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Description and features

Description

FIBARO Wall Plug is a universal, Z-Wave compatible, relay switch in the form of a socket adapter. The Plug may be used to operate any device up to 2500W power output. The Plug features power consumption measuring and uses a crystal LED ring to visualize the current load by colour changing illumination.

FIBARO Wall Plug may be operated using the service button located on its casing or via any Z-Wave compatible controller.

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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).
  • Advanced microprocessor control.
  • Executive element – relay.
  • Active power and energy metering functionality.
  • Compact and stylish casing.
  • Easy installation – just plug in.

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 Wall Plug 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: 230V AC, 50/60 Hz
Rated load current: 11A
Power consumption: up to 1.6W
Power output (for resistive load): 2.5kW
In accordance with EU standards: RoHS 2011/65/EU
R&TTE 1999/5/EC
Operational temperature: 0 – 40°C
To be used with E or F type (Schuko) sockets:
  • CEE 7/16 – max load 2.5 A
  • CEE 7/17 – max load 11A
  • Dual type plugs E/F
Radio protocol: Z-Wave
Z-Wave+ (firmware 3.2 or higher)
Radio frequency: 868.4 or 869.8 MHz EU;
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)
Dimensions: (D x H): 43 x 65mm

 

In case of loads other than resistive please observe cosɸ and use load lower than rated if necessary. It is not recommended to exceed 3A for 250V AC, cosɸ=0.4

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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 manually:

    1. Insert the device into a socket within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller
    2. Set the main controller into adding mode (see the controller’s manual)
    3. Quickly, triple click the B-button
    4. b

    5. Wait for the adding process to end
    6. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message

     

    Video tutorial

     

    To add the device to the Z-Wave network using auto-inclusion (only for firmware 2.1 – 2.5):

    1. Disconnect the device from the socket
    2. Set the main controller into adding mode (see the controller’s manual)
    3. Insert the device into a socket within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller
    4. Wait for the adding process to end
    5. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message

    Press the B-button briefly to disable auto-inclusion mode with Wall Plug inserted into a socket.

    Video tutorial

     

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

To remove the device from the Z-Wave network:

    1. Insert the device into a socket within the direct range of the Z-Wave controller
    2. Set the main Z-Wave controller into removing mode (see main controller’s operating manual)
    3. Quickly, triple click the B-button
    4. b

    5. Wait for the removing process to end
    6. Successful removing will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller’s message

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Range test

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

Z-Wave range tester signalling modes:

Visual indicator pulsing green – Wall Plug 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 – Wall Plug communicates with the main controller directly.
Visual indicator pulsing yellow – Wall Plug tries to establish a routed communication with the main controller through other modules (repeaters).
Visual indicator glowing yellow – Wall Plug 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 – Wall Plug 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 – Wall Plug is not able to connect to the main controller directly or through another Z-Wave network device (repeater).

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

Video tutorial

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Operating the device

Visual LED indicator

The Wall Plug is equipped with a LED ring, signalling sensor’s operating modes and current active power consumption. In addition the visual indicator may inform of the Z-Wave network range.

Visual indicator signalling modes:

  • By default, when the device is turned ON, the colour will vary depending on the current active power consumption.
  • Once inserted to mains socket the device signals Z-Wave network inclusion status with blink (green – added, red – not added).
  • Menu position is signalled with assigned illumination colour.
  • Ongoing software update is signalled with cyan blinking.
  • Range of the Z-Wave network with colour depending on type of communication or the lack of it (only in range tester mode).

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Menu

FIBARO Wall Plug has a MENU with each position indicated by the specified LED ring 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 ring indicator colour will change in the following sequence:

  • WHITE – activate/deactivate LED ring indications
  • GREEN – reset the energy consumption data memory
  • VIOLET – initiate the Z-Wave network range test
  • YELLOW – reset the Wall Plug 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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Reset

Reset procedure ereses memory of the device, including all information on energy consumption, 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 Wall Plug:

  1. Insert the device into a socket
  2. Press and hold the B-button
  3. Wait for the visual indicator to glow yellow
  4. Release the B-button
  5. Press the B-button again, briefly
  6. Successful reset will be confirmed with the visual indicator changing colour to red
  7. Visual indicator and Wall Plug’s relay will turn off

 

Video tutorial

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Additional features

Power and energy consumption

FIBARO Wall Plug 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.

