Z-Wave is compatible with both UPB or X10 technologies and works very well. I know of many people that are running all three technologies or a combination of them. Z-Wave utilizes the 908.42 MHz Frequency. Communication to and from the devices is done wirelessly over the airwaves — very much like your wireless internet. Wireless internet utilizes the 2.4 MHz and 5.8 MHz frequencies so there is no possibility of interference between the two.
if i only have a black and red wire plus a ground and I am trying to install a 45609wb. What should I hook up to the neutral? Do I need a the neutral wire hooked up?
When was your house built – Is there a neutral bundle in the back on the box? All Z-Wave Relay switches need to have the neutral (common) hooked up to work. If you do not have a neutral in the box you can use Z-Wave dimmers with incandescent light bulbs. Z-Wave dimmers will not work with CFL or florescent bulbs.
I have a bunch of ZW1001-WCS duplex receptacles in my home and am having trouble setting them up with my GE 45601 Advanced Remote. Where can I find step-by-step instructions?
Here is the user manual for the 45601 Advanced Remote. And here is the user manual for the45605. If you are having problems adding the receptacles with the remote you might try deleting the receptacles first. I have seen many devices right from the manufacturer already be included in a network during testing.
I just installed a basic Z-Wave ADT Pulse system in my home, I wanted to know if I have to use the components that ADT sells or if I can use others too?
Here is a link to some Z-Wave products for you to look at. As long as the devices are in the listed in the Inclusion section of the Pulse System, the devices can be purchased from anyone.
I have the HM-LM001 dimmer module, which works fine. However, is there a way to disable the dimming feature or should I use the Appliance module? I noticed that the Appliance also has the dimming feature. How does the dimming feature get disabled?
The appliance module is rated for 600 watts. The lamp module is only rated for 200 watts max, which is a 100 watts less then any other dimming module on the market. At 600 watts the appliance module is only 5 amps non-grounded. All other appliance modules on the market are 1800 watts or 15 amps. For CFL Lighting or small appliance motors, you want to the Appliance Module not a dimmer module. The only thing you should use the dimmer modules on is lighting.