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Leak Gopher Z-Wave
Valve Control
Model: LGZW-1
Rev 2.04
Power 12VDC 1A


Important Information
Safety, Compliance and Warranty
Read Manual Before Product Use
WARNING FIRE & ELECTRIC SHOCK HAZARD
Risk of fire or electric stock which may result in personal injury or
death
Use as instructed

Safe Usage Guidelines for Products
x

Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
x

Maintain a minimum distance of at least 6 inches (15 cm) around apparatus for sufficient
ventilation
x

Do not push objects into apparatus vents or slots
x

Place apparatus in a stable location so it will not fall
x

No naked (open) flame sources, such as lighted candles, should be placed on or near the
apparatus
x

Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat
x

Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug. A polarized plug as two blades with
one wider than the other. The wide blade is provided for your safety. If the provided plug
does not fit into the outlet, consult an electrician for a replacement of the obsolete outlet.
x

Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus.
x

Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer.
x

The apparatus shall be disconnected from the mains by unplugging the power cord of the
apparatus from the AC mains receptacle.
x

Do not immerse product in water. Exposure to water will destroy the inner electronics.



Leak Gopher
Z-Wave Valve Controller
with a ¾” Valve
LGZW-1

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BATTERY WARNING

Improperly replaced batteries may present a risk of leak or explosion and personal injury.
Mistreated batteries may present a risk of fire or chemical burn. Do not disassemble or expose to
conducting materials, moisture, liquid, or heat above 54 degrees C (130 degrees F). Do not use
the battery if it appears to be leaking, discolored, deformed, or in any way abnormal. Do not
leave your battery unused for extended periods. Do not short circuit a battery. BE sure batteries
are installed with the correct polarity. Battery life varies with usage. Non-operational batteries
should be discarded according to local laws. If no laws or regulations govern, dispose of your
device in a waste bin for electronics. Keep batteries away from children.

FCC STATEMENT
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: 1) this device may not cause harmful interference and 2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment
has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15
of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measure:
x

Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
x

Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
x

Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that which the receiver is
connected.
x

Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.














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Features


Electronically Controlled Water valves

o

¾”, 1” , 1 ¼ , 1 ½”, 2”valves


Wireless control using many available Home Automation platforms and security panels


Control via Internet or Smart Phone


Prevent expensive water damage even when you’re not home


Z-Wave Wireless connectivity
o

Advanced Mesh Network

o

5
th
Generation Technology

o

300’ Radio Range

o

Over-The-Air firmware update


Z-Wave Plus Certified


Overview

The Leak Gopher is a critical component to protect your home from costly damage due to a water
leak. A burst pipe can result many thousands of dollars in repair costs and the LGZW can stop the
leak at the source.



Compatible with many security panels and most Home Automation systems, you can control the
Leak Gopher from your Smart Phone or computer from anywhere in the world via the Internet.
Automation systems can automatically turn off the water if a leak is detected and a text message
sent to you informing you of the alert.



Z-Wave wireless connectivity ensures reliable operation and compatibility with other Z-Wave
products from many manufacturers and software providers.



Leak Gopher is easily installed by a homeowner with the help of our YouTube videos. Professional
installation is recommended.




Do NOT insert fingers into the valve as this may cause serious injury!

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Table of Contents
Introduction ...................................................................................................................................................... 5

Installation ........................................................................................................................................................ 5

Z-Wave Inclusion ............................................................................................................................................... 6

Z-Wave Exclusion............................................................................................................................................... 7

Reset to Factory Defaults................................................................................................................................... 7

Manual Valve Operation .................................................................................................................................... 7

LED Indicator ..................................................................................................................................................... 8

Software Developer Technical Information ........................................................................................................ 9

Z-Wave Command Classes ................................................................................................................................. 9

Association and Association Group Info ............................................................................................................. 9

Basic ................................................................................................................................................................ 10

Binary Switch ................................................................................................................................................... 10

Firmware Update ............................................................................................................................................ 10

Notification ..................................................................................................................................................... 10

