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 Posted: Friday Dec 25th, 2015 10:37 am
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Z-Wave Mapping
Click on the Z-Wave Mapping tab. This shows the Z-Wave nodes in a typical  network. In the example, Node 1 is the Primary controller. Node 6 is a Slave - Switch Binary, which is a Z-wave appliance module. Node 8 Static Controller is the UCM/Zwave3.
The colours indicate what type of node is shown;
  • Controllers - Gray
  • UCM/Zwave Controller (as in Properties Page Node ID) - Blue
  • Virtual Nodes - green
  • Slaves - Normal (black)
The screenshot below shows the different colours available in Comfigurator.

The  Comments field can be used to identify the Z-wave Node which is saved in the UCM/Zwave EEPROM.

A Z-Wave (controller or Slave) Node can be assigned to a Comfort Counter for monitoring by polling. Click on the UCM/Zwave in the left pane to show its properties in the right pane. The screen below shows a Z-Wave Mapping table with Node 5 as Routing Slave - Routing Sensor Binary.

Node Types
Node Types are Basic, Multichannel, Virtual or Sensor. This is read-only.
  • Basic means it is a normal Z-wave Node.
  • Multichannel means it is a multichannel device with more than 1 output.
  • Virtual means it is a Virtual Node created by UCM/Zwave.
  • Sensor means it supports the Zwave Multilevel sensor command class (e.g. Door sensor, Temperature and power sensor)
A Multichannel node is shown below;

In the right pane, select a Counter or Flag to be mapped to the Zwave node. Unassigned counter or flag numbers are set to 255. The assigned counter/flag will be updated with the value 0 to 255 of the Z-wave device, where 0 means off, 255 means ON, and 1 to 254 means a dimming level.

For Zwave 7.072 - Note the counters mapped to Multilevel Switch e.g. Nodes 2,4,5 etc. above will have values of 0 to 254 corresponding to levels 0 to 99 for Zwave and vice versa. This conversion allows the Comfort app to use the full scale sliders from 0 to 255. Setting a counter to 255 will turn on the multilevel switch to the last remembered value. Note that this does not apply to Binary switches e.g. Node 3 above.

The counter or flag mapped to the Zwave node in this way is updated by UCM/Zwave polling the node. Counters and Flags should be mapped only when their status is required in Comfort, because UCM/Zwave will poll these mapped nodes  which causes unnecessary additional delay and RF traffic.
Multi-channel devices are supported (Multichannel Command Class) for up to 8 channels for devices with more than 1 output.  For Multichannel nodes, each channel can only be mapped to the same register type, e.g. Counter or Flag, and not a combination of both.

After the Counters and flags have been assigned, remember to press the button 'Write to EEPROM'. After the Write operation is completed, the UCM/Zwave will automatically reset itself.

The "Switch Device On" and "Switch Device Off" buttons allow identification of control of the Z-Wave device for the purpose of testing. For multichannel devices, only channel 1 is addressed by this button.

Make sure that all the Z-wave devices are powered on  during the learning process, otherwise the properties of the node will not be discovered. Also if any polled Zwave device is switched off during operation, this will cause a delay in the polling cycle of up to 7 seconds due to waiting for  the device to respond.

The Control Menu can be used to monitor the status of the Z-wave device by selecting Feedback Type = Counter and selecting the Counter assigned, as shown below

From UCM/Zwave 7.061, setting values into counters and flags which are mapped to Z-Wave nodes will set the Z-Wave device to  the counter value. See "Sending Z-Wave Commands via Counter/flag"

This indicates if the slave is a Listening Type. Listening means that the slave is always powered on and so can be polled by UCM/ZWave. If the slave is not listening, it may only turn on periodically like a motion sensor or temperature sensor. Non-listening devices will not be polled.

Register Type
When the node type is Virtual Node, Register Type can be Counters, Sensors, Virtual Inputs, Outputs, Responses, Arm and Panic. Refer to "Mapping Comfort Registers to Virtual Nodes". For non-virtual Nodes, only Counter and Flag can be selected.

Virtual Node Info - SEND
This button is used to associate the virtual node with a button or another routing slave. This is described below.

Last edited on Friday Dec 25th, 2015 10:45 am by slychiu

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