2014

How to get started with zwave/ 

...  control electric loads with cell phone etc

What you need to get started:

1) Controller that creates network and connects to in-home router, and 'pairs' with each device.
2) Devices such as zwave door lock or zwave switch.
3) Phone app -and/or- hand-held or wall-mount controller inside home that communicates with devices
4) Forum to answer questions
Get started with zwave

1) Controller that connects to in-home router

Vera lite will work for most homes Buy:
Vera3 at Amazon
Vera lite at Amazon
More Mi Casa Verde options at Amazon

Resources:
Mi Casa Verde forum
zwave switch

1) Devices/ light switch

Light switch with neutral wire can control incandescent and CFL bulbs
Products without neutral wire are cheaper, but cannot control CFL
Buy:
Linear WD500Z-1  Z-wave dimmer switch/ 500 watt
GE/ Jasco 45609 single-pole switch

Resource:
Linear WD500Z installation manual/ pdf
Jasco 45609 installation manual/ pdf

Example wiring: Use Zwave light switch to control water heater or heavy amp load such as pool pump
ZWave network, here's what you need to get started:

1) Controller - this is the device that creates your network.
Pair it to each device, and configure everything using the controller.
2) Devices –
Common ZWave devices are light switches, lamp modules, thermostats, and door locks.


Recommended controller:
I use the Vera Lite controller
Or the Vera 3, but the Lite version should be all you need.
Google app for Vera
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.garrettpower.authomationhd

Vera Lite: B007005364
Vera 3: B0074WIVJ4

Devicesm
Light switch B00E1OVFAK
B0035YRCR2
Has a neutral wire connection. Two way switches only, not 3-way.

Lamp module: B0013V6S0Q
This model can dim, and there's an on/off version for fluorescent lights and appliances
B0013V58HU on-off without dimming

Thermostat: B008DNAGBO

Kwikset door lock: B004F1B24I

Outdoor module: B0013V8K3O

3-way dimmer switch: B0013V58K2
Less expensive doesn’t have neutral, works with incandescent only, not CFL

Water freeze sensor: B007TASV78
Linear FS20Z sell sheet/ pdf

Gas and electric water heaters Support the economy:
Buy water heaters  from my associate links:

50 gallon Gas water heaters at Amazon
40 gallon gas water heaters at Amazon
50 gallon Electric water heaters at Amazon
40 gallon electric water heaters at Amazon
Hybrid / heat pump/ water heaters at Amazon

Resources:
How to install gas water heater
How to install electric water heater
Troubleshoot gas water heater
Troubleshoot electric water heater
Point of use water heaters
Gas and electric water heaters Industrial electric at Amazon

Industrial supplies at Amazon

Industrial and scientific Amazon
Intermatic control centers Intermatic control centers:
+ manuals and parts


Including Z-wave
box timers Compare box timers

Control with Z-wave
programmable timer Compare programmable timers

Control water heater with programmable wall timer
Countdown timers Compare countdown timers

Control water heater with countdown timer
Compare power packs

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