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Master Geek


  #2348979 6-Nov-2019 13:09
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I think my problem with the Aeotec Nano is similar as I haven't excluded it from the Raspberry Pi with Aeotec USB stick yet. I have re-purposed the Pi for RetroPie.

 

My Aeotec Smartswitch 6 is working from about 10m from the ST Hub.  The Multi Senor is about the same distance about a meter away from the switch. My Nano dimmer that I can't connect is in the room below those two.

 

The dimmer is flickery with my downlights so I'll probably go Aeotec Dual switch if/when I but some more. 

 

I assume the switch is used to action/trigger the Aeotec rather than cut the power to it. Is that right?   The handler I was going to use for the dimmer is on github under:

 

diablodale

 

nanodimmer

 

master


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Master Geek


  #2348980 6-Nov-2019 13:11
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....Active Automation told me that Aeotec have a controller coming out at the end of the year.  Which isn't too far away!


 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #2349033 6-Nov-2019 15:49
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AceVPD:

 

I think my problem with the Aeotec Nano is similar as I haven't excluded it from the Raspberry Pi with Aeotec USB stick yet. I have re-purposed the Pi for RetroPie.

 

My Aeotec Smartswitch 6 is working from about 10m from the ST Hub.  The Multi Senor is about the same distance about a meter away from the switch. My Nano dimmer that I can't connect is in the room below those two.

 

The dimmer is flickery with my downlights so I'll probably go Aeotec Dual switch if/when I but some more. 

 

I assume the switch is used to action/trigger the Aeotec rather than cut the power to it. Is that right?   The handler I was going to use for the dimmer is on github under:

 

diablodale

 

nanodimmer

 

master

 

 

My Vera 3 was bricked recently and I just couldn't be bothered trying to fix it "again", especially when the solution appeared to involve Telnet and a physical cabled connection. But the good thing was that I was able to exclude the devices from the old system using the ST Hub (I think - either that or I was able to use the exclude function on my old Minimote).

 

I might try some experiments to see how far I can move the hub away from my old Aeotec switch before it drops reliability.

 

Thanks for the tips on the handler.


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Master Geek


  #2349120 6-Nov-2019 21:50
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Excluding the Nano dimmer from the Aeotec usb stick did the trick. (Hold usb stick button for 2 sec then action button on dimmer)
Then it paired quickly with a double click on the Nano action button. Magic!

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Wannabe Geek


  #2350257 8-Nov-2019 14:47
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I got the Hubitat instead of waiting around for SmartThings a while ago, couldnt be happier, works with all my NZ-ZWave and Zigbee devices, supposedly better than Smartthings as its designed to keep things inhouse instead of cloud managed, so more secure and keeps working if your internet dies


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Master Geek


  #2363745 30-Nov-2019 23:29
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How reliable is it with  Mi ZigBee sensors?


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Wannabe Geek


  #2365435 3-Dec-2019 09:49
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on this topic I am getting a ST3 hub and the first thing will be to smart lighting in the bedroom, so i can use alexa or app to turn the lights off.

 

The bedroom lighting is on 2 circuits currently with a 2 gang switch.

 

My question is - 

 

Am i better to install a smart module behind the physical switch, or replace the 2 gang with a smart switch?    

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2369465 6-Dec-2019 10:05
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I guess very soon we will get more SST devices: https://www.samsung.com/au/search/?searchvalue=smartthings


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