2GIG WO15EMZ5-1 - Z-Wave Plus In-wall AC Outlet Reviews
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