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yannko

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2009, 02:58:24 pm »
Hari, many thanks for this very complete and technical answer. I finally managed to do everything I wanted using the Merten software, and then passing the configuration to LinuxMCE on the Seluxit controller.
This main issue I had with Merten binary switches (battery powered) could be solved like that, and the polling every 30s effectively updates the floorplan in the Orbiter.
It's nice to see the progresses of the Z-Wave development, thanks a lot for all the support!  :)

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #61 on: March 03, 2009, 06:49:10 pm »
You are welcome. Reminds me that I need to code an improved job handler.

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #62 on: April 14, 2009, 06:03:38 pm »
the 0810 z-wave package from yesterday has regular thermostat support. Would be cool if somebody could test it, I have none here..

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #63 on: April 15, 2009, 09:03:04 pm »
Hello Hari,

Yesterday we discuss (on irc) a problem I had with my zwave setup.
After correction of my setup, the network worked again.
But this evening I does not work anymore, without changing anything :-(.
I've just configurate last evening some timed events to open and close my 3 electric stores.
I've post my zwave log at http://pastebin.com/m192ed64a

Can you look at it and explain me what's append ?
The error begin at 08:37:48.

Thank's,
Philippe

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2009, 09:18:37 pm »
what devices do you use? Did all stop working?  I'd need a device list and the output of the z-wave log at startup. From the logs it looks like the devices are not reachable (the ZW SEND gets delivered to the stack, but we never receive the acknowledge that the frame has been sent.

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #65 on: April 15, 2009, 09:30:05 pm »
I use:
3 x Merten Blind control (580699) + Radio shutter push-button (504519)
2 x HomePro ZRP230 (plug-in appliance)
2 x HomePro ZDP230 (plug-in lamp module)

They all stop working.
It is like the zwave stick does not work anymore.

I had the same problem and re-installed all (driver etc..) after a delete but prefer now search the cause of the problem.

Philippe

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #66 on: April 15, 2009, 10:50:58 pm »
what do you use as remote controller? How did you learn the units into the system?

From a driver perspective, there is nothing more one can do than to issue the ZW_SEND command. If it fails, the driver retries 2 times. I'd assume your mesh is not working properly or your stick has a defect.

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2009, 06:59:02 am »
My remote controleur is a Tricklestar 200ZW-EU-W and the stick is a Tricklestar 300ZW-EU-W.
I use the SIS mode I've find in the Zwave wiki.
It worked for about 1 month (with 1 shutter only) without problem.

I think like you that the stick has a defect.
I've order another one (Seluxit now) to verify

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Philippe


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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2009, 12:28:08 pm »
strange, i'm seeing the exact same thing here since yesterday night. The tricklestar dongle worked for months now without issues. Rumor says the 5.x firmware is way bad as zensys did massive changes to support encyption. They even forked a 4.x firmware for that reason.

I'll switch back to the Seluxit this evening..

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2009, 08:47:20 pm »
just as a note, the issues are not yet fully investigated:

* The recent 5.x firmwares can be problematic (MCV, tricklestar dongle). We've seen two occurences of the Tricklestar stick to suddenly suspend operation. For a rock solid install use either the seluxit (EU) or the intermatic (US) dongle. The problems are big enough that zensys even forked the 4.x version for the latest chips..

* The Tricklestar remote has issues in SIS mode. The add node procedure stops working after a few inclusions (no clear pattern yet). 0710 has no direct workaround, 0810 allows to do a "remove node" and "add node" to re-include it as inclusion controller (exclude, factory reset, include again). 0710 users can do the same with a "z-wave tool".

* The merten battery powered remote switches can get permanently "disabled" by doing the following:

- add to the network (only tested with sis)
- do a reset unit (e.g. from the ZTH200)

There might be other scenarios to "kill them". Not even the low level merten tool to unlock "active protection" can access them any more

I'll provide updates when I have more information.

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Hari
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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2009, 09:53:14 pm »
Hari,

* The merten battery powered remote switches can get permanently "disabled" by doing the following:
- add to the network (only tested with sis)
- do a reset unit (e.g. from the ZTH200)
There might be other scenarios to "kill them". Not even the low level merten tool to unlock "active protection" can access them any more

I had that happen, due to the same order of manipulations, a few months ago. Merten claims it pertains to an early series of the pushbuttons, but you mention it now. Were these new buttons?

I would think that especially with these units, it's essential then to first remove from the network before doing _anything_ else... Of course, we all do that anyway  ;D

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2009, 10:12:09 pm »
I would think that especially with these units, it's essential then to first remove from the network before doing _anything_ else... Of course, we all do that anyway  ;D
*evil grin*

yes, absolutely, that is a very important point. Dunno about the age of the parts..

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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #72 on: April 17, 2009, 08:43:44 am »
Strange...this morning my shutters were reopened without changing my config and I can control my lights again.
It appears that the system work after a while.
The Zwave log seems ok.

Philippe


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Remote also broken ?
« Reply #73 on: April 26, 2009, 04:56:32 pm »
Hi,

My remote is probably also broken :(

I am just now working on including some devices in my zwave network using SIS mode. I did some testing up til now with two ACT light switches (one dimmer an one switch). And added and removed the same devices a couple of times. Yesterday I removed both of them an started adding the first one again (the swithch) and that did work and does still work. The USB dongle is OK.

Now I wanted to add the second one (and some more devices) but including was not 100% successfull as I could not switch the dimmer. So i removed the dimmer again - the first time did