Linear PS15Z-2 - Installation Manual
Z-Wave Radio Frequency (RF) Controlled, 120 VAC,
15A, Plug-In Appliance Module, Series 300
NOTE: This module must be “included in the Network” only where it will be permanently installed. You cannot “test bench” conﬁgure this
module, then install. The proper operation of this node in the mesh network is dependent on it knowing its location with respect to other nodes.
PS15Z-2 PLUG-IN APPLIANCE MODULE
Linear’s family of Z-Wave certiﬁed wireless lighting controls (switches,
dimmers, outlets and plug-in modules) brings a new level of intelligent
wireless capability to commercial and residential environments.
The Z-Wave wireless protocol is an international wireless standard
for remote home automation, security and other applications.
Embedded in each device, the Z-Wave smart chip enables two-way RF
communication among hundreds of Z-Wave enabled devices, allowing
products and services from multiple manufacturers to work seamlessly.
Linear Z-Wave products are easy to install, and allow dealers to create
an integrated wireless network with nearly limitless expansion and
interoperability with security and health monitoring systems, energy
management, home entertainment, appliances, and more.
This product supports 40Kbps data transmission. This product can
also be used for network support in systems that stream metadata. An
example might include transmission of information from audio devices
such as song title, artist, and album information to various displays
around the home. As part of a Z-Wave network, the PS15Z-2 will act
as a wireless repeater to insure that commands intended for another
device in the network are received. This is useful when the device
would otherwise be out of the radio range of the wireless controller.
Plug this Appliance Module into the wall outlet near the load to be
controlled, and plug the load into the Appliance Module. Make sure the
load to be controlled is 15 amps (1800 watts) or less.
INCLUDING PS15Z-2 TO THE NETWORK
STEP 1. Prepare the Controller to include a unit to the network, by
adding it to a group (method of adding a node to the network). Refer to
STEP 2. The PS15Z-2 must be in its permanently installed location.
Tap the button on the PS15Z-2 once.
STEP 3. You should see an indication on your Controller that the
“DEVICE WAS INCLUDED” in the network.
NOTE: If you have trouble adding the PS15Z-2 to a group it may be
that the Home ID and Node ID were not cleared from it after testing.
You must ﬁrst “RESET UNIT” with your controller to remove it from
the network. Although adding it to a group includes it in the network,
removing it from a group does not remove it from the network. If removed
from a group, it functions only as a repeater.
Button (Local Control)
The button on the PS15Z-2 allows the user to:
• Turn the attached load on or off.
• Include or exclude the module from the Z-Wave system.
When a controller prompts you to “Send Node ID” or to “Press Button
on Unit”, quickly tap the button once to satisfy those instructions.
Tapping button toggles the load attached ON or OFF.
The PS15Z-2 will respond to BASIC and BINARY commands that are
part of the Z-Wave system. Refer to your controller’s instructions as to
whether your controller can transmit those commands.
The PS15Z-2 supports the Protection Command.
The PS15Z-2 can be set to any 1 of 3 Protection modes by a wireless
controller. Refer to your controller for information on how to set the
various modes of Protection. Some controllers may only be able to set
certain settings of Protection:
There are 3 modes of Protection and they are the following:
1. No protection
2. Child protection
3. Local Button totally disabled
When Protection is set to “No Protection” mode,the PS15Z-2 works
normally, unit will turn on and off with the button on the unit, or with the
When Protection is set to “Child Protection” mode, you are required to
press the button on the unit 3 times rapidly to control the attached load.
The PS15Z-2 continues to operate normally using a wireless controller.
When Protection is set to “Button totally disabled” mode the button
will not work to turn the unit on or off. The button can still be used,
however, to access the Z-Wave network. The PS15Z-2 continues to
operate normally using a wireless controller.
1. Adds module under the command of
2. Local ON and OFF (push and release).
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All On/All Off
The PS15Z-2 supports the ALL ON/ALL OFF commands.
The PS15Z-2 can be set to respond to ALL ON and ALL OFF commands
4 different ways. Refer to your controller for information on how to set
the PS15Z-2 to operate in the manner you desire. Some controllers may
be only able to set certain settings of ALL ON/ALL OFF response. The
4 different ways the PS15Z-2 can be set up to respond to ALL ON and
ALL OFF commands are:
• PS15Z-2 will not respond to ALL ON or the ALL OFF command.
• PS15Z-2 will respond to ALL OFF command but will not respond to
ALL ON command.
• PS15Z-2 will respond to ALL ON command but will not respond to
ALL OFF command.
