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Description and features

Description

The FIBARO Heat Controller is a remotely controlled thermostatic head to control temperature in your room.

It measures the temperature and automatically adjust the heat level. It can be mounted without tools on three types of thermostatic radiator valves.

You can create schedules via app to easily manage temperature throughout the week.

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Features

  • To be installed on three types of valves: M30 x 1.5, Danfoss RTD-N and Danfoss RA-N,
  • Compatible with any Z-Wave or Z-Wave+ Controller,
  • Supports Z-Wave network Security Modes: S0 with AES-128 encryption and S2 with PRNG-based encryption,
  • Built-in battery recharged through standard micro-USB port,
  • Easy installation – no tools required,
  • Can use a dedicated temperature sensor,
  • Supports heating schedules,
  • Automatic calibration,
  • Anti-freeze function,
  • Decalc function,
  • Unconstrained rotation spherical knob to set desired temperature.

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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Specifications

Thermostatic Head:

Power supply: SELV 3.7V Li-Poly battery pack (non-replaceable)
Supported charger (not included): micro-USB 5V DC, min. 0.5A
Radio protocol: Z-Wave (S2-enabled)
Radio frequency band: 868 MHz band
Operating temperature: 0-40°C
Storage temperature: -10-25°C
Maximum water temperature: 90°C
Temperature measuring accuracy: 0.5°C (within 0-40°C)
Supported valves: M30 x 1.5,
Danfoss RTD-N,
Danfoss RA-N
Rated impulse voltage: 330V (when connected to the USB power supply)
Dimensions (diameter x length): 56 x 74 mm
56 x 87 mm (with adapter)
EU directives compliance: RED 2014/53/EU
RoHS 2011/65/EU

 

Temperature Sensor:

Power supply: 3.0V CR2032 battery (included)
Radio frequency band: 2.4 GHz
Operating temperature: 0-40°C
Dimensions (diameter x height): 38 x 12 mm
EU directives compliance: RED 2014/53/EU
RoHS 2011/65/EU

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Installation

First launch

  1. Connect the charger to the micro-USB port to charge the device.
    • If you have the temperature sensor:

    • Use a coin to open the battery cover by turning it counter-clockwise.
    • Remove the sticker underneath the battery.
    • Use a coin to close the battery cover by turning it clockwise.
  2. Disconnect the charger when the LED ring pulses green (device fully charged).
  3. First charging may take up to 3 hours.

  4. Dismount your current thermostatic head.
  5. Depending on type of your thermostatic valve:
    • M30 x 1.5 Danfoss RTD-N Danfoss RA-N
      Proceed normally Use adapter: Use adapter:

     

    If you use one of the adapters, double check that it is mounted properly. It should click when putting on the valve, hold tight after installing and not rotate!

    Install the device in horizontal position only!

  6. Mount the device on the valve and tighten it by turning the cap clockwise.
  7. Use the included key to click the button.
  8. The LED ring will start blinking blue.
    • If you have the temperature sensor:

    • Click the button on it now.
    • The LED ring will blink green 5 times if the connection was successful.

Do not cover or veil the thermostatic head.

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Head calibration

Calibrating the device to your radiator valve is required for proper controlling the temperature.

Calibration cannot be performed while the device is being charged.

Calibration is performed:

  • Automatically, after 10 minutes from turning on if no operation on the device has been made (only at first installation),
  • Automatically, after 10 minutes from last state change (only at first installation),
  • Manually, using the menu (see below),
  • Manually, via application.

To perform calibration using the menu:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see white LED colour.
  4. Click the button to confirm the selection.

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Dismounting the device

Before dismounting, the device must be put in Standby Mode to ensure safe removal. See „Standby Mode” for more information.

To dismount the device:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see cyan LED colour.
  4. Click the button to confirm the selection.
  5. Turn the cap counter-clockwise and remove adapter if used.
  6. Store the device in temperature: -10°C to 25°C.

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Z-Wave network

Adding to the network

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

To add the device to the Z-Wave network:

  1. Make sure the device is within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller.
  2. Set the main controller in (security/non-security) add mode (see the controller’s manual)
  3. Use the included key to quickly triple click the button on the thermostatic head.
  4. Zasób 2@2x

  5. The LED ring will start blinking white.
  6. If you are adding in S2 authenticated mode, type in the device pin code (underlined part of the public key on the label).
  7. Wait for the adding process to end.
  8. Successful adding will be confirmed by the Z-Wave 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.

