Can the EBV105 be used outdoors?

Yes, the EBV105 is rated for outdoor use as long as it is not mounted upside down and the barrel-jack connectors between the AC Adapter and the EBV105 are covered or taped.

What controllers and HUB’s are compatible with EBV105?

The EBV105 works with Vera, SmartThings, Homeseer, Wink, Nexia and several other DIY type controllers.  The EBV105 also works with most professional category controllers that include a Z-Wave radio

What valve sizes are supported by the EBV105?

The included mounting kit for EBV105 works for most ½”, ¾” and 1” ball valve types and sizes. The largest valve size we recommend is a 1″ ball valve.

Will the EBV105 still operate in the case of a power failure?

No. The EBV105 requires power to operate.  It is possible to add a battery back up to the EBV105 to support operation in the case of a power loss.

Will the EBV105 still operate if your internet connection is down?

Yes, depending on your choice of controller/HUB.  Some controllers require an internet connection to complete there pre-programmed settings/routines.  Check with your controller/HUB supplier for more details on operation without an internet connection.

Is the EBV105 available for EU and other Z-Wave controller/country frequencies?

The EBV105 is currently available in two Z-Wave versions.

  1. Z-Wave frequency 908.40 for the USA, Canada, Mexico, most of South and Central America, others
  2. Z-Wave Frequency 868.40, EU, UK, Indonesia, China, others

Reference Z-Wave frequency/country list:  http://z-wave.sigmadesigns.com/docs/Z-Wave_Frequency_Coverage.pdf

What is the power rating of the EBV105?

The EBV105 includes a 12V, 1amp AC Adapter.  Peak power required by the EBV105 is 700ma at 12V DC.  Standby power is 80ma at 12V DC

Can the EBV105 be used with a water sensor but without a controller/HUB?

Yes, but a special configuration is required.  Please contact us for more details.

Are special tools or a plumber required to install the EBV105?

No special tools are required to install the EBV105 over a standard ball valve. No plumbing is required to install the EBV105 over a standard ball valve.

Can the EBV105 be installed over a PVC/Plastic type butterfly ball valve?

No, not yet, but we are working on a solution.

Can the EBV105 be installed on a ball valve for a gas system?

Yes.

Has the EBV105 been tested for high stroke cycles?

Yes.  We simulated a 10 year twice a day operation test over a 10 day period, opening and closing a ¾” valve every 100 seconds.  The ball valve was wearing a bit but the EBV105 was still going strong after 17,000+ strokes.

What is the operational temperature range of the EBV105?

The EBV105 operational temperature rating is 0C to 50C. (32F to 122F).

My valve position is backwards showing open when closed and closed when open. How can I fix this?

If there is an “F” at the end of the unit serial number, you can change or flip-flop the stroke setting.
To activate the flip-flop setting, hold down the stroke button when connecting the AC Adapter.  A second after the power is applied you can release the button.  The EBV105 stroke control should now be set to reverse. (off = open and on = closed) You can repeat the flip-flop setting process to reverse or change the setting back to On = open and Off = closed.

Pairs as Z-Wave Switch and not as a “Z-Wave Valve” with SmartThings. How can I fix this?

When pairing the EBV105 with the SmartThings controller, if it does not pair as a “Z-Wave Water Valve” but pairs as a “Z-Wave Switch” you will have to edit the device type so it works with SmartThings automation in combination with leak sensors.

This is how you change the device type:

See video instructions:  https://youtu.be/3-fipUjnXtA

Or

You need to login to your SmartThings IDE and change for the paired EBV105 device type from “Z-Wave Switch” to “Z-Wave Valve”:

•       Login to your SmartThings IDE account: https://graph.api.smartthings.com/login/auth
•       From the top menu, go to “My Devices”
•       Click on the EBV105 in question. (“Z-Wave Switch” ?)
•       Scroll to bottom on click on “Edit”
•       Scroll to “Type” and use drop down menu to change to: “Z-Wave Water Valve”
•       Scroll to bottom and click “Update”

Using the ST-App, the device/EBV105 should now work with standard ST apps.

The EBV105 pairs with SmartThings but does not work in combination with water sensors. How can I fix this?

When pairing the EBV105 with the SmartThings controller, if it does not pair as a “Z-Wave Water Valve” but pairs as a “Z-Wave Switch” you will have to edit the device type so it works with SmartThings automation in combination with leak sensors.

This is how you change the device type:

See video instructions:  https://youtu.be/3-fipUjnXtA

Or

You need to login to your SmartThings IDE and change for the paired EBV105 device type from “Z-Wave Switch” to “Z-Wave Valve”:

•       Login to your SmartThings IDE account: https://graph.api.smartthings.com/login/auth
•       From the top menu, go to “My Devices”
•       Click on the EBV105 in question. (“Z-Wave Switch” ?)
•       Scroll to bottom on click on “Edit”
•       Scroll to “Type” and use drop down menu to change to: “Z-Wave Water Valve”
•       Scroll to bottom and click “Update”

Using the ST-App, the device/EBV105 should now work with standard ST apps.