FGD212 Dimmer 2

This describes the Z-Wave device FGD212, manufactured by Fibargroup with the thing type UID of fibaro_fgd212_03_005.

Dimmer 2

Channels

The following table summarises the channels available for the FGD212 Dimmer 2.

Channel Channel Id Channel Type UID Category Item Type
Dimmer switch_dimmer switch_dimmer DimmableLight Dimmer
Sensor (power) sensor_power sensor_power Energy Number
Electric meter (kWh) meter_kwh meter_kwh Energy Number
Electric meter (watts) meter_watts meter_watts Energy Number
Alarm (heat) alarm_heat alarm_heat   Switch
Alarm (power) alarm_power alarm_power Door Switch
Alarm (system) alarm_system alarm_system   Switch
Dimmer 1 switch_dimmer1 switch_dimmer DimmableLight Dimmer
Sensor (power) 1 sensor_power1 sensor_power Energy Number
Electric meter (kWh) 1 meter_kwh1 meter_kwh Energy Number
Electric meter (watts) 1 meter_watts1 meter_watts Energy Number
Alarm (heat) 1 alarm_heat1 alarm_heat   Switch
Alarm (power) 1 alarm_power1 alarm_power Door Switch
Alarm (system) 1 alarm_system1 alarm_system   Switch
Dimmer 2 switch_dimmer2 switch_dimmer DimmableLight Dimmer

Dimmer

Restore Last Value

Restore Last Dimming level on ON.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_restoreLastValue      
Data Type BOOLEAN   Default Value true
Options Restore Last Value (true)      
  Restore Full Brightness (false)      

Dimmer 1

Restore Last Value

Restore Last Dimming level on ON.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_restoreLastValue      
Data Type BOOLEAN   Default Value true
Options Restore Last Value (true)      
  Restore Full Brightness (false)      

Dimmer 2

Restore Last Value

Restore Last Dimming level on ON.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_restoreLastValue      
Data Type BOOLEAN   Default Value true
Options Restore Last Value (true)      
  Restore Full Brightness (false)      

Device Configuration

The following table provides a summary of the configuration parameters available in the FGD212 Dimmer 2. Detailed information on each parameter can be found below.

