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JeffVolp

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Re: WM100
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2020, 05:02:03 PM »

   Also, can the Harmony App do X-10 extended format, such as to turn on a SwitchLinc (using only X10, not Insteon) to a specific brightness level?

Sorry we do not. Currently for X10 devices we support simple OnOff and Brightness commands. 

Unfortunately, that rules it out for those of us who use Leviton dimmers and newer X10 switches that support extended commands.

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« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2020, 05:23:30 PM »

Thanks for the info, brobin. 

I can get around the lack of X-10 extended format capability in the Smartenit Harmony by using X-10 scenes in my SwitchLincs, KeypadLincs, and 2456D3 LampLincs. 

So in your house that has the Harmony P2, if the internet is down, the app canít be used for control, but your user-created program (schedules, etc) that is stored in the P2 will still execute properly?

What about power failures.  Do the P2 and G2 recover properly from a power failure and then continue to execute the user-created program without any sort of intervention or reset being necessary?
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Re: WM100
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2020, 05:44:41 PM »

   Also, can the Harmony App do X-10 extended format, such as to turn on a SwitchLinc (using only X10, not Insteon) to a specific brightness level?

Sorry we do not. Currently for X10 devices we support simple OnOff and Brightness commands. 

Unfortunately, that rules it out for those of us who use Leviton dimmers and newer X10 switches that support extended commands.

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As a replacement for your Ocelot, my Stargate or any other controller, yes.  But as an Alexa bridge it still works.  My second home is full of Leviton & Switchlinc dimmers.  In my case I took Housecode N, which I wasn't using, and used it for Alexa triggers.  So, as an example,  N1 gets defined as 'Living Room Lamp' in the Harmony and sends N1 on or off when Alexa tells it to.  So where I might have a Stargate event that essentially says:

If time is between Sunset -20min and 11:45PM
Then Turn on Living Room lamp (L1) at 72%
Else Turn Off Living Room Lamp (L1)

I edit it to this:

If time is between Sunset -20min and 11:45PM
OR IF N1-ON received
Then Turn on Living Room lamp (L1) at 72%
Else Turn Off Living Room Lamp (L1)

So the N1 On command triggers the Ocelot/Stargate/other controller to send the extended code using L1 as usual. The N1 code is simply an IF statement trigger like Sunset and never directly controls a module.

A separate event is created for triggering the OFF command:

If N1-Off received
Then Turn Off Living Room Lamp (L1)

You could also use N1 with standard brightness commands to trigger extended dimming levels although I haven't had a need to do that.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 07:35:35 PM by brobin »
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Re: WM100
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2020, 05:58:23 PM »

Thanks for the info, brobin. 

I can get around the lack of X-10 extended format capability in the Smartenit Harmony by using X-10 scenes in my SwitchLincs, KeypadLincs, and 2456D3 LampLincs. 

So in your house that has the Harmony P2, if the internet is down, the app canít be used for control, but your user-created program (schedules, etc) that is stored in the P2 will still execute properly?

What about power failures.  Do the P2 and G2 recover properly from a power failure and then continue to execute the user-created program without any sort of intervention or reset being necessary?

Yes to both. The internet connection to the mothership is only needed to connect to the app and, of course, send any notifications/emails.  Reboot after a power failure is automatic. 
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« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2020, 02:04:36 PM »

I see that many of the power users here aren't impressed with the WM100. They seem to have discovered many shortcomings which is too bad. I just thought it was worth mentioning that if you only control a small number of things with X-10, and have basic reliability improvers like a bridge repeater, the WM100 works like a champ. It is a big improvement over using mini-timers or serial connected gadgets to a host computer. I have lights and the coffee maker on X-10. I only use four channels in my house. The WM100 makes programming much easier than the mini-timer, which couldn't differentiate week days from weekends. The computer based gadget that I tried sent out such a weak signal that it was basically useless. (sorry, I don't remember it's P/N) If you are simple, like I am, and only want to control a few things, the WM100 and a few X-10 modules is a great way to go.
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2020, 02:33:24 PM »

I see that many of the power users here aren't impressed with the WM100. They seem to have discovered many shortcomings which is too bad. I just thought it was worth mentioning that if you only control a small number of things with X-10, and have basic reliability improvers like a bridge repeater, the WM100 works like a champ. It is a big improvement over using mini-timers or serial connected gadgets to a host computer. I have lights and the coffee maker on X-10. I only use four channels in my house. The WM100 makes programming much easier than the mini-timer, which couldn't differentiate week days from weekends. The computer based gadget that I tried sent out such a weak signal that it was basically useless. (sorry, I don't remember it's P/N) If you are simple, like I am, and only want to control a few things, the WM100 and a few X-10 modules is a great way to go.

It is what it is but for less money (only $59.95!) you can get everything the WM100 offers and much more. Like Alexa/Google Home control baked in, a real time clock and compatibility with not only X10 but Insteon and ZigBee included.  All with a simple intuitive app and web portal.  Anyone looking to buy a WM100 would be well served to have a look at the Smartenit P2 bundled with a 2412U PLM at https://smartenit.com/product/harmony-p2/  for $59.95.
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