I owe a big thanks to whomever contributed to the the current z-wave detection processes. That was one of if not the smoothest setups I have had with LMCE to date.
@hari, tschak909 I know you two for sure, nice work.
In fact the Sarah wizard not only detected everything but walked me through how to include devices using the exact model controller I have. Obviously this was intended to be an example but without a manual I would not have known that holding include resulted in a copy prompt. Very well written! Hopefully as my system grows I can contribute any device templates I come across that do not have pnp support already.
I don't think it's a mystery to anyone here that I am cheap. I bought the cheapest wall plug I could find after a few weeks watching eBay, Intermatic InTouch CA3500. Although it works just fine there is a very noticeable "POP" of the contactor opening and closing. Since I do not have experience with these devices I do not know if I would call it excessive or not, it may be normal.
For those of you who have been using z-wave for a while and have used devices by different manufactures, are the higher $ devices quieter? From my browsing and price comparisons there is a steep jump in price between manufacturers including used hardware. At the bottom of the barrel as far as I can tell is Intermatic, Wayne Dalton and GE being middle of the road and then a big jump to Cooper and other 'premium' makes.
I am familiar with Cooper from my days doing NFPA 70-E training but how their products compare I have no idea. As "quality of construction" is not going to be listed on any spec sheets I am hoping for user experience for recommendations on that all important quality/price comparison.
*tkmedia, I checked LMCECompatible
and didn't see a make, though the other devices you carry for in-wall seem to all be Wayne Dalton. Message me please.
*totallymaxxed, I can't imagine a quality of construction difference between US and European standard made devices so would really appreciate your input since you have wired hundreds of devices in homes where I am sure the customers are pretty critical about switch noise.