Aeotec Water Sensor 7 Basic.


Aeotec Water Sensor 7 has been crafted as a safety sensor to help detect and prevent floods and water leaks using Z-Wave Plus.  It is powered by Aeotec’s Gen7 technology and S2 framework. You can find out more about Water Sensor 7 by following that link.


To see whether Water Sensor 7 is known to be compatible with your Z-Wave system or not, please reference our Z-Wave gateway comparison listing. The technical specifications of Water Sensor 7 can be viewed at that link.



Familiarize yourself with your Water Sensor 7 Basic.


Package contents:


  1. Sensor Unit.
  2. Cover.
  3. Double-Sided Tape large (×2).
  4. Screws (×4).
  5. Dowels( x4).






Important safety information.


Please read this and other device guides carefully. Failure to follow the recommendations set forth by Aeotec Limited may be dangerous or cause a violation of the law. The manufacturer, importer, distributor, and/or reseller will not be held responsible for any loss or damage resulting from not following any instructions in this guide or in other materials.


Keep product and batteries away from open flames and extreme heat. Avoid direct sunlight or heat exposure. Always remove all batteries from products that are being stored and not used. Batteries may damage the appliance if they leak. Do not use rechargeable batteries. Ensure correct polarity when inserting the batteries. Improper battery use may damage the product.


Water Sensor 7 is intended for indoor use in dry locations only. Do not use in damp, moist, and/or wet locations.

It contains small parts; keep away from children.  





Quick Start


Installation of Water Sensor 7 Basic.


  • Open the cover by pressing the clip on the side and pulling the cover upwards.
  •  Insert a fresh 1 * 1/2 AA battery, but pay attention to the polarity





Install your Water Sensor 7 Basic.


The Water Sensor 7 should be placed wherever you want to monitor for possible flooding or leaks. When placing the Water Sensor 7, consider the direction in which a flood or leak may flow and where it may occur. The contacts of the Water Sensor 7 probe will detect the liquid, so the probe must be placed so that any flood or leak will come into contact with it. When the probe contacts come into contact with a liquid, the Water Sensor 7 sends a leak warning to your Z-Wave Gateway. Make sure that both contacts are capable of detecting leaks or flooding.



Adding your Water Sensor 7 Basic to Z-Wave network.


SmartStart Inclusion.


You can use this method of inclusion only if your Z-Wave gateway/controller/hub supports SmartStart.

  1. Open up your Z-Wave gateway/controller/app.
  2. Select SmartStart inclusion.
  3. Scan the QR code located on the Water Sensor 7.
  4. Within 10 minutes after powering your Water Sensor 7, it will automatically get included into your Z-Wave gateway/controller/hub.

Classic Inclusion

  1. Set your Z-Wave controller into pairing mode.
  2. Triple-click the tamper switch on Water Sensor 7 - this begins to blink five times
  3. After completion of the inclusion, the LED will illuminate green for 3 seconds.
  4. If you pairing with S2 encryption/security, enter the first 5 digits of the DSK into your controller/gateway/hub interface when requested. 
  5. Close the cover




Functions of Water Sensor 7 Basic.


Water leak

Once installed, this sensor will report wet or dry via Notification Command Class when this devices is wet or removed from water.

  • Notification Report
  • Type: Unknown (0x05)
  • Value: Wet (0x02) or Dry (0x00)


Tamper

Tamper alarm will be sent if the cover is removed.

Notification Report

Type: Tamper Removed (0x07)

Value: 0x03



LED indicator.


Function DescriptionLED Indicator
Device Not in Network

Blinks red for 5 seconds (1 sec duty cycle) when battery is

inserted and sensor is not in network


Include/Exclude/Learn Mode

Illuminate green for 3 seconds when Inclusion / Exclusion / Configuration is successful.


Illuminate red for 3 seconds when Inclusion / Exclusion / Configuration is unsuccessful (upon a timeout of 30 seconds).


Local Reset

When device is locally reset to Factory Default LED blinks red (1

second duty cycle) for 5 seconds.


LowBatt

When operation button is Short Pressed the LED blinks red three

time (1 sec duty cycle)


Tampering

If either Tamper Switch 1 or 2 is activated the device blinks red

one time with ½ second duty cycle if within range of Controller.

The device blinks red three times with ½ second duty cycle if out of range of Controller

 
Water protection

When operation button is Short Pressed the LED illuminates red

three seconds in case of Water Leakage detected and Green if

no Leakage detected.



Button Function.


Push TypeFunctionDescription

Long Press 5s


Pending resetLEDs start indication Waiting for Reset.
Long Press 10sResetInitiates Device Reset Locally.
Short PressTamperSends Wake Up notification.
3 Times Short PressSequenceSee Learn Mode.






Advanced Functions.



Communication test.

