NZW96 Quick Setup for SmartThings

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Thank you for your purchase of the NZW96 Outdoor Smart Plug. If you run into any problems along the way, please contact us. We’re here to help!

Step by Step Instructions – Android

(iOS Users, please click here or scroll down about halfway)

– Step 1 –
Gather Your Materials

Materials Needed:

  • Grounded Outlet
  • Cell Phone or Tablet
  • SmartThings HUB 1.0 or 2.0

Next, we’ll locate an outdoor outlet which is grounded and within the recommended distance from your Z-Wave Hub/Gateway (or nearest Z-Wave, non-battery powered, device).

When you’re ready to select your plug’s location, please move onto, “Step 2”.

Walls, furniture, and other obstructions may affect the communication between the Plug-In Module and your Hub/Gateway, so please keep this in mind when selecting your location.

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please make sure you are within range above. If you are confident you are, please click on the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” tab below to exclude your device first**

-Step 2-
Select Your Location

Please use the below Z-Wave Worksheet to determine whether or not your location is suitable for your Z-Wave device.

Here’s how to use the Z-Wave Worksheet:

  • Go to where you want your switch to be located (or where it’s already located) and look straight towards your HUB (or nearest Z-Wave repeater)
  • Count how many walls, furniture, or other obstructions are in the way and write the down
  • Then use the chart and figures below to figure out if the switch should be within range

Z-Wave Worksheet (from your instructions)
Please use the below to calculate whether or not your switch is within range.
(NOTE: you can ignore the, “Page 2” and the fact that the diagram shows the plug being in the Dining Room below — this picture is taken from our indoor plug instruction manual):

 

A Note on Max Amperage:
Make sure that both devices together do not equal more than 15 Amps. The, “Always-On” outlet (non-smart) can handle 15 Amps, while the Z-Wave smart outlet can also handle 15 Amps — However, if you have something that’s 10 Amps in the, “Always-On” outlet, you can only use something that’s 5 Amps in the smart outlet.

Note: It is not recommended plugging in space (electric) heaters, or any other appliances that may present a hazardous condition due to unattended, unintentional, or automatic power control.

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please make sure you are within range above. If you are confident you are, please click on the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” tab below to exclude your device first**

-Step 3-
Adding (Including) to the Network & Completing the Setup Process

Alright, let’s include your Z-Wave device to your network!

Please do not plug in your device until you start the actual inclusion process — this plug has, “Auto-Inclusion” so if you plug it in too early, it will not auto-include.

Including Steps:

  • On the, “My Home” tab, press, “Add a Thing” (or there’s a ‘+’ sign at the top right of the screen) and SmartThings will automatically start looking for devices
  • Plug in your device and let the device’s, “Auto-Inclusion” find the signal from the HUB.
    • If successful, your device will flash twice (NOTE: Auto-Inclusion will time out after 30 seconds)
    • If it does not flash within 30 seconds, please use the alternate method of pairing which is pressing the middle button 5x rapidly (within 1-2 seconds).
  • You should now see that your device is detected (“Z-Wave Switch Secure” should appear)

STILL CAN’T GET IT TO PAIR? You may need to exclude the device first. While this is rare, sometimes it happens. Please click see the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” section below. Once that’s completed, please return here.

Setup After Inclusion

  • After your device was detected, press, “Save” (or if you’d like to rename your device, you can do that and then click, “Save”)
  • Once you click, “Save” a pop up will appear asking you to, “Confirm Paired Devices” — Click, “OK”
  • Now you are back at the, “My Home” screen and you will see the Z-Wave switch on the screen which is labeled, “Z-Wave Switch Secure” (unless you’ve renamed it)

If you’d like to add the scene function, please move onto the, “Scene Setup” section below — trust us, you’ll love this function!

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please make sure you are within range above. If you are confident you are, please click on the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” tab below to exclude your device first**

-Step 4-
Run a Z-Wave Refresh to Update Your Mesh Network With Your New Plug (OPTIONAL: But Recommended)

This step is highly recommended whenever a new Z-Wave device is added to your network. It tells your HUB to re-map the network which, ultimately, will make your network faster and more efficient.

Z-Wave Refresh Steps:

  • In the SmartThings app, click on the, “Menu” button
  • Then click, “Hub is Online”
  • Next click, “Z-Wave Utilities”
  • Next click, “Repair Z-Wave Network”
  • Finally, click, “Start Z-Wave Network Repair”
  • Wait 5-10 minutes for your SmartThings HUB to re-map (discover) the network
    NOTE: Do not touch anything on your network during this time

Congratulations, you now have a smart plug!

-Device Exclusion / Removal-
Excluding or Removing Your Smart Plug From SmartThings

Please follow the below directions to exclude or remove your smart plug from your SmartThings HUB.
(NOTE: this is the same process for SmartThings HUB’s 1.0 & 2.0)


Exclusion Steps - Use if having issues Pairing

Removal Steps - Use only for Removing a Device

**If you are having issues removing/excluding your device, try removing the device directly next to the HUB. This will solve 95% of all problems you may have when removing**

Full Installation Videos

(Coming Soon)

Below you will find our full installation videos for the Smart Switch.  There are two videos that will be useful for when you set up your smart plug. The first video shows the entire pairing process, while the second video helps you set up a schedule with your smart plug (ie: if you want your plug to turn on and off at certain times). Thank you for your purchase and we hope you enjoy your product!