• PS15Z-2 will respond to ALL ON and the ALL OFF command.
The PS15Z-2 supports the Manufacturer Speciﬁc command. The
PS15Z-2 can return Manufacturer Speciﬁc information about itself.
Refer to your Controller’s instructions on how to get this information
from the PS15Z-2.
There must be a Static Update Controller in your Z-Wave system for
this feature to work. The Static Controller can act as a gateway in the
system, since other nodes always know its position (not moved after
addition to the network. The “always listening” advantage of the Static
Controller is that other nodes can transmit information frames to it
whenever needed. You can assign an “SUC Route” to the PS15Z-2.
Refer to your controller’s instructions on how to do this (if it supports it).
Assigning an SUC Route to the PS15Z-2 allows it to request an update
of the Z-Wave devices that are between it and the Z-Wave device to
which it was trying to transmit. The PS15Z-2 will only request an update
when a transmission fails.
The PS15Z-2 supports the Conﬁguration command.
The PS15Z-2 can be conﬁgured to operate slightly differently that it
works when you ﬁrst install it. Using the conﬁguration command you can
conﬁgure the following (if your controller supports it) Set this parameter
to 1 for normal ON/OFF operation. Set this parameter to 0 to enable
ﬂash mode which operates as follows:
• With Parameter 104 value set to 0, relay is closed and
PS15Z-2 defaults to ON (relay closed)
• Whenever the PS15Z-2 receives a Z-Wave ON command,
the PS15Z-2 will begin cycling its output relay on and off
approximately once per second (1/2 second Off, 1/2 second
On) for 20 seconds.
• If at any time during that 20 seconds, the PS15Z-2 receives
a Z-Wave OFF command, the PS15Z-2 will stop cycling its
output relay and default to ON.
• At any time during that 20 seconds, if the PS15Z-2 receives a
Z-Wave ON command, the PS15Z-2 will add an additional 20
seconds on/off cycling of its output relay. At the end of the 20
seconds, the PS15Z-2 will again default to ON (relay closed).
• At any other time, if the PS15Z-2 receives an OFF command,
it will have no effect and the PS15Z-2 remains ON.
INTEROPERABILITY WITH Z-WAVE™ DEVICES
A Z-Wave™ network can integrate devices of various classes, and
these devices can be made by different manufacturers. The PS15Z-2
can be incorporated into existing Z-Wave™networks. The button on the
face of the PS15Z-2 can be used to carry out inclusion (add to a group),
association (operate coincidently with other nodes), exclusion (remove
from a group) or reset.
Power 120VAC, 60 Hz
Signal (Frequency) 908.42MHz
Load Incandescent: 600W maximum, 120VAC
Resistive: 15 amps (1800 watts) maximum
Motor: 1/2 H.P. maximum, 120 VAC
Range Up to 100 feet line of sight between the
Controller and or closest Z-Wave Receive
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.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a 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 and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, 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 measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician to help.
• Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the
user’s authority to operate the equipment
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Le présent appareil est
conforme aux CNR d’Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio exempts de licence. L’exploitation est
autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes : (1) l’appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et (2) l’utilisateur
de l’appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage est susceptible d’en
compromettre le fonctionnement.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
This Linear product is warranted against defects in material and workmanship for twelve (12) months. This
warranty extends only to wholesale customers who buy direct from Linear or through Linear’s normal
distribution channels. Linear does not warrant this product to consumers. Consumers should inquire from their
selling dealer as to the nature of the dealer’s warranty, if any. There are no obligations or liabilities on the part
of Linear Corporation for consequential damages arising out of or in connection with use or performance
of this product or other indirect damages with respect to loss of property, revenue, or proﬁt, or cost of
removal, installation, or reinstallation. All implied warranties, including implied warranties for merchantability
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Linear radio controls provide a reliable communications link and ﬁll an important need in portable wireless
signaling. However, there are some limitations which must be observed.
• For U.S. installations only: The radios are required to comply with FCC Rules and Regulations as Part 15
devices. As such, they have limited transmitter power and therefore limited range.
• A receiver cannot respond to more than one transmitted signal at a time and may be blocked by radio signals
that occur on or near their operating frequencies, regardless of code settings.
• Changes or modifications to the device may void FCC compliance.
• Infrequently used radio links should be tested regularly to protect against undetected interference or fault.
• A general knowledge of radio and its vagaries should be gained prior to acting as a wholesale distributor or
dealer, and these facts should be communicated to the ultimate users.