Z-wave associations/connection

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A Z-Wave association is a direct link between devices. It allows them to communicate without passing information through the Smarthub. For example, you can associate a wireless switch directly with a dimmer.

  • The association works even if the Smarthub is switched off.
  • Associations are one-way communication, from one device to the other.
  • Devices in the associations both have to be included and have the same level of security.
  • Since it is a direct connection, the devices depend on being in relative proximity to each other.

Creating an association

  1. Go to settings settings.svg → devices → select the first device (communication will proceed from this device to the other).
  2. Select associations.

Group  Group  Group

  1. Choose a group.
    A group number defines what function you want to use. Refer to the device’s user manual to learn more.
    Note: Group 1 is the communication path from the device to Smarthub. The usual functions in most cases will start at group 2.


  1. Wake the battery-powered device up.
    If your device is battery-powered you have to put it in inclusion mode before proceeding. Refer to the device’s user manual to learn how to do this.
  2. Press next.
  3. Select the device you want to control. (Not the one sending the signal, but the one receiving).
  4. If you had to wake up the device in step 4, do it again.
  5. Press done.


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