Resetting consumption memory:
Wall Plug allows to erase stored consumption data through the Z-Wave controller or manually:

  1. Insert the device into a socket
  2. Press and hold the B-button
  3. Wait for the visual indicator to glow green
  4. Release the B-button

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Configuration

Associations (firmware 2.5 or lower)

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

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

FIBARO Wall Plug allows for the associations of three groups:

1st Association Group is assigned to the device status – sending command frames to the associated devices whenever the Wall Plug is turned ON or OFF via B-button.
2nd Association Group is assigned to the measured active power – sending command frames to the associated devices depending on the measured load (configured via advanced parameters 50, 51 and 52)
3rd Association Group reports the device status and allows to assign single device only (the main controller by default).

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

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

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

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

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

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Advanced parameters (firmware 2.5 or lower)

FIBARO Wall Plug 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 Wall Plug (using the Home Center controller):

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

GENERAL:

Once activated, Wall Plug will keep a connected device constantly ON, will stop reacting to alarm frames and B-button push.

“Always on” function turns the Plug into a power and energy meter. Also, connected device will not be turned off upon receiving an alarm frame from another Z-Wave device (parameter 35 will be ignored).

In “Always on” mode, connected device may be turned off only after user defined power has been exceeded (parameter 70). In such a case, connected device can be turned on again by pushing the B-button or sending a control frame. By default, overload protection is inactive.

Available settings:
0 – function activated
1 – function inactive
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Define how will the Plug react after the power supply is back on.

Available settings:
0 – Wall Plug does not memorize its state after a power failure. Connected device will be off after the power supply is reconnected.
1 – Wall Plug memorizes its state after a power failure.
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

ALARMS:

Z-Wave network alarm will be signalled by LED ring according to the parameter 63 settings. Blinking in Red/Blue/White is a default setting.

Connected device state will be changed according to the parameter 35 settings. By default, connected device state will remain unchanged.

Wall Plug will be signaling an alarm through the time period specified in the parameter 39 (10 minutes by default), unless the alarm is cancelled earlier. In addition Wall Plug may exit the alarm mode after the B-button has been pressed and held for 2 – 5 seconds.

Define Z-Wave network alarms to which the Wall Plug will respond.

If Always On function is active (parameter 1), this parameter's settings are ignored.

Available settings: 0-63

Default setting: 63
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter defines how the Wall Plug will respond to alarms (device’s status change)

Available settings:
0 – no reaction
1 – turn on connected device. LED ring signals an alarm through defined time period (parameter 39) or untill the alarm is cancelled
2 – turn off connected device. LED ring signals an alarm through defined time period (parameter 39) or untill the alarm is cancelled
3 – cyclically change device state, each 1second. In alarm mode Wall Plug does not report status change, power changes, ignores alarm frames. After the defined time period has passed (parameter 39) or after the alarm cancellation, connected device is set to the previous state
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Wall Plug’s alarm mode duration. If a device sending an alarm frame through the Z-Wave network sets alarm duration as well, this parameter’s settings are ignored.

Available settings: 1-65535 (in seconds)
Default setting: 600 (10 minutes)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

REPORTS:

Reports on power load, sent to the main controller. Default settings of below parameters are chosen in such a way that instantaneous power load is shown without blocking the Z-Wave network in the process. Default settings are good for most of the devices. In specific cases it may be necessary to modify default settings in order to optimize Z-Wave network’s use. In extreme cases it is recommended to turn off reporting completely and configure power polling or periodic reports in Home Center.

Fibaro Wall Plug reports the power load with specified frequency. Below configuration parameters allow to specify how and how frequently power load will be reported.

Parameter defines by how much power load must change, in percents, to be reported to the main controller, with the highest priority in the Z-Wave network. By default, Wall Plug immediately sends power report if the power load changes by 80%. Value of 100 (%) means the reports are turned off.

In extreme cases, reports may be sent every second if rapid and significant power load changes occur. Frequent reporting may overload the Z-Wave network so these parameter's settings should reflect significant changes in power load only.

