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macrobob

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Prevent dimming
« on: October 02, 2010, 10:42:54 AM »

I have Smart Macros installed and can't figure out how to keep dim to 100%(disable dimming). I wrote a macro and it executes when ever dimming is attempted. The Macro runs but Dimming does not change. So how do I set dim to 100% whenever someone attempts to change it?
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Brian H

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Re: Prevent dimming
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010, 10:50:39 AM »

Are you trying to keep a light at 100% when someone uses the local paddle on a switch and dims it?

X10 wall switches do not transmit back to the CM15A when someone locally dims a light. As they are not two way X10 devices. So the program has no way to know the light was dimmed locally.

If you are not using X10 devices please tell us what they are.
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Re: Prevent dimming
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2010, 11:29:11 AM »

I am using all X10 modules. I want to prevent Dimming if someone tries to do it in Active Home Pro or on their IPhone using Active Phone.
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Re: Prevent dimming
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2010, 11:31:33 AM »

Also, I am using a TM715 module
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Re: Prevent dimming
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2010, 12:29:57 PM »

Thanks for the clarification on what you want to do.

If you have a TM751. By chance did your AHP kit come with the CM19A USB Firecracker Tranceiver and not the CM15A USB Interface?
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Re: Prevent dimming
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2010, 12:55:13 PM »

CM19A and TM751. everything works great, I just need to figure out the dimming issue.
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Re: Prevent dimming
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2010, 12:53:44 AM »

I am using all X10 modules. I want to prevent Dimming if someone tries to do it in Active Home Pro or on their IPhone using Active Phone.
There is no real way to lock out dimming unfortunately. The closest that you can get is using ActiveHome Pro and changing the Lamp Module/Wall Switch to an Appliance Module (2-pin). That way, AHP believes it can only turn the light on/off, and that it does not support dimming (like an Appliance Module). Be forewarned that if you have any Macros or other functions that depend on AHP knowing that it's really a light and not an appliance, those will no longer work. AHP will believe it's just an appliance, and only an appliance.

Otherwise, dimming won't be a function in ActiveHome Pro, and thus, dimming wouldn't work form ActivePhone.
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