Home Energy Meter 1E manual

The following instructions have been designed to help you install and get the best performance out of the Aeotec by Aeon Labs Z-Wave home energy meter. Please note that the instructions are for the 1st Edition of the Home Energy Monitor.

Z-Wave Network Instructions:

The Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter must be paired (included) into a Z-Wave network before it can receive ZWave commands to report its energy usage. The home energy meter can only communicate to devices within it’s own z-wave network.

Note
If the Home Energy Meter is not currently paired into a Z-Wave network, the LED on the Home Energy Meter will blink after pressing the button located near the batteries.
 

Adding/Including/Pairing the Home Energy Meter into a Z-Wave Network

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Press the button on the Aeon Labs Z-Stick to begin the Z-Wave inclusion process.

OR

Press the button labeled "Include" on the Aeon Labs Minimote to begin the Z-Wave inclusion process.

Note
To include the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter with other controllers, please consult the operation manual for these controllers on how to include ZWave products into an existing network. For instructions on select partner gateways, visit www.aeon-labs.com/support.

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After placing 4 AA batteries into the Home Energy Meter, press the button located near the batteries.
 

Troubleshooting
If the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter was not successfully included into any Z-Wave network, the LED will blink after pressing the button near the batteries. If the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter was successfully included to a Z-Wave network, the LED will be lit solid after pressing the button.
 

Removing/Excluding/Resetting the Home Energy Meter from your Z-Wave Network

1
Hold the button on the Aeon Labs Z-Stick to begin the Z-Wave removal process.

OR

Press the button labeled "Remove" on the Aeon Labs Minimote Stick to begin the Z-Wave removal process.

Note
To include the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter with other controllers, please consult the operation manual for these controllers on how to include ZWave products into an existing network. For instructions on select partner gateways, visit www.aeon-labs.com/support.

1
After placing 4 AA batteries into the Home Energy Meter, press the button located near the batteries.
 

Troubleshooting
If the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter was removed from the Z-Wave network, the LED will blink after pressing the button near the batteries. If the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter was not successfully removed from a Z-Wave network, the LED will be lit solid after pressing the button.
 

AC Mains Installation

IMPORTANT
A licensed electrician with knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and electrical safety should complete the electrical installation inside the main circuit box (usually located outside of your house).

After opening the main circuit box panel, clip each of the clamps of the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter around the two incoming wires that connect to the main circuit breaker from the main wire going into the box.

If you have purchased the optional Home Energy Meter AC Adapter, you may insert one of the AC adapters exposed wires into one of the neutral bus terminals and the other exposed wire into the live terminals coming from the main circuit breaker.

Note
Some AC Mains boxes are made of metal and may reduce the radio communication power from the Home Energy Meter to other Z-Wave devices within the house. To improve radio performance, the Home Energy Meter may be placed outside of the main circuit box. The Home Energy Meter is IP43 weatherized to be resistant to rain and snow when placed vertically with the wires protruding from the bottom of the unit.
 

Power by an USB/AC Adapter

While the Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter can operate for nearly a year on batteries, it can also be powered through it’s USB port. While powered by the USB port, the Home Energy Meter can track kWh energy usage and report wattage every few seconds.
 

Waking the Home Energy Meter to Receive Commands

Tap the button located near the batteries – The Home Energy Meter will stay awake for 10 seconds.

Alternatively, the Home Energy Meter is always communicable to commands sent by the latest Z-Wave protocols (4.51 and newer).
 

Associating the Home Energy Meter to Report Automatically

Please refer to "Engineering Spec – Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter.pdf" (Only 1 Association Group).
 

Monitoring Energy Consumption

The Aeon Labs Home Energy Meter can report wattage energy usage or kWh energy usage to a Z-Wave gateway or controller when requested. If this function is supported by the gateway/controller, the energy consumption will be displayed in the user interface of the gateway/controller. (The specific Z-Wave commands supporting energy monitoring are the Meter Command Class and Multilevel Sensor Command Class.) Please consult the operation manual for these gateways/controllers for specific instructions on monitoring the Home Energy Meter.

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