The Aeotec Z-Stick USB dongle
Aeon Labs Z-Stick is a selfpowered Z-Wave USB adapter with network creation capabilities (independent from external power and host microprocessor). By being able to remotely include/remove Z-Wave devices, this greatly simplifies Z-Wave network installation. When connected to a host controller (via USB), it enables the host controller to take part in the Z-Wave Network.
Get the full manual of the dongle here: http://goo.gl/WDBDFU
Reset the dongle
To reset all of your Z-Stick’s settings to their factory defaults:
- Unplug the Z-Stick from the USB connector and
- Press and hold the Reset Button, the LED will become red, then blink faster and faster then stop blinking for 2 seconds then the blue LED will solid for 2 seconds as confirmation. All of this takes between 20 and 30 seconds.
Inclusion and exclusion mode
You’ll have to include all ZWave device in to the dongle (also called “into the network”).
Put your Z-Stick into:
- inclusion mode, (also called “learning mode”) by pressing its action button (it blinks blue).
- exclusion mode, by pressing and holding its action button until it blinks yellow rapidly.
This will be described for each device later.
It it possible to set the inclusion mode by software. This avoids shutting down and rebooting.
For this, just link a go node to a ZWave inclusion node.
Launch the flow, the manipulate your device to put it in inclusion mode.