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Old April 16th, 2018, 08:39 AM
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ZWave low voltage relay

Hi everyone -

I have an idea for a project I would like to do, but it will require a controllable Zwave low voltage relay.

I am familiar with the Fibaro RGBW controller, but are there perhaps other, simpler devices that will do what I'm looking for? I just need a low voltage powered relay that will trigger a dry contact.

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Old April 16th, 2018, 08:48 AM
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What do you consider low voltage, and what will the load be?
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Old April 16th, 2018, 09:48 AM
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The Fortrezz MIMOLite Zwave Input Output Module is your friend...

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Old April 16th, 2018, 09:48 AM
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What do you consider low voltage, and what will the load be?

Low voltage is 12vdc or 24vdc (either is acceptable).

There will be no load as I only need to trigger a dry contact. The load will be controlled by a separate power supply, which I will use the dry contact to trigger.

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Old April 16th, 2018, 09:51 AM
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The Z-Wave Minimote is your friend...

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Hi Robert --

Is this the device you're referring to?

https://www.123securityproducts.com/...hoCu-MQAvD_BwE

If so, can you explain how this could be helpful in my scenario?
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Old April 16th, 2018, 10:05 AM
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Sorry.. mis-fired neurons.. I meant the fortrezz-mimolite-zwave-input-output-module.

https://www.aartech.ca/mimolite/fort...ut-module.html

They used to sell them here - couldn't find it when I looked.

I use this to control my gas fireplace and it works great!

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Old April 16th, 2018, 10:32 AM
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Sorry.. mis-fired neurons.. I meant the fortrezz-mimolite-zwave-input-output-module.

https://www.aartech.ca/mimolite/fort...ut-module.html

They used to sell them here - couldn't find it when I looked.

I use this to control my gas fireplace and it works great!

Robert


Thanks Robert! I'm glad to know that I'm not crazy for being confused at my original link!

That device looks like it would do the trick, for sure. However, for that price (~$70 USD), I could get another Fibaro RGBW controller and use it, and it would give me more options as well.

I am a little surprised that there aren't more options out there to do this. I would have expected this to be a pretty common occurrence, but perhaps not? I'm wondering if maybe the alarm world has a few more options...
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Old April 16th, 2018, 10:50 AM
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Do Qubino sell in the US? They have a dry-contact relay module that can be powered by 110V AC or 24-20V DC:

http://qubino.com/products/flush-1d-relay/

(No affiliation; I've used a few of their modules and they are ok. Generally similar to Fibaro in form and function.)

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Old April 16th, 2018, 11:28 AM
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I have a Linear Isolated Contact Fixture Module which is apparently discontinued according to the Linear site but the GoControl site doesn't confirm this and both sites show GoControl on the unit, but a web search does show many z-wave contact closure units. Some in the 30.00 range.

I use the unit to open/close my garage door by running an event which turns it on, waits a second and then turns it off. It has house line power running the unit and connections for the controlled wiring.
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Old April 16th, 2018, 12:28 PM
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Do Qubino sell in the US? They have a dry-contact relay module that can be powered by 110V AC or 24-20V DC:

http://qubino.com/products/flush-1d-relay/

(No affiliation; I've used a few of their modules and they are ok. Generally similar to Fibaro in form and function.)

Cheers,

Jon.

Hey Jon,

Yes, it does look like Qubino is available in the US, and this looks like a great option! Approx 40% less expensive than the Fibaro, but looks to be perfectly suited for what I'm looking for.

Thank you! I will keep looking, but this is the frontrunner right now!
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Old April 16th, 2018, 12:30 PM
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I have a Linear Isolated Contact Fixture Module which is apparently discontinued according to the Linear site but the GoControl site doesn't confirm this and both sites show GoControl on the unit, but a web search does show many z-wave contact closure units. Some in the 30.00 range.

I use the unit to open/close my garage door by running an event which turns it on, waits a second and then turns it off. It has house line power running the unit and connections for the controlled wiring.


Karl, this is indeed a dry contact relay, but it is one that requires line voltage (120vac/240vac) instead of low voltage (12vdc/24vdc).

However, thanks for the recommendation -- I will be starting on a garage door project soon, and this looks like a great start to that!
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Old April 16th, 2018, 12:47 PM
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Karl, this is indeed a dry contact relay, but it is one that requires line voltage (120vac/240vac) instead of low voltage (12vdc/24vdc).

However, thanks for the recommendation -- I will be starting on a garage door project soon, and this looks like a great start to that!
The one I use requires Line Voltage to operate but controls a separate connection and could control low voltage. I have it connected to the same connections the push button is on for my garage door opener. I am sure this and others could control low voltage as well. Yes, it is powered by line voltage for the z-wave on/off, but it does not pass that same line through.

If I were doing the garage door today I would use one of the other items available for garage doors. They were not available when I set that up.
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