SmartThings Support

How to connect the Aeotec Nano Switch and Nano Dimmer

Aeotec Nano Switches and Dimmers are Z-Wave appliance modules that can be used to control compatible in-wall lighting installations. When Aeotec says "Nano," they mean it. These small devices fit behind most light switches. Acting as repeaters for your Z-Wave network, these Aeotec devices also provide seamless home automation completely behind the scenes.

If you have an Aeotec Micro Dimmer or Switch, follow these instructions. If you have the Aeotec Smart Energy Switch, follow these instructions.

For more information about compatibility, product details, and technical specifications, visit our products page here.

 

  • SmartThings app
  • SmartThings Classic app

To connect the Aeotec Nano Switch and Aeotec Nano Dimmer in the SmartThings app

1. Install the Nano Switch or Dimmer

Follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual.

IMPORTANT: A licensed electrician with knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and electrical safety should complete the electrical installation inside the main circuit box (usually located outside of your house).

 

2. Connect the Nano Switch or Dimmer with your SmartThings Hub

In the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap Add device
  2. Android: Tap Add Device Manually
  3. Select Switch/dimmer
  4. Tap Aeotec
  5. If you have more than one SmartThings Hub connected, select the Location you would like to add the device to, then tap Done
  6. While the Hub searches, press the Action Button on the Nano Switch or Dimmer once
  7. When the device is discovered, a message will appear that the device was successfully connected to your SmartThings Hub
  8. Tap Edit to rename the device
  9. When finished, tap Done
  10. Tap Done again to confirm

 

To exclude the Aeotec Nano Swich or Dimmer

If the Nano Switch or Dimmer was not discovered, you may need to reset, or “exclude,” the device before it can successfully connect with the SmartThings Hub. To do this in the SmartThings mobile app:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the Hub
  3. Tap the three dots in the top right
  4. Tap Z-Wave exclusion
  5. When prompted, press the Action Button on the Nano Dimmer once

After the app indicates that the device was successfully removed from SmartThings, follow the first set of instructions above to connect the Nano Switch or Dimmer.

 

To remove the Aeotec Nano Switch or Dimmer from SmartThings

If the Nano Switch or Dimmer is connected but not performing as normal, you may need to remove the device and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the SmartThings app:

  1. From the Dashboard, tap on the Devices tab
  2. Tap the three dots in the top right
  3. Tap Edit
  4. Tap the red minus icon (-) next to the name of the device
  5. Confirm removal (this cannot be undone)
  6. When prompted, perform the exclusion procedure to remove the device from the mobile app and from the SmartThings Hub

 

To factory reset the Aeotec Nano Switch or Dimmer

If excluding the Nano Switch or Dimmer does not produce results, factory reset the device:

  1. Press and hold the Action Button for 20 seconds
  2. The green LED will glow for 2 seconds when the device has successfully been reset

To connect the Aeotec Micro device in the SmartThings Classic app

1. Install the Nano Dimmer

Follow the manufacturer’s instruction manual.

IMPORTANT: A licensed electrician with knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and electrical safety should complete the electrical installation inside the main circuit box (usually located outside of your house).

 

2. Connect the Nano Dimmer with your SmartThings Hub

In the SmartThings Classic mobile app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Under Things, tap Add a Thing at the bottom of your Things list
  3. The app will say Looking for devices…
  4. While the Hub searches, press the Action Button on the Nano Dimmer once
  5. When the device is discovered, it will be listed at the top of the screen
  6. Tap the device to rename it and tap Done
  7. When finished, tap Save
  8. Tap Ok to confirm

 

To exclude the Aeotec Nano Dimmer

If the Nano Dimmer was not discovered, you may need to reset, or “exclude,” the device before it can successfully connect with the SmartThings Hub. To do this in the SmartThings Classic mobile app:

  1. Tap the menu (Android) / More (iOS)
  2. Tap the Hub
  3. Tap Z-Wave Utilities
  4. Tap General Device Exclusion
  5. When prompted, press the Action Button on the Nano Dimmer once

After the app indicates that the device was successfully removed from SmartThings, follow the first set of instructions above to connect the Nano Dimmer.

 

To remove the Aeotec Nano Dimmer from SmartThings Classic

If the Nano Dimmer is connected but not performing as normal, you may need to remove the device and reconnect it with the SmartThings Hub.

To remove the device via the SmartThings Classic app:

  1. Tap My Home
  2. Tap Things
  3. Select the device
  4. Tap the gear icon
  5. Tap Remove
  6. Confirm removal
  7. When prompted, perform the exclusion procedure to remove the device from the mobile app and from the SmartThings Hub

 

To factory reset the Aeotec Nano Dimmer

If excluding the Nano Dimmer does not produce results, factory reset the device:

  1. Press and hold the Action Button for 20 seconds
  2. The green LED will glow for 2 seconds when the device has successfully been reset

Attachments

File Size
Nano Dimmer manual.pdf 1 MB
Nano Switch manual.pdf 2 MB