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Just use any direct power z-wave device as extender.
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Any one have success using this for repeating encrypted z wave signals for door locks? Q and a question regarding this is confusing.
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Go to monoprice.com and pick up a zwave plus smart plug for either $21 or $24. They will act as repeaters, provide power monitoring on the 110v socket, have USB ports for use as charger and being zwave plus will handle the newer encrypted communications.
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so lots of people ask - why would you buy this?

ill tell you why. it is good for determining where your signal ends so you can figure out if an outside device is too far or malfunctioning

so you plug it in locally via an a long extension cord, get it to detect
then you can slowly move it away to see how far it can go

now note of course, if you do this, it's not going to function as a repeater, b/c the initial setup is going to think its right by your hub..you'd have to move it and wait for a heal to be performed before you could function as a repeater - but it's good for the purpose of seeing how far your primary signal can go

you could also set it up initially outside where you know it can receive repeater signals and then simply do the same thing above to see where it drops

for me, i have a "faraday cage" around an outside pool light that I need to swap with plastic

however, I am not going to waste my time doing that before validating that the signal at least gets to OUTSIDE the light case using the above test

any experts out there who think this is silly, please feel free to educate me.
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ps: yes, you could do the same with a simple smart plug, but usually these run a bit cheaper and less to worry about with an on/off button being hit or something
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You buy this if you have an old house without grounded outlets. These also work great to find where your zwave mesh network is weak, since they have a color LED that corresponds to signal strength. I have 2 to help cover my home.
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Any one have success using this for repeating encrypted z wave signals for door locks? Q and a question regarding this is confusing.
Exactly what I use mine for. Works great with my zwave+ Yale deadbolt.
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Exactly what I use mine for. Works great with my zwave+ Yale deadbolt.
Cool, thanks. I can't get mine on my detached garage too talk to it. Was thinking about this in a plastic outdoor outlet cover to hopefully bridge the gap.
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