Popp Wall Plug Dimmer.


Popp Wall Plug Dimmer has been crafted to power connected lighting using Z-Wave. It is powered by Popp technology. 


Before purchasing make sure to contact your Z-Wave Gateway/Controller manufacturer to determine if this device is compatible, typically most Z-Wave gateways will be generically compatible to Dimmer type devices. The technical specifications of Wall Plug Dimmer can be viewed at that link.

 

Familiarize yourself with your Wall Plug Dimmer.

 

 



The Wall Plug Dimmer can only be used with Dimmable Lighting products such as dimmable LEDs and CFL, and may not be connected to appliances or products such as Laptops, Desktop PC, or any other non dimmable lighting products


Quick start.

 

Getting your Wall Plug Dimmer up and running is as simple as plugging it into a wall socket and linking it to your Z-Wave network. The following instructions tell you how to add your Wall Plug Dimmer to your Z-Wave network using an existing gateway. 

 


Using an existing gateway:


1. Place your gateway or controller into Z-Wave pair or inclusion mode. (Please refer to your controller/gateway manual on how to do this)

2. Press the LED Indicator ON/OFF Button on your Dimmer 3x times within 1 second.

3. Your gateway should confirm if the Wall Plug Dimmer is successfully included into your network.

 

Compatible Lighting.


There are some incompatible and compatible devices, we will explain some of the lighting that are compatible to Wall Plug Dimmer.


Incandescent Bulbs and Halogen.

All Incandescent bulbs and halogen bulbs are compatible, these will be able to dim between 0 and 100% without any flickering or other issues.


Dimming LEDs and CFLs.
LEDs and Compact Flouroscent lights are complicated to dim for two reasons:

  • There are a so-called reactive load. At the moment of switching on they have virtually not resistance causing a very high inrush current that may destroy the dimmer device.
  • The light emission is based on an electronics that may not crease light according to the input power the dimmer is able to regulate.


There are special LEDs or CFLs that claim to be dimmable however, none of them can be dimmed in the full range of 0% to 100%. Some will flicker at very low dimming level or sometimes on 100% dimming. This flickering can destroy the lighting device or the dimmer. This dimmer allows you to set a lower (parameter 17) and a higher (parameter 18) dimming percentage and suppress the dimming levels that are not supported by the lights. 


By default the dimmer will dim between 0% and 100%. If you see problems or flickering at certain dimming levels, determine the dimming level using your Z-Wave gateway and configure Parameter 17 or 18 to remove the behavior. The extreme case would be to only support 0% (off) and full dimming level (on). This function is supported by all lights regardless of the technology where the speed of light control should be instant using Parameter 5 = 0.



LED Indicator Status.

 

By default this LED is controllable via the Indicator Command Class which by default, will show the dimming state of Wall Plug Dimmer. 


LED Usage:
The behavior of the blue LED can be configured using Parameter 1 [1 byte] (please see Configuration Parameters section for this setting).

  • Shows the dim state. (Default use case)
  • It may serve as night light, so it's on when the light is off.
  • Completely off.
  • It can be controlled wirelessly and used as an indicator for other advanced functions.



Advanced functions.


Removing your Wall Plug Dimmer from a Z-Wave network.


Your Wall Plug Dimmer can be removed from your Z-Wave network at any time.You’ll need to use a Z-Wave primary controller to do this and the following instructions which will tell you how to do this using your existing Z-Wave Network.


Using an existing gateway:


1. Place your gateway or controller into Z-Wave unpair or exclusion mode. (Please refer to your controller/gateway manual on how to do this)

2. Press the LED Indicator ON/OFF Button on your Dimmer 3x times within 1 second.

3. Your gateway should confirm if the Wall Plug Dimmer is successfully excluded from your network.



Association Groups.

Group Association is a specific function in Z-Wave that allows you to tell the Wall Plug Dimmer who it can speak to. Some devices may only have 1 group association meant for the gateway, or multiple group associations that can be used for specific events. This type of function isn't used too often, but when it is available, you may be able to use it to directly communicate to Z-Wave devices instead of controlling a scene within a gateway which can have unforeseen delays.


