Linear WS15Z-1 - Installation Manual
NOTE: This module must be “included in the Network” only where it will be permanently installed. The proper operation of this node in the
mesh network is dependent on it knowing its location with respect to other nodes. You cannot “test bench” conﬁgure this module.
WS15Z-1 WALL MOUNTED SWITCH
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.
DANGER! SHOCK HAZARD. Read and understand these
instructions before installing. This device is intended for installation in
accordance with the National Electric code and local regulations in the
United States, or the Canadian Electrical Code and local regulations
in Canada. It is recommended that a qualiﬁed electrician perform this
installation. Make sure the load controlled by the switch does not exceed
1800 watts. For indoor use only. Retain instructions for future use.
Wire this Switch in place of a current wall switch according to the diagram
above. When used, WT00Z-1’s are required to be wired to the same
line (or neutral) which is also wired to the master unit as well as the
load being controlled, and not wired to any other neutral. If multiple
neutrals are tied together in one box, separate the neutrals to preserve
the integrity of the WS15Z-1 circuit. Caution! Do not wire unit “live” (with
power on the circuit) and do not allow the yellow wire to contact line
voltage, neutral or ground or you will damage the device. Refer to your
Controller operating instructions to add this module under the command
of the Wireless Controller.
INCLUDING/EXCLUDING WS15Z-1 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 controller
STEP 2. The WS15Z-1 must be in its permanently installed location.
• To add a node: NWI: Tap the button once. This can be done upon
power-up of the node to be included, or once the controller is prepared
to add all nodes to the network. Classic inclusion: Tap the button twice
• To remove a node: Tap the button twice
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 WS15Z-1 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
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 as a repeater (only). “RESET UNIT” removes it completely
from the network.
The switch paddle on the WS15Z-1 allows the user to:
• Turn the attached load on or off.
• Tapping top of switch turns the load attached ON.
• Tapping bottom of switch turns the load attached OFF.
• Pressing and holding switch does not effect the load attached to the
WS15Z-1, but will allow dimming and brightening of Z-Wave dimmers
if associated (see below for details)
The LED on the WS15Z-1 will turn ON when the load attached is OFF, to
act as a night light. However, the LED can be user conﬁgured to turn ON,
when the load attached is ON, if so desired.
The WS15Z-1 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.
Internal Circuit Protection
The WS15Z-1 internal circuitry is protected by an internal fuse. This
internal fuse is factory serviceable only. Check your home circuit breakers
before concluding that the product must be returned to manufacturer for
repair at a nominal charge.
Z-Wave Radio Frequency (RF) Controlled, 120 VAC, Scene
and NWI Capable, Wall Mounted Switch, 3-Way, Series 300
PUSH TOP OR
BOTTOM OF PADDLE
SWITCH TO CONFIGURE
SCORED TAB WILL
BREAK FLUSH WITH
EDGE OF PLASTIC
WS15Z-1 AND THE LOAD MUST SHARE THE SAME PROPRIETARY NEUTRAL
Shown with supplied decorative trim plate
All On/All Off
The WS15Z-1 supports the ALL ON/ALL OFF commands.
The WS15Z-1 can be set to respond to ALL ON and ALL OFF commands
four different ways.
Refer to your controller for information on how to set the WS15Z-1 to
operate in the manner you desire. Some controllers may be only able to
set certain settings of ALL ON/ALL OFF response.
The four different ways the WS15Z-1 can be setup to respond to ALL ON
and ALL OFF commands are:
1. WS15Z-1 will not respond to ALL ON or the ALL OFF command.
2. WS15Z-1 will respond to ALL OFF command but will not respond to
ALL ON command
3. WS15Z-1 will respond to ALL ON command but will not respond to
ALL OFF command.
4. WS15Z-1 will respond to ALL ON and the ALL OFF command.
The WS15Z-1 supports the Conﬁguration command.
The WS15Z-1 can be conﬁgured to operate slightly differently than how it
works when you ﬁrst install it. Using the Conﬁguration command you can
conﬁgure the following:
By default, the LED on the WS15Z-1 will turn OFF when the load attached
is turned ON. To make the LED turn ON when the load attached is turned
ON, set parameter 3 to a value of 0.
• Parameter No: 3
• Length: 1 Byte
• Valid Values = 0 or 1 (default 1)
To change the top of the switch to OFF and the bottom of the switch ON,
set parameter 4 to 1.
• Parameter No: 4
• Length: 1 Byte
• Valid Values = 0 or 1 (default 0)
Each conﬁguration Parameter can be set to its default setting by setting
the default bit in the Conﬁguration Set command. See your controller’s
instructions on how to do this (and if it supports it).
All conﬁguration commands will be reset to their default state when the
WS15Z-1 is excluded from the Z-Wave network by using the controller to
reset the node.
Power 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Signal (Frequency) 908.42 MHz, 9.6Kbps or 40Kbps capable
Maximum Load: Resistive: 15 amps (1800 watts) maximum, 120 VAC
Motor: 1/2 H.P. maximum, 120 VAC
Incandescent: 600W maximum, 120 VAC
Range: Up to 100 feet line of sight between the Wireless
Controller and/or the closest HomePro Receiver
INTEROPERABILITY WITH Z-WAVE DEVICES
A Z-Wave™ network can integrate devices of various classes, and these
devices can be made by different manufacturers. just as the WS15Z-1 can
be incorporated into existing Z-Wave™ networks. The top or bottom of the
WS15Z-1 switch paddle can be used to carry out inclusion (inclusion to
the network by adding to a group), association (operate simultaneously
with other nodes), exclusion (remove from a group) or reset (remove from
the network). Controllers can be replicated in order to provide operation
from other locations.
The WS15Z-1 is certiﬁed to comply with applicable FCC and IC rules and regulations
governing RF and EMI emissions. 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
• 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
• 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 and implied warranties
for ﬁtness, are valid only until Warranty Expiration Date as labeled on the product. This
Linear LLC Warranty is in lieu of all other warranties express or implied.
All products returned for warranty service require a Return Product Authorization Number
(RPA#). Contact Linear Technical Services at 1-800-421-1587 for an RPA# and other
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
• 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.
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