Z-Troller Configuration

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Peripherals Screen
Choose a Port


When you are using Z-Wave protocol ADL sensors, you have your choice of two Z-Wave transceivers (antennas), the Z-Stick or the Z-Troller. The Z-Stick is more commonly used. The Z-Troller is more expensive, and it must be plugged into an electrical outlet, but it has a larger range than the Z-Stick. It is appropriate for older houses or larger houses.

How to Install a Z-Troller

At the touchscreen (or for a CoMo box - at the system emulation image):

  • Plug the Z-Troller into an electrical outlet that is not switch-operated
  • The Z-Troller is a serial device, so plug it into a serial port on the system if there is one, or use a Serial-USB adapter to plug the Z-Troller into an available USB port
  • Press the System (Gear) button
  • Enter the 4-digit System PIN (which is set, and can be viewed, on the Advanced Settings screen in the Care Menu)
  • Press "Peripherals"
  • Choose the antenna type (HomeSeer Z-Troller)
  • Choose the port - your choices will be specific to the system hardware
  • Press "Turn On"
  • Restart peripherals when prompted
  • If installed correctly, the row will now be highlighted in green. If there is a problem with the installation, the row will be highlighted in red.
  • After it is installed correctly, you can begin to add Z-Wave devices, such as motion sensors, door sensors, etc.