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To run this device please connect it to your mains power supply.
For inclusion and exclusion press the red button on the top of the enclosure 3 times. Attention: You must not move the rocker arm manually without unlocking it mechanically pulling on the ring on the bottom side of the enclosure.
Important safety information
Please read this manual carefully. Failure to follow the recommendations in this manual may be dangerous or may violate the law.
The manufacturer, importer, distributor and seller shall not be liable for any loss or damage resulting from failure to comply with the instructions in this manual or any other material.
Use this equipment only for its intended purpose. Follow the disposal instructions.
Do not dispose of electronic equipment or batteries in a fire or near open heat sources.
What is Z-Wave?
Z-Wave is the international wireless protocol for communication in the Smart Home. This
device is suited for use in the region mentioned in the Quickstart section.
Z-Wave ensures a reliable communication by reconfirming every message (two-way
communication) and every mains powered node can act as a repeater for other nodes
(meshed network) in case the receiver is not in direct wireless range of the
This device and every other certified Z-Wave device can be used together with any other
certified Z-Wave device regardless of brand and origin as long as both are suited for the
same frequency range.
If a device supports secure communication it will communicate with other devices
secure as long as this device provides the same or a higher level of security.
Otherwise it will automatically turn into a lower level of security to maintain
For more information about Z-Wave technology, devices, white papers etc. please refer
The Flow Stop moves the operating handle of a ball valve allowing to stopping the flow of gas or water. It can be mounted non-intrusive on any pipe size between 0.5 and 1.5 inch. This means the original water or gas pipe will not be opened or manipulated and it is possible to remove the Flow stop again without any damage to the water or gas pipe. Installing the Flow stop will not tamper or change any security measure applied or your gas or water installation. The device is equipped with a powerful 12 V motor providing sufficient torque to open or close any ball valve within 10 seconds. A complete manual operation of the valve remains possible due to the clutch release bearing. The device can be operated using the local button and remotely using Z-Wave wireless communication. Various functions protect the flow stop from accidental or intentional misuse:
- Z-Wave Communication applies enhanced security implementing the Security Command Class. This does not only protect the device against burglars that want to do harm to the home (e.g. waste water by opening the valve to watering system). It’s also protecting better against jamming of the communication link.
- Configuration of the local LED. The user can now decide if the blue LED shall indicate open or close state
- Unsolicited report of any state change of the flow stop to the controller.
- Second communication channel to report manual operation of the device. Here up to 5 other devices can be operated independent of the controller, e.g. to announce any local operation.
- The remote operation of the device can be limited to „no“, „only open“ or „only close“ to further protect against malfunction.
Prepare for Installation / Reset
Please read the user manual before installing the product.
In order to include (add) a Z-Wave device to a network it must be in factory default
state. Please make sure to reset the device into factory default. You can do this by
performing an Exclusion operation as described below in the manual. Every Z-Wave
controller is able to perform this operation however it is recommended to use the primary
controller of the previous network to make sure the very device is excluded properly
from this network.
Reset to factory default
This device also allows to be reset without any involvement of a Z-Wave controller. This
procedure should only be used when the primary controller is inoperable.
press the button for at least 10 seconds.
Safety Warning for Mains Powered Devices
ATTENTION: only authorized technicians under consideration of the country-specific
installation guidelines/norms may do works with mains power. Prior to the assembly of
the product, the voltage network has to be switched off and ensured against re-switching.
Installing the Flow Stop requires some knowledge. Again there is no need to dismantle your existing installation of water or gas supply.
Last but not least the rocker arm need to “grap” the handle of the valve in order to move it. You have various options to adapt the position of the flow stop on top of the valve. (1)You can adapt the inner gap of the rocker arm. (2) You can move the two mounting plates. (3) You can change the distance of the two mounting plates by having the plastic hole of the enclosure between them or on the side. In extreme positions you can further change the setting using simple distance rings. Mounting Hole Clamp adjuster Clutch Handle Rocker arm Pipe clamp. However there are two constrains to take into account:
- Connect the two small mounting plate to the right and the left hand side of the mounting hole of the plastic enclosure using the screw that comes with the two minting plates. If your pipe is very thin you may want to mount them together to narrow the gap between the two angled pieces of the mounting place.
- Next you need to find the best position of the flow stop to mount. On one hand the angled parts of the mounting plates shall sit tightly on the pipe or the connecting part of the valve itself. On the other hand the rotating axis of the rocker arm needs to sit right above the rotating axis of the valve itself. Is the two rotating axis are not inline operating the flow stop electrically may damage the mechanics.