Parameter Description
1: Minimum brightness level The parameter is set automatically during the calibration process. The parameter can be ch…
2: Maximum brightness level The parameter is set automatically during the calibration process. The parameter can be ch…
3: Incandescence level of dimmable compact fluorescent lamps Virtual value set as a percentage level between parameters MIN (1%) and MAX. (99%). The Di…
4: Incandescence time of dimmable compact fluorescent lamps This parameter determines the time required for switching compact fluorescent lamps and ce…
5: Dimming Step at Automatic Control The parameter defines the percentage of a dimming step at automatic control. 1-99
6: Dimming Step Timing at Automatic Control The parameter defines the time of a dimming step at automatic control. Available settings:…
7: Dimming Step at Manual Control The parameter defines the percentage of a dimming step at manual control. 1-99
8: Dimming Step Timing at Manual Control The parameter defines the time of a dimming step at manual control. Available settings: 0-…
9: Saving state before power failure Saving state before power failure
10: Timer functionality (auto - off). 0 disables the function The parameter defines the setting of the timer. Available settings:1-32767 - time to turn …
11: ALL ON/ALL OFF function The parameter specifies the available functions.
13: Force auto-calibration Changing the value of this parameter to 1 will force the calibration process. During the c…
14: Auto-calibration status (read-only parameter) This parameter determines operating mode of the Dimmer (automatic/manual settings).
15: Burnt out bulb detection percentage value of power variation, compared to standard power consumption, measured duri…
16: Time delay of a burnt out bulb (parameter 15) or overload (parameter 39) detection Time of delay (in seconds) for power variation detection, interpreted as a LOAD ERROR or O…
19: Forced switch on brightness level If the parameter is active, switching on the Dimmer 2 (S1 single click) will always set th…
20: Inputs Button/Switch configuration Binary inputs type configuration
21: Value sent to associated devices on single click The value sent to associated devices on single click.
22: Change [On-Off] bi-stable keys This function allow user to change [On-Off] bi-stable keys (parameter no. 14) (default v…
23: Double click option Double-click set lighting at 100%
24: Command frames sent in 2nd and 3rd association groups (S1 associations) Parameter determines, which actions will not result in sending frames to association group…
25: Command frames sent in 4th and 5th association groups (S2associations) Parameter determines, which actions will not result in sending frames to association group…
26: The function of 3-way switch Key no. 2 controls the Dimmer additionally (in 3-way switch mode). Function disabled for p…
27: Associations in Z-Wave network security mode This parameter defines how commands are sent in specified association groups: as secure or…
28: Scene activation functionality SCENE ID depends on the switch type configuration
29: Switch functionality of S1 and S2 Switch S1 and S2 buttons
30: Load control mode The parameter defines the used control mode.
31: Load control mode recognized during auto-calibration Load control mode recognized during auto-calibration
32: On/Off mode This mode is necessary while connecting non-dimmable light sources. Enabling parameter 32 …
33: Dimmability of the load (read only) Dimmability of the load (read only)
34: Soft-Start functionality Time required to warm up the filament of halogen bulb.
35: Auto-calibration after power on This parameter determines the trigger of auto-calibration procedure, e.g. power on, load e…
37: Behaviour of the Dimmer after overload or surge  
38: Brightness level correction for flickering loads This parameter specifies the duration of Brightness level correction for flickering loads …
39: Power limit - OVERLOAD Reaching the defined value will result in turning off the load. Parameter 39 is relevant o…
40: General Purpose Alarm The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.
41: Water Flooding Alarm The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.
42: Smoke, CO or CO2 Alarm The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.
43: Temperature Alarm The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.
44: Time of alarm state Alarm state may be cancelled earlier, as a result of pushing the wall-switch keys or sendi…
45: OVERLOAD alarm report (load power consumption too high)
46: LOAD ERROR alarm report (no load, load failure, burnt out bulb)
47: OVERCURRENT alarm report (short circuit, burnt out bulb causing overcurrent)
48: SURGE alarm report (Dimmer output overvoltage)
49: OVERHEAT (critical temperature) and VOLTAGE DROP (low voltage) alarm report  
50: Active power reports The parameter defines the power level change that will result in a new power report being …
52: Periodic active power and energy reports Parameter 52 defines a time period between consecutive reports. Timer is reset and counted…
53: Energy reports Energy level change which will result in sending a new energy report. Available settings: …
54: Self-measurement The Dimmer may include active power and energy used by itself in reports sent to the main …
58: Method of calculating the active power This parameter defines how to calculate active power. It is useful in a case of 2-wire con…
59: Approximated power at the maximum brightness level This parameter determines the approximate value of the power that will be reported by the …
1: Lifeline  
2: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi  
3: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi  
4: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi  
5: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi  

1: Minimum brightness level

The parameter is set automatically during the calibration process. The parameter can be changed manually after the calibration.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_1_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 98
Default Value 1

2: Maximum brightness level

The parameter is set automatically during the calibration process. The parameter can be changed manually after the calibration.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_2_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 99
Default Value 99

3: Incandescence level of dimmable compact fluorescent lamps

Virtual value set as a percentage level between parameters MIN (1%) and MAX. (99%). The Dimmer will set to this value after first switch on. It is required for warming up and switching dimmable compact fluorescent lamps and certain types of light sources.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_3_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 99
Default Value 1

4: Incandescence time of dimmable compact fluorescent lamps

This parameter determines the time required for switching compact fluorescent lamps and certain types of light sources. Setting this parameter to 0 will disable the incandescence functionality. Available settings: 0-255 (0s - 25,5s)

