Parameters are special settings you can assign to a Z-Wave device.
They have a somewhat complex setup, but this article will keep you covered.
A parameter has a number, a size and a value. The parameter-number defines what parameter you wish to set – a number so that the system can know what parameter it is. The size (or length) is the size of the value you are setting. If this seems complicated, don’t worry, each parameter with associated size, value and an explanation about the given parameter can be found in the device manual.
When you have entered all three required fields in the app, you can click the “SET” button, and the parameter will be on your device will be changed.
Following are some examples of extra settings and adjustments that you can enable by setting parameters.
You just switched from traditional halogen lights to LED bulbs, and would want to calibrate your Fibaro Dimmer 2 with the new bulbs for optimal settings.
By setting parameter 13 to 1 or 2 (with/without FIBARO Bypass 2), the device will start a calibration cycle. In the example we would like to start the calibration without the bypass 2.
0 – readout
1 – force auto-calibration of the load without FIBARO Bypass 2
2 – force auto-calibration of the load with FIBARO Bypass 2
Default setting: 0
Parameter size: 1 [byte]
You have chosen to power your Aeotec Multisensor with a USB cable instead of batteries.
It is now possible to let the sensor update more frequently than once every 60 minutes without worrying about draining the battery.
You can therefore set the parameter to let the sensor update, say every 5 minutes, by setting parameter:
The Fibaro Motion sensor is a great and discrete device, some people may want to make it even more discrete, so if you want you can turn off the LED notification in it.
Remember that battery operated devices are normally asleep, meaning that they do not respond to any commands until they wake up. The parameter you set will be pushed to the device the next time it wakes up, or you can manually wake your device by pressing the button on the device.
“I am using a Qubino 1D relay to trigger my garage door opener, is there a way to automatically turn off the switch after 1 second after i have triggered the garage?”
Yes there is, adjust the auto turning off parameter.
Parameter no. 11 – Automatic turning off output after set time
When Relay is ON it goes automatically OFF after time defined by this parameter. Timer is reset to zero each time the module receives ON command regardless from where it comes (push button, associated module, gateway, controller, etc.).
Available configuration parameters (data type is 2 Byte DEC):
- Default value 0
- 0 – Auto OFF disabled
- 1 – 32535 = 1 second (0,01 s) – 32535 seconds (325,35 s) Auto OFF enabled
“I have a Fibaro Relay switch with an Impulse switch attached to it, not a toggle switch. Is there anyway i can change the device to work with the momentary switch?”
Parameter 14 defines type of connected switch
0 – momentary switch
1 – toggle switch
Default setting: 1
Parameter size: 1 [byte]
Notes and comments
Have you set up a special functionality through a parameter or have you placed a device in a special place? We have also added the possibility of adding comments to devices to help you remember all the details associated to a device.