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frogblue FAQs

Find answers to most common questions

The VDE test mark on an electrical appliance indicates that it

  • meets the protection and safety requirements of nationally and internationally harmonised standards and directives and, in addition
  • conforms to VDE’s own specifications and standards.

According to VDE, the VDE test mark is thus considered “synonymous with the highest test quality and the highest safety standard in electrical engineering”. If an electrical appliance has been certified with one of the VDE marks in Germany, the VDE test report is also recognised in most other European countries for procedures which are allowed to bear their own national test marks.

Trade, consumers, users and those responsible for electrical safety in companies are well advised to pay attention to this VDE mark. After all, a CE mark alone is no guarantee of safety. Time and again, the market surveillance authorities have to withdraw products from the market which, despite a CE mark, have significant safety deficiencies.

Source: Dr. Friedhelm Kring, freelance editor and proofreader focusing on occupational health and safety

We save the project data and configurations of all the frogblue modules in one single data file. Nothing can get mixed up. Password protected. This complete configuration can be sent via email, saved onto a USB stick or archived in the frogs themselves.

In addition to Bluetooth® encryption, every message from the frogs is encrypted with 128 bit, which increases data transmission security. All forwarded messages are also respectively encrypted again and receive a time stamp accurate to the nearest second. They are only then valid when they have just been generated and are not older messages. Recording and subsequent transmission will be recognised and blocked.

It is also not necessary to connect to the cloud to utilise the frogblue solution.

Electrical safety and fire protection are guaranteed for the user by the VDE approval. This includes more than 100 tests and we have passed them all.

In order to buffer the time, a frogClock (buffering over 5 days) or a frogDisplay (current time when power is restored via server, WLAN must be set up) is installed in the system.

The frogblue projects are password protected, the apps themselves are not.

The frog itself continues to operate but the outputs will be switched off so that no more current flows.

  • Global standard which is implemented in many devices (automotive, fitness, medicine, audio)
  • Integrated in every smartphone and tablet
  • Considerably less prone to interference than Wi-Fi and radio
  • Encrypted as standardised
  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Long range due to the frogblue Bluetooth® LE mesh network
  • Automatic forwarding of messages to destination

It is possible to integrate voice control via the frogLink with the help of an external solution. Watch the video “Integrating Voice Control to the frogblue System“ on our YouTube channel.

Every frog with outputs includes a log for power consumption. This can be accessed e.g. via the app.

Yes. Projects can be re-imported/ amended in project management.

The frogblue ProjectApp is available in German and English. The frogControl app is also available in Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Turkish, Russian and Romanian.

  • The frogblue ProjectApp for installer configuration.
  • The frogblue frogControl app for operation and simpler configuration setting for the end user.
  • The frogControl app operates on Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.
Please Note:
The Bluetooth® version, as well as the implemented hardware and the operating system, have an impact on the Bluetooth® connection of the used device (Smartphone, Tablet). Please understand that due to the vast number of devices and manufacturers, the full Bluetooth® functionality cannot be ensured. If your device (Smartphone, Tablet) should be affected, our frogDisplay is able to connect with the frogblue system via WLAN.

The frogDisplay is equipped with a Wi-Fi gateway. This establishes the connection between the IP network and Bluetooth®.

If necessary, the system can be accessed and controlled from outside by utilising an Internet connection (e.g. VPN via the FRITZ! Box).

Remote access is optional. Initially, the system will be operated on the private Bluetooth® network.

Along with every customary light switch and light button, smartphones and tablets can communicate with the frogs directly and without any detours via Bluetooth®.

Furthermore, I can also conveniently operate my Smart Home/Office via the frogDisplay, the “smartphone on the wall”, via an intuitive user interface via touch.

Please Note:
The Bluetooth® version, as well as the implemented hardware and the operating system, have an impact on the Bluetooth connection of the used device (Smartphone, Tablet). Please understand that due to the vast number of devices and manufacturers, the full Bluetooth® functionality cannot be ensured. If your device (Smartphone, Tablet) should be affected, our frogDisplay is able to connect with the frogblue system via WLAN.