Some gateways have the ability to set Group Associations to devices that have these special events and functions. Typically this is used to allow your gateway to update the status of Wall Plug Dimmer instantly.


By default, your primary gateway should have been associated to the Wall Plug Dimmer automatically during the pairing of your Dimmer. For any case you have a Secondary Z-Wave Controller, you'll need to associate it to your Wall Plug Dimmer in order for your secondary controller to update its status.


Group NumberMaximum NodesDescription
15Send Reports on Dimmer state change



Configuration Parameters.


Parameter 1: LED mode

Set LED indication mode 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 3


SettingDescription
0Disabled
1Show switch state
2Night mode (inverted switch state)
3Operated by Indicator Command Class


Parameter 2: Automatically switch off after

If not zero, automatically switch off after a user defined time 
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 0


SettingDescription
0Disabled
1 - 65535sec


Parameter 3: What to do on RF off command

Defines how to interpret RF Off command. Can be used in conjunction with Auto Off function: Ignore - to switch on the light by motion detectors and switch it off after some amount of time: in case of multiple motion detectors each would try to switch the light off that would break logics; Switch on - to switch on the light on both On and Off paddle press on the remote and switch it off after some amount of time. Button off click will still work (if button operations are not disabled). 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0


SettingDescription
0Switch off
1Ignore
2Switch on
3Switch on if load is off else switch off


Parameter 4: Ignore start level

Defines if the dimmer shall ignore start level in StartLevelChange command despite it is specified or not 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 1


SettingDescription
0No
1Yes


Parameter 5: Speed for fast dimming

Time to dim on button presses and Set command (if it has no duration specified). If not 0, dimming will be done smoothly to preserv bulb life. 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 30


SettingDescription
0Instantly
1 - 255in 10ms units


Parameter 6: Speed for slow dimming

Time to dim on button holds and StartLevelChange command (if it has no duration specified). 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 3


SettingDescription
1 - 255Time in s


Parameter 7: Behavior on Switch On

Defines the dim level on command ON. On default he dimmer restores last dim level. This parameter allows to configure to set maximum level on second On command (if already On) or to always switch on to maximum level 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0


SettingDescription
0last dim level
1maximum dim level when already turned on
2Always maximum dim level


Parameter 8: Baby Dimming time

Time to dim on double click Off button for Baby-Dim function. This function works only if the load is operated by single press and hold button action. If enabled, the device will wait for a click timeout to see if the second click would be pressed. This will introduce a small delay for single click commands 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 00


SettingDescription
0Disabled
1 - 99in minutes


Parameter 9: Target dimming level for Baby Dimming

Target level on which to stop while executing Baby Dimming. Can be 0 to completely switch off the light. 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0


SettingDescription
0 - 255Value in %


Parameter 10: Typical click timeout

Typical time used to differenciate click, hold, double and triple clicks 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 32


SettingDescription
1 - 100in 10ms units


Parameter 17: Limit minimal light level

Minimal level should be greater than maximal 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 1


SettingDescription
1 - 95Level limit


Parameter 18: Limit maximal light level

Maximal level should be greater than minimal 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 63


SettingDescription
0Work as switch: use off and maximal level
10 - 99Level limit


Parameter 19: Dim Level on Switch On

defines how the dimmer hall react on a simple ON Command. 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0


SettingDescription
0Use previous light level
1 - 99Define light level in %


Parameter 51: Pause before pulse

NB: Do not touch these settings if you are not sure what they mean! For dimmable LEDs and CFL with bypass use value 10. For other bulbs use default value. 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 28


SettingDescription
5 - 60Value


Parameter 52: Pause after pulse

NB: Do not touch these settings if you are not sure what they mean! For dimmable LEDs and CFL with bypass use value 40. For other bulbs use default value. 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 28


SettingDescription
5 - 60Value


Parameter 53: Pulse width

NB: Do not touch these settings if you are not sure what they mean! For dimmable LEDs and CFL with bypass use value 20. For other bulbs use default value. 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 10


SettingDescription
3 - 20Value


Parameter 54: Pulse type

NB: Do not touch these settings if you are not sure what they mean! 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0


SettingDescription
0Long pulse
1Short pulse