On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 11:45 PM, Marc MERLIN <marc_mh@merlins.org> wrote:
On Mon, Jun 08, 2009 at 10:30:09PM +0300, liran tal wrote:

You have seen this page, right?
http://misterhouse.wikispaces.com/Z-Wave

It shows you need the RZC0P serial interface thing.
My research showed that Zwave seemed to work better in mh than it was
documented :)

Yes I've seen it, I have found this link: http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ibeCCtpItmDspRte.jsp?item=173512&section=15188

And also this one to actually buy it: http://www.smarthomeusa.com/ShopByManufacturer/Leviton/Item/RZC0P-1LW/

but it says that this is discontinued and I dont know if the "new" model is supported
with Mh.
 
Again, make sure you go through
http://misterhouse.wikispaces.com/Insteon#insteon_x10_zwave_upb when trying
to pick

I'm unable to think of anything which would be of a real concern except for compatability
with Linux and the electrical wiring in my country.
 

> Secondly, I'm assuming that with Zwave, since it's RF, it would work
> anywhere in the world but I did hear about different Zwave versions for UK
> or US... could someone make some sense out of it?

Likely because you can't use the same RF bands in all countries.
Also, UK is 240V US is 120V.

How do I know if that ZWave device (RZC0P-1LW) going to be compatible with other
ZWave devices which I'd want to buy...? (that webpage itself for this model says:
120VAC, 60Hz - which doesn't mean much to me)


> Also regarding Insteon's PLM - since we're talking about electrical wiring
> as opposed to pure RF, it matters which system is it (Europe/US/other
> countries). In my country the it is 220V, 50hz (3 pins).

It matters regardless of whether you pick Insteon, UPB, or Zwave since all 3
leach power from the powerline to work and would be unhappy if they got the
wrong voltage :)

Right :-)
In this case, the FIRST place to start is to find a place to buy either ZWave or Insteon
devices that are first and foremost fit for my country's electrical wiring... I'm from Israel and as I said the electrical system here is 220v / 50hz


Thanks.