Available settings:1-100 (in percent)
Default setting: 80 (80%)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter defines by how much power load must change, in percents, to be reported to the main controller. By default, Wall Plug sends power report if the power load changes by 15%.
By default such changes in power load may be reported up to 5 times per 30 seconds. Wall Plug sends 5 reports during time period specified in paramater 43.

Available settings:
0 – reports are turned off
1-99 (in percent)
Default setting: 15 (15%)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This parameter defines how frequently standard power reports (parameter 42) will be sent. By default Wall Plug sends up to 5 reports each 30 seconds, provided the power load changes by 15%.

Available settings:
1-254 – time in seconds
255 – reports will be sent only as a result of parameter 47 settings or in case of polling
Default setting: 30 (30 seconds)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

New, reported energy value is calculated based on last reported value.

Available settings:
1-254 (0.01-2.54kWh, step 0.01kWh)
255 – changes in consumed energy will not be reported, reports will be sent only in case of polling
Default setting: 10 (0.1kWh)
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Parameter defines time period between reports sent when changes in power load have not been recorded. By default, if power load changes have not been recorded, reports are sent every hour.

Available settings:
1-65534 (in seconds)
65535 – no periodic reports. Reports will be sent only in case of power load / energy consumption changes (parameters 40, 42, 43,45) or in case of polling.
Default setting: 3600 (1h)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

This parameter determines whether energy metering should include the amount of energy consumed by the Wall Plug itself.
Results are being added to energy consumed by controlled device.

Available settigs:
0 – function inactive
1 – function active
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

2nd ASSOCIATION GROUP:

Status of devices added to 2nd Association Group may depend on power consumed by the connected device. For example, turning on the TV controlled by the Plug will turn off the lights in the room.

User defines two thresholds: UP and DOWN, and then defines the reaction to them being exceeded (parameter 52).

Lower power threshold, used in parameter 52.

Available settings: 0-25000 (0-2500W, step 0.1W)
Default setting: 300 (30W)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Upper power threshold, used in parameter 52.

Available settings: 1-25000 (0.1-2500W, step 0.1W)
Default setting: 500 (50W)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Parameter deifines the way 2nd association group devices are controlled, depending on the current power load.

Available settings:
0 – function inactive
1 – turn the associated devices on, once the power drops below DOWN value (parameter 50)
2 – turn the associated devices off, once the power drops below DOWN value (parameter 50)
3 – turn the associated devices on, once the power rises above UP value (parameter 51)
4 – turn the associated devices off, once the power rises above UP value (parameter 51)
5 – 1 and 4 combined. Turn the associated devices on, once the power drops below DOWN value (parameter 50). Turn the associated devices off, once the power rises above UP value (parameter 51)
6 – 2 and 3 combined. Turn the associated devices off, once the power drops below DOWN value (parameter 50). Turn the associated devices on, once the power rises above UP value (parameter 51)
Default setting: 6
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

COLOUR SETTINGS:

Function is active only when parameter 61 is set to 0 or 1.

Available settings: 1000-32000 – (100-3200W, step 0.1W)
Default setting: 25000 (2500W)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Available settings:
0 – LED ring illumination colour changes in predefined steps, depending on power consumption changes
1 – LED ring illumination colour changes continuously, using full spectrum of available colorus, depending on power consumption changes
2 – white illumination
3 – red illumination
4 – green illumination
5 – blue illumination
6 – yellow illumination
7 – cyan (Greenish blue) illumination
8 – magenta (Purplish red) illumination
9 – illumination turned off completely
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – LED ring is illuminated with a color corresponding to the last measured power, before the controlled device was turned off
1 – white illumination
2 – red illumination
3 – green illumination
4 – blue illumination
5 – yellow illumination
6 – cyan (Greenish blue) illumination
7 – magenta (Purplish red) illumination
8 – illumination turned off completely
Default setting: 8
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

Available settings:
0 – no change in colour, LED ring illumination colour determined by parameters 61 or 62 settings
1 – LED ring flashes red / blue / white
2 – white illumination
3 – red illumination
4 – green illumination
5 – blue illumination
6 – yellow illumination
7 – cyan (Greenish blue) illumination
8 – magenta (Purplish red) illumination
9 – illumination turned off completely
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]

This function allows for turning off the controlled device in case of exceeding the defined power. Controlled device will be turned off even if “always on” function is active (parameter 1).
Controlled device can be turned back on via B-button or sending a control frame. By default this function is inactive.

