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Offline 3rdStng

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Need assistance to troubleshoot Door/Window sensor
« on: June 23, 2018, 01:59:22 pm »
Need some help with troubleshooting. I bought an overhead door contact to wire up to a Monoprice Door/Window sensor. (Links below) This is what I am after. There only difference in the parts here is that I used a Monoprice sensor.  https://brentsaltzman.com/backyard-gate-z-wave/

The sensor paired up perfectly and using the default magnet, I can see when the sensor is tripped open and shut. However when I wire up the overhead door contact and place/remove the contacts magnet, nothing happens. No blinking light on the sensor. No update in my controller. I even created a scene to turn on a light when the sensor is tripped, nothing happens.

Using an Ohm's meter to the ends of the wires, I can see the door contact circuit open and close when I remove and replace the magnet. I think the led will not flash by default when using the external connections with the sensor as this is how the sensor wired into my door bell transformer reacts when the bell is rung.

How else can I troubleshoot what/where this is failing?

Parts:
Aleph America PS-2023 Overhead Door Contact https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LYD8CRK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_iwOlBb08HZBGP

Monoprice Z-Wave Plus Door/Window Sensor
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01I5YET2W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_DAOlBbJJY5CFS

TIA

Matt

Offline kigmatzomat

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Re: Need assistance to troubleshoot Door/Window sensor
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2018, 10:59:06 pm »
According to the comments, the zwave plus sensor doesn't support the external sensor even though it still has the header block.

The monoprice page has similar comments. It looks like they used the same board as the non-plus but the new firmware or ZWave Plus chip doesn't support the external switch.

Try to find a non plus version of the sensor for your use. Or splice into the magnetic switch contacts.

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Re: Need assistance to troubleshoot Door/Window sensor
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2018, 11:09:42 pm »
Thank you. I completely missed that.