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Paul1977

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#271904 31-May-2020 18:39
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I've purchased a bunch of Aeotec gear for my new build and am currently experimenting a little bit.

 

I've setup a test lighting circuit. Standard analog on/off switch and nano dimmer connected to a B22 batten holder.

 

The problem I'm having is that to turn the light on or off from the physical switch I have to toggle the switch twice. I'm sure these are meant to work with any switch so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here?





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  #2495890 31-May-2020 18:47
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Is it configured for momentary press switch instead of a toggle switch?

 
 
 
 

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  #2495893 31-May-2020 18:52
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fearandloathing: Is it configured for momentary press switch instead of a toggle switch?

 

That's kind of what it seems like, but if it is I can't see a way to change it.

 

Also, when I turn the light on or off via the physical switch, Home Assistant doesn't register the change in state. I don't know if these 2 issues are related.


  #2495901 31-May-2020 19:04
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Having some fibaro switches some settings need change, the polling period to update the controller etc. ultimately you will need to read the documentation.



  #2495902 31-May-2020 19:06
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Is it wired properly, can you switch it off and on by software.

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  #2495904 31-May-2020 19:09
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Wired properly as far as I can tell. Followed the wiring diagram, and it all works correctly via software.

 

I've found some documentation about different values for different types of switches, just having trouble finding where to make the change!


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  #2495905 31-May-2020 19:17
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OK, found the appropriate place in Home Assistant to change the value. Documentation says it should default to "AutoDetect" switch type, but mine was set to "Unidentified". Set it to auto detect and now working.

 

I also stumbled upon a thread about the state change, which told me the appropriate polling period to set as well.

 

So looking more promising now.


  #2495921 31-May-2020 20:02
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Shouldn't need polling ideally - if you setup the association groups correctly (typically just back to the Controller node) and state changes should be reported async back. Otherwise if you have a load of nodes, polling can cripple the network.




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  #2495934 31-May-2020 20:42
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I’ve had some that wouldn’t detect, and had to force them to momentary switch.  This was in the openHAB config fir the device.





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  #2496003 1-Jun-2020 06:45
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davidcole:

 

I’ve had some that wouldn’t detect, and had to force them to momentary switch.  This was in the openHAB config fir the device.

 

 

same here, using Vera Plus. Set the switch type to 1 should do the trick.


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  #2496659 2-Jun-2020 12:31
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I'm still at the experimentation phase at the moment. I changed the switch type setting and polling setting at the same time. I'll disable polling and see what happens.

 

Until the electrical fit-off I can't do much more than play with my one test light I have set up on my desk.


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