Compatibility FIBARO Home Center Lite : Yes (with parameter explanations) FIBARO Home Center 2 : Yes (with parameter explanations*) Vera Lite : Yes Vera 3:Yes Zipabox: Yes
* FIBARO controller with FIBARO Modules ensure a very good user experience. Every parameter is explained in detail in te module settings with the FIBARO controlllers.
FIBARO FGD -211 Z -Wave lamp dimmer works with most types of light sources . The Z-Wave dimmer can be connected to 2 -wire or 3 - wire system ( 1 ) . The dimmer can be the connected source switching and dimming , either through a Z-Wave controller or directly via the connected ( pulse ) wall switch . The dimmer automatically recognizes the connected device has an automatic overload protection , shutdown and soft start function . In the case of an old type of fluorescent light or older types of transformers , only the on / off function , it should then be set up through your Z-Wave gateway by some parameters.
You can also use a normal switch ( bistable switch) , only you can not use the dimmer on the switch (only through the app or through your browser ) . A pulse switch does have the ability to switch and dim .
Parameters Setting : Through the z wave controll center , you can set some parameters on the dimmer module . Two commonly used parameters :
through your z -wave controller module on mono - or bi - stable set ( default 0 = pulse switch) .
This parameter is used to set the phase cut ( a value of 130/135/137 usually gives good values ) . Refer to the manual for further explanation .
The manual contains all the parameters described.
If a dimmer for halogen 230V , 12V halogen lamps , dimmable LED bulbs
Module works as a switch to compact fluorescent lighting , LED bulbs , old type fluorescent lamps.
Power 230V + / -10 % , 50 Hz,
Output 25 - 500W ( resistive load ) in the case of loads other than resistive , 1.8A max,
Meets UE requlations : EN55022 ( radio frequency interference) , EN61000 -6 ( safety of use ),
Surge Protection : 2.5 A,
Overheating protection : safety off at 105C,
Ambient temperature: -10 ° C - 40 ° C,
Needs to be mounted in standard wall mounting box ≥ 50 mm that you continue to use your existing switchgear (you can NOT continue to use your current dimmer preferably replaced by a pulse switch )
Radio protocol : Z -Wave , Radio Frequency 868 MHz.
Antenna Range: Up to 50 meters open range , or within 30 meters (depending on building).
Dimensions ( L x W x H ) 42mm x 36mm x 15mm.
Z - Wave LED Light Dimmer Test
We have tested a few LED-bulbs from the Philips Masterled serie. We also have tested Aldi led lights (Lightwell 3xGU10/230V dimbaar) those work pretty good.
(1) 2 wire system vs 3 wire system.
A 2 wire system doesnt need a neutral wire in the patress box, whereas a 3-wire system does need a blue wire (to power the module itself). A z-wave switch normaly needs a 3-wire setup, wereas a z-wave dimmer doenst need a blue wire, and therefore a dimmer is a 2-wire system.