The Linear PS15EMZ5-1 is a Z-Wave Plus plugin module that allows for remote control of a connected device. This is a very simple plug and play device that can certainly make your life more convenient. The module is recommended for use with lighting and small electrical appliances.
To use the Linear PS15EMZ5-1, simply plug it into a wall outlet, and enroll it with your Z-Wave controller. Then connect the device you want to use with the PS15EMZ5-1 to its controlled outlet. You can then operate this connected device through your Z-Wave network. The PS15EMZ5-1 also contains a pass-through outlet that will allow another electrical device to be connected for standard non-Z-Wave operation.
You must make sure the device used with the controlled Z-Wave outlet for the PS15EMZ5-1 module does not exceed the maximum load. The max load for resistive is 15A or 1800W at 120VAC. The max load when used with incandescent lights is 600W at 120VAC. Trying to use a more powerful device could result in problems or damage to the device.
As a Z-Wave Plus device, the PS15EMZ5-1 offers an improved range when compared with classic Z-Wave devices. With a direct line of sight, the module can communicate from up to 100 feet away from the next Z-Wave Plus device or the hub. You can also use the PS15EMZ5-1 with standard Z-Wave controllers, but this will result in a decreased range. The PS15EMZ5-1 also strengthens the mesh network by allowing other Z-Wave devices to "hop" through it. A Z-Wave signal can hop through four (4) devices on its way to the intended destination.
A convenient LED light on the PS15EMZ5-1 shows the load intensity for the connected device. White indicates 0 to 0.02 Amps. Green indicates 0.002 to 2 Amps. Blue indicates 2 to 5 Amps. Yellow indicates 5 to 10 Amps. Red indicates more than 10 Amps. Remember not to exceed 15 Amps.
Pairing this module with your Z-Wave network will allow you to control the connected device remotely. This is done through an interactive service platform. Many Alarm Grid customers use Total Connect 2.0 and Alarm.com to do this. These are both great platforms that are frequently used with security systems. Remember, you will need an appropriate alarm monitoring plan to use Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com.