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Comparison between Qubino, Fibaro and Aeotec smart dimmer modules

by Sean Nezhad | June 15, 2020
Comparison between Qubino, Fibaro and Aeotec smart dimmer modules

There are a few Z-Wave manufacturers which are releasing products supporting Australian standards. When it comes to choosing the suitable products there is always the confusion of what are the real difference between them.

In this series of articles we are going to compare the three major Z-Wave brands which are available in Australia.Here we are comparing some smart dimmer modules.

Please note that the information in these reports should not be relied on where the exact specs products are needed. For more information refer to the products manuals.

Qubino Z-Wave Dimmer:

Qubino Dimmer

QUBINO modules are manufactured in Europe by GOAP.

Specs:

 

  • The QUBINO Z-Wave Dimmer can measure the power consumption of the connected electrical device and uses approximately 0.7 W.
  • The QUBINO Z-Wave Dimmer operates in temperature range, from -10˚C to 40˚C (14˚–104˚F).
  • The QUBINO Z-Wave Dimmer supports the connection of a digital temperature sensor, which is also useful for creating complex scenarios.
  • The QUBINO Z-Wave Dimmer acts as repeater.
  • Unlimited controlling capability through gateway
  • Setting mono-stable (push button) or bi-stable switch type
  • Z-Wave Plus compliant
  • Parameters for expert users and fine tuning
  • Dimensions: 41.8mm x 36.8mm x 15.4mm

 

The following loads are supported by Qubino Dimmer Module:

 

  • Halogen and Incandescent (230V)
  • Dimmable LEDs (230V)
  • Dimmable CFL and Fluorescent (230V)
  • Low Voltage Halogen (24V)
  • Low Voltage LED (24V)

 

Power Supply Requirements:

 

  • The QUBINO Dimmer can be used in the 230V mains lighting system where it uses a 'Trailing Edge' style dimmer to control the lights. It can also be used in a 24V low-voltage system where it uses PWM style control of the bulbs.
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  • Note: Qubino Z-Wave Dimmer requires 3-Wire system, therefore Neutral wire must be connected to the module for normal operation.

Fibaro Z-Wave Dimmer 2:

Fibaro Smart Dimmer2  Made by Fibaro company in Poland.

 Fibaro dimmer

Specs:

 

  • Control the level of illumination of your light remotely or using a manual button (in two and three way configuration)
  • Implemented algorithm of smart light source detection
  • Auto-adjustment of the appropriate control mode to connected load
  • Fibaro Dimmer 2 acts as a repeater expanding your Z-Wave network
  • Wide range of compatibility with existing light fittings and does NOT require expensive re-wiring (2-Wire)
  • Active power and energy metering functionality
  • Works with various types of manual buttons
  • Fibaro Dimmer 2 module operates in temperature range, from 0˚C to 35˚C
  • Dimensions: 42.5mm X 38.3mm X 20.3mm
  • Z-Wave Plus Compliant
  • Memory of last lighting level settings
  • Power Consumption of less than 1.3W

 

The following loads are supported by Fibaro Dimmer 2 Module:

 

  • Conventional incandescent and halogen light sources (220-240V)
  • Fluorescent tube lamp (compact / with electronic ballast), electronic transformer, LED (220-240V)
  • Ferromagnetic transformers (220-240V)

 

Power Supply Requirements:

 

Fibaro Dimmer 2 requires 100-249 VAC (50/60 Hz) for operation and can operate in 2-wire mode (No neutral required). The 2-Wire operation allows for the Fibaro modules to be used in the houses where adding neutral wire to the existing wiring is impossible or hard.

 

Aeotec Nano Dimmer InWall:

Aeotec Dimmer

Aeotec home automation company is based in Germany.

 

Specs:

 

  • Control the level of illumination of your light remotely or using a manual button (in two and three way and four way configuration)
  • Aeotec Nano Dimmer acts as a repeater expanding your Z-Wave network
  • Wide range of compatibility with existing light fittings and does NOT require expensive re-wiring (2-Wire)
  • Active power and energy metering functionality
  • Works with various types of manual buttons
  • Aeotec Nano Dimmer module operates in temperature range, from 0˚C to 40˚C
  • Dimensions: 43mm X 40mm X 16mm
  • Z-Wave Plus Compliant
  • Power Consumption of less than 0.8W

 

The following loads are supported by Aeotec Nano Dimmer Module:

 

  • Incandescent bulbs,
  • Halogen bulbs with or without electronic transformer,
  • Dimmable LED bulbs (leading edge and trailing edge),
  • Low Voltage VAC LED lighting,
  • Dimmable Fluorescent lamps.
  • Motor Loads under 100W (only while Nano Dimmer connected as a 3-wire device)

 

Power Supply Requirements:

 

Aeotec Nano Dimmer requires 120-240 VAC (50/60 Hz) for operation and can operate in 2-wire mode (No neutral required). The 2-Wire operation allows for the Aeotec Dimmer modules to be used in the houses where adding neutral wire to the existing wiring is impossible or hard.

Smartes Home is an Australis leading company for smart home automation Sydney  and Home Automation Perth as well as Smart Home product supplier across Australia.

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