Troubleshooting .............................................................................................................................................. 12

Technical Specifications ................................................................................................................................... 12

Z-Wave Plus Certification................................................................................................................................. 12

Limited Warranty & Disclaimer ........................................................................................................................ 13





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Introduction




The Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control (LGZW-1) works with Z-Wave enabled security alarm
systems to protect your home or business from water leaks. The Z-Wave Valve Control is designed to
connect to an existing alarm system where water sensors are attached. When the water sensors
detect water, the Z-Wave Controller can be programmed to tell the Leak Gopher to automatically turn
the water off, protecting your home or business. The Z-Wave Valve Control is Z-Wave Plus certified
to support the latest Z-Wave Controller capabilities.

You can also operate the electronic water valve directly using on and off buttons located in the top of
the Z-Wave Valve Control.


Z-Wave is a wireless mesh-networking protocol for reliable, intelligent home control of all Z-Wave
compatible devices. Z-Wave devices can act as repeaters to create a mesh-network to ensure
reliable communication regardless of the manufacturer or type of device. This product can be
included and operated in any Z-Wave network with other Z-Wave certified devices from any other
manufacturer. Z-Wave devices such as lamp modules, fan controllers, thermostats, dimmer switches
and many other types of home control devices are available from a wide range of manufacturers The
Z-Wave Alliance (
www.z-wavealliance.com
) provides a list of manufacturers of Z-Wave compliant
devices. Z-Wave was created by
Sigma Designs
and more details on the technology can be found at
www.z-wave.com
.

Installation


*** CAUTION ***

Do NOT insert fingers into the valve as this may cause serious injury!


Watch the Leak Intelligence videos on You Tube for detailed installation instructions. Search for “Leak
Gopher” on
http://www.youtube.com
to find the latest videos.

Locate and install the electronic water valve and connect it to the Leak Gopher using standard
telephone wires (4 wire) and connectors.

How to install the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control

1. Determine where you want to mount the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control and secure it to
the wall using the mounting holes located in the top and bottom of the device.
2. Plug the 5VDC power adapter (included) into the bottom of the Leak Gopher.
3. Install the Electronic Water Valve

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How to install the Leak Gopher Electronic Water Valve



The plumbing in every building is different. Determining where to locate the Leak Gopher
Electronic Water Valve is an important part of the installation process. While outside the scope of
these instructions, the optimum place to locate the valve is where it can turn off all of the water
entering the premises to be protected. In a residential setting this is typically on the main water line
coming into the house. Variations in plumbing make it impossible to provide detailed installation
instructions for your installation. Your situation may require rerouting the water line, or other changes
to your plumbing. It is your responsibility to check with your local codes department to determine if a
licensed plumber is required to install the Electronic Water Valve.

You can get a 6 conductor 14 foot telephone wire and connector to extend the valve wire at
www.leakintel.com. You can also install a biscuit or other device to extend the wire but care should be
taken not to reverse the polarity on wires 2 & 5 and 1 & 6. Wires 2 & 5 open and aloes the valve.
Wires 1 & 6 report the valve position to the Leak Gopher.

Depending on your Z-Wave controller, and its capabilities, the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control
can be added to the controller as a Z-Wave device, operated directly from the controller, or
incorporated into scenes, etc.
Z-Wave Inclusion
How to Add the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control to your Z-Wave Controller
-
Plug the wall cube power adapter (included) into the receptacle on the bottom of the Leak
Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control marked “5 VDC”. Plug the wall cube into a 110 VAC outlet.
This provides power to the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control.
-
Configure the Z-Wave Controller to Include/Add a device.
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When the Z-Wave Controller is ready to include/add a device, it will display a message like
“waiting to add device”. Press Include/Add button on the front of the device.
-
The Include/Exclude button is located on the front of the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve
Control. The button is the Z-Wave logo located under the OFF button. Press the
Include/Remove button. Depending on your controller you may have to press the button 3
times.
-
The Z-Wave Controller will acknowledge that the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control had
been added to the Z-Wave network.
-

Your Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control is ready to use.