To remove the device from the Z-Wave network:

  1. Make sure the device is within the direct range of your Z-Wave controller.
  2. Set the main controller into remove mode (see the controller’s manual).
  3. Use the included key to quickly triple click the button on the thermostatic head.
  4. Zasób 2@2x

  5. The LED ring will start blinking white.
  6. Wait for the removing process to end.
  7. Successful removing will be confirmed by the Z-Wave controller.

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Range test

The device has a built in Z-Wave network main controller’s range tester.

To perform range test:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see magenta LED colour.
  4. Click the button to confirm the selection.
  5. LED ring will indicate the Z-Wave network’s range:
    • Pulsing green – the device 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 signaled by visual indicator pulsing yellow.
    • Glowing green – the device communicates with the main controller directly.
    • Pulsing yellow – the device tries to establish a routed communication with the main controller through other modules (repeaters).
    • Glowing yellow – the device 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 signaled with visual indicator pulsing green.
    • Pulsing magenta – the device 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.
    • Glowing red – the device is not able to connect to the main controller directly or through another Z-Wave network device (repeater).
  6. To exit Z-Wave range test, press the button briefly.

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Extra temperature sensor

Extra temperature sensor

The device can be used with an additional, dedicated temperature sensor (FGBRS-001) to provide the best temperature regulation.
It can be placed anywhere in the room and the device will use it as a reference point for the room temperature.
Before using, the sensor must be paired with the thermostatic head. One thermostatic head can be paired with only one sensor, but one sensor can be paired with up to three thermostatic heads.

FGBRS-001 is the only compatible temperature sensor.

To pair the FGBRS-001 with the device:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see blue LED colour.
  4. Click the button to confirm the selection, the LED ring will start blinking blue.
  5. Within 1 minute click button on the sensor.
  6. The LED ring on thermostatic head will blink to confirm the result:
    • 5 times green – sensor paired successfully,
    • 5 times red – sensor not paired.
  7. Place the sensor in same room as head, no further than 5 meters from it.

To remove all paired heads from the sensor’s memory:

  1. Press and hold the button on the sensor for 2 seconds.
  2. sensorZasób 2

  3. The LED on the sensor will blink 3 times to confirm unpairing.

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Operating the device

Controlling the temperature

You can set temperature using app (10-30°C) or directly on the device (16-24°C).

During manual temperature change LED ring colour corresponds to the temperature set-point.

To check and change the temperature on the device:

  1. Bring your hand close to the sphere.
  2. LED ring will:
    • Glow if temperature was set manually,
    • Pulse slowly if device is in schedule mode,
    • Pulse quickly if device is in override schedule mode.

    With colour depending on set temperature:

    Z-Wave Mode Temperature [°C] Colour
    OFF Valve closed (anti-freeze) White
    HEAT 16°C or lower Blue
    17°C Azure
    18°C Cyan
    19°C Spring green
    20°C Green
    21°C Chartreuse
    22°C Yellow
    23°C Orange
    24°C or higher Red
    MANUFACTURER SPECIFIC Valve fully opened Magenta
  3. Turn the sphere counter-clockwise to lower temperature or turn clockwise to raise the temperature.
  4. Remove the hand from the sphere, after 5 seconds LED will fade and new temperature will be set.

If device is currently during normal schedule, setting temperature manually will set Override Schedule.

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Menu

Menu allows to perform important configuration and maintenance actions.

In order to use the menu:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see desired LED colour:
  4. Colour
    Blue pair dedicated temperature sensor
    Red enable/disable local control protection
    White perform head calibration
    Green adding/removing to/from Z-Wave network
    Magenta Z-Wave network’s range test
    Cyan put device in Standby Mode
    Yellow factory reset
  5. Click the button to confirm the selection.

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Local protection

After enabling the local protection changing temperature directly on the device (by turning it) will not be possible.

Enabling local protection is recommended if you want to prevent accidental temperature change, e.g. by children.

When attempting to change temperature if local protection is enabled:

  • The device will not set new target temperature,
  • The LED ring will blink red 3 times.

To change the temperature use the app or disable the local protection.

Local protection can also be enabled/disabled using Z-Wave protocol Command Class Protection


To enable/disable local protection using the menu:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see red LED colour.
  4. Click the button to confirm the selection.

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Standby mode

In Standby Mode the device is in deep sleep state allowing safe dismounting, transporting and low as possible battery consumption.
The device is shipped in Standby Mode.

Entering the device in Standby Mode will not factory reset the device nor will result in loosing any data.

To enter Standby Mode:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see cyan LED colour.
  4. Click the button to confirm the selection.

To exit Standby Mode click the button once, the device will enter first installation procedure.

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Factory reset

Reset procedure allows to restore the device back to its factory settings, which means all information about the network and user configuration will be deleted.

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

To perform factory reset:

  1. Use the included key to press and hold the button.
  2. Zasób 2@2x

  3. Release the button when you see yellow LED colour.
  4. Click the button to confirm the selection.
  5. After finishing resetting the device will be put in Standby Mode. Click the button to activate it again.

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Battery and charging

The device is equipped with a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery pack that can be charged via micro-USB port using standard 5V charger (not included).

When battery is low the LED ring will start to blink red. The device will also report low battery status of itself and dedicated temperature sensor (if paired) to the controller.

Make sure you are using certified charger Class II, which complies with parameters specified in the manual.

Do not leave the device unattended while charging.

Do not use cables longer than 3 meters for charging the device.

To charge the battery:

  1. Connect charger to the micro-USB port.
  2. During charging the LED ring will pulse red and valve control will be disabled.
  3. When LED starts pulsing green, disconnect the charger.
  4. The device will restore its previous operation.

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Normal Schedules

The device allows to create multiple heating schedules to manage temperature in the room throughout the week. Schedules are created via controller interface or app.

  • Up to 253 normal schedules can be created,
  • The lower the schedule ID number, the higher the priority,
  • Schedules with higher priority override those with lower priority in case of overlapping schedules,
  • Schedules can be disabled without deleting it,
  • Schedules allow to set target temperature, fully open the valve or fully close the valve.

To create normal schedules user must specify:

  • Day of the week,
  • Starting time (hour and minute),
  • Duration,
  • Temperature setpoint in range 10-30°C (for HEAT mode),
  • One of the operating modes:
    • HEAT for setting temperature,
    • OFF for valve fully closed,
    • MANUFACTURER SPECIFIC for valve fully opened.

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Override Schedule

Override Schedule is a special type schedule that has the highest priority; thus it overrides other schedules.

The Override Schedule starts right after setting and lasts for specified time, then it is removed and current schedule or normal operation is restored.

To create Override Schedule user must specify:

  • Duration,
  • Temperature setpoint in range 10-30°C (for HEAT mode),
  • One of the operating modes:
    • HEAT for setting temperature,
    • OFF for valve fully closed,
    • MANUFACTURER SPECIFIC for valve fully opened.

Override Mode can be enabled in two ways:

  • By turning the knob, while normal schedule is active. The LED ring will pulse with selected adjustment.
  • Via controller, by creating schedule with ID set 255, start time set to NOW and duration (in minutes/hours/days).

To exit Override Mode grab knob with your hand for 5 seconds.

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Configuration

Advanced parameters

The device 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 the device (using the Home Center controller):

  1. Go to the device options by clicking the icon: klucz_grey_kolko
  2. Select the „Advanced” tab.
  3. Modify values of chosen parameters.
  4. Save the changes.

 

This parameter determines duration of Override Schedule after turning the knob while normal schedule is active.

Available settings:
10-10000 (in minutes)
Default setting: 240 (4h)
Parameter size: 4 [bytes]

This parameter allows to enable different additional functions of the device.

Available settings:
1 (bit 0) – enable Open Window Detector
2 (bit 1) – enable fast Open Window Detector
4 (bit 2) – increase receiver sensitivity (shortens battery life)
8 (bit 3) – enabled LED indications when controlling remotely
16 (bit 4) – protect from setting Full ON and Full OFF mode by turning the knob manually
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 4 [bytes]
Parameter 2 values may be combined, e.g. 1+8=9 means that Open Window Detector and LED indications when controlling remotely are enabled.

This parameter allows to check statuses of different additional functions.

Available settings:
1 (bit 0) – optional temperature sensor connected and operational
2
(bit 1) – open window detected
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 4 [bytes]
Parameter 3 values may be combined, e.g. 1+2=3 means optional sensor works properly and open window detection was triggered.

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