Mold Detector.



Popp Mold Detector 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 Switch and Sensor type devices. The 
technical specifications of Mold Detector can be viewed at that link.



Familiarize yourself with your Mold Detector.

 

 
  • Tamper Button
  • Latch




Quick start.

 

Getting your Mold Detector up and running is as simple as installing it and linking it to your Z-Wave network. The following instructions tell you how to add your Mold Detector to your Z-Wave network using an existing gateway. 

Installation of Mold Detector:
  1. Place the doublesided adhesive on the bottom of Mold Detector
  2. Choose a place to stick Mold Detector and firmly press down to finish the mounting installation.

 

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. Tap the Tamper Switch on Mold Detector 3x times within 1 second.

3. Your gateway should confirm if Mold Detector is successfully included into your network.

4. Place the Smoke Detector on the mounting base.



Product Usage.


This device will start monitoring all air parameters once paired to your Z-Wave network. The measurement of air happens once every 15 minutes, while pushing the Tamper Switch will force an immediate measurement and change indication based on the danger level.


LED Indicators.

Green LED - No danger of mold.

Red LED - Danger of mold.


Sensors.

Mold Detector contains 3 sensors.

  • Humidity: +/- 3 % on relative humidity, +/-1 % hysteresis
  • Temperature: 0 ... 65 °C +/- 1 Kelvin
  • Dew Point: 0 ... 65 °C +/- 1 Kelvin (calculated from other sensor values)


Wireless Reports.

The measured values of Humidity and Temperature are reported to your Z-Wave gateway.




Advanced functions.


Communication to a Sleeping device (Wakeup).


This device is battery operated and turned into deep sleep state most of the time to save battery life time. Communication with the device is limited. In order to communicate with the device, a Z-Wave controller is needed in the network. 


This device will wakeup regularly and report a wakeup state by sending out a Wakeup Report. The controller can then empty the queued commands.


If the device was included by a Z-Wave controller, the controller will usually perform all necessary configurations. The wakeup interval is a trade off between maximal battery life time and the desired responses of the device.


Steps to wakeup Mold Detector:

  1. Unlatch Mold Detector from its mounting base.
  2. Tap the Tamper Switch once to wakeup Mold Detector.



Removing your Mold Detector from a Z-Wave network.


Mold Detector 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.


This method can be used with any Primary Z-Wave Controller even if it is not directly paired to Mold Detector.


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. Tap the Tamper Switch on Mold Detector 3x times within 1 second.

3. Your gateway should confirm if Mold Detector is successfully excluded from your network.



Manually Factory Mold Detector.


This device also allows to be reset without any involvement of a Z-Wave controller. This procedure should only be used when the primary controller is inoperable. 


Once Cover is removed and tamper switch is tripped, push the tamper for 5 seconds until green LED blinks. Then release tamper and push it again for 5 seconds until the blinking stops. 

  


Association Groups.


Group Association is a specific function in Z-Wave that allows you to tell Mold Detector 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 Mold Detector instantly.


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


Group NumberMaximum NodesDescription
15Lifeline
25Temperature High Trigger
35Temperature Low Trigger
45Humidity High Trigger
55Humidity Low Trigger


Configuration Parameters.


Parameter 1: Minimum Temperature change to report

This value defines the minimum change of temperature to cause an unsolicited report of humidity to the central controller using Lifeline.
If the value is set to 0, there will be no reports sent to the controller, when the temperature changes. However, periodic reports, managed by configuration parameter 4, may still be active. 

Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 20

SettingDescription
1 - 1001/10 degree
0disabled


Parameter 2: Minimum humidity change to report

This value defines the minimum change of humidity to cause an unsolicited report of humidity to the central controller using Lifeline.
If the value is set to 0, there will be no reports sent to the controller, when the humidity changes. However, periodic reports, managed by configuration parameter 4, may still be active. 

Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 7

SettingDescription
1 - 20%
0disabled


Parameter 4: Periodic Reports

This parameter defines the time interval to send an unsolicited report.
If the value is set to 0, there will be no periodic reports sent to the controller. However, reports on temperature/humidity changes, managed by configuration parameters 1 and 2, may still be active. 

Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 43200

SettingDescription
900 - 65535Seconds
0disabled


Parameter 5: Temperature Upper Watermark value

This parameter defines a temperature. If the measured temperature surpasses this watermark a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 2 
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value: 0

SettingDescription
1 - 10001/10 degree
0disabled


Parameter 6: Temperature Lower Watermark value

This parameter defines a temperature. If the measured temperature dropps below this watermark a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 3 
Size: 2 Byte, Default Value:

SettingDescription
-200 - 10001/10 degree
0disabled


Parameter 7: Humidity Upper Watermark value

This parameter defines a relative humidity. If the measured relative humidity surpasses this watermark a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 4 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

SettingDescription
10 - 100%
0disabled


Parameter 8: Humidity Lower Watermark value

This parameter defines a relative humidity. If the measured temperature dropps below this relative humidity a BASIC command is sent into Association Group 5 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value:

SettingDescription
1 - 90%
0disabled


Parameter 9: Low Temperature Trigger BASIC Set Command Value

This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 3 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 255

SettingDescription
0 - 255Value


Parameter 10: High Temperature Trigger BASIC Set Command Value

This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 2 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

SettingDescription
0 - 255Value


Parameter 11: Low Humidity Trigger BASIC Set Command Value

This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 5 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 255

SettingDescription
0 - 255Value


Parameter 12: High Humidity Trigger BASIC Set Command Value

This defines what BASIC command shall be sent out into association group 4 
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0

SettingDescription
0 - 255Value


Other Solutions


Technical specifications of Mold Detector 

German user guide