2GIG WO15EMZ5-1

Z-Wave Plus In-wall AC Outlet

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(based upon one review)

The 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 Z-Wave Plus In-Wall AC Outlet allows a user to control a plug-in device remotely. They can also have the device activate automatically with programmed smart scenes through an interactive service. Only the bottom outlet uses Z-Wave control. Buy the 2GIG W025EMZS-1 here.
  • Z-Wave
  • Z-Wave Plus
List Price
$82.00
Our Price
$53.99
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$28.01(34%)

Description

The 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 Z-Wave Plus In-Wall AC Outlet is an AC duplex receptacle with two integrated outlets. The top outlet cannot be toggled and provides continuous live power. The bottom outlet can be triggered using Z-Wave operation. It is ideal for pairing with almost any Z-Wave controller.

In order to use the outlet, the device must be receiving power from an electrical panel. It uses hot, neutral and ground wires, and the total load must not exceed 120VAC, 15A @ 60Hz. The device pairs with a Z-Wave controller for remote operation. This is possible through an interactive service platform that is used with a home or business security system. It will also add to the local Z-Wave mesh network to strengthen the communication between other Z-Wave devices.

This module uses Z-Wave Plus technology for increased range and improved reliability. The range for Z-Wave Plus devices in most homes is roughly 50-60 feet. However, this signal can "hop" through other Z-Wave Plus devices. This repeats the signal and increases the maximum possible range. A Z-Wave Plus device like the 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 can perform up to four hops on its way to its destination. Please note that the module will only utilize the Z-Wave Plus range when paired with a Z-Wave Plus controller.

A user can achieve ultimate functionality for this module by pairing it with an alarm system that has been set up with an interactive service platform, such as Total Connect or Alarm.com. This will allow the user to set the device up with smart scenes for automatic operation and control. That way, they can have the electrical device plugged into the bottom outlet activate with certain system events or on a set schedule. They can also use the respective mobile app for the interactive service to control the device remotely.

Note: Top outlet is always live, and the bottom outlet is Z-Wave controllable.

Brand: 2GIG

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Reviews
Good Z-Wave Plus Outlet
Submitted on 10/02/2020 Alarm Grid

The 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 is a Z-Wave Plus in-wall outlet receptacle. To install this device, you cut power at the breaker, remove the existing outlet, and install the 2GIG WO15-EMZ5-1 in its place. You can then restore power at the breaker and enroll the 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 with your Z-Wave automation network. The bottom outlet on the unit can be toggled ON/OFF using Z-Wave technology, while the top outlet is merely a pass-through outlet that provides continuous power. Hot, neutral, and ground wires are required as part of set up. We think the 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 is a very useful product, and we give it a 5-Star rating.

There are many things to like about the 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1. For one, this module is Z-Wave Plus, meaning that will provide superior range over a classic Z-Wave device when used with a Z-Wave Plus controller. Its load limit of 120VAC, 15A @ 60Hz is very generous, and you should have no trouble powering most devices. As a Z-Wave device, you can easily integrate the 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 with a compatible automation platform like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com and smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. The pass-through outlet at the top adds a nice touch, and it makes the device a bit more versatile. The device features an LED light for troubleshooting, and it has a convenient button for pairing with the Z-Wave network.

There are not many downsides for the 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1. The biggest concern is that the device needs to be installed in-place of the existing outlet. This is required for any Z-Wave outlet, so really that's to be expected. You must access the circuit breaker as part of the installation, which may be a minor inconvenience. But again, that's pretty standard. Really, these downsides are trivial, and there is virtually no reason not to give the 2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 a 5-Star score.

Good: Z-Wave Plus, Generous Load Limit, Integrate w/ Automation Platforms and Voice Assistants, Pass-Through Outlet, LED Light, Easy to Pair w/ Network

Bad: Must be Installed, Must Access Circuit Breaker

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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