Aeotec Nano Shutter.

Aeotec Nano Shutter has been crafted to power connected sockets and switches using Z-Wave Plus. It is powered by Aeotec’s Gen5 technology. 

To see whether Nano Shutter is known to be compatible with your Z-Wave system or not, please reference our Z-Wave gateway comparison listing. The technical specifications of Nano Shutter can be viewed at that link.

Familiarize yourself with your Nano Shutter.

Important safety information.

Please read this and other device guides carefully.Failure to follow the recommendations set forth by Aeotec Limited may be dangerous or cause a violation of the law. The manufacturer, importer, distributor, and/or reseller will not be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from not following any instructions in this guide or in other materials.


Only a licensed electrician with knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and safety should complete the installation.

The maximum amperage rating for Nano Shutter is 2.5A for each slot and 5A for both when connecting a motor load (COSφ=0.4, L/R=7ms)

Keep product away from open flames and extreme heat. Avoid direct sun light or heat exposure.

Nano Shutter is intended for indoor use in dry locations only. Do not use in damp, moist, and / or wet locations.

Install the Nano Shutter.

Nano Shutter installs behind a switch or a momentary push button. It works with only 3-wire (with neutral) lighting setups, though each installation of Nano Shutter is accordingly slightly different:

1. Shut off the main circuit breaker of your home for safety during the installation and ensure the wires are not short circuited during the installation which will cause damage to the Nano Shutter.

Note: Your home’s main circuit breaker must support the overload protection for safety.


2. Preparing connection wires

14 AWG power wires for Input / Output.

18 AWG copper wires for external manual switch.

Use the wire stripper cut the metallic part of the  connection wire and make sure the length of the metallic part is about 5mm.


Note: All connection wires needs to be a flexible cable.

120-230VAC Wiring diagram of Nano Shutter.

– Power input for neutral.
L – Power input for live..
IN – Input for load power supply.
OUT1 – Output for Motor direction 1.
OUT2 – Output for Motor direction 2.
S1 – External switch 1 control for Motor.
S2 – External switch 2 control for Motor.

24VDC Wiring diagram of Nano Shutter.

– Power input for +24VDC
L – Power input for -24VDC
IN – Input for load power supply +24VDC.
OUT1 – Output for Motor direction 1.
OUT2 – Output for Motor direction 2.
S1 – External switch 1 control for Motor. (use -24VDC)
S2 – External switch 2 control for Motor. (use -24VDC)

3. Install Nano Shutter to the gang box.

a. Live/Hot wire connection: Connect the Live/Hot  wire to the “L” terminal on the Nano Shutter. + Live/Hot on External Switch input.

b. Neutral wire connection: Connect the Neutral wire to the “N” terminal on the Nano Shutter. 

b. Load wire neutral connection (To AC Neutral): Connect the Load/Motor neutral wire to your AC Neutral connection.

c. Load wire motor connection (To Nano Shutter): Connect the 2 Load/Motor wires (Motor direction 1 and Motor direction 2) to "OUT1" and "OUT2" on Nano Shutter.

d. External/manual Switch connection: Connect 2 18AWG wires to the “S1” and “S2” on the  Nano Shutter. 

d. External/manual Switch connection: Connect 2 18AWG wires form the 2 terminals on the External/manual Switch to the Live wire.

Note: This is the physical connection diagram for 120/230VAC power input.

1. Mounting the gang box.

2. Position all wires to provide room for the device. Place the Nano Shutter inside the gang box towards the back of the box. 

3. Position the antenna towards the back of the box, away from all other wiring. 

4. Reinstall the Nano Shutter to the gang box.

5. Reinstall the cover onto the gang box.

Note:  1. The gang box should be sized 3×2×2.75 inch / 75×50×70 mm or larger, minimum volume 14 in / 230cm . 

          2. Use flexible copper conductors only.

5. Restore Power.

Restore power at the circuit breaker or fuse.


Quick Start.

Adding your Nano Shutter to a Z-Wave network.

After your Nano Shutter is installed and powered on, you are now able to manually control the Nano Shutter to open and close your the motor connected directly via pressing your Nano Shutters Action Button. It is now time to add your Nano Shutter to the Z-Wave network. To set your Z-Wave gateway/controller into pairing mode, please refer to the respective section within your controller instruction manual.

1. Set your Z-Wave controller into pairing mode.

2. Press the Action Button on the Nano Shutter once or toggle the external manual switch once, the green LED (non-secure indication) will blink to indicate the Nano Shutter is entering into pairing mode.

3. If the Nano Shutter has been successfully added to your Z-Wave network, its RGB LED will be solid. If the pairing was unsuccessful, the red LED will be on for 2 seconds and then remain a colorful gradient. Repeat the instructions above from step 1.

