Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090)

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Re: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090)

jay (support) wrote:
From that video, it looks to me like a failed Z-Stick. I've never seen that behavior myself, and I don't believe we've had any reports of it. Perhaps contact Aeotec and see what they have to say about it?


Thanks. I will order another stick and see what happens.

I read some old posts that seemed pretty complicated, wondered with Indigo 7.3, if there is a documented procedure for replacing a Z-Wave interface like the Z-Stick?

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:29 am
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Re: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090)

Unfortunately, no. The best advice is to exclude a device then immediately include/sync it. Start from the closest device to the stick and work your way out.

This is why I'd contact Aeotec first to confirm that the stick is failing vs something else.

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Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:35 am
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jay (support) wrote:
Unfortunately, no. The best advice is to exclude a device then immediately include/sync it. Start from the closest device to the stick and work your way out.

This is why I'd contact Aeotec first to confirm that the stick is failing vs something else.


I will reach out Aeotec, but in the event I need a new stick:

Should I have both sticks plugged in during the exclude/include process?

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Should I have both sticks plugged in during the exclude/include process?


No - you can exclude devices (included in the old stick) from the new stick, just unplug the old one completely.

And, BTW, just do the inclusion from the existing Indigo device's define and sync dialog - there's no need to delete the Indigo device since that will lose all references to the device from other things (triggers, schedules, actions, etc).

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:44 pm
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Re: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090) - Cannot add nodes

I want to replace my gen2 stick with a gen5 stick. I removed all 8 of my zwave devices from indigo.

I removed the old gen2 and inserted the new gen5. I reconfigured the device and it is recognized.

I cannot however get any z-wave devices to connect to the network.

I have tried two methods
1. Unplug the Gen5 z-wave, go near each module and push its button. The blue light is blinking slowly but never flashed quickley to recognize the new device being added
2. I leave the gen5 plugged in and go to z-wave start inclusion. The event log says inclusion started. I then push the button on the zwave device I want but it never includes it. The node section stays blank and there are no devices to define in indigo

Frustrating. I must be doing something wrong??

Yes, I reset the gen5 and tried to start from the beginning without luck.

Yes, I inserted the old gen2 and also reset it to make sure they were not still communicating

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Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:06 pm
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Re: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090)

When you removed the 8 devices from Indigo did you exclude them from the Z-Stick? The devices in Indigo actually don't have to be deleted, but you do have to exclude the Z-Wave modules from the Z-Stick. Note you can exclude the modules using the new Z-Stick (via the menu item under Interfaces->Z-Wave->). That seems odd since it isn't the one that included them but the important thing is the modules receive the command telling them to exclude from the controller they are paired with, so it works.

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Re: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090)

I plan to buy this stick to replace the S2, or better wait for the Gen7?

Thanks

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Re: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090)

I searched only on Amazon, and I did not find it :wink:

Is the Gen7 much better than Gen5?

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I searched only on Amazon, and I did not find it :wink:

Is the Gen7 much better than Gen5?


Well it is supported by Indigo 7 onwards, not got one, still suffering with the Gen5 version.

I was going to move a few Z-Wave devices over to the Hubitat as that has a Gen7 Z-Wave chip built in but not tried yet.

The Gen7 should give you better range and faster response vs the Gen5 and has a backup option but that requires a Windows PC

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Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:32 am
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Re: Aeon Labs Z-Stick Plus Gen5 (ZW090)

Don't forget the Gen7 is 2 better than the Gen5!

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