Property Value
Configuration ID config_4_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 255
Default Value 0

5: Dimming Step at Automatic Control

The parameter defines the percentage of a dimming step at automatic control. 1-99

Property Value
Configuration ID config_5_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 99
Default Value 1

6: Dimming Step Timing at Automatic Control

The parameter defines the time of a dimming step at automatic control. Available settings: 0-255 (0s - 2,55s)

Property Value
Configuration ID config_6_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 255
Default Value 1

7: Dimming Step at Manual Control

The parameter defines the percentage of a dimming step at manual control. 1-99

Property Value
Configuration ID config_7_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 99
Default Value 1

8: Dimming Step Timing at Manual Control

The parameter defines the time of a dimming step at manual control. Available settings: 0-255 (0s - 2,55s)

Property Value
Configuration ID config_8_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 255
Default Value 5

9: Saving state before power failure

Saving state before power failure

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_9_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options State NOT saved at power failure, all outputs are set to OFF upon powe (0)      
  State saved at power failure, all outputs are set to previous state up (1)      

10: Timer functionality (auto - off). 0 disables the function

The parameter defines the setting of the timer. Available settings:1-32767 - time to turn off measured in seconds (1s - 9,1h)

Property Value
Configuration ID config_10_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 32767
Default Value 0

11: ALL ON/ALL OFF function

The parameter specifies the available functions.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_11_2      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 255
Options ALL ON not active, ALL OFF not active (0)      
  ALL ON not active, ALL OFF active (1)      
  ALL ON active, ALL OFF not active (2)      
  ALL ON active, ALL OFF active (255)      

13: Force auto-calibration

Changing the value of this parameter to 1 will force the calibration process. During the calibration parameter is set to 1 and switched to 0 upon completion.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_13_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options readout (0)      
  force auto-calibration of the load without Fibaro Bypass (1)      
  force auto-calibration of the load with Fibaro Bypass (2)      

14: Auto-calibration status (read-only parameter)

This parameter determines operating mode of the Dimmer (automatic/manual settings).

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_14_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options calibration procedure not performed or Dimmer operates on manual setti (0)      
  Dimmer operates on auto-calibration settings (1)      

15: Burnt out bulb detection

percentage value of power variation, compared to standard power consumption, measured during the calibration procedure (to be interpreted as load error/burnt out bulb). 1-99, 0 disables the function.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_15_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 99
Default Value 30

16: Time delay of a burnt out bulb (parameter 15) or overload (parameter 39) detection

Time of delay (in seconds) for power variation detection, interpreted as a LOAD ERROR or OVERLOAD detection (too much power connected to the Dimmer 2). 0 disables the function.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_16_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 255
Default Value 5

19: Forced switch on brightness level

If the parameter is active, switching on the Dimmer 2 (S1 single click) will always set this brightness level. 0 disables the function.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_19_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 99
Default Value 0

20: Inputs Button/Switch configuration

Binary inputs type configuration

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_20_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options Mono-stable input (button) (0)      
  Bi-stable input (switch) (1)      
  Roller blind switch (UP / DOWN) (2)      

21: Value sent to associated devices on single click

The value sent to associated devices on single click.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_21_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options 0xFF value is sent, which will set associated devices to their last sa (0)      
  current Dimmer 2 state is sent, which will synchronize brightness leve (1)      

22: Change [On-Off] bi-stable keys

This function allow user to change [On-Off] bi-stable keys (parameter no. 14) (default value 0)

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_22_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options Device changes status on key status change (0)      
  Device status depends on key status; ON when the key is ON, OFF when t (1)      

23: Double click option

Double-click set lighting at 100%

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_23_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options Disable double click (0)      
  Enable double click (1)      

24: Command frames sent in 2nd and 3rd association groups (S1 associations)

