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FRITZ!DECT 200 Service

Setting up group switching for a FRITZ!DECT socket

You can combine several FRITZ!DECT sockets, for example FRITZ!DECT 200 or a FRITZ!Powerline adapter's outlet switch, into a group and easily switch them together. Then you can switch a group of several switchable sockets automatically according to a schedule or depending on temperature, and switch them on and off manually. In addition, you can also define a so-called "master" as a switch generator; when it is switched, the whole group is switched.

Note:All instructions on configuration and settings given in this guide refer to the latest FRITZ!OS for the FRITZ!Box.

1 Creating a group

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the "New Group" button.
  4. If asked to do so, enable the option "Switching Actuators" and click "OK".
  5. Enter a name for the group and select the smart home devices you want to switch together in the group.
  6. Click the "OK" button.
  7. In the next window, click "OK" to save the settings.

2 Switching a group

Outlet switches, so-called "switch actuators", that you have grouped together can either be controlled automatically via a "Master" or manually:

Switching a group automatically

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All groups" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the (Edit) button that corresponds to the group you want to configure automatic switching for or click the (Switch Automatically) button next to any smart home device that belongs to the group.
  5. In the "Automatic switching" section, select the desired switching times or select the option "Switching a Group Automatically" and configure the desired switching times.
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Switching a group via a "Master"

You can define a smart home device as the so-called "master"; when it is switched automatically or manually, all devices in the group assigned to it are switched as well. The "master" does not have to belong to the group you want to switch:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. If available, select the option "All groups" from the drop-down list "viewing".
  4. Click the button (Edit) that corresponds to the group for which you want to configure switching via a "Master".
  5. In the "Automatic Switching" section, enable the option "Switching a Group via a FRITZ! actuator ('Master')" and select the device you want to use as the "Master" from the drop-down list "Actuator".
  6. Click "OK" to save the settings.

Switching a group manually

If you manually switch a group for which you also set up automatic switching, the manual switching applies until the next automatic switching time occurs:

  1. Click "Home Network" in the FRITZ!Box user interface.
  2. Click "Smart Home" in the "Home Network" menu.
  3. Click the on/off switch for "Group switch" in the section "Group [name of the group]".

    Note:You can also manually switch the smart home group in the home network using a FRITZ!Fon (menu "Home Network > Smart Home") or over the internet with MyFRITZ!App.

When group switching is enabled, you can manually switch individual smart home devices on the device itself, or you can use the FRITZ!Box user interface (in the "Home Network" menu under "Smart Home". As soon as the next group switching takes place, the device is then once again subject to the group switching settings.