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Author Topic: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.  (Read 10520 times)

hterzian

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Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« on: May 29, 2006, 11:36:45 AM »

I am trying to create a macro that will turn off a WS12A switch 10 minutes after it was turn on LOCALLY.

Please help me.
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Brian H

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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 11:42:47 AM »

WS12A is not a two way device. There is no way that the controller can know you turned it on locally. A tow way switch would send a on or off back on the line or at least some brands do. Not sure that any X10 ones do. So no macros can be triggered.
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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 12:04:09 PM »

WS12A is not a two way device. There is no way that the controller can know you turned it on locally....
Brian's right. The only way you could do it is if you have a two way switch that transmits the HC when it is used locally. A less than ideal solution would be a "stick on" switch next to the regular switch.
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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2006, 01:29:11 PM »

Thanks for the quick reply....

I wanted to workarounf this limitation by creating a timer that is triggered every 10 minutes. I realized that timer could only be triggers once.

Is there a wa to create a timer that will trigger every xxx minutes. I would like to achieve this without having to write mutiple timers.

TIA.

I am trying to create a macro that will turn off a WS12A switch 10 minutes after it was turn on LOCALLY.

Please help me.
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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2006, 01:49:00 PM »

Thanks for the quick reply....
Some of us don't have a life and monitor this board almost 24/7. ;) There's usually someone around most of the time to help.

...I wanted to workarounf this limitation by creating a timer that is triggered every 10 minutes...
Well you could use the approach I recommended here.

The same cautions apply, however.

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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2006, 01:50:46 PM »

Perhaps a better solution would to be tous one of the motion sensors that triggers the light via a macro
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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2006, 10:34:56 AM »

Add a slimeline switch next to WS12A and control the macro: On, wait 10 minutes, Off.
You can also specify the brightness, too.

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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2006, 11:38:12 AM »

Add a slimeline switch next to WS12A and control the macro...
Keep in mind that the "stick on" switch will need to be in range of your CM15A or other transceiver.
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Re: Turning off a WS12A switch after xx minutes.
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2006, 07:24:49 PM »

I am trying to create a macro that will turn off a WS12A switch 10 minutes after it was turn on LOCALLY.

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