Parameter determines, which actions will not result in sending frames to association groups.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_24_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options all actions send to association groups (0)      
  do not send when switching ON (single click) (1)      
  do not send when switching OFF (single click) (2)      
  do not send when changing dimming level (holding and releasing) (4)      
  do not send on double click (8)      
  send 0xFF value on double click (16)      

25: Command frames sent in 4th and 5th association groups (S2associations)

Parameter determines, which actions will not result in sending frames to association groups.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_25_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options all actions send to association groups (0)      
  do not send when switching ON (single click) (1)      
  do not send when switching OFF (single click) (2)      
  do not send when changing dimming level (holding and releasing) (4)      
  do not send on double click (8)      
  send 0xFF value on double click (16)      

26: The function of 3-way switch

Key no. 2 controls the Dimmer additionally (in 3-way switch mode). Function disabled for parameter 20 set to 2 (roller blind switch).

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_26_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options 3-way switch function for S2 disabled (0)      
  3-way switch function for S2 enabled (1)      

27: Associations in Z-Wave network security mode

This parameter defines how commands are sent in specified association groups: as secure or non-secure. Parameter is active only in Z-Wave network security mode. It does not apply to 1st Lifeline group.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_27_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 15
Options all groups (II-V) sent as non-secure (0)      
  2nd group sent as secure (1)      
  3rd group sent as secure (2)      
  4th group sent as secure (4)      
  5th group sent as secure (8)      
  all groups (II-V) sent as secure (15)      

28: Scene activation functionality

SCENE ID depends on the switch type configuration

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_28_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options Scene functionality deactivated (0)      
  Scene functionality activated (1)      

29: Switch functionality of S1 and S2

Switch S1 and S2 buttons

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_29_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options standard mode (0)      
  S1 operates as S2, S2 operates as S1 (1)      

30: Load control mode

The parameter defines the used control mode.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_30_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 2
Options forced leading edge control (0)      
  forced trailing edge control (1)      
  control mode selected automatically (based on auto-calibration) (2)      

31: Load control mode recognized during auto-calibration

Load control mode recognized during auto-calibration

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_31_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options leading edge control (0)      
  trailing edge control (1)      

32: On/Off mode

This mode is necessary while connecting non-dimmable light sources. Enabling parameter 32 automatically ignores brightening/- dimming time settings.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_32_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 2
Options on/off mode disabled (dimming is possible) (0)      
  on/off mode enabled (dimming is not possible) (1)      
  mode selected automatically (2)      

33: Dimmability of the load (read only)

Dimmability of the load (read only)

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_33_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options Load recognized as dimmable (0)      
  Load recognized as non-dimmable (1)      

34: Soft-Start functionality

Time required to warm up the filament of halogen bulb.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_34_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options no soft-start (0)      
  short soft-start (0,1s) (1)      
  long soft-start (0,5s) (2)      

35: Auto-calibration after power on

This parameter determines the trigger of auto-calibration procedure, e.g. power on, load error, etc.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_35_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options No auto-calibration of the load after power on (0)      
  Auto-calibration performed after first power on (1)      
  Auto-calibration performed after each power on (2)      
  Auto-calibration performed after first power on or after each LOAD ERR (3)      
  Auto-calibration performed after each power on or after each LOAD ERRO (4)      

37: Behaviour of the Dimmer after overload or surge

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_37_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options device permanently disabled until re-enabling by comand or push-button (0)      
  three attempts to turn on the load (1)      

38: Brightness level correction for flickering loads

This parameter specifies the duration of Brightness level correction for flickering loads in seconds. 255 sets the function to “always enabled”. 0 disables the function.

Overview

Correction reduces spontaneous flickering of some capacitive load (e.g. dimmable LEDs) at certain brightness levels in 2-wire installation. 