SmartThings Light Schedule Setup

Step by Step Instructions – iOS

(Android Users, please click here or scroll up to the top)

– Step 1 –
Gather Your Materials

Materials Needed:

  • Grounded Outlet
  • Cell Phone or Tablet
  • SmartThings HUB 1.0 or 2.0

Next, we’ll locate an outdoor outlet which is grounded and within the recommended distance from your Z-Wave Hub/Gateway (or nearest Z-Wave, non-battery powered, device).

When you’re ready to select your plug’s location, please move onto, “Step 2”.

Walls, furniture, and other obstructions may affect the communication between the Plug-In Module and your Hub/Gateway, so please keep this in mind when selecting your location.

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please make sure you are within range above. If you are confident you are, please click on the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” tab below to exclude your device first**

-Step 2-
Select Your Location

Please use the below Z-Wave Worksheet to determine whether or not your location is suitable for your Z-Wave device.

Here’s how to use the Z-Wave Worksheet:

  • Go to where you want your switch to be located (or where it’s already located) and look straight towards your HUB (or nearest Z-Wave repeater)
  • Count how many walls, furniture, or other obstructions are in the way and write the down
  • Then use the chart and figures below to figure out if the switch should be within range

Z-Wave Worksheet (from your instructions)
Please use the below to calculate whether or not your switch is within range.
(NOTE: you can ignore the, “Page 2” and the fact that the diagram shows the plug being in the Dining Room below — this picture is taken from our indoor plug instruction manual):

 

A Note on Max Amperage:
Make sure that both devices together do not equal more than 15 Amps. The, “Always-On” outlet (non-smart) can handle 15 Amps, while the Z-Wave smart outlet can also handle 15 Amps — However, if you have something that’s 10 Amps in the, “Always-On” outlet, you can only use something that’s 5 Amps in the smart outlet.

Note: It is not recommended plugging in space (electric) heaters, or any other appliances that may present a hazardous condition due to unattended, unintentional, or automatic power control.

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please make sure you are within range above. If you are confident you are, please click on the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” tab below to exclude your device first**

-Step 3-
Adding (Including) to the Network & Completing the Setup Process

Alright, let’s include your Z-Wave device to your network!

Please do not plug in your device until you start the actual inclusion process — this plug has, “Auto-Inclusion” so if you plug it in too early, it will not auto-include.

Including Steps:

  • On the, “My Home” tab, press, “Add a Thing” (or there’s a ‘+’ sign at the top right of the screen) and SmartThings will automatically start looking for devices
  • Plug in your device and let the device’s, “Auto-Inclusion” find the signal from the HUB.
    • If successful, your device will flash twice (NOTE: Auto-Inclusion will time out after 30 seconds)
    • If it does not flash within 30 seconds, please use the alternate method of pairing which is pressing the middle button 5x rapidly (within 1-2 seconds).
  • You should now see that your device is detected (“Z-Wave Switch Secure” should appear)

STILL CAN’T GET IT TO PAIR? You may need to exclude the device first. While this is rare, sometimes it happens. Please click see the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” section below. Once that’s completed, please return here.

Setup After Inclusion

  • After your device was detected, press, “Save” (or if you’d like to rename your device, you can do that and then click, “Save”)
  • Once you click, “Save” a pop up will appear asking you to, “Confirm Paired Devices” — Click, “OK”
  • Now you are back at the, “My Home” screen and you will see the Z-Wave switch on the screen which is labeled, “Z-Wave Switch Secure” (unless you’ve renamed it)

If you’d like to add the scene function, please move onto the, “Scene Setup” section below — trust us, you’ll love this function!

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please make sure you are within range above. If you are confident you are, please click on the, “Exclusion / Device Removal” tab below to exclude your device first**

-Step 4-
Run a Z-Wave Refresh to Update Your Mesh Network With Your New Plug (OPTIONAL: But Recommended)

This step is highly recommended whenever a new Z-Wave device is added to your network. It tells your HUB to re-map the network which, ultimately, will make your network faster and more efficient.

Z-Wave Refresh Steps:

  • In the SmartThings app, click on the, “More” button (bottom right of the screen)
  • Then click, “Hub is Online”
  • Next click, “Z-Wave Utilities”
  • Next click, “Repair Z-Wave Network”
  • Finally, click, “Start Z-Wave Network Repair”
  • Wait 5-10 minutes for your SmartThings HUB to re-map (discover) the network
    NOTE: Do not touch anything on your network during this time

Congratulations, you now have a smart plug!

-Device Exclusion / Removal-
Excluding or Removing Your Smart Plug From SmartThings

Please follow the below directions to exclude or remove your smart plug from your SmartThings HUB.
(NOTE: this is the same process for SmartThings HUB’s 1.0 & 2.0)


Exclusion Steps - Use if having issues Pairing

Removal Steps - Use only for Removing a Device

**If you are having issues removing/excluding your device, try removing the device directly next to the HUB. This will solve 95% of all problems you may have when removing**

Full Installation Videos

(Coming Soon)

Below you will find our full installation videos for the Smart Switch.  There are two videos that will be useful for when you set up your smart plug. The first video shows the entire pairing process, while the second video helps you set up a schedule with your smart plug (ie: if you want your plug to turn on and off at certain times). Thank you for your purchase and we hope you enjoy your product!

SmartThings Light Schedule Setup