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Gen 1 Dimmer Switch w/Scenes • Setup Instructions • SmartThings
Gen 1 Dimmer Switch w/Scenes • Setup Instructions • SmartThings

Setup and Pairing instructions for the Inovelli Gen 1 Dimmer Switch w/Scenes (NZW31-S) on Samsung / Aeotec SmartThings Hub

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Written by Eric Hines
Updated over a week ago

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This is the digital setup instructions for the Gen 1 Dimmer Switch w/Scenes on the SmartThings platform.

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Navigating the Instructions

Please click on any of the sections in the Table of Contents to get started. We recommend working your way down as it follows an intentional flow that is user friendly and hub/gateway specific. As always, any questions, please see the Additional Resources links section or submit a ticket, we’re happy to help.


Quick Setup Instructions

Follow these if you have already installed the Dimmer switch before and are just looking for some quick pairing instructions. If this is your first time installing the Dimmer switch, please skip this section and work your way through the various sections below starting with the Prerequisites.

This section assumes the following:

  1. You’ve installed the Edge Driver

  2. You’ve wired the switch and it works manually

Let’s begin:

  1. Open up your SmartThings App to the, “Devices” tab and click on the + at the top right

  2. Click, “Add Device”

  3. Then under, “Scan for nearby devices” click, “Scan”

  4. Tap up on the paddle six (6) times rapidly as shown in the Video Demonstration

  5. SmartThings should then search for, find and let you know that a, "Z-Wave device" was added

  6. SmartThings will then let you know that the switch was added (and it should be called, "Inovelli First Gen") - in addition the LED Light at the bottom of the switch should blink to confirm

  7. Feel free to label the device and, if applicable, add it to a room

Video Demonstration


Prerequisites

The only prerequisite to pairing this switch is the following:

  • Installation of the Device Edge Driver

While this switch will also pair without it, for full functionality, you’ll want to install the Edge Driver.

Device Edge Driver Installation

To install the Edge Driver, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Click on the following link Samsung Edge Driver Access and sign into your Samsung account (you may have 2-Factor Authentication on – if so, please follow the directions Samsung gives you to attain a code)

  2. Next, click, “Enroll” by the hub your devices are paired to

  3. Next, click, “Available Drivers”

  4. Finally, click on the driver you’d like installed by clicking, “Install” (NOTE: In this case, please install, “Inovelli First Gen”)

Now when you pair your switch, it should automatically pick up the Edge Driver. Feel free to move onto the next section of the Setup Instructions below.


Installation Instructions

Before setting up your switch within SmartThings, you will have to manually install your switch in the wall and have it powered up. In order to do that, you (or your licensed electrician) will need to follow our Wiring Instructions which can be found below:


Pairing Instructions

The below instructions assume you have installed the Edge Driver prior to pairing.

  1. Open your SmartThings App and go to the, "Devices" tab

  2. Press the (+) button at the top right of the screen

  3. Click on, “Add Device”

  4. At the bottom of the screen click on, "Scan nearby"

  5. While your SmartThings hub is scanning, tap on the up paddle six (6) times rapidly. The LED should start blinking blue and, if successfully included, it will long blink blue as shown in the GIF below

  6. If your switch was included successfully, the LED at the bottom will long blink blue you should see a confirmation in your SmartThings app. If you'd like to rename the switch and/or change the room it's assigned to, click on, "Edit", change either or and click, "Save" and then, "Done"

Once your switch is successfully paired, check to make sure you have basic functionality of your switch by turning it on/off and dimming up/down.


Advanced Feature Setup

This switch is packed with features and most of them come directly from this community. They've been debated back and forth, added to wishlists, and talked about tirelessly over the years.

Below we will provide a link to all the parameters and show you how to change them from within SmartThings and then we'll go into some of the advanced features and explain how to set them up in SmartThings.

Parameter Explanations

You will need to install an Edge Driver prior to accessing any of these features from within the app. Instructions can be found here: Edge Driver Installation

A parameter is a setting within the switch firmware that allows you to change how the switch operates. To access your parameters, please follow the steps below (NOTE: Fan switch instructions are shown, but the same procedure applies):

  1. Open your SmartThings App and go to the, "Devices" tab

  2. Find your Gen 1 Dimmer Switch and click on it

  3. Click on the three dots at the top right and select, "Settings"

  4. From here, you can scroll down, locate and change the various parameters on the switch

For a list of the most up-to-date parameters and the firmware version they are associated with, please visit the Gen 1 Dimmer Switch w/Scenes Parameter Page

Scene Control

Scene control, in this context, refers to activating a scene from your light switch via a tap sequence (ie: double-tap, triple-tap, favorites button, etc). This is not to be confused with setting up scenes in your SmartThings app, which is different.

SmartThings Scene vs Inovelli Scene

To learn how to setup multi-tap scene control, please visit the following article: Setting Up Multi-Tap Scene Control • SmartThings

Z-Wave Associations

Z-Wave Associations is when two or more Z-Wave products communicate directly with one another without the need to communicate with a hub. There are two main benefits of utilizing Z-Wave Associations: speed & local control.

From a speed standpoint, cutting out the middle-man (hub) can save precious milliseconds or even seconds depending on your cloud and/or processing power off your hub. Whereas from a local control standpoint, if your hub goes does down and cannot communicate, your products can still talk to each other.

To setup Z-Wave Associations with your SmartThings Hub, please see this article: Setting Up Z-Wave Associations • SmartThings

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