Wheel Controller (FWC) manual for Z-Wave

The following is an overview of the user manual for the Z-Wave product Wheel Controller (FWC)from SE Devices. To view other Z-Wave products and manuals from SE Devices follow that link.

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


Wheel Controller
SKU Code
The SE Devices Wheel Controller Z-Wave is a modular Wall-Box mountable control wheel, which is controllable over a Z-Wave Home Automation Network. The device can be added to and remote controlled via a Z-Wave Home Automation network. This product can be operated in any Z-Wave network with other Z-Wave certified devices from other manufacturers. All non-battery operated nodes within the network will act as repeaters regardless of vendor to increase reliability of the network.

The Wheel Controller unit itself can be combined with a Back Unit hidden inside a wall-box to provide local control possibilities. It can also operate in a Stand-Alone mode, powered via a Cascade connector to another unit (Multifunction Switch or Wheel Controller).

There are a variety of Back Units available for the Wheel, which can provide Local control functionality such as Relay Control and Dimming.

The Wheel is backed by 4 push buttons, located at the Upper, Lower, Left and Right sides of the wheel. By pushing on these points of the wheel, the various functions of the wheel can be accessed and controlled.

The Wheel can be rotated in a clockwise and counter clockwise direction to control the Light Level, adjust temperature settings for the Thermostat and issue Central Scene commands. The current operation is shown in the display at all times. When used as a Thermostat, the display will show information on thermostat operation when the device is Idle.
Version #
HW: 30 FW: 3.00:03.00 was the version certified
Certification #
Z-Wave Version


As a Z-Wave Plus certified product, Wheel Controller supports Z-Wave S2 security. The following security modes are directly supported:

  • S2 Unauthenticated


SE Devices describes Wheel Controller as having the following features:

  • Thermostat HVAC Systems Supported
  • Thermostat Modes
  • Thermostat Power Source
  • Z-Wave Scene Type
  • Electric Load Type
  • Firmware updatable via a compatible Z-Wave gateway
  • Neutral Wire Required
  • Sensors
  • Color
  • Switch Type
  • Supported Meter Type
  • 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

To add the device to a Z-Wave network, the Z-Wave Controller must first be set into Add mode. Once the Controller is listening for devices to add, Push and Hold the lower part of the Wheel Controller for 5 seconds.

The device will indicate that it sends information to the Controller by showing a Radio Communication Icon in the display. The Controller should now discover the device and add it to the Z-Wave network. Once added, the device should respond commands over the Z-Wave network.

Removal is done by setting the Controller in Remove Mode (instead of Add mode), and then follow the exact same procedure on the device itself as when adding the device.

The Wheel Controller is capable of controlling local loads via a modular Back Unit. The back unit can be mounted and connected to mains electricity inside a Electrical Wall box. Two types of Relay and Dimmer Back Units are currently available. The maximum controllable local load are specified in each Back Unit product sheets.

Factory reset Wheel Controller

Follow this procedure to Factory Reset the Wheel Controller. This will restore all configuration parameters back to the default settings, and remove the device from the Z-Wave network.

WARNING! Executing a Factory Reset on a device may make it stop working as wanted, and will disable remote control of the device. The device will have to be re-added to the Z-Wave network and reconfigured afterwards, to regain the previous operation of the device. Please DO NOT execute this procedure unless it is absolutely necessary.

Step 1: Push and Hold the DOWN and LEFT wheel buttons at the same time, and keep holding them for approximately 15 seconds. It is recommended to use two fingers to insure that both buttons are pushed completely down.

Step 2: Release the buttons when the text “RESET” appears in the display, after approximately 15 seconds.

Step 3: Then Push and Hold UP (marked OK) for approximately 1 second to CONFIRM the Factory Reset. Pushing any other direction button will Cancel the Factory Reset, and restore normal operation. Also, if the RESET is not confirmed within 5 seconds, the device will resume normal operation.

Step 4: When you confirm the Reset by pushing and holding UP, the RESET text will start blinking. Then the device will resume operation, but with all configuration Reset to their defaults. Also, if the device was added to a Z-Wave network, the device will no longer be available for Z-Wave control (only Local control will work).

Please note that this is a user manual Wheel Controller from SE Devices 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 Wheel Controller and have not purchased it from us, please contact the manufacturer directly with any further questions you may have.