Linear PS15Z-2

Z-Wave Plug-in Appliance Module


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The Linear PS15Z-2 is a Z-Wave controllable appliance module. The device plugs into a standard 120VAC power outlet. There are two grounde...
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The Linear PS15Z-2 is a Z-Wave controllable appliance module. The device plugs into a standard 120VAC power outlet. There are two grounded (3-prong) power outlets on this unit; one of which can be controlled using a Z-Wave technology. The Z-Wave ready outlet supports incandescent loads up to 600 Watts, resistive loads up to 15 Amps (1800 Watts), and a 1/2 HP motor! The other outlet is simply a pass-through that offers constant power so that the module does not occupy any power receptacle real estate.

The PS15Z-2 is an excellent beginner Z-Wave device. The installation requires absolutely zero electrical knowledge and the including process is just as easy. This is a great device to experiment with including/excluding Z-Wave nodes from a Z-Wave controller. In order to add the PS15Z-2 to your Z-wave network you will need to put the controller in "inclusion mode." This will vary based on the controller. Since we specialize in security, the most popular controllers are the L5100-ZWAVE for the Honeywell LYNX Touch series, the Tuxedo Touch and the VAM for the Honeywell VISTA P series. Also, the 2GIG Go!Control has a factory equipped controller built into the control panel.

Using your controller's user guide you will need to activate inclusion mode. Once in inclusion mode you can tap the learning button on the dimmer module twice. Be patient. Z-wave is a bit latent when it comes to inclusion. Wait for a few minutes before testing after inclusion. The first troubleshooting step for faulty Z-wave devices is to exclude and re-include the device. For this device, exclusion is the same process as inclusion. Place the controller in "exclusion mode" and tap the ID button twice on the module. Then you can try to re-include if desired.

Brand: Linear

Decent Plug-In Module
Submitted on 12/04/2019 Alarm Grid

The Linear PS15Z-2 is a Z-Wave plug-in module that allows a connected device to be controlled across a Z-Wave network. The device supports incandescent loads of up to 600 Watts, resistive loads of up to 1,800 Watts, or up to a 1/2 HP fan motor. This is an easy to use Z-Wave plug-in module, though it is a bit outdated by today's standards. We give it a strong 4 Star rating.

There are many things to like about the Linear PS15Z-2. For one, the device is easy to use. You just need to plug it in and enroll it with your Z-Wave network. Then connect any device within the load limit to use it with your Z-Wave network. There is a designated outlet on the Linear PS15Z-2 for Z-Wave control. The other outlet is a pass-through outlet, which can be used with any connected device for non-Z-Wave functionality. The pass-through outlet is a nice touch, as it means that the module will not hog the entire receptacle. Being able to use this device with a standard 120VAC outlet is very convenient!

But there are some downsides to consider with the Linear PS15Z-2. For one, it only uses standard Z-Wave. You will not be able to take advantage of the extended range of Z-Wave Plus with this device, even if you have a Z-Wave Plus controller. For that reason, the device is considered to be outdated by most standards. Additionally, the device uses a 3-prong connector. If you have an older outlet with 2-prongs, then you will need an adapter piece. This can mean a trip to the hardware store if you don't already have an adapter lying around somewhere. It should also be mentioned that this device has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Overall, the Linear PS15Z-2 is fine if you already have one, but those in the market for a new Z-Wave plug-in module will want to consider something newer, preferably a module that supports Z-Wave Plus. We give the Linear PS15Z-2 4 Stars.

Good: Easy to Use, Pass-Through Outlet, Works w/ Standard 120VAC Outlets

Bad: Not Z-Wave Plus, 3-Prong Connector, Discontinued

Bottom Line: 4 Stars

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