This functionality is not an overload safety protection nor a short circuit protection. Circuit needs additional short circuit and overload protection.

Available settings: 10-65535 (1-6553.5W, step 0.1W)
Default setting: 65535 (6553.5W)
Parameter size: 2 [bytes]

Value higher than 32000 (3200W) turns the overload safety switch off, i.e. this functionality is turned off by default.

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Support

FAQ


The FIBARO Wall Plug is a universal, Z-Wave compatible relay switch in the form of a socket adapter. The Wall Plug may be used to operate any device up to a maximum of 2,500W. The Wall Plug features power consumption measuring and uses a LED ring to visualize the current load by colour changing illumination. The FIBARO Wall Plug may be operated using a button located on its casing, or via any Z-Wave compatible controller.

When connecting a load to the Plug, make sure it does not exceed 2,500W.

Yes, it is available in two versions and designed to be used with E or F type (Schuko) sockets.

Yes, Wall Plug can trigger scenes like the switches and dimmers do. Just put your whole scene inside the “if” statement that triggers when the value reaches the threshold.

Yes, in fact it is recommended to perform inclusion of the device in direct range of the main controller. Just make sure that final destination is in range of the Home Center controller. Triple click the B button in the final location to adjust the network to the new position.

Check advanced parameters. You can also activate illumination by pressing and holding the B button until the LED ring starts pulsing white, then releasing the button and pressing it briefly again. If this does not help, try resetting the Wall Plug.

You can discover this by performing a Z-Wave range test:
1) Insert the Plug into a mains socket,
2) Press and hold the B button for 10-15 seconds until the LED ring glows violet,
3) Release the B button,
4) Press the B button briefly.
5) The LED ring shows the Z-Wave network range (green = direct connection, yellow = routed connection)
6) To exit range testing mode press the B button briefly.

The power data specified by producers are often based on rough estimates or measured in perfect conditions. Real world power depends on mains voltage, device condition or ambient conditions. It is therefore possible for two identical devices to consume different amounts of energy.

Such things happen because of mains voltage fluctuations, wire lengths and voltage drops between the sockets.

Power measuring is important because it is based on this parameter that electricity suppliers charge households for energy use.

Some devices may have such characteristics, e.g. computers. If the connected device frequently and significantly changes power consumption, e.g. plasma TVs, it is recommended to modify the configuration parameters to reduce the frequency that the Wall Plug reports power consumption. This will reduce Z-Wave network traffic. To reduce the number of power reports, value of the parameters must be modified– by how much will depend on your situation.

The FIBARO Wall Plug stores consumed electricity data in its non-volatile memory, which means disconnecting the Wall Plug from a socket does not erase the data. To reset the electricity consumption memory:
1) Insert the Wall Plug in a socket,
2) Press and hold the B button for 5-10 seconds until the LED ring glows green,
3) Release the B button,
4) Press the B button briefly. The reset will be signaled by double, green, LED ring blink.

The LED ring illumination may be turned off completely. To do so:
1) Insert the Wall Plug in a socket,
2) Press and hold the B button for 2-5 seconds, until the LED ring starts pulsing white,
3) Release the B button,
4) Press the B button briefly.
After the LED ring has been turned off, it can be turned on again by repeating the above procedure.

You can connect multiple Wall Plugs in close proximity of each other. They will work properly regardless of that.

Yes, you can create an association that will turn ON/OFF two Wall Plugs using a button on one of them.

Yes, it is possible by modifying advanced parameters.

No, it has been designed to measure energy consumption only.

Yes, the Wall Plug’s LED ring illuminates with a pale blue or white light while it is connected to the power outlet and turned on. This can be used as a bedside lamp. The soft light can be turned on and off by pressing the button on the Wall Plug’s casing.

Yes, the time interval can be changed in advanced parameters. Remember that it should not be too low.

Yes, the Wall Plug automatically recognizes the connected load and is protected from overcurrent or short circuits. The overload safety function allows the controlled device to be turned off if it exceeds a set limit. This is signaled by the LED alternating between yellow and red.

No, this mode keeps the connected device constantly on and disables reacting to alarm frames and B-button pushes. Connected device will be turned off only if user-defined overload limit is exceeded. “Always on” mode is activated by parameter 1.

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