In countries using ripple-control, correction may cause changes in brightness. In this case it is necessary to disable correction or adjust time of correction for flickering loads.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_38_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 255
Default Value 255

39: Power limit - OVERLOAD

Reaching the defined value will result in turning off the load. Parameter 39 is relevant only in a 3-wire connection i or a 2-wire connection for load of cosφ ≥ 0.99. (1 W - 250 W). 0 disables the function.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_39_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 250
Default Value 250

40: General Purpose Alarm

The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_40_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 3
Options No reaction (0)      
  Turn on the load (1)      
  Turn off the load (2)      
  Load blinking (3)      

41: Water Flooding Alarm

The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_41_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 2
Options No reaction (0)      
  Turn on the load (1)      
  Turn off the load (2)      
  Load blinking (3)      

42: Smoke, CO or CO2 Alarm

The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_42_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 3
Options No reaction (0)      
  Turn on the load (1)      
  Turn off the load (2)      
  Load blinking (3)      

43: Temperature Alarm

The parameter specifies the response to an alarm.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_43_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options No reaction (0)      
  Turn on the load (1)      
  Turn off the load (2)      
  Load blinking (3)      

44: Time of alarm state

Alarm state may be cancelled earlier, as a result of pushing the wall-switch keys or sending the Z-Wave command frame. Available settings: 1-32767 (1s - 32767s).

Property Value
Configuration ID config_44_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 32767
Default Value 600

45: OVERLOAD alarm report

(load power consumption too high)

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_45_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options No reaction (0)      
  Send an alarm frame (1)      

46: LOAD ERROR alarm report

(no load, load failure, burnt out bulb)

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_46_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options No reaction (0)      
  Send an alarm frame (1)      

47: OVERCURRENT alarm report

(short circuit, burnt out bulb causing overcurrent)

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_47_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options No reaction (0)      
  Send an alarm frame (1)      

48: SURGE alarm report

(Dimmer output overvoltage)

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_48_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options No reaction (0)      
  Send an alarm frame (1)      

49: OVERHEAT (critical temperature) and VOLTAGE DROP (low voltage) alarm report

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_49_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 1
Options No reaction (0)      
  Send an alarm frame (1)      

50: Active power reports

The parameter defines the power level change that will result in a new power report being sent. The value is a percentage of the previous report. 0 disables the function.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_50_1
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 100
Default Value 10

52: Periodic active power and energy reports

Parameter 52 defines a time period between consecutive reports. Timer is reset and counted from zero after each report (1 sec - 32767 sec). 0 disables the function.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_52_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 32767
Default Value 3600

53: Energy reports

Energy level change which will result in sending a new energy report. Available settings: 1-255 (0,01 - 2,55 kWh). 0 disables the function.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_53_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 1 to 255
Default Value 10

54: Self-measurement

The Dimmer may include active power and energy used by itself in reports sent to the main controller.

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_54_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options Self-measurement inactive (0)      
  Self-measurement active (1)      

58: Method of calculating the active power

This parameter defines how to calculate active power. It is useful in a case of 2-wire connection with light sources other than resistive. Note: Parameter 58 is set to 0 after forced auto-calibration

Property Value      
Configuration ID config_58_1      
Data Type INTEGER   Default Value 0
Options measurement based on the standard algorithm (0)      
  approximation based on the calibration data (1)      
  approximation based on the control angle (2)      

59: Approximated power at the maximum brightness level

This parameter determines the approximate value of the power that will be reported by the device at its maximum brightness level. Available settings: 0-500 (0-500W). Note: Parameter 59 works only when parameter 58 has a value other than 0.

Property Value
Configuration ID config_59_2
Data Type INTEGER
Range 0 to 500
Default Value 0

1: Lifeline

Property Value
Configuration ID group_1
Data Type TEXT
Range to

2: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi

Property Value
Configuration ID group_2
Data Type TEXT
Range to

3: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi

Property Value
Configuration ID group_3
Data Type TEXT
Range to

4: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi

Property Value
Configuration ID group_4
Data Type TEXT
Range to

5: Sends BASIC SET command class frame according to the state of the devi

Property Value
Configuration ID group_5
Data Type TEXT
Range to

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