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  • in reply to: Maximum Temperature #23333
     skiv71 says:

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    Hi Cabbage,

    No, it’s not hard, but (at the moment) require’s a Raspberry Pi to act as client to the cloud service.

    If you’d like to know me, I’m available on email (skivy71[at]gmail[dot]com or skype – skiv211271

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Maximum Temperature #23331
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    Hi Cabbage,

    If you get stuck, my system can monitor, (control / override) and alert you via SMS of anything you want it to.

    In this example, you could set a rule where, if the setpoint goes above x, set it to y, and tell you its happened.

    Neil

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Thermostat Heating Schedules Limited to 6:00 a.m #23222
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    This explains it further…

    The heating products firmware is written in a way that has the start of the day at 06:00, and the end of a day at 05:59. The result of this is that when saving a schedule for Thursday, any heating which is due to switch between 00:00 and 05:59 needs to be added to Wednesdays schedule. The firmware of the heating products is not possible to be updated to alter this behaviour.

    For example, if on a Thursday, you would like to have the heating set to 15C setback temperature, and 22C between 04:00 and 09:00, and again at 17:00 to 22:00, then you would need to have a schedule for Wednesday, to ensure the 04:00-06:00 part of Thursdays morning is covered

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Thermostat Heating Schedules Limited to 6:00 a.m #23221
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    I found this on the API portal, which looks like to relates to your issue…

    Note On earlier firmware of TRVs and Thermostats, there is an issue where an end time of 06:00 is not recognised. The client should use 05:45 as the last possible end time. This does result in the setback temperature running between 05:45 and 06:00, however. It is possible for a firmware upgrade to be applied to the units if ending the block at 05:45 is not suitable. This affect TRVs with a version less lower than 58, and Thermostats with a version less than 34

    In my opinion, its much simpler to schedule operations etc. from a software service and this is how my system works.

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Echo / Dot – Lightwaverf installation issues #22781
     skiv71 says:

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    Hi Leighton,

    If the LWRF skill works like mine, command are received from the cloud, not locally… so the echo would not need to be registered.

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
     skiv71 says:

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    Why they never made the range modular is beyond me

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Can rfxcom detect pushes on a lwrf wireless dimmer? #22742
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    You’ll be able to send on / off / level no problem at all using the rfxcom.

    I know what you mean regarding the availability of UK smart dimmers, i’ve used both LWRF and fibaro and I still think there’s room for another range on the market.

    I’d like to see something like the LWRF switch, but with the Z-Wave chipset (to gain status etc).

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Can rfxcom detect pushes on a lwrf wireless dimmer? #22731
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    I have had both the single gang wireless switches and the mood switches.

    When the 1 gang sw was pressed, the rfxcom received string only differed by the 00h (for off) and 01h (for on).

    A sustained press made no difference to the rfxcom string.

    The mood switches were similar, but they do have a switch on the back which allows them to become a multistate like switch.

    This means that as well as the 00h and 01h, you also have other discrete states, but I forget the codes, might of been 02h – 05h perhaps.

    None of these signals themselves send a level hex code.

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Hard wired PIR with lightwave switch override. #22729
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    I prefer the diode :)

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Using Amazon Alexa with Lightwaverf #22723
     skiv71 says:

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    Hi Aberdoc,

    I do too agree the Alexa / Echo system really makes HA fun and it very useful.

    But for it to be of real use, it does need to work properly.

    My system does the whole Alexa thing a bit different, but at the moment, needs a Raspberry Pi to act as the local client to my cloud service.

    I’m currently recruiting some testers to put my Alexa skill through its paces, so if you are interested in trying mine, please let me know.

    Thanks

    Neil

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Can rfxcom detect pushes on a lwrf wireless dimmer? #22721
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    and I use JavaScript for interfacing with the RFXCOM

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Can rfxcom detect pushes on a lwrf wireless dimmer? #22720
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    There’ll be no difference is message from the rfxcom based on button press, regarding on / off and dim.

    All it will hear is the 01h and 00h command.

    The decoded hex is either on / off or a set level between 0 – 31 (0 – 100 %).

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Hard wired PIR with lightwave switch override. #22709
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
    Participant

    Oh dear….

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Light switch issue #22682
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
    Participant

    Ah, that’s good then.

    Maybe if you can sketch the wiring at each switch.

    Need to know the type of cable (i.e. 2 core, 3 core) and the where they are connected now.

    Did anyone make a note of connections to the original switches?

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
    in reply to: Light switch issue #22679
     skiv71 says:

    skiv71
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    Hard to see from the wiring, but I can tell you that those metal back boxes MUST be earthed!

    developer of BMS Link (http://linode.bmslink.co.uk). A cloud based Home Automation platform for LightwaveRF, Z-Wave, RFXCOM.
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