NZW97 Quick Setup for Vera Users

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Thank you for your purchase of the NZW97 Smart Plug. If you run into any problems along the way, please contact us. We’re here to help!

– Step 1 –
Gather Your Materials & Find an Appropriate Outlet

Materials Needed:

  • Grounded Outlet
  • Cell Phone or Tablet
  • Vera HUB (UI7 only)

Locate an outdoor outlet which is grounded and within the recommended distance (less than 30ft) from your Z-Wave Hub/Gateway or nearest Z-Wave Repeater.

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 ensure your switch is within range of your HUB. 95% of the pairing/including failures stem from this issue. Best practice is to start with Z-Wave products near your HUB and build your network out. The more Z-Wave devices, the more efficient your network.**

-Step 2-
Preparing Your Module For Installation (IMPORTANT)

This module is equipped with, “Auto-Inclusion”. What that means is that as soon as it’s plugged in for the first time, it will start the auto-inclusion process which tells your HUB (ie: Vera) it’s ready to be included into the network. Unfortunately, this only lasts 30 seconds before it times out and you’ll have to use the backup method. So, leave the module unplugged until your HUB is actively looking for the device” in Vera.

In addition, make sure that both devices together do not equal more than 15 Amps. Both Z-Wave Outlets can handle 15 Amps on their own, but if using them together, please do not exceed a total of 15 Amps — So, if you have something that’s 10 Amps in the, “Z-Wave Outlet 1”, you can only use something that’s 5 Amps in, “Z-Wave Outlet 2”.

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 ensure your switch is within range of your HUB. 95% of the pairing/including failures stem from this issue. Best practice is to start with Z-Wave products near your HUB and build your network out. The more Z-Wave devices, the more efficient your network.**

-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 main screen, click on the, “Devices” tab
  • Then click, “Add a Device”
  • Scroll to the bottom and click, “Generic Z-Wave Device”
  • Under the, “Pair Your Device” click, “Next” until your HUB is one step away from Inclusion mode — THEN STOP (at this point, your plug should not be plugged into the wall)!
  • Now, press, “Next” to start the inclusion process (it will say that it’s searching for your device) and plug in your device and let it 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 6x within 2 seconds.
  • If successful, you will see a new screen pop up and there will be a notification that says, “Device Detected”
  • Go ahead and name your device (ie: Master Switch) and we’ll rename the individual channels in Step 4 below
  • Select a room and hit, “Finish” — then wait for the devices to appear (ie: Main” switch and two Endpoints/Appliance Modules)

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please ensure your switch is within range of your HUB. 95% of the pairing/including failures stem from this issue. Best practice is to start with Z-Wave products near your HUB and build your network out. The more Z-Wave devices, the more efficient your network.**

-Step 4-
Making the 3rd (Main) Switch a, “Master” Switch to Control Lights Simultaneously

As referenced in Step 3, you may have noticed that when you synced your NZW97, it created three separate switches. This is normal. However, the current software setup has the main switch only controlling the right outlet (if you’re facing the front of the outlet).

To turn this main switch into a switch that can control both Appliance Modules, here’s what you need to do (we’ll be using a Virtual Switch App).

Download and Configure the, “Virtual ON/OFF Switches” App

  • On the main menu, click on the, “Apps” and then, “Install Apps” tab
  • Type in, “Virtual Switch” and click, “Details” on the app called, “Virtual ON/OFF Switches”
  • Click, “Install” and, “Ok” on the “Confirmation required” popup
  • Wait for the app to install and configure
  • Once configured, click on, “My apps” and then, “Details”
  • The app will have already created a Virtual Switch which can be found right above the, “Create Another” button (see, “# 30 VirtualSwitch” in the video)
  • Click on the Virtual Switch that was created to rename it and assign a room — click, “Save Changes” to complete

Set Up Two (2) Scenes to Tell the Master Switch to Turn the Application Modules On & Off

  • Click on the, “Scenes” tab
  • Click, “Add Scene”
  • Under, “Step 1: Select a Trigger” make sure, “Device” is highlighted green and click on, “Select a device…”
  • Click on the Virtual Switch that was just created
  • Click on, “A device is turned on or off”
  • Next to, “Which mode” select, “Whenever the Virtual Switch is turned on” and click, “Validate”
  • Add another trigger — make sure, “Device” is highlighted green and click on, “Select a device…” again
  • This time select your, “Main” switch (not the Virtual One, but the, “Main” switch that was discovered by your HUB)
  • Again, click on, “A device is turned on or off” and next to, “Which mode” select, “Whenever the Main Switch is turned on” and click, “Validate”
  • Click on, “Next Step”
  • Then under, “Step 2: Device Actions” click, “Select Devices”
  • Select both Appliance Modules and click, “Next”
  • Make sure both Appliance Modules are switched to, “On” and click, “Validate”
  • Under, “Step 3: Finish the Scene”, select a Room and then under, “Name Your Scene” name it, “Main Switch On” or whatever you’d like with the word, “On” afterwards so you can remember
  • Click, Finish

Now, repeat the above steps to add an, “Off” scene. When you get to this step, “Make sure both Appliance Modules are switched to, “On” and click, “Validate”” just make sure to turn the switch to, “Off”.

Now, after you finish both scenes, go ahead and go back to the, “Devices” tab and test it out. Click on your, “Main” switch to turn it off and immediately your Appliance Switches will both turn off.

Congratulations, you now have the ability to control two switches individually as well as simultaneously!

**If you are having issues pairing your device, please ensure your switch is within range of your HUB. 95% of the pairing/including failures stem from this issue. Best practice is to start with Z-Wave products near your HUB and build your network out. The more Z-Wave devices, the more efficient your network.**