Frogblue is distributed in all countries except China.

  • Electro wholesalers
  • Specialist electrical companies
  • Architects & Planners
  • System integrators
  • Security specialists
  • Commercial end customers
  • Private end customers

Our internal sales team (email: sales-intl(at)frogblue.com; telephone: +49-631-520829-120) will be pleased to help you make contact with your regional frogblue sales representative.

Training appointments can be requested by sending an email to training(at)frogblue.com or by calling +49-631-520829-120 in Kaiserslautern. The booking will be executed via our registration form or our calendar.

Yes. Our training programme enables us to provide professional training regarding the frogblue system and support you in keeping you up to date with the latest building technology.

You can find an overview of the training courses available, including dates here.

The costs for a 1-day basic training course as well as for the 1-day intensive training course are 79€ (incl. VAT).

You will find the complete product portfolio including the manufacturer’s UVP in our frogblue webshop.

In addition, you can also find the prices in our product catalogue, which can be found in the download area on our website.

If not, please contact our frogblue pre-sales team. At your request, we will also be pleased to develop a frogblue planning example for you.

Standard cabling with deep flush-mounted sockets (60 mm) is sufficient.  Also hereby refer to our video tutorial “Installation, Tips & Tricks“.

Even when the frog has a very compact design, a deep flush-mounted socket is still required. Installation can also however be executed e.g. in the false ceiling in a junction box or at the lamp outlet.

Electrical devices may only be installed and assembled by qualified electricians.

Yes, the existing switches and existing buttons can still be utilised. We recommend buttons in order to utilise the full scope of functions (e.g. dimming by holding down and releasing the button, multiple clicks etc.).

  • The modular and decentralised solution provides every flexibility after commissioning and maximum expandability.
  • In a new building, utilising the frogblue components can save a lot of installation time and effort on the basic cabling, since we do not use a central server.

Our system can be operated via existing cabling. A power connection (230 V) is all the frog requires.

You will need the frogblue ProjectApp for configuration and commissioning.

This operates on Android or iOS tablets (not on smartphones) and PCs/laptops.
(Attention: Windows PCs require frogLink).

An IP camera can be integrated via the frogLink and connected by means of the standard Onvif interface of the frogDisplay. This enables every camera monitoring system to be displayed, viewed and played directly on the frogDisplay.

Yes, different networks can be created, but only the respective user can operate their own frogblue system.

We recommend utilising a maximum of one device (tablet) with the frogblue ProjectApp.

The frogControl app can be utilised on any number of end devices.

The typical open field range is up to 50 metres. One can assume a range of ten metres in buildings as the type, properties and number of walls will influence the range. However, every frog acts as a repeater and extends the range due to the frogblue MeshNetwork technology.

FrogRelay can be utilised to control shutters, venetian blinds, blinds and awnings.

Positions can be approached. Determining this will be executed via the ProjectApp. Furthermore, the end positions of the roller blind motor will determine the opening and closing settings.

  • The frogblue actuators can switch up to 400 W per channel
  • The frogblue relay modules can switch up to 1200 W in total
  • The frogblue dimmer can switch and dim up to 300 W LED loads per channel

No, a protective earth connection is not required.

Yes. Other products can also be integrated at every switching input of a frog (e.g. motion detectors, wind monitors, weather stations etc.).

The usual illuminants (light bulbs, halogen lamps, LEDs) from all manufacturers are compatible with frogblue.

  • frogDim1-3 and frogDim1-0 are universal dimmers for switching and dimming for all reverse phase control approved light sources. Phase control only permitted for inductive loads
  • frogDim2-2 is a reverse phase control dimmer (phase control only with a new update)

No. If the switch is pressed for longer, then this will activate the dimmer function. You can configure whether or how the light is dimmed. And this can be different at night than, for example, during the day.

Yes, the phase (L) and neutral conductor (N) are required.

All cubes, the frogBoxGPS as well as the frogMultiSense and frogRoomSense can measure the temperature.