communications.

    Yes, you can disable them in parameter 2. Available settings:
    0 – acoustic and visual alarms inactive
    1 – acoustic alarm inactive, visual alarm active
    2 – acoustic alarm active, visual alarm inactive
    3 – acoustic and visual alarms active

    You should edit parameter 1. It determines time period in seconds, by which a Flood Sensor will retain the flood state, after the flooding itself has ceased..

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