It was time to open the guts of yet another device. At first I did not find a way in, but finally I found a way to get in. I first removed the sticker on the inside of the plug. Under it there was a brass plug which I milled away with a Dremel. I have the F-type which is suitable for the Dutch power outlets. In Belgium and France they have the E-type which has an extra pin for providing the connection to earth.

Some preliminary photos (especially for Thomas). This is one of the boards which is inside. I still need some time to do the tracing of the tracks to reverse engineer the schematic. There is also a second PCB in there which does the controlling and communicating part. A lot more to come . ..

Some specs:

  • ZWave, ZWave+/ZWave plus
  • Max load 2500 Watt resistive load (continuous) to 3000 Watt (peak)
  • Consumes up to 1.6 Watt
  • Z-Wave device type: On/Off Power Switch (no dimming)
  • Z-Wave role type: Always On Slave
  • RGB LED ring
  • IP20
  • Extremely compact build
  • CEE 7/16 – max load 2.5 A
  • CEE 7/17 – max load 11A
  • Type: FGWPE/F-102 ZW5
  • Shuko type F or French type E
  • Protection against short cirquit
  • Built in thermal sensor
  • Built in network range tester
  • Z-Wave hardware platform: ZM5202
  • Z-Wave frequency: CEPT (Europe) 868.4 MHz, 869.85 MHz

Switching is done with a classic relay, so dimming a device is not possible. A bit disappointing for that price ;-(

5 thoughts on “Fibaro Wall Plug TypeF Teardown

  • 2018/05/16 at 23:16

    To bad, that you not made a Video or some Photos….

    • 2018/05/17 at 09:10

      Did you really think I did not make photo’s? Of course they are there but I did not have the time to process them yet. I added the photo’s of the first PCB and the rest will follow soon. I first need to desolder the second PCB and preserve the components. The idea is that I will reassemble the whole component again and do some more testing on it. Knowing the schematic makes it easier to find out how the firmware does it’s magic.

  • 2020/01/10 at 08:04

    How to find out the value of the capacitor C10?
    This condenser exploded.

  • 2020/02/23 at 10:00

    I have one with a broken relais, it doesn’t switch anymore. Can you give me a hint how to open it?

    • 2020/02/23 at 22:05

      Hi André, I opened it by drilling out the metal pins which plug into the socket from which the plug receives the 230V. I have no idea how to later put it together. Maybe with screws?


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