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Razberry Z-Wave Module By Seeed Studio (113110001) MCM Part #83-17002

2 stars 1 review
$58.99 

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Razberry Z-Wave Module

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a home automation gateway.

Control your home using the Raspberry Pi and this Z-Wave module. Load the software and log into the built-in web server, or download the iOS or Android app on your smartphone to control your Z-Wave devices remotely.

Features:

  • Works with 500+ Z-Wave device
  • Apple HomeKit support
  • Open source scripts and code
  • Secure communication
  • Easy to use interfaces
  • Works with all Raspberry Pi versions


Links and Downloads:

  • Quick Start Guide: link
  • Android App (Google Play): link
  • iOS App (Apple App Store): link
  • RaZberry Forum: link
  • Sample Code: link
  • Expert UI Documentation: link
  • Developer Documentation: link
  • Demo Source Code: link
  • Z-Way C Library API: link

Part Numbers
MCM Part #:83-17002
Seeed Studio Part #:113110001
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:0.0625 lbs.
Hazardous:No
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:90 days
Need to Return?
Length:2.5 in.
Width:1.75 in.
Height:1 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No

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  • by kylemallory

    on 12/2/2015

    So far, not a great experience...

    Overall: 2 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    In theory, this card should be brilliant solution for Z-Wave home automation using OpenHAB or other software on the Raspberry Pi. Unfortunately, the process of getting this running has been extremely difficult.

    Does it work? Yes. Does it work well? no.

    After a few hours of work, I was finally able to get it to work and connect with my existing Z-Wave devices. The Z-Way software had issues, though the support was fairly responsive. Eventually I got the software working fine, but it took a lot longer than I expected. The software is actively developed, and things get addressed pretty quickly, but its also something of a moving target, and some support instructions can be quickly out of date.

    The MAJOR issue, however, is a serious lack of range for the device. The best I can determine is that this module, being sold by MCMe, is NOT the US version of the board, but rather the EU version (as seemingly identified by the 'E' or 'EU' in the photos). It turns out, the Razberry Z-Wave board can be configured for either, however, the PCB is designed specifically for one region or the other. If you change the frequency to US (906Mhz), the board will work, but the effective range will literally be INCHES (as opposed to the 10-meters that you are supposed to achieve).

    Unfortunately, its not clear on ANY of the vendor's sites, including MCMe, which version of the board is being sold; and I suspect they may not no themselves, as there appears to be a number of Chinese knock-offs.

    Hopefully, MCMe can verify/clarify, and you'll get the one you need. Unfortunately, at $60/each a pop, its an expensive mistake on my end.

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