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Author Topic: how to reset tag  (Read 6244 times)

matsam

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how to reset tag
« on: October 30, 2009, 01:53:18 PM »

I'm using a macro to control my bathroom light.
My MS14A is the trigger
IF tag 8 = off
run macro
set tag 8
switch A10 (WS12A) on dim to 50%
after 5 min reset tag 8

Do you have another way to reset the tag?
because I have to wait 5min before that sequence restart.

Thanks Matsam
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 02:06:23 PM by matsam »
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dave w

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Re: how to reset tag
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2009, 02:48:36 PM »

Can't you manually reset the flag using a vitual module and a conditional? Since you would be manually triggering the reset, your virtural module would not have to be in the monitored house code.
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matsam

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Re: how to reset tag
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2009, 03:14:20 PM »

I Know, but I don't want to add another switch.
I think the WS12A is only a receiver, you can't transmit any signal
to reset the tag. I saw a similar switch in the pro section with both capability.
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matsam

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Re: how to reset tag
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2009, 03:28:48 PM »

Do you think I would be able to reset the tag with a XPDI3 when I close the light?
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Brian H

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Re: how to reset tag
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2009, 06:21:32 PM »

I don't think the XPDI3 has a power line transmitter in it to signal a local switch action.
Also the users manual says it needs a neutral power wire.
« Last Edit: October 30, 2009, 07:22:41 PM by Brian H »
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Re: how to reset tag
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2009, 07:56:07 PM »

I Know, but I don't want to add another switch.
I think the WS12A is only a receiver, you can't transmit any signal
to reset the tag. I saw a similar switch in the pro section with both capability.
Replace the WS12A with a Smarthome.com  switch that transmits status when toggled. Use the status to reset the FLag. Only problem is the Smarthome switches require a neutral in the wall box.
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Re: how to reset tag
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2009, 09:18:04 AM »

There could be a problem with a Smarthome Insteon and Icon Dimmer Switches. Using the X10 Primary Address you can program into them.
Locally turning them on and off sends the proper on and off back to the power line. They turn on and off fine with commands from AHP.

The problem is how they handle a local bright or dim back to the power line. They do not send the stream of bright or dim signals. When the paddle is released a %Preset Dim is sent. I tried every lamp switch that AHP has and none showed the slider going to the dim level the switch was locally set to.
If dimmed to 0% or brightened to 100%. An Off or On was sent and not the %Preset Dim Command.

AHP could set the switches level using the older Full On, then dim stream to set the level.

Picking the LM14A, that sometimes works, did not work as it sends Extended X10 data the Insteon or Icon switches can not process for dim level.

Tests done with AHP with CM15A and line signal monitoring with a Smarthome 1132CU Controller with Smarthome Manager Essentials. In the Advanced Signal Test Screen.

The relay version that don't dim. Send an X10 on and off when locally controlled.
Smarthome had a Q&A entry on the differences and it jived with what I found.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2009, 09:24:25 AM by Brian H »
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