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Z-Wave Exclusion
How to Remove the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control to your Z-Wave Controller
-
Plug the wall cube power adapter (included) into the receptacle on the bottom of the Leak
Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control marked “5 VDC”. Plug the wall cube into a 110 VAC outlet.
This provides power to the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control.
-
Configure the Z-Wave Controller to Exclude a device.
-
When the Z-Wave Controller is ready to exclude a device, it will display a message like
“waiting to exclude device. Press exclude button on the device”
-
The Include/Exclude button is located on the front of the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve
Control. The button is the Z-Wave logo located under the OFF button. Press the
Include/Remove button. Depending on your controller you may have to press the button 3
times.
-
The Z-Wave Controller will acknowledge that the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control had
been excluded from the Z-Wave network.
-

Your Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control is excluded from this controller.
Reset to Factory Defaults
How to reset the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control
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If the exclusion process above is not working or the Z-Wave controller LGZW was originally
joined to is lost or not available, the following process can be used to factory reset the device
to the same state it has when shipped new.
-
To reset the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control Z-Wave radio and routing table, press and
hold the Include/Exclude button located on the front of the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control
for 15 seconds. The LED will blink very quickly while holding the Z-Wave button down. Once
the LED turns off, release the Z-Wave button.
Manual Valve Operation
How to turn water on and off manually
-
Plug the wall cube power adapter (included) into the receptacle on the bottom of the Leak
Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control marked “5 VDC”. Plug the wall cube into a 110 VAC outlet.
This provides power to the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control.
-
Plug the Leak Gopher electronic ball valve into the RJ-11 (telephone type connector)
connector located on the bottom of the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control.
-
Standard telephone wires, extenders, and connectors with RJ-11 connectors can be used to
extend the distance between the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control and the Leak Gopher
electronic ball valve up to 30 feet. The maximum recommended distance between the Leak
Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control and the Leak Gopher electronic ball valve is 30 feet.

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On front of the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control there are two buttons.
o
On
x
Press this button to open the Leak Gopher electronic ball valve turning the flow of
water on.
o
Off
x
Press this button to close the valve turning the water off.
-
When the valve has changed state, a Z-Wave command will be sent to the Z-Wave system
controller informing it of the change.
-

LED Indicator
The blue LED on the face of the Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Control indicates the current mode of the LGZW.

LED

Description

DARK

Power is off

BLINKS slowly 0.5Hz

Not joined to a Z-Wave network - Press the Z-Wave button to join

BLINKS quickly 5Hz after
pressing the Z-Wave
button

Sent a Z-Wave Node Info and attempting to either Include or Exclude from a Z-Wave
network. Expires after about 10 seconds if not joined

BLINKs very quickly
The sensors from the valve are in an invalid state. This happens while the valve is in
transition or if there is a fault in the wiring.
WINKs ON

If the LED is OFF most of the time and briefly “winks” ON every 2 seconds, then the
valve is CLOSED and the LGZW is joined to a Z-Wave network

WINKs OFF

If the LED is ON most of the time and briefly “winks” OFF every 2 seconds, then the
valve is OPEN and the LGZW is joined to a Z-Wave network






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Software Developer Technical Information
This section is intended for home control software developers to support LGZW in their home control
software. Users of LGZW do not need this information but it is provided here for serious DIYers who
want to understand how the device works under the hood.

All Z-Wave communication uses standard Z-Wave Command Classes. Each command class is fully
described in the Z-Wave specification documents available at
SigmaDesigns.com
. Specific details of
how each command class is used by the LGZW are described below.
Z-Wave Command Classes
Command Class

Purpose

Version

ZWAVEPLUS_INFO
Provides the Z-Wave Role Type, Node Type and Icon
V2
VERSION
Provides the firmware version, SDK version and version of each
command class
V2
MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC

Provides the Manufacturer ID, Product ID and Product type ID to
uniquely identify the LGZW.
V2
DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY When the LGZW is reset locally, a notification is sent to the
controller to inform that the LGZW has been reset to the factory
defaults and is no longer part of the Z-Wave network.
V1
ASSOCIATION
Assigns the destination for changes in the state of the valve
V2
ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO
Details on the LifeLine association Group
V1
POWERLEVEL
Can be used to measure the quality of the radio link
V1
SWITCH_BINARY

Commands the valve to be on or off and reports status
Use this command class to control the valve via Z-Wave.
V1
BASIC
BASIC commands can also be used to turn the valve on or off and
report status
V1
NOTIFICATION_V4
Hardware failure of the valve is reported with a System Error
notification
V4
FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD
Firmware in the LGZW can be updated via this class
V2

The Z-Wave command class version supported by the firmware in the LGZW can be obtained via the
VERSION_COMMAND_CLASS_GET command. Note that the firmware may support a later version
than is documented here.
Association and Association Group Info
The LGZW has a single Association Group, Group 1 also known as the “Lifeline” group as required
for Z-Wave Plus certification. Four (4) NodeIDs can be SET into Group 1. Typically the Z-Wave
system controller or Hub will be the most important member of Group 1.

When the ON or OFF buttons are pressed on the LGZW and the state of the valve changes, a
SWITCH_BINARY_REPORT is sent to each NodeID in Group 1. If a hardware failure is detected due
to a broken wire on the valve, a Notification Command Class is sent to each NodeID in Group 1.

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Thus, it is critical that the Z-Wave system controller configure Association Group 1 with its NodeID
when the LGZW is joined to a Z-Wave network.

The Association Group Info command class can be used to obtain the name of group 1 “Lifeline” and
other information about the commands that can be received from LGZW.
Basic
The BASIC command class can be used to turn the valve ON or OFF. A BASIC_SET with a Value of
0 will turn the valve off (CLOSED) and value of 1-99 or 0xFF will turn the valve ON (OPEN).
Reserved values are ignored. A BASIC_GET will return a BASIC_REPORT with either 0x00
(CLOSED) or 0xFF(OPEN).
Binary Switch
The Binary Switch command class is identical to the Basic command class for the LGZW. A
SWITCH_BINARY_SET with a value of 0 will turn the valve off (CLOSED) and a value of 1-99 or
0xFF will open the valve. Reserved values are ignored. A SWITCH_BINARY_GET will return a
SWITCH_BINARY_REPORT with the current value of the valve (0x00 or 0xFF). Note that a
SWITCH_BINARY_REPORT will be sent if the valve is manually operated or fails to change to the
desired state. The valve takes several seconds to move to the opposite state. The REPORT is not
sent until the valve has stopped moving so there is some delay from the time you press the button
until the Z-Wave system controller receives the report.
Firmware Update
The LGZW firmware can be updated in the field using the Firmware Update Command Class. Contact
Leak Intelligence for the latest Intel Hex file of the Over-The-Air firmware for the LGZW. The Z-Wave
system controller must support the Firmware Update command class in order to update the firmware.
Refer to the Z-Wave system controller documentation to initiate a firmware update.

It is strongly recommended to bring LGZW within a few feet of the system controller. This ensures
reliable radio transfer of the firmware and minimizes the duration of the process. The firmware update
takes about five minutes of continuous radio traffic so the update should only be done when the rest
of the system is not required to be operational.

Notification
If a hardware failure is detected a NOTIFICATION_REPORT with a Notification Type of SYSTEM
(0x09) and an Event of 0x03 (Hardware Failure) will be sent to all nodeIDs in Association group 1.
The Z-Wave system controller should then inform the user that the valve is offline and needs to be
repaired. A NOTIFICATION_REPORT with an Event of 0x00 indicates the failure has been fixed and
the unit is operating normally. The NOTIFICATION_REPORT will be repeated once/hour until the
failure has been repaired. Note that the failure has to exist for 1 minute before the notification is sent.
If the failure is fixed, another NOTIFICATION_REPORT will be sent with an Event of 0x00 indicating

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the failure has been fixed. Unplugging the valve will send the notification report of 0x03 in 60
seconds. Plugging it back in will send the notification immediately.





