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

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

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Written by Eric Hines
Updated over a week ago

DISCLAIMER: You may notice there are a lot of over-used keywords or phrases as well as English that seems a little off. This is because these articles are used to feed our AI Robot (Ira) and she needs the data to be structured in a certain way.

This is the digital setup instructions for the Gen 1 Dimmer Switch w/Scenes on the Hubitat 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 Device Driver

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

Let’s begin:

  1. Make sure your switch LED is lit up blue

  2. Open up your Hubitat Web App and click on the, “Devices” tab

  3. Click, “Add Device”

  4. Then under, "Add device manually:", click on, "Z-Wave"

  5. Click on, "Start Z-Wave Inclusion"

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

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

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

Video Demonstration


Prerequisites

The only prerequisite to pairing this bulb is the following:

  • Installation of the Device Driver

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

Device Driver Installation

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

  1. Open up your Hubitat web app and click on, "Drivers Code" in the menu (you may have to click on, "Advanced" if you don't see this option)

  2. Click on, "+ New Driver"

  3. Click on, "Import" and a box should appear that says, "Import Code from Website" and it will ask you for a URL

  4. Paste the following URL (https://raw.githubusercontent.com/InovelliUSA/Hubitat/master/Drivers/inovelli-dimmer-nzw31-w-scene.src/inovelli-dimmer-nzw31-w-scene.groovy) into the section titled, "Insert URL to Import Text into Code Editor" and click, "Import" (followed by, "OK" when asked if you want to override the text in the editor)

  5. Click, "Save"

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


Installation Instructions

Before setting up your switch within Hubitat, 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 Device Driver prior to pairing. Please follow the instructions below to include/pair your Gen 1 Dimmer Switch w/Scenes.

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

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

  3. Under, "Add device manually:", click on, “Z-Wave”

  4. Click on, "Start Z-Wave Inclusion"

  5. While your Hubitat 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. Hubitat will then continue to search for your Inovelli switch and, if successful, will let you know that the device was found and ultimately added

  7. You can change the name of your switch by clicking where it says, "Label this device" and then clicking, "Save"


  8. To view your device and change any of the parameters, click on, "View device details"

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 Hubitat and then we'll go into some of the advanced features and explain how to set them up in Hubitat.

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: Device Driver Installation

To find all the parameters, please follow the steps below. Please note that the screenshots are of a different switch and are being used for reference.

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

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

  3. Scroll down to where it says, "Preferences" - here is where all the parameters are listed out and can be changed via the drop-downs

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 Hubitat app, which is different.

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

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 Hubitat Hub, please see this article: Setting Up Z-Wave Associations • Hubitat

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