Fibaro FGD211 Dimmer + dimmer switch x2 on 1

Hi All,

Just got a FGD211 to install on a normal dimmer switch but have a few questions if any one can offer some insight?

  1. I have a dimmer switch and the FGD211 - will this work? other instals have a standard switch only?
  2. I was going to install the FGD211 behind one dimmer on the switch as the switch (faceplate) has two dimmers so if it worked was going to try and fit x2 FGD211’s bedind the switch but i read that the one FGD211 can do two switches? is this corect? or does it mean 2 switches that control the same light?

Many thanks in advace.

Hi All,

I have founf my answeres if any one else finds this of use.

The FGD211 dimmer can operate 2 switches but only form the same load so as such if you have a hallway with a switch at each end the dimmer could manage wiring from both switches but fundamentaly there is only one load / light being operated.

so in my case i needed two FGD211 to get the souloution I was seeking.

in relation to the FGD211 behind the dimmer switch itself - this works but makes the manual dimmer of no use and only the on/off part works on it - as such dont hope to get manual dimming and remote dimming working as in this scenario it did not work with the FGD211.

hope this helps anyone :slight_smile:

[quote=“LightsOn, post:2, topic:172275”]in relation to the FGD211 behind the dimmer switch itself - this works but makes the manual dimmer of no use and only the on/off part works on it - as such dont hope to get manual dimming and remote dimming working as in this scenario it did not work with the FGD211.

hope this helps anyone :-)[/quote]

What sort of dimmer switch were you using? http://www.clipsal.com/trade/products/powerpoints_and_switches/saturn_250v_range is the one I am currently using and it works with Z-Wave Home Automation Australia | Best Smart Home Devices!. You can see how with the instruction manual at the bottom of the page. I’ve been thinking of trying out the Fibaro range, but not if it can’t be hooked up to manual dimming.

Cheers

edit*

I’ve got a lot of Fibaro switches and dimmers. There are some advanced features that help with complex scenarios such as 2 way dimming. Here is what I have learned:

The dimmer has S2 input that can be associated to another zwave device. This is useful for example replacing a 1 gang dimmer with a 2 gang switch where one controls your dimmer circuit and the “spare” 2nd switch can be used to operate for example a remote lamp module. I like the fact that you can add this extra switch without having to have a neutral wire.

Another useful feature of the dimmers is to synchronise the dim levels. I used this to build a landing light or 2 way function without having to have any wiring between the 2 locations.

The Fibaro switches come in 2 types, with either 1 or 2 switched outputs. In either case they both have 2 inputs, and these can be associated to other zwave devices including for example the Fibaro dimmer. This means that the switch can be used to control the dimming of the associated dimmer by press and hold of the switch.

I use all the above functions in my home, so let me know if you have any questions I can help with.

Regards,

Jtmoore.

Manual dimming with the FIBARO dimmers is done at the switch. If you swap the switch out for a spring mounted “press” or “monostable” switch and change the parameter to that switch type you get a push dim function to allow for manual dimming. Also you can setup the dimmer to memorize the dimming level when turned off and “double press” the switch to bring it back to full brightness.

I’ll make a quick video to clarify on request if anyone needs further explanation

Hi All,

Can anyone please confirm if the following inwall modules http://www.smarthome.com.au/13-lighting-control work on a 2 wired light switch here in Australia.

I read the Fibaro Z-Wave wall module is able to work on a 2 wired system, is this possible?

Cheers
George

Yes, they work. See other comments on this thread http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,11436.msg82006.html#msg82006

I have not seen the fibaro installed but they are also suitable.

[quote=“triton07, post:6, topic:172275”]Hi All,

Can anyone please confirm if the following inwall modules http://www.smarthome.com.au/13-lighting-control work on a 2 wired light switch here in Australia.[/quote]

No, the ones from smarthome need a neutral wire: the third wire.

I read the Fibaro Z-Wave wall module is able to work on a 2 wired system, is this possible?

Yes, the ones from ZWave.com.au do it with just two wires as well, i.e. no neutral.

[quote=“conchordian, post:8, topic:172275”][quote=“triton07, post:6, topic:172275”]Hi All,

Can anyone please confirm if the following inwall modules http://www.smarthome.com.au/13-lighting-control work on a 2 wired light switch here in Australia.[/quote]

No, the ones from smarthome need a neutral wire: the third wire.[/quote]

The Aeon Labs inwall modules provide by Smarthome (au) are two wire (Active and Neutral) and suitable for Australian light switches. They do not require an earth. If you are still uncertain, have your electrician review the link.
Refer Installation Manual

For Fibaro refer https://shop.digitalabode.com.au/content/dimmer.pdf

[quote=“Brientim, post:9, topic:172275”]The Aeon Labs inwall modules provide by Smarthome (au) are two wire (Active and Neutral) and suitable for Australian light switches. They do not require an earth. If you are still uncertain, have your electrician review the link. Refer http://www.smarthome.com.au/content/44-zseries-in-wall-setup

For Fibaro refer https://shop.digitalabode.com.au/content/dimmer.pdf[/quote]

The following image is the one I’ve purchased, the terminal points are different & does not clearly mention on the information link provided by Smarthome.com.au.

Is the module I’ve bought the incorrect one for my use?

Cheers
George

Hello George,

It is the same, just the description of their website has some terminals blocked out. Haves look at this link which gives a better picture of the terminal connections
http://www.smarthome.com.au/content/37-in-wall-lighting-controller-manual

http://www.diyhomeautomation.com.au/home-automation-products/11-in-wall-light-module.html

[quote=“Brientim, post:11, topic:172275”]Hello George,

It is the same, just the description of their website has some terminals blocked out. Haves look at this link which gives a better picture of the terminal connections
http://www.smarthome.com.au/content/37-in-wall-lighting-controller-manual

http://www.diyhomeautomation.com.au/home-automation-products/11-in-wall-light-module.html[/quote]

Thanks for your reply Brientim.

Sorry but I’m still a bit confused about where the light switch is to be connected, see attached image.

Cheers
George

George I am not a electrician but look is the diagram and photo (http://www.smarthome.com.au/content/37-in-wall-lighting-controller-manual) the switch is next to the two wires near the 3v. If you are in Australia you must use a certified electrician to install.