This utilizes the Power Level command class to determine the health between the Water Sensor 7 and your Z-Wave gateway. This will tell you if the Water Sensor 7 has a healthy connection to your system and is a great method of debugging connectivity issues.

  1. Set Parameter #4 to value #1
  2. Double click the Tamper Switch.
  3. Result:
    • Green LED blinks once - success
    • Red LED blinks 3x times - failure



Firmware-Update over the Air.


This device is capable of receiving a new firmware 'over the air'. The update function needs to be supported by the central controller. Once the controller starts the update process, perform the following action to confirm the firmware update:

  1. Wake Up the device by removing the cover. 
  2. The hit the tamper switch once.



Send a wake up notification.


In order to send your sensors new configuration commands from your Z-Wave controller or gateway, it will need to be woken up. 

  1. Wake Up the device by removing the cover. 
  2. The hit the tamper switch once.


Note: Water Sensor 7 remains awake until the housing is closed again.



Remove your Water Sensor 7 from Z-Wave network.


Your sensor can be removed from your Z-Wave network at any time. You'll need to use your Z-Wave network's main controller/gateway. To do this, please refer to the part of your gateways respective manual that tells you how to remove devices from your network. 

  1. Set your Z-Wave controller into unpair mode.
  2. Triple-click the tamper switch on Water Sensor 7 within 1.5 seconds - this will cause the LED to blink five times.
  3. After a successful exclusion, it will light up its LED for 2 seconds then deactivate.



Reset your Water Sensor 7.


This device also allows being reset without any involvement of a Z-Wave controller. This procedure should only be used when the primary controller is inoperable. 


To manually factory reset:


  1. Remove the cover of Water Sensor 7
  2. Press and hold tamper switch for 5 seconds until the red LED blinks.
  3. Release the tamper switch
  4. Immediately press and hold the tamper switch for 5 seconds until the red LED blinks.




Association Groups

Group Association allows Water Sensor to directly communicate with other Z-Wave devices directly without the need for the Z-Wave Controller to act as a inbetween controller. This using this function will help with communication effeciency and limit the amount of time it takes to control a device.


Group NumberMaximum NodesDescription
15Lifeline
25Control devices when water leakage is detected 
35Sends out alarm message when water leakage is detected
45Sends alarm messages when tamper is tripped






Parameter setting.


3. Visual LED indications

Parameter: 3

Size: 1 Byte

Default Value: 7 

Description: 

This parameter defines when the red LED will indicate events. Disabling all indications may extend battery life.

(values 1 + 2 + 4 summarized)

0 - No indications

1 - Water Leakage Status Change

2 - Wake Up (1 x click)

4 - Device tampering


4. Range test after double click

Parameter: 4

Size: 1 Byte

Default Value: 0 

Description: 

Allows to enable the activation of a Z-Wave range test with double clicking the tamper switch.

0 - disabled

1 - enabled


5. 2nd Association Group Trigger

Parameter: 5

Size: 1 Byte

Default Value: 0 

Description: 

This parameter defines the status of the water leakage that causes sending a BASIC command to all devices of Association Group 2.

0 - Switch after Water Leakage Start and Stop

1 - Switch after Water Leakage Start

2 - Switch after Water Leakage Stop


6. Command Sent to Devices of Association Group 2

Parameter: 6

Size: 1 Byte

Default Value: 2

Description: 

This parameter defines which commands is sent to 2nd Association Group

0 - On

1 - Off

2 - On and Off


7. BASIC command value sent to 2nd Association Group on On event

Parameter: 7

Size: 1 Byte

Default Value: 255 

Description: 

This is the BASIC command value sent in case of On even

0 - 99 -  Value

255 - On 


8. BASIC command value sent to 2nd Association Group on Off event

Parameter: 8

Size: 1 Byte

Default Value: 0

Description:

This is the BASIC command value sent in case of Off event.

0 - 99 -  Value

255 - On 


9. Time Delay of On command frame

Parameter: 9

Size: 2 Byte

Default Value: 0

Description:

On command is sent after a delay defined in this parameter.

0 - 32400 - Seconds


10. Time delay of Off command frame

Parameter: 10

Size: 2 Byte

Default Value: 0

Description:

Off command is sent after a delay defined in this parameter.

0 - 32400 - Seconds


11. Delay of tamper alarm cancellation.

Parameter: 11

Size: 2 Byte

Default Value: 0

Description:

Time a tamper alarm is delayed.

0 - 32400 - Seconds


12. Reporting tamper alarm cancellation 

Parameter: 12

Size: 1 Byte

Default Value: 1

Description:

This parameter defines if the alarm cancellation event is reported.

0 - do not send report

1 - send report


255. Reset Parameter
Parameter: 255

Size: 4 Byte

Default Value: 0

Description:

This parameter helps reset configuration parameters and the device to factory defaults

1- Reset all Parameter settings to their default settings.

1431655765 - (0x55555555) Completely factory reset sensor and send device reset locally notification