During normal use the NEXUS-QUAD may be powered either by batteries or by USB connection. However, because the power source that is being used to power the NEXUS-QUAD at the moment of its first inclusion into the NEXUS-NETWORK has a bearing on the settings that are established during the inclusion process, it should be decided in advance whether USB power or battery power will be the intended power source during normal operation. That intended power source should then be used to power the NEXUS-QUAD when it is added to your NEXUS-NETWORK. In other words if you intend to power the NEXUS-QUAD by USB over the long-term, then you should power the NEXUS-QUAD by USB when you include the NEXUS-QUAD into the NEXUS-NETWORK. Likewise, if batteries will be your long-term power source, then use batteries to power the NEXUS-QUAD at the time of inclusion.
On battery power, the NEXUS-QUAD can be installed with ease in a multitude of locations. That means that the NEXUS-QUAD will put some of its features into a dormant mode in order to conserve battery life. While the NEXUS-QUAD is asleep, the device cannot be actively queried by your NEXUS-NETWORK, but it will pro-actively send its own reports to your NEXUS-NETWORK depending on your settings. Using battery powered mode with your NEXUS-QUAD will require you to take the extra steps of configuring the sensor’s parameter settings.
STEP 1: LOG INTO THE NEXUS-BRIDGE
1. Log into the NEXUS-BRIDGE (Instructions - CLICK HERE)
STEP 2: SELECT ADD NEW DEVICE
To start adding your devices click on the DEVICES TAB, then ADD DEVICES
You will be promoted to select your device type.
Select Add ZWave devices, Click ADD
STEP 3: CHOOSE OPTION 1
When prompted select OPTION 1
When the below window appears on the screen you are ready to start adding devices:
STEP 4: SYNC YOUR DEVICE
If you scroll to the top of the page you will see that the status window says "Add new devices now..."
This message indicates the the NEXUS-BRIDGE is in inclusion mode.
The orange light on the NEXUS-BRIDGE will also be flashing
At this point you need to activate the NEXUS-QUAD to add to the NEXUS-NETWORK.
Activate the NEXUS-QUAD by clicking the SYNC BUTTON
You can now name the device and assign it to a room.
The motion element of the Nexus-Quad will add to the Network with the message “Waiting for wakeup to configure device” appearing under the device. To wakeup the device click the sync button 3 times. The remaining devices (temperature, humidity and light) will add.
You will notice that there are no values. To force the first report for humidity, light and temperature levels, select the spanner on the Motion Device, click on the “Settings” tab, and select “POLL NOW”. Reload the page
STEP 5: CONFIGURING THE NEXUS-QUAD
To add the configuration settings click on the spanner of the Motion device
NOTE: The NEXUS-QUAD is four devices in one. The Motion Sensor is the parent device and the Light, Temperature and Humidity Sensors, are the secondary devices. Any configuration settings for any of the devices must set in the parent device.
Select the DEVICE OPTIONS tab
Wake up the NEXUS-QUAD before sending in configurations - Tap the sync button located inside the back panel 3 times repeatedly (Make sure that the red LED remains on)
Click ADD CONFIGURATION SETTING
Here you will see the default configuration settings. You will now need to add two new settings:
|Variable||Data Size||Desired Value|
|101||4 byte dec||225|
|111||4 byte dec||600|
Parameter 101: 225 (Sets sensors [Light, Humidity, Temperature and Battery] to be reported in group 1)
Parameter 111: 600 (Sets the interval of reports for group 1 [report parameter 101 every 10 minutes or 600 seconds])
Put the NEXUS-QUAD to sleep to conserve battery power, tap the sync button 3 times repeatedly. The red LED should turn off to indicate that it is asleep.
Close and click SAVE