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jfaska

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dusk/dawn timers
« on: June 25, 2009, 07:49:28 PM »

I've been using the older (the non pro version) since 2000 and just got the new interface & active home pro.

The old software let me set times for more than 1 hour before/after dusk/dawn this one dose not.

It looks like if I edit the saved file I can modify the DawnDelay or dusk delay up to about 166 minutes DawnDelay="99900000000", but I'll have to experiment with what time means what, because  "11100000000" is 18 minutes and  "10000000000" is 1


could this be added back in?
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Re: dusk/dawn timers
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 07:32:42 AM »

What version of AHP did you get?  I have timers that give up to 90 minutes before or after dusk/sunrise.
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Re: dusk/dawn timers
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2009, 09:07:31 PM »

version 3.286 the older (non pro) didn't have this limitation either.

playing with the file has not worked yet either. It looks correct but the one time I tried it triigered at about sunset, not 90 minutes before.

which version do you have?
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Re: dusk/dawn timers
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2009, 09:13:20 PM »

version 3.286 the older (non pro) didn't have this limitation either.

playing with the file has not worked yet either. It looks correct but the one time I tried it triigered at about sunset, not 90 minutes before.

which version do you have?

3.286 must not be a US version of AHP as the last current version is 3.228 by update and the buggy 3.236 is available from the X10 Software Repository at http://software.x10.com/pub/applications/activehome/  and should be avoided. 
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Re: dusk/dawn timers
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 09:08:23 PM »

sorry, I misread it. I have the buggy 3.236 version

did the previous one support more than a 60 minute offset?

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Re: dusk/dawn timers
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2009, 07:20:22 AM »

See my post that you replied to and get rid of 3.236.   As to length of timers, one hour seems to be the max in any version of AHP.
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Re: dusk/dawn timers
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 07:05:31 PM »

I downgraded, and you seem to be correct.
I can edit the file to get times greater than 1 hour and the times look correct.  But they don't seem to work!


In the older (pre pro version) you were able to do more than 1 hour.

I wonder why they lowered the limit and if there is any chance of getting put back.


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Re: dusk/dawn timers
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2009, 08:49:01 PM »

AHP has always had a max of 1 hour on or off.   I've had AHP since 2005 and one hour is the max offset in a timer it will allow.  My only use of a 1 hour offset is the night light in the bathroom. The timer turns it on 45 minutes before dusk and off 1 hour after sunrise.

I presume you know for timers to operate they have to be uploaded to the CM15A.
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