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 CO Detector can be viewed at that link.
Familiarize yourself with your CO Detector.
- Z-Wave Button
- LED Indicator
- Connector Pins
Getting your CO 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 CO Detector to your Z-Wave network using an existing gateway.
- Mount the mounting base on the desired place using screws to secure it in position.
- Remove the battery isolation strip from the wireless module. The red LED will start blinking to indicate it is powered on and ready to pair.
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 Z-Wave Button for 1 second on CO Detector once. (Press and hold Z-Wave Button for at least 2 seconds then release to pair with secure key encryption).
3. Your gateway should confirm if the CO Detector is successfully included into your network.
4. Place the CO Detector on the mounting base and turn clockwise. Now the CO Detector is armed.
The battery of the wireless module will be empty much earlier than the 10 years soldered in battery of the CO Detector. To replace the battery:
- Remove the CO Detector from its mount.
- Pull off the wireless module from the CO Detector from the Connector Pins.
- Now replace the battery. (1/2 AA batteries)
- Re-plug the wireless module back into the Connector Pins.
There is no defined level of carbon monoxide that will result in an alarm. The danger of CO is a result of the total level of CO in the air plus the duration of exposure. A Z-Wave alarm will be sent out when one of the following conditions were met:
- CO level above 43 ppm for a duration of 60 minutes
- CO level above 80 ppm for a duration of 10 minutes
- CO level above 150 ppm for a duration of 2 minutes
The alarm will be sent to your Z-Wave gateway/controller/hub. Additionally, the alarm can be used to switch any other Z-Wave controllable actuator such as a Switch, a Dimmer or even a Door Lock that is placed in association group 2.
The wireless module will also report a low (wireless module) battery warning. Please note that the battery level of the main detector is not reported since this battery can?t be replaced anyway.
Support for Command Class BASIC.
The device supports the generic Z-Wave command class BASIC. The device will ignore any SET command but return the status of the sensor on a GET command (triggered=0xff, idle=0x00).
The device will issue the following (unsolicited) alarm messages:
- CO Danger Detected (this message will also be issued when the test button is pressed)
- Low Battery Alarm (when the battery of the wireless modules goes low)
- Tamper Detected (ON, when the CO detector head is removed from the base; OFF, when the detector head is mounted to the base)
- Malfunction (issued, when the detector main head detects a malfunction of CO detection)
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.
To wakeup the device please perform the following action:
- Tap the Z-Wave Button on the bottom side of the CO Detector.
Removing your CO Detector from a Z-Wave network.
Your CO 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 CO 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 Z-Wave Button on CO Detector once.
3. Your gateway should confirm if the CO Detector is successfully excluded from your network.
Manually Factory CO Detector.
This method is not fully advised unless your gateway has failed, and you do not yet have another gateway to perform a general unpair.
1. Press and hold the Z-Wave Button for 10 seconds.
2. (@ 5 seconds) the LED will begin flashing
3. (@ 10 seconds) the Siren will sound a short beep to indicate a successful factory reset.
4. Now release the Z-Wave Button.
Group Association is a specific function in Z-Wave that allows you to tell the CO 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 CO Detector instantly.
By default, your primary gateway should have been associated to the CO 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 CO Detector in order for your secondary controller to update its status.
|Group Number||Maximum Nodes||Description|
|2||10||Switching Command when Alarm|
Parameter 1: Value of ON-Command
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 99
|0 - 99||Send Basic Command by set Alarm|
Parameter 2: Value of OFF-Command
Size: 1 Byte, Default Value: 0
|0 - 99||Send Basic Command by reset Alarm|