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Zwave range issue on Home center lite


Ankit Gupta

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Hi All,

 

I am facing zwave range issue on home center lite. I have 8 dual relay installed at my home. One distant from another. I have one module installed at my main door outside the home at distance of 20-25m. There are walls and doors in between the HCL and my main door node. My HCL is installed inside my home . Now my farthest dual relay is not in the range of my HCL. And showing dead node. Is there any configuration setting where I can increase the range of the HCL or how can I bring my main door relay in the range of my HCL. Any help regarding this issue will be appreciated.

 

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you can not boost the signal, but you can add repeaters between that node and the hcl

(dedicated repeater of other 230volt actors, like wallplug)

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1 hour ago, akatar said:

you can not boost the signal, but you can add repeaters between that node and the hcl

sure?

maybe a little bit?

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@10der for boosting a radio signal you need a signal amplifier, as far as i know there are none for zwave. (only repeaters)

Ofcourse you can use a bigger antenne (length is VERY important, 

(The wavelength of a frequency

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v / f, where v is the speed of the transmission and f is the (average) transmission frequency. In air, v is equal to c, the speed of light, which is 299.792.458 m/s. The wavelength for the 868 MHz band is thus 299.792.458 / 868.000.000 = 34,54 cm. Half of this is 17,27 cm and a quarter is 8,63 cm.)

 

but user a bigger antenne is something else then boosting a signal

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4 minutes ago, akatar said:

but user a bigger antenne is something else then boosting a signal

agreed

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@10der just to complete the story

there a no zwave amplifiers because they don't work.

it's a bit like this

when we are 100 meters away from echother, you won't hear me and i won't hear you.

i can use a amplifier with big speakers and you will hear me, but i still can't hear you

put 10 people between us and they can repeat the words and we will hear eachother (takes a couple of seconds) like mesh network

 

that's the same reason that boosting you wifi router won't do a thing, you phones etc can not shout harder

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