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Author Topic: Need a bit of help - seems "Send RF" doesn't work.  (Read 4166 times)

PajamaGuy

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Need a bit of help - seems "Send RF" doesn't work.
« on: December 10, 2008, 10:52:33 AM »

Trying to construct a series of events/macros that:
Using an MS10A (installed in AHP as a Security Device), upon motion a macro sends an RF command to a phantom. A second macro triggers on the phantom=ON and sets a FLAG and turns on a light.
MS10A = MS-Motion
Phantom is M2
Light is L1
Macro K2 is triggered when MS-Motion is triggered.
Macro K2 then sends RF COMMAND  M2=ON
Macro “turn-on-the-light” triggers on M2=ON and Set FLAG[10] ON, and Set L1=ON.

By manually causing motion in front of MS-Motion, Macro K2 fires and I can watch Phantom M2 flip ON.  I can then watch Macro “Turn-on-the-light” fire, but neither the flag, nor the light get set ON.
Yet if I use a PalmPad to issue the K2=ON, the FLAG and the light get set on.
What’s wrong?
And I “think” I even replaced the “Send RF” with a simple PLC Set M2=ON, and it still didn’t work.
An objective of this construct is to all multiple sensors to trigger K2=ON, and because of multiple sensors, I thought using RF would cut down on PLC traffic.  Additionally, I intend to put a Condition in the K2 macro to only send the M2=ON when FLAG[10] is CLEAR, but I haven’t gotten that far.
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Re: Need a bit of help - seems "Send RF" doesn't work.
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2008, 05:26:29 PM »

PJ,

Is sounds like you are trying to use RF to call a macro using a single CM15a - Correct?

As far as I know, this will not work (yes I've tried).  It seems likely that the CM15a shuts down the RF receiver for a period of time while the transmitter is active.  I have also tried using a SR731 repeater to "wrap" the Rf signal back to the CM15a.  That didn't work either - my SR731 did not recognize or repeat the CM15a RF signal (not sure why).

You can communicate from one CM15a to a second unit using the RF command.

By manually causing motion in front of MS-Motion, Macro K2 fires and I can watch Phantom M2 flip ON.  I can then watch Macro “Turn-on-the-light” fire, but neither the flag, nor the light get set ON.
Yet if I use a PalmPad to issue the K2=ON, the FLAG and the light get set on.

Please double check the operation with the PalmPad.  From your description, this should not work.

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Re: Need a bit of help - seems "Send RF" doesn't work.
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2008, 08:33:08 AM »

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Is sounds like you are trying to use RF to call a macro using a single CM15a - Correct?

Yes - and your explanation helps - I was trying to send RF commands to itself to keep the PLC traffic down. I do have 2 CM15's in the same room, maybe I'll try having them talk to each other.

And I do have a couple of SR731's.

I had to work late yesterday - I'll try to nail it down tonight.  It's good to know that a SEND RF command is not received by the CM15a sending it.

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