’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer (RF9640-N) manual for Z-Wave

The following is an overview of the user manual for the Z-Wave product ’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer (RF9640-N)from Eaton. To view other Z-Wave products and manuals from Eaton follow that link.

  1. Overview
  2. Security
  3. Features
  4. Installation instructions


Eaton’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer
SKU Code
Eaton’s Z-Wave plus Universal dimmer replaces regular switches (where a neutral is present) to provide local and remote ON/OFF and Dim UP/Down control for most common residential lighting loads including LEDs and certain motor loads. Each dimmer can be manually and remotely controlled by commands sent from your compatible Z-Wave certified controller.
Features & Benefits:
• Replaces standard switch to add local and wireless control
• Compatible with most common residential lighting loads including LED, CFLs, INC, MLVs, ELVs, HAL.
• Single pole and 3-Way control: Use with Z-Wave Plus Accessory dimmer RF9642-Z
• Neutral is required for installation
• Features 7 step blue load indicating LED light that can be dimmed in ON or OFF state
• Supports Z-Wave Plus technology including S2 Security certification for advanced encryption & cybersecurity
• Voice and app based control when used with compatible Z-Wave controller
Version #
HW: 255 FW: 2.00 was the version certified
Certification #
Z-Wave Version


As a Z-Wave Plus certified product, ’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer supports Z-Wave S2 security. The following security modes are directly supported:

  • S2 Authenticated
  • S2 Unauthenticated


Eaton describes ’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer as having the following features:

  • Electric Load Type
  • Z-Wave Scene Type
  • Neutral Wire Required
  • Switch Load Capacity Watts
  • Firmware updatable via a compatible Z-Wave gateway
  • FLiRS capable
  • Supports Network Wide Inclusion
  • Supports Z-Wave Explorer Frames
  • Supports Z-Wave SmartStart allowing you to setup the product simply by scanning its QR code via

Installation instructions

1. To include this device in a Z-Wave network, select the command on your Z-Wave controller for inclusion (Install, Add Device,
Add Node, Include Device, etc.). Then press the device ON/OFF button one time to include it in the network.
2. Based on the controller, the controller may ask you to scan the QR code or manually enter 5 digit code under the QR code
to install the device as a secured device. You may find this QR code on the device or included in device packaging.
3. After the Device is added to the network, the blue indicator LED will stop blinking. This indicates the device is installed in the Z-Wave

1. To exclude this device from a Z-Wave network, select the setting on your Z-Wave controller for exclusion
(Uninstall, Remove Device, Remove Node, Exclude Device, etc.).
2. Once your controller is in exclusion mode, press the device ON/OFF button one time to exclude it from the network. The LED will start blinking.

Factory reset ’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer

The device could be reset locally. This will cause the device to be excluded from its network and restore to factory default.
Before leaving the network the switch will send a notification to the controller indicating its departure from the Z-Wave network.
1. Turn the device ON.
2. Press and hold ON/OFF button for 20 second till the LED flashes for the third time.
3. Release the ON/OFF button.
4. LED will start flashing rapidly. Once the LED starts blinking slowly, that indicates the device is not part of the network.

Please note that this is a user manual ’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer from Eaton is provided as is and without warranty; all information contained herein is provided by the manufacturer or the certifying body. The information provided is for reference only and is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional advice. ZWaveProducts.com only warrants and is only able to support products purchased directly from us. If you have ’s Z-Wave Plus Universal Dimmer and have not purchased it from us, please contact the manufacturer directly with any further questions you may have.