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Tucson

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Control timers by date
« on: February 17, 2018, 01:39:24 AM »

I have lights that trun on in the morning but when the days get longer it already light and they are not needed. I can delete them and re-add then when the days get shorter but a feature like on the CM15 that allows you to set a range of date the timer would operate would be better.
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Re: Control timers by date
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 01:57:40 AM »

I like that Idea.
I have things as well that I only use for the Christmas season this option or the option just to run if timer enabled would be good.
Who wants to have to delete then rewrite timers maybe multiple times a year.
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Re: Control timers by date
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 02:23:57 AM »

I like the idea as well

FWIW, along with date-specific timers, I have two timers built in my CM15 for Christmas lights that actually have no date range. They are HC/UC that I do not normally use on a daily basis. While I 'could' make them date range specific, I do not because it allows me to have 'baked in' timers for outside (or inside) lighting that I need on a temporary basis throughout the year, be it for working on something or a party, etc, etc. They run every day, but with no modules set up, they just evaporate...
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Re: Control timers by date
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 03:08:18 AM »

I have lights that trun on in the morning but when the days get longer it already light and they are not needed. I can delete them and re-add then when the days get shorter but a feature like on the CM15 that allows you to set a range of date the timer would operate would be better.

Here is where conditionals work well.  I have several events like this set up in the Ocelot that compare sunrise and sunset with specific times and only actuate those devices when the days get shorter.  To be a really effective controller, the WM100 needs to add conditional macros.

My most elaborate conditionals control irrigation based on the prior day's temperature and month of the year.  It varies from just one cycle a week during the coldest winter months (highs around 50F) to several daily cycles when the highs are above 100F.  Now that is what automation can really do.  (Temperature is measured  by the Ocelot analog module and some thermistors.)

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Re: Control timers by date
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 03:41:17 AM »

I do the same as Jeff. I have multiple timers (events in Homeseer jargon) and enable selected ones with conditionals (time, date range, days of week, etc) This can be done in AHP can't it?
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Re: Control timers by date
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 07:52:32 AM »

I used to use the dusk-dawn sensor in a floodlight to set a virtual device condition. A simple macro. Macros (events) are always nice. It doesn't take much of a computing device to run timers and such.   
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Re: Control timers by date
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2018, 08:37:42 AM »

I do like Jeff and Dave W using the Stargate controller, i.e.;
 
IF Time is before sunrise+20min
and Time is after 6:30AM
THEN X10: Kitchen Lights ON


« Last Edit: February 18, 2018, 06:20:17 AM by brobin »
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Re: Control timers by date
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2018, 09:13:09 AM »

Baby steps! rofl
I added this to the top wants Poll as well.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=30177.0
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