Linear PS15EMZ5-1 - Z-Wave Plug-in Appliance Module Reviews
Submitted on 08/07/2020 Alarm Grid
The Linear PS15EMZ5-1 is a plug-in Z-Wave module that essentially allows you to add a connected device to a smart home network. The plug-in module can support a maximum resistive load of 1800W, or a maximum incandescent load of 600W. When you enroll the PS15EMZ5-1 with your Z-Wave network, you will be able to control the device remotely from a compatible automation platform. This is great if you have access to a service like Total Connect 2.0 or Alarm.com. You can also include the unit with Z-Wave smart scenes to have the device activate automatically based on a schedule or with certain system events. Overall, we really like the Linear PS15EMZ5-1, so we give it a 5 Star rating.
There are many aspects we appreciate about the Linear PS15EMZ5-1. For one, it is a Z-Wave Plus device. This means that it will offer superior range over classic Z-Wave devices when used with a Z-Wave Plus controller. The module features a pass-through outlet in addition to the Z-Wave controlled outlet. This can really come in handy if you have a lot of electrical devices in the area that need to use an outlet. There is an LED light on the module to indicate load intensity. This is very useful for determining if you are close to approaching the device load limit.
There are not many downsides regarding the Linear PS15EMZ5-1. One issue is that is a somewhat bulky module, and it will cover up other outlets if used on a standard power strip. If you have the device plugged into a wall outlet, then you will want it on the bottom outlet so that it does not cover up an unused outlet. The load limits on the device are quite generous, but they can become an issue if you are trying to use a high-powered device. Really, these downsides are quite minor, and they do not stop us from awarding the Linear PS15EMZ5-1 a 5-Star score.
Good: Z-Wave Plus, Pass-Through Outlet, LED Light
Bad: Bulky, Load Limits
Bottom Line: 5 Stars