Z-wave Eaton Switch

Is the Eaton RF9601DW Z-Wave plus wireless switch compatible with the SmartThings hub?
Any help is much appreciated.

It’s using the S2 security level, so it might not work well with the V1 hub.

The basic on/off features should work just fine with a V2 hub or higher.

Advanced features like child lock out and panic option would probably require custom code and I don’t know if anyone has done one for that specific model yet or not.

Looks like a nice device: historically, the Eaton Cooper switches have been very well engineered. :sunglasses:

Thank you for your feedback. Will I be able to automate the lights to automatically turn off on a schedule?

I should have mentioned the first time that using that switch will require a smartthings hub. Do you have one? And if so, which model?

As long as you do have a smartthings hub, then, yes, you can automate the basic on/off feature of that switch with the smartthings mobile app. You can base it on a timer, on sunset or sunrise, on another switch or sensor going on, and hopefully on Geopresence, although Geopresence has been kind of flaky lately.

Yes, I have model # IM6001-V3P01. Thank your feedback, I will let you know how it turns out.

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Ok, in that case you should be fine. :sunglasses: The following supportbase article shows how to create automations:

Interesting . . . is that true in general for all devices that include as S2, or is your comment specific to the Eaton switch? For example, Inovelli switches can include as S2? Would you possibly expect an issue with a Gen 1 hub with those?

Great question. I’ve just heard different reports about S2 and the V1 hub. @erocm1231 or @Kianoosh_Karami might know for sure.

S2 devices are all backwards compatible with either S0 or no security. The reason I say “either” is because I have heard of some S2 lightbulbs that do not support S0. So if S2 fails they revert back to non-secure.

Any way, S2 switches should down grade their security when included on the gen 1 hub.


I have the Eaton Z-Wave Plus smart switch, same model as above. I’ve previously installed the dimmer version of the same switch with no issues. Pairing with a Samsung Home Connect Wifi-Smart Things combo hub. I have tried everything to get this thing to pair. I’ve excluded it, tried adding it by bar code scan, by pin code, etc. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. The switch now has a flashing blue pilot light on it instead of the solid blue light it had before I started trying things, so maybe that detail means something to someone?

So I got it to connect, FINALLY, but it said it is connected unsecured and it should be readded. It works but the blue light is still flashing. According to the Eaton docs that means it is not part of a zwave network…but it is being controlled by my app and responds to automations.

Do you know how you got it to work?

I’ve got a new Eaton RF9601 and 2 previous ones paired to my old hub, not the ST

My ST is v2, latest firmware.

I can’t get the 2 older ones reset (click on, then hold for 20 seconds) but that’s separate from the “simple” problem.

I load up the ST new app, do the add device thing, select the Eaton switch (or generic z-wave) and when it’s ready, click the switch button. It tries forever, then says it can’t find it.

The switch is like 3 feet from the ST hub.