With your Nano Shutter now working as a part of your smart home, you’ll be able to configure it from your home control software/phone application. Please refer to your software or gateway user guide for further instructions on configuring Nano Shutter to your needs.

The colour of RGB LED will change according to the output load power level:


LED indication
Output (A)
[0A, 7.5A)
[7.5A, 13.5A)
[13.5A, 15.5A)
[0A, 5A)
[5A, 9A)
[9A, 10.5A)
[0A, 5A)
[5A, 9A)
[9A, 10.5A)

Removing Nano Shutter from a Z-Wave network.

Your Nano Shutter can be removed from your Z-Wave  network at any time. You’ll need to use your Z-Wave network’s main controller. To set your Z-Wave controller/gateway into removal mode, please refer to the respective section within your controller instruction manual.

1. Set your Z-Wave controller into removal mode.

2. Press the Action Button on the Nano Shutter 6x times within 2 seconds. 

3. if the Nano Shutter has been successfully  removed from your Z-Wave network, its RGB LED will remain colourful gradient. If the removal was unsuccessful, the RGB LED will still be solid (following the state of the output load), repeat the instructions above from step 1.

Advanced functions.

Changing mode on the External Switch/Button Control.

The Nano Shutter can be controlled via 2-state (flip/flop) external/manual switch, momentary push button or the 3-way switch. To automatically detect and set the mode to the appropriate type of manual switch wired into Nano Shutter, toggle the button on the manual switch once and wait 2 seconds for the Nano Shutter to detect the type of manual switch.

You can also set the external switch mode through Configuration Command Class. 

Parameter 120 [1 byte] (for S1) and Parameter 121 [1 byte] (for S2) is the parameter that will set one of the 3 different modes. You can set this configuration to:

(0) Unknown Mode

(1) 2-state switch mode

(2) 3-way switch mode

(3) Momentary push button Mode

(4) Enter auto switch detection mode


Compatible external switches and their use case.

Our Nano Shutter currently only supports 3 different external Wall Switches:

  1. Standard Toggle Switch (2-way / 3-way / 4-way)
    - Toggle UP (high voltage) - toggles On.
    - Toggle DOWN (low voltage) - toggles Off.

  2. Momentary Push Button
    - Tap once - toggle On / Off.
    - Press and Hold for 20 seconds or more - factory reset Nano Shutter.

  3. WallSwipe for Nano
    - Tap area - depending on the area you tap, you can toggle ON/OFF.
    - Swipe up gesture - turn on lights.
    - Swipe down gesture - turn off lights.

Configure your Nano Shutters move time going up or down.

You can configure your Nano Shutters time frame moving up or down. 

Parameter #Definition
Default ValueByte Size
35 (0x23)Sets the move time from up (left) to down (right) for connected motor.301

Instant updates.

By default Nano Shutter is not set to report its status automatically. If you need to have your Nano Shutter report to your gateway any time its status has been changed, you can do so using the configuration settings below:

Parameter #Definition
Default ValueByte Size
80 (0x50)To set which report would be sent to the associated
nodes in association group 1 when the state of output load is changed.

0 = Nothing
1 = Basic Report CC

External Switch control and operation configuration.

You can change how the external switches operate and control Nano Shutters connected motors. This can be set through a Z-Wave Command Class - Configuration V1 or V2.

Parameter #Definition
Default ValueByte Size
85 (0x55)Set the operation mode of external switch.

0 = Operation Mode 1.
1 = Operation Mode 2.

Operation Mode 1. - Split reaction between S1 and S2 controls.

External Switch 1 (S1)External Switch 2 (S2)
Current State.StopMoving to 100%Moving to 0%StopMoving to 0%Moving to 100%
Button pressed once.Move to 100%StopNCMove to 0%StopNC

Operation Mode 2.  - Same controls over S1 and S2.

External Switch 1 + 2 (S1 and S2
Current StateAt 0%Moving to 0%Moving to 100%At 100%Stop
Button pressed onceMove to 100%StopStopMove to 0%Toggle

Touch panel control.

As you can see that the Nano Shutter’s surface has a pin port, this port is used to connect the Touch panel. When you have already connected it to the Nano Shutter, you will be possible to control the Nano Shutter through the Touch panel directly.


Reset your Nano Shutter.

If at some stage, your primary controller is missing  or inoperable, you may wish to reset all of your Nano Shutters settings to their factory defaults. 

To do this, press and hold the Action Button for 20 seconds and then release it. Your Nano Shutter will now be reset to its original settings, and the green LED will be solid for 2 seconds and then remain the colorful gradient status as a confirmation.

  • Hard Reset Nano Shutter - Press and hold "Action button" down for 20 seconds.