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Elk M1-to-Leviton Z-Wave Interface


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Product Description

The M1XSLZW is a specialized Elk-M1 serial expander for connecting an M1 Control to Z-Wave enabled devices through a Leviton VRC0P+3 Z-Wave Serial Interface. Z-Wave is a wireless, low power, "mesh" network technology widely used for automating devices such as: Lights, Thermostats, Electronic Locks, etc. Z-Wave empowers devices to be remotely controlled from across the room or across the world with benefits such as energy savings, convenience, and comfort.

The VRC0P+3 is known as a Z-Wave Secondary Controller. It must be included as a permanent member of the Z-Wave network as its job is to maintain contact with all Z-Wave devices. It communicates via RS232 to the M1XSLZW which translates the protocol into the M1 control. This allows commands to be sent and received on the Z-Wave network.

Functionally the M1XSLZW is a serial expander (RS485 to RS232) and shares the same TYPE 5 databus ID as M1XSP serial expanders. A maximum of seven (7) TYPE 5 serial expanders may be connected to an M1.

A key benefit of combining the M1XSLZW and VRC0P+3 is the ability to interface with new generation Z-Wave devices such as the electronic deadbolts and locksets from Kwikset, Yale, and Schlage. Locks require a special Security Encrypted (SE) protocol and a process called "Beaming". Both the M1XSLZW and the VRC0P+3 support these new requirements.

In general, any Z-Wave device that is compatible with the Leviton VRC0P+3 should also be compatible with the M1. However some devices may have limited functionality due to design or feature differences.

Tech Specs

  • Activity/Status LED (Orange)
  • Auto-Reset Hardware Watchdog Circuit
  • Addressable (1-7) TYPE 5 Databus ID
  • Operating Voltage: 12 Volts D.C.
  • Current Draw: 31mA
  • Housing: 4.25 x 6.375 x 2.125 inches
  • Circuit Board: 2.25 x 3.95 inches
  • Connection to VRC0P+3: DB9M 9 Pin Port
  • Connection to M1: Elevator Screw Terminals (4)

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