Author Topic: should zwave light status update when switches are operated manually?  (Read 669 times)

mikeybs

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If I control my zwave switches using orbiters the status (as shown in the advanced device page for the light, and on my floorplans) correctly updates

however if I use the light switches manually the status does not change, it does not appear that the zwave switches send status updates back to linuxmce... is that expected behavior?  Should linuxmce update the status when a light switch is operated manually?

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In short, yes.

But it might take a while (perhaps 30 sec) because this is normally done by polling all the devices. Not all ZWave devices support sending state changes back to the controller.

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If I control my zwave switches using orbiters the status (as shown in the advanced device page for the light, and on my floorplans) correctly updates

however if I use the light switches manually the status does not change, it does not appear that the zwave switches send status updates back to linuxmce... is that expected behavior?  Should linuxmce update the status when a light switch is operated manually?

Well the floorplan code, as far as I recall, just updates the status of the floorplan icon before it sends the on/off or dim up/down command. Whereas if you turn on/off a mains powered Zwave light switch then this requires the light switch to send an updated status and this may take 30 secs or more to be sent. In addition if your Zwave network is fairly large, you have some nodes that are not communicating properly or your Zwave networks routing table is not updated then these staus updates may never arrive. In addition using a battery controller to remotely turn on a wired ZWave light switch (ie a load controller) will also not always cause an updated status to be sent by the load controller. All these issues are improved by configuring your Zwave installation using SIS mode in most cases - based on my experience.

Hope the above helps.

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