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Troubleshooting
Problem

Solution

Not Powering on - No LED lights

Check outlet for voltage:
If there is no voltage check the fuse panel for thrown breaker.
If voltage but no power, replace the power supply.

Unable to join to a Z-Wave network

Perform a Z
-
Wave Exclusion on the device first, then try re
-
including. If
that fails, press and hold the Z-Wave button for 30 seconds to do a full
Reset to Factory Defaults.

Bring the LGZW close to the Z-Wave system controller (3 feet or less).

Valve non responsive

Make sure valve is plugged into Z Wave Valve Controller. If it is still not
responding to commands replace valve.

Any other questions

Call our helpline at 855-828-2811

Other sources of technical help
www.z-wavealliance.org
www.z-wave.com


Technical Specifications
Operating Temperature Range: 5ºC to 80ºC

RF Range: 300 feet minimum line of sight

RF Data Rate: 9.6Kbps, 40Kbps, 100Kbps

RF Frequency: 908/916MHz (US)

RF Interface: ZM5202

Power Supply: 12vdc-1A

Dimensions: 4in X 5 ½in X 2in

Weight: Less than 1lb

Z-Wave Plus Certification
Certificate number: ZC10-16025006



This product can be included and operated in any Z-Wave network with other Z-Wave certified
devices from other manufacturers and/or other applications. All
non-battery operated nodes within the network will act as repeaters regardless of vendor to increase
reliability of the network.

Z-Wave is a registered trademark of Sigma Designs and/or its subsidiaries.






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Ordering Information – Part Numbers


LGZW-1
Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Controller with 3/4” valve

LGZW-2
Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Controller with 1” valve

LGZW-3
Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Controller with 1-1/4” valve

LGZW-4
Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Controller with 1-1/2” valve

LGZW-5
Leak Gopher Z-Wave Valve Controller with 2” valve



Leak Intelligence, LLC
855-828-2811
www.leakintel.com

























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Limited Warranty & Disclaimer

Leak Intelligence, LLC will repair or replace, at its option, any part of the device, which proves to be
defective in workmanship or material under normal use, in the USA except in the states of Alaska or
Hawaii, for up to ten years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not include issues caused
by the buildup of calcium or other chemicals in the valve or damage caused by chemicals in the water
supply. Leak Intelligence, LLC will repair and provide all labor and parts necessary to correct such
defects, free of charge, provided the device has been operated in accordance with the manufacturer's
guidelines. The Customer must return the device to Leak Intelligence, LLC for testing and repair or
replacement. Should you need service, during warranty period or beyond, call 855-828-2811 to obtain
return authorization before shipping your device to Leak Intelligence, LLC.

Except for the obligation to repair or replace the Leak Gopher as stated herein, Leak Intelligence, LLC
shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damage caused by failure of the Leak Gopher to
function as advertised or expected.

All warranty service will be provided by Leak Intelligence, LLC technicians and this warranty is void if
the device has been opened or serviced by anyone other than a Leak Intelligence, LLC technician.

EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY AS STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT, THERE ARE NO
WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE. LEAK
INTELLIGENCE, LLC DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AS TO PRODUCTS AND SERVICES SUPPLIED
UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL LEAK INTELLIGENCE, LLC BE LIABLE FOR
ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, COMMERCIAL LOSS, PROPERTY DAMAGE, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF
REVENUES, PROFITS, OR SAVINGS, EVEN IF LEAK INTELLIGENCE, LLC KNEW OR SHOULD
HAVE KNOWN OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Leak Intelligence, LLC does not guarantee the leak notification service in regard to notification of
leaks. Leak Intelligence, LLC is not responsible for any value of water loss, commercial loss or any
property damage, or for any other loss or damage caused or incurred as a result of the failure of the
device and/or failure of the notification service.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. To know what your legal rights are
in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state's Attorney General.


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