Linear PD300Z-2 - Installation Manual
Z-Wave Radio Frequency (RF) Controlled, 300W, 120 VAC,
NWI and Scene Capable, Plug-In Lamp 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.
PD300Z-2 PLUG-IN LAMP 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 networking 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 PD300Z-2
can 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
Plug this Lamp Module into the wall outlet near the lamp to be
controlled, and plug the lamp into the Lamp Module. Make sure the
lamp(s) to be controlled total no more than 300 watts. To reduce the risk
of electric shock, this product has a grounded type plug that has a third
(grounding) pin. This plug will only ﬁt into a grounding type power outlet.
If the plug does not ﬁt into the outlet, contact a qualiﬁed electrician to
install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
WARNING: Plugging a non-resistive load such as ﬂorescent lighting or
a device with a motor may result in damage to the Lamp Module and
will void the warranty.
NOTE: Grounded outlet is always powered and can be used for any
other appliance. See Wireless Controller operating instructions for
details to include this module under the command of the Wireless
INCLUDING PD300Z-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 PD300Z-2 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 node: Tap the button twice
STEP 3. You should see an indication on your Controller that the
“DEVICE WAS INCLUDED” or “DEVICE WAS EXCLUDED” in the
NOTE: If you have trouble adding the PD300Z-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 as a repeater.
The button on the PD300Z-2 allows the user to:
• Turn ON, OFF, or DIM and BRIGHTEN the load attached to the
• Tapping button toggles the load attached.
• Pressing and holding the button will dim or brighten the load
When a light bulb reaches the end of it’s life and burns out, it sometimes
creates a momentary short circuit. The high current that results may
cause the dimmer to respond by turning off. Should this happen,
replace the bulb with a new one. The dimmer can now be operated to
restore power to the light.
NWI and Scene Capable
1. Use to include module under the
command of a Controller.
2. Local ON and OFF (push and release).
3. Local dimming (hold down).
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The PD300Z-2 will respond to Basic, Multilevel and Scene Activation
commands that are part of the Z-Wave system. Refer to your controller’s
instructions as to whether your controller can transmit those commands.
See the information in the section titled Version for a complete list of
commands the PD300Z-2 will support.
The PD300Z-2 supports the Protection Command.
The PD300Z-2 can be set to any one 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:
1. No protection
2. Child protection
3. Button on PD300Z-2 totally disabled
When Protection is set to “No Protection” mode, the PD300Z-2 works
normally. When Protection is set to “Child Protection” mode, you will have
to press the button 3 times rapidly to toggle the attached load. Tap the
button twice then press and hold it to dim or brighten the attached load.
The PD300Z-2 operates normally if controlled by a wireless controller.
When Protection is set to “Enable Total Protection” mode, the button will
not work. You will be able to turn the load on and off only with a wireless
controller, however the button can still be used to access the Z-Wave.
All On/All Off
The PD300Z-2 supports the ALL ON/ALL OFF commands.
The PD300Z-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 PD300Z-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 PD300Z-2 can be set up to respond
to ALL ON and ALL OFF commands are:
• PD300Z-2 will not respond to ALL ON or the ALL OFF command.
• PD300Z-2 will respond to ALL OFF command but will not respond to
ALL ON command.
• PD300Z-2 will respond to ALL ON command but will not respond to
ALL OFF command.
• PD300Z-2 will respond to ALL ON and the ALL OFF command.
The PD300Z-2 supports the Conﬁguration command.
The PD300Z-2 can be conﬁgured to operate slightly differently than it
works when you ﬁrst install it. Using the conﬁguration command you can
conﬁgure the following (if your controller supports it)
• Parameter No 29
• Length: 1 Byte
• Valid Values = 0 or 1 (default 1)
Set this parameter to 0 to disable load sense. Set this parameter to 1 to
enable load sense.
The PD300Z-2 supports the Manufacturer Speciﬁc Command. The
PD300Z-2 can return Manufacturer Speciﬁc information about itself.
Refer to your controller’s instructions on how to get this information from
Power 120VAC, 60 Hz
Signal (Frequency) 908.42MHz
Maximum Load 300 W, for incandescent lamps only.
NOTE: A minimum of 20 watt
load is recommended for the “Load Sense”
feature and dimming capabilities of this
product to operate properly.
Range Up to 100 feet line of sight between the
Controller and or closest Z-Wave 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. The PD300Z-2
can be incorporated into existing Z-Wave™networks. The button on
the face of the PD300Z-2 can be used to carry out inclusion (add to a
group), exclusion (remove from group) or reset (remove from network).
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
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 important details.
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.