I have 3 Monoprice Z-Wave Plus Power Outlets with USB that I rarely use. One typically comes out at XMAS to control the XMAS Lights, the others are used on an "as needed" basis. I am wondering what people thoughts are on how to manage them. As I see it there are three alternatives
1, Plug them in and include them, and leave them plugged in, even though I'm not using them.
2. Plug them in, include them and then unplug them until they are needed
3, Plug them in, include them, mark them as disabled and then unplug them until they are needed.
4. Plug them in include then when they are neeed, exclude them and unplug them when they are not.
The reason I ask this is they are ZWave-Plus and happily dig in and start routing commands as soon as they are powered up. I recently unplugged one and lost 25% of my devices as it had apparently become the choke point for a large part of the network. Also it is quite likely that they could be easily move around the house, so having them route is not actually a good idea.