I’m moving my z-wave network from a RPi 2 with an Aeon Z-stick (Gen 2) running openHAB 1.7 to a Pine 64 with the Pine Z-wave adapter running openHAB 2.0. I have nearly 40-devices so I only want to do this once.
In my old setup I used a Aeon Z-stick to add devices to the network. I would remove the controller from the USB port, put it in inclusion mode and then walk to the new devices and add them. Most of the devices were added to the controller even before I moved to openHAB from LinuxMCE. With the new setup the Z-wave controller is permanently on the Pine 64 and stationary. Some of my devices tell me to bring the controller to the devices to add them (e.g. In wall dual relay and alarm sounder). My understanding is that these are needing to be added using the High/Full Power Inclusion mode. Unfortunately they are not very close to my Pine 64. Is there a workaround for this? Should I abandon the built in Pine 64 Z-wave and get an updated Z-Stick? Could I just move the Pine 64 within range, add the device and then move it back? While not ideal, I see it only necessary during the initial add of devices.
While I will not be thrilled doing so, I am at a point where I can abandon the Pine 64 Z-wave module and get a new Z-stick (my old one’s battery is dead). What I don’t want to do is start moving everything over and then find out that I need a different controller. **