Adding a Range Extender

The Spruce Gen2 controller can utilize range extenders to increase the sensor range and coverage.  Below is a list of recommended range extending outlets.  The important designation to recognize is that it is ZigBee, this will allow it to pair with the Spruce Controller and act as a repeater for the sensors.

Recommended Zigbee Outlet Range Extenders are:

The outlet can be added just like a sensor:

  1. If the outlet has been joined previously or added to another device, clear the device first
    1. Plug in the outlet to the wall while holding the button on the outlet
    2. Release the button, once the led on the outlet lights up
    3. This removes the outlet from any network it was previously connected to
    4. unplug it from the wall
  2. In the Spruce Web App, Go to the Devices page
  3. Press the + and then the Sensor followed by the controller your are joining the outlet to
  4. Once the search is started, plug in the outlet
  5. Spruce will identify the outlet

The outlet will now act as a range extender for the sensors.  The Sensor network which uses the ZigBee repeaters will re-route the signals depending on signal strength.  The re-routing process is not always immediate and may take time to go into effect.

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