Hoping someone can give me advice or confirmation that this will work before attempting it.
I’m replacing some of my existing z-wave switches with newer ones and want to put the old ones elsewhere in the house that still have regular switches.
I don’t want to reconfigure all of my lighting integrations/smartapps so I want to verify if the steps I outline below will work correctly.
Cut power at the breaker to Old Switch location.
Install New Switch in location of Old Switch. Use Smartthings Classic app to perform “replace” of Old Switch with New Switch (from my understanding, the “replace” function only works if the device being replaced is unresponsive, hence the need to cut power to it at the breaker first and not exclude the Old Switch until the “Replace” has been done through the app).
Place Old Switch in it’s new location elsewhere in the house
Perform “General Device Exclusion” on Old Switch
Begin inclusion process and add Old Switch as a new device
My main question is will the device exclusion of Old Switch create issues for New Switch because of the Device ID being the same?
THANK YOU for your advise. It is no big deal. I have to open the box, remove and replace the hard wired device anyway. I will do a couple at a time…exclude a device or three, disconnect the device, install a new device (a new PLUS device) and add it back into the network. The object is the garage so I will start with those devices that will offer the best route to get back to the garage.
I do want to confirm, one more time, that as I get to the edge of the z-wave mesh network, in those places where the hub can not directly reach the new device, the request will be transmitted back to the hub and a new network iD will be issued via the mesh??