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Author Topic: trying to multiple e-mails when PF284 is activated and stop e-mailing when off  (Read 4180 times)

borg

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Hello, basically i have a PF284 connected to a WB-200 water sensor. I have a simple macro set-up to e-mail me when water is detected. Is there a way to receive e-mails every minute or so until the PF284 is unactivated?

Do I understand  correctly,The PF284 only sends out one signal when triggered & If the signal that the PF284 sends out is missed (it happens) by the CM15A then I will NOT get an e-mail?
in other words the PF284 only sends out one signal when triggered..?
Is there a way to avoid a missed signal/trigger?

Thanks much......
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HA Dave

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in other words the PF284 only sends out one signal when triggered..?
Is there a way to avoid a missed signal/trigger?


I have a setup where my garage door triggers a powerflash unit, which in turn turns on a light and genrates a voice announcement. But because I thought I might miss seeing the light on... I created a set of macro's so the voice announcement would remind me the door is open every 10 minutes.

You could like do the same with an email.
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borg

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I for the life of me cannot figure out how to do what you have done, I must be missing something BIG, and probably because I'm a rookie at macros. Can I convince you to post your macros so that I can study them and make it work for my application?

Thanks
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KDR

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Hi Borg here is a link to emailing when you are using conditions in a macro. It has some screen shots that you can look at and may help you understand macros a little better.

[Work-Around] Sending an E-Mail with OnAlert Using Conditions

This may not be exactly what your trying to do put it will help you understand macros a little better.

----------------KDR
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I for the life of me cannot figure out how to do what you have done, I must be missing something BIG, and probably because I'm a rookie at macros. Can I convince you to post your macros so that I can study them and make it work for my application?


The only reason I have never posted the actual "timer macro(s)" is because I have a couple other devices running in it I have never mentioned.... I am not sure the actual list of devices triggered would be any less confusing.

I worked on the "macro" for few days before I realized, that a single macro can't do very much. So I broke down each operation into its own separate macro. I ended up with FOUR macros to create my timer. Two of the macros are conditional macro (if this is ON, then turn that ON, or if this off, turn that off).

I used fathom or "ghost" modules. For AHP to know if a module is ON or OFF it must be a monitored module.... AHP remembers the status of the monitored modules. The house codes I used for my timer wasn't in the monitored house code, so I had to turn ON (and off) "ghost" modules that became the conditions in the conditional macros.

It is only complicated.... if you try to do it in a limited number of macros. Once you think about the simple separate steps involved, in the 3 or 4 macros, it gets easier.
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