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ZSE30 Water Sensor

This describes the Z-Wave device ZSE30, manufactured by Zooz with the thing type UID of zooz_zse30_00_000.

ZSE30 product image

The ZSE30 supports routing. This allows the device to communicate using other routing enabled devices as intermediate routers. This device is unable to participate in the routing of data from other devices.

The ZSE30 does not permanently listen for messages sent from the controller - it will periodically wake up automatically to check if the controller has messages to send, but will sleep most of the time to conserve battery life. The wakeup period can be configured in the user interface - it is advisable not to make this too short as it will impact battery life - a reasonable compromise is 1 hour. The wakeup period does not impact the devices ability to report events or sensor data. The device can be manually woken with a button press on the device as described below - note that triggering a device to send an event is not the same as a wakeup notification, and this will not allow the controller to communicate with the device.

Overview

Zooz Water Sensor ZSE30

  • Reliable water and leak detection
  • Wireless notifications and event triggers (when included to a Z-Wave gateway controller) -
  • Built-in audio and visual alarms
  • Low battery alerts
  • Z-Wave Plus with improved 500 chip for faster and safer wireless communication
  • Flexible installation with 2 mounting options
  • Model Number: ZSE30
  • Z-Wave Signal Frequency: 908.42 MHz
  • Power: 1 CR2 battery (included)
  • Power Consumption: 0.13W
  • Operating Temperature: 32 – 104 F
  • Range: Up to 100 feet line of sight
  • Installation and Use: Indoor only
  • Dimensions: 2.5” x 0.9”
  • Weight: 2 oz

Inclusion Information

  1. Bring the Water Sensor within direct range of your controller
  2. Carefully remove the cover from the sensor
  3. Remove the plastic pull-tab from the battery slot. The LED indicator will blink slowly 5 times
  4. Put your Z-Wave controller into inclusion mode
  5. Press and release the Z-Wave button on the Water Sensor 3 TIMES quickly. The LED indicator will flash quickly
  6. A new water (leak) sensor will appear on your controller’s device list

Troubleshooting Tips If you are unable to include the Z-Wave Water Sensor to your controller, try one of the following:

  • Bring the sensor closer to your hub or use a hand-held secondary controller to perform inclusion
  • Once in inclusion mode, press and release the Z-Wave button quickly 6-7 TIMES to ensure the command has gone through
  • Put your controller in EXCLUSION mode. Press and release the Z-Wave button quickly 3 TIMES, and then try adding the sensor to your network again
  • You may need to change the device type manually if the sensor is not recognized correctly (email us for more info: [email protected])

Exclusion Information

  1. Make sure the Water Sensor is powered on and located within direct range of your Z-Wave gateway controller
  2. Put your Z-Wave controller in exclusion mode
  3. Press and release the Z-Wave button 3 TIMES quickly. The LED indicator will flash quickly
  4. The Water Sensor should disappear from your controller’s device list

If the first attempt is unsuccessful, please repeat the process following all steps carefully

Wakeup Information

If you change settings and parameters for the sensor, you may need to wake it up manually for the changes to be recorded. Press and release the Z-Wave button THREE TIMES to wake the device up. The LED indicator will flash ONCE. The sensor’s wake-up interval is set to 12 hours by default to save battery life. Though not recommended, you can change the wake-up interval using your controller’s advanced settings if available. Minimum value: 300s (5 minutes), maximum value: 16,777,200s (around 194 days). Accepted values need to match minute intervals, so 300, 360, 420, etc

Channels

The following table summarises the channels available for the ZSE30 -:

Channel Channel Id Category Item Type
Binary Sensor sensor_binary Door Switch
Alarm (flood) alarm_flood Door Switch
Battery Level battery-level Battery Number

Binary Sensor

Indicates if a sensor has triggered.

The sensor_binary channel supports the Switch item and is in the Door category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

The following state translation is provided for this channel to the Switch item type -:

Value Label
ON Triggered
OFF Untriggered

Alarm (flood)

Indicates if the flood alarm is triggered.

The alarm_flood channel supports the Switch item and is in the Door category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

The following state translation is provided for this channel to the Switch item type -:

Value Label
OFF Ok
ON Alarm

Battery Level

Represents the battery level as a percentage (0-100%). Bindings for things supporting battery level in a different format (e.g. 4 levels) should convert to a percentage to provide a consistent battery level reading.

The battery-level channel supports the Number item and is in the Battery category.

Device Configuration

The following table provides a summary of the 7 configuration parameters available in the ZSE30. Detailed information on each parameter can be found in the sections below.

Param Name Description
1 Total Alarm Duration Total duration of audio and visual alarm when water is detected.
2 Audio Alarm: Beep Interval Interval length between beeps
3 Audio Alarm: First Beep Duration Duration of First Beep
4 Audio Alarm: Beep Duration Beep Duration after first Beep
5 Enable/Disable Audio Alarm Visual alarm will NOT be disabled
6 Enable/Disable Water Detection Enable/Disable Water Detection
7 Trigger Action Send command to associated device.
  Wakeup Interval Sets the interval at which the device will accept commands from the controller
  Wakeup Node Sets the node ID of the device to receive the wakeup notifications

Parameter 1: Total Alarm Duration

Total duration of audio and visual alarm when water is detected. Use this parameter to set the total duration of audio and visual alarm each time water is detected. If the value is set to 0, the alarm will continue until water is no longer detected. Use parameters 2 – 4 to customize the alarm. Values in the range 0 to 255 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 120.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_1_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 2: Audio Alarm: Beep Interval

Interval length between beeps Set the beeping frequency for the sensor’s audio alarm. The interval between beeps can be as low as 1 minute. Values in the range 1 to 255 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 1.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_2_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 3: Audio Alarm: First Beep Duration

Duration of First Beep Adjust the duration of the initial sound the alarm will produce after a leak is detected. Values in the range 10 to 255 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 60.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_3_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 4: Audio Alarm: Beep Duration

Beep Duration after first Beep Adjust the duration of the beeps the alarm will sound after a leak is detected and the first “long” beep is produced. Values in the range 5 to 255 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 5.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_4_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 5: Enable/Disable Audio Alarm

Visual alarm will NOT be disabled Enable or disable the audio alarm by adjusting these parameter settings. The visual alarm will NOT be disabled and the LED indicator will always light up each time water is detected.

Values: 0 – alarm disabled; 1 – alarm enabled (default setting). Values in the range 0 to 1 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 1.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_5_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 6: Enable/Disable Water Detection

Enable/Disable Water Detection Enable or disable water detection for the sensor by adjusting these parameter settings. Values: 0 – sensor disabled; 1 – sensor enabled (default setting). Values in the range 0 to 1 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 1.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_6_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 7: Trigger Action

Send command to associated device. You can choose if your Water Sensor turns an associated device on or off when sending the basic set command. Use value 0 to turn the associated device OFF and value 255 to turn it ON. Adjust brightness level for a Z-Wave dimmer (Multilevel switch) by putting in any value between 1 and 99. Values: 0 – OFF; 1 – 99 (% of light); 255 – ON (default). Values in the range 0 to 255 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 255.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_7_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Wakeup Interval

The wakeup interval sets the period at which the device will listen for messages from the controller. This is required for battery devices that sleep most of the time in order to conserve battery life. The device will wake up at this interval and send a message to the controller to tell it that it can accept messages - after a few seconds, it will go back to sleep if there is no further communications.

This setting is defined in seconds. It is advisable not to set this interval too short or it could impact battery life. A period of 1 hour (3600 seconds) is suitable in most instances.

Note that this setting does not affect the devices ability to send sensor data, or notification events.

This parameter has the configuration ID wakeup_interval and is of type INTEGER.

Wakeup Node

When sleeping devices wake up, they send a notification to a listening device. Normally, this device is the network controller, and normally the controller will set this automatically to its own address. In the event that the network contains multiple controllers, it may be necessary to configure this to a node that is not the main controller. This is an advanced setting and should not be changed without a full understanding of the impact.

This parameter has the configuration ID wakeup_node and is of type INTEGER.

Association Groups

Association groups allow the device to send unsolicited reports to the controller, or other devices in the network. Using association groups can allow you to eliminate polling, providing instant feedback of a device state change without unnecessary network traffic.

The ZSE30 supports 4 association groups.

Group 1: lifeline communication

This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 2: Control Command

This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 3: Notification Report

This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 4: Sensor Binary Report

This group supports 5 nodes.

Technical Information

Endpoints

Endpoint 0

Command Class Comment
COMMAND_CLASS_NO_OPERATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BASIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_SENSOR_BINARY_V2  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_CONFIGURATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_ALARM_V8  
COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_POWERLEVEL_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BATTERY_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_WAKE_UP_V2  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_V2  
COMMAND_CLASS_VERSION_V2  

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