Aeotec Home Energy Meter G2 1 phase.

You hear a lot about energy use these days. About how if you reduce the amount  of energy you use you’ll both save money and the environment. But saving money by using less electricity is only possible if you understand when and how you are using it. That’s what Aeotec’s Home Energy Meters provide you with: understanding, for your whole home. 

Installed in an electricity box, your new energy meter will monitor the total amount  of electricity your home uses with accuracy and speed. Using a wireless Z-Wave® connection, it’ll then feed the data it records back to your smart home’s gateway. In near real-time you’ll have a full understanding of how much electricity you use and when you use it.

Quick start.

The installation of your Home Energy Meter has two major parts: the installation of  it into your home’s main circuit box and the syncing of it to your Z-Wave network. What follows are the instructions for both parts. Please note that only a licensed electrician, with knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and electrical safety, should perform the electrical installation of your meter into your home’s circuit box. The syncing of your Home Energy Meter with your Z-Wave network can be performed by you.

Installing the meter into a circuit box.


Important: Only a licensed electrician should perform these steps.

Important: The circuit box's main breaker should be turned off to perform these installation steps. 

Home Energy Meter G2 installation to Distribution Board with or without Micro Circuit Breaker.

Single Pole Isolation / Micro Circuit Breaker (MCB).

It is recommended that Home Energy Meter G2 is installed on isolation / MCB / RCD, but is optional for the installation of Home Energy Meter G2. A Single Pole MCB can be used along with Home Energy Meter G2, and if an MCB is used, the installer should mark the MCB as the isolation for Home Energy Meter G2.

Residual Current Device (RCD).

If an RCD is required in the installation of Home Energy Meter G2 in your country, speak with your installer to ensure that there is a free RCD that Home Energy Meter G2 can be wired to. If there is none, you will need to free up or install a new RCD in your distribution board for Home Energy Meter G2 to be connected to.

  1. Take the Voltage wire (Brown wire) and connect it to the phase line, MCB, or RCD live wire terminal
  2. Take the Neutral wire (Blue wire) and connect it to the neutral bus
    • If you are using a RCD, the neutral line should be directly connected to the RCD Neutral terminal.
  3. Connect the Clamp connector to the main body of Home Energy Meter G2.
  4. Open the Clamp, and place it over the main phase line as shown in the diagram where K -> L must face the same direction as the power import direction.
  5. Enable power to the home, or isolation unit.

You can now place the main body of Home Energy Meter. Inside the meter is a radio antenna used for communications, which must be taken into consideration when selecting a location for the meter.

If the circuit boxes are made of metal, radio signal strength may be reduced. In this situation it is recommended that the main body of the meter be affixed outside the circuit box. This will improve the radio signal strength. Home Energy Meter G2 has been weatherized to the international IP44 standard so that it is resistant to rain and snow when placed vertically with the wires protruding from the bottom of the unit.

To place Home Energy Meter G2.

  1. Slip open the backing plate from the back of your meter.
  2. Affix the plate to the selected wall space using the provided screws.
  3. Attach your meter to the backing plate.

Programming Home Energy Meter G2.

Linking your meter to an existing Z-Wave network.

The electrical installation of your Home Energy Meter is now complete. You must now link it to your Z-Wave network. 

1. Put your primary Z-Wave controller, usually a gateway or hub, into inclusion mode. If  you are not sure how to do this, please refer to your controller’s user manual. 

2. Press the Action Button on your Home Energy Meter. If it has been successfully linked to your network, its LED will remain illuminated. If the linking was unsuccessful, your Home Energy Meters LED will continue to blink. 

Removing your meter from a Z-Wave network.

Your Home Energy Meter can be removed from your Z-Wave network at  any time. You'll need to use your Z-Wave network’s primary to do this. 

1. Put your main controller into its device removal mode. If you are unsure how to do  this, please refer to your controller’s user manual. 

2. Press the Action Button on your Home Energy Meter. If it has been successfully removed from your  network, its LED will blink. If the removal was unsuccessful, its LED will be solid.

Resetting your Home Energy Meter G2.

Your Home Energy Meter can be reset to default factory settings with ease if you are unable to factory reset it using your gateway. You can manually reset it by:

1. Press and hold the Action Button for 10 seconds.

2. If successful, the LED on Home Energy Meter should begin to blink slowly.

Associating your Home Energy Meter G2 to Report Automatically.

Your Home Energy Meter can send Wattage and KWH usage reports to  associated devices. To enable this, please refer to your controller’s manual on how to configure settings on Z-Wave devices linked to your controller. Initially, the meter is set up to report Watt and KWH reports. 

Some gateways/controllers will automatically configure devices enabling you to  take full advantage of Home Energy Meters features. Others may not perform any automatic configuration. In such a case you can choose to manually configure your meter to output the data that you wish to view. 

Monitoring Energy Consumption.

The Aeotec Home Energy Meter can report wattage energy usage or kWh energy usage to a control point when requested. If this function is supported by the controller, the energy consumption will be displayed in the user interface of the control point. (The specific Z-Wave commands supporting energy monitoring are the Meter Command Class). Please consult the operation manual for these control points for specific instructions on monitoring Home Energy Meter.

Technical Specifications.

Model number: DSB28-ZWEU

Input: 230V~, 50Hz, 10mA (EU/AU version, 1P/3P4)

Measure range of voltage: 180V~ to 260V~ (EU/AU version, 1P/3P4)

Measure range of current: 0A to 100A.

Operating temperature: 0C to 40C /32F to 104F

Relative humidity: 8% to 80%.

Operating distance: Up to 300 feet/100 metres outdoors.