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Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« on: June 26, 2008, 12:32:03 pm »
as this seems to be unclear to some users (even when stated in the wiki):

for Z-Wave installations in Europe ONLY the _Seluxit viaSENS HomeController_ is fully supported with plug and play: http://www.seluxit.com

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 12:43:35 pm »
as this seems to be unclear to some users (even when stated in the wiki):

for Z-Wave installations in Europe ONLY the _Seluxit viaSENS HomeController_ is fully supported with plug and play: http://www.seluxit.com

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 02:15:58 pm »
Would you happen to know if these are available in Britain?

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2008, 02:25:29 pm »
Would you happen to know if these are available in Britain?

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you can order them directly from Seluxit. They are quick and responsive. There is a rebate for quantities over 10. Maybe totallymaxed wants to resell them :-)

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 12:18:36 pm »
hari, what kind of connection do they use, usb or serial?  is the protocol straight zwave or bastardized like the rzc0p?

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 02:42:19 pm »
hari - why is it only Europe?

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 03:56:36 pm »
hari, what kind of connection do they use, usb or serial?  is the protocol straight zwave or bastardized like the rzc0p?
usb. They use the generic acm device class, so there is no special driver needed. You have straight access to the zensys chip over /dev/ttyACMx.

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2008, 03:57:13 pm »
hari - why is it only Europe?
they don't do a US version at the moment.

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2008, 10:38:52 pm »
Hari - doesn't really answer my question, I'm not interested in a US version... What is EU specific about the EU version? Just the RF frequency? (230v/50Hz is effectively "worldwide" except N.A. not just Europe, so that isn't an issue) is there anything else specific?

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2008, 11:10:18 pm »
EU frequency is 868.42 MHz, US frequency is 908.42.

and of course the voltage is different.

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2008, 05:46:21 am »
thanks Hari.  have you seen any new serial controllers (not virtual serial via usb) over there?  i know act had one but i think that is a very old version...

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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2008, 07:25:56 am »
Colin,

As far as I can work out - you cannot use them in Australia. According the wikipedia page the approved frequency for Australia/New Zealand is 921.42MHz. I still don't know of anyone producing equipment for here.

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2008, 09:42:55 am »
Darren

ACT are aware of the frequency and interested in producing ZWave equipment if they can find a JV partner here... Know of any?

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2008, 12:11:49 pm »
thanks Hari.  have you seen any new serial controllers (not virtual serial via usb) over there?  i know act had one but i think that is a very old version...
the new serial ones from ACT are the ZCS101 and the ZCS201. Be aware that they use an older chip revision.
iirc domodude uses one of those.

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Re: Z-Wave dongle for Europe - READ THIS
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2008, 01:17:56 am »
Darn.... i was hoping to get my hands on the EU Z-wave usb controller to try out over here (Australia).
Does anyone know a good supplier in Australia that has the Z-wave controllers?

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