This pipe clamp is large enough to even support pretty thick pipes. After tightening the pipe clamp make a simple mechanical test if the mechanics would move (Don’t forget to unlock the clutch by pulling the ring). Now you should power the device and use the local red push button to test electrical operation. Finally include the device into your Z-Wave network.
- Never move the rocker arm without disconnecting the clutch by pulling the ring on the lower side of the enclosure.
- Make sure the rotating axis of the flow stop is in line with the rotating axis of the valve. Once you found the perfect position you can tighten the two angle-shaped mounting plates to the pipe using the pipe clamp provided.
Its also possible to install the Flow Stop on a gas bottle as shown below.
On factory default the device does not belong to any Z-Wave network. The device needs
to be added to an existing wireless network to communicate with the devices of this network.
This process is called Inclusion.
Devices can also be removed from a network. This process is called Exclusion.
Both processes are initiated by the primary controller of the Z-Wave network. This
controller is turned into exclusion respective inclusion mode. Inclusion and Exclusion is
then performed doing a special manual action right on the device.
press the red inclusion button 3 times. For Unsecure Inclusion press the red inclusion button 2 times.
press the red inclusion button 3 times
The Flow Stop can be operated in three different ways.
- Remotely using Z-Wave wireless on/off commands. The device will appear in your controller as a simple on/off switch easy to operate. To protect the device from tampering or wrongdoing you can limit the remote operations using the configuration parameter #1.
- Local operation by simple pushing the red button. Any push of the button will result in a change of the status from open to close or vice versa.
- Mechanical overwrite allows opening or closing the valve even in case of a power failure. Disconnect the valve using the internal clutch by pulling the ring. Keep the ring pulled while moving the handle manually. Never move the handle without having the clutch disconnected. As best it will not work, as worst case it will destroy the device. Operating the valve manually only works without power supply. If the Flow Stop is powered and you operate the valve the motor will drive it into previous position immediately.
Node Information Frame
The Node Information Frame (NIF) is the business card of a Z-Wave device. It contains
information about the device type and the technical capabilities. The inclusion and
exclusion of the device is confirmed by sending out a Node Information Frame.
Beside this it may be needed for certain network operations to send out a Node
Information Frame. To issue a NIF execute the following action:
press the red inclusion button 3 times
Quick trouble shooting
Here are a few hints for network installation if things dont work as expected.
- Make sure a device is in factory reset state before including. In doubt exclude before include.
- If inclusion still fails, check if both devices use the same frequency.
- Remove all dead devices from associations. Otherwise you will see severe delays.
- Never use sleeping battery devices without a central controller.
- Dont poll FLIRS devices.
- Make sure to have enough mains powered device to benefit from the meshing
Association - one device controls an other device
Z-Wave devices control other Z-Wave devices. The relationship between one device
controlling another device is called association. In order to control a different
device, the controlling device needs to maintain a list of devices that will receive
controlling commands. These lists are called association groups and they are always
related to certain events (e.g. button pressed, sensor triggers, ...). In case
the event happens all devices stored in the respective association group will
receive the same wireless command wireless command, typically a 'Basic Set' Command.
|| 70x93x77 mm
|| 340 gr
|| IP 64
|| Central Controller
|Generic Device Class
|| Binary Switch
|Specific Device Class
|| Binary Switch
|Z-Wave Product Id
|| 1.6 Mpa
|| 1/2 inc, 3/4 inc, 1 inc, 1.25 inc, 1.5 inc
|Auto Close Time
|| 10 seconds
|Auto Open Time
|| 10 seconds
|| Europe - 868,4 Mhz
|Maximum transmission power
|| 5 mW
Supported Command Classes
- Switch All
- Manufacturer Specific
- Switch Binary
Explanation of Z-Wave specific terms
- Controller — is a Z-Wave device with capabilities to manage the network.
Controllers are typically Gateways,Remote Controls or battery operated wall controllers.
- Slave — is a Z-Wave device without capabilities to manage the network.
Slaves can be sensors, actuators and even remote controls.
- Primary Controller — is the central organizer of the network. It must be
a controller. There can be only one primary controller in a Z-Wave network.
- Inclusion — is the process of adding new Z-Wave devices into a network.
- Exclusion — is the process of removing Z-Wave devices from the network.
- Association — is a control relationship between a controlling device and
a controlled device.
- Wakeup Notification — is a special wireless message issued by a Z-Wave
device to announces that is able to communicate.
- Node Information Frame — is a special wireless message issued by a
Z-Wave device to announce its capabilities and functions.