Linear PD300Z-2 - Z-Wave Plug-in Lamp Dimmer Module Reviews
Submitted on 04/22/2020 Alarm Grid
The Linear PD300Z-2 is a standard Z-Wave plug-in lamp dimmer module. It has two (2) outlets, with one being for Z-Wave smart automation control, and the other being a simple pass-through outlet. By connecting a device (usually a lamp), you will gain the ability to control the device remotely and have it activate with Z-Wave smart scenes. Just be aware that the device has a limit of 300 watts, and it cannot be used with non-resistive loads, which includes CFL light bulbs. The fact that this is a classic Z-Wave device also hurts it, as superior Z-Wave Plus models are readily available. Also the device is discontinued, and you can no longer buy it new. If you find a used model somewhere, it should still work with a Z-Wave or Z-Wave Plus network. Overall, this is a fairly outdated devices that we would no longer recommend purchasing new. If you have an existing model already enrolled, then it should still work just fine. Otherwise, get a Z-Wave Plus model instead. We give the Linear PD300Z-2 a 4 Star rating.
There are positive aspects regarding the Linear PD300Z-2. It doesn't require any wiring, as you can just plug it in and enroll it with your Z-Wave network. This makes it perfect for DIY users. The device also makes an excellent repeater, as lamp modules tend to be. It will start repeating signals once plugged in and enrolled with the Z-Wave network. Many users get these devices simply for improving their mesh networks. However, it is important to understand that this is an outdated model, and most users will achieve better results by getting a Z-Wave Plus plug-in lamp dimmer module instead. But there was a time when the Linear PD300Z-2 was the best available. We give it 4 Stars and say to continue using yours if you already have one. If you are in the market for a new Z-Wave device, then get a Z-Wave Plus model instead.
Good: No Tools Required, Great for DIYers, Z-Wave Repeatrer, Pass-Through Outlet
Bad: Not Z-Wave Plus, 300-Watt Limit, Does Not Support Non-Resistive Loads
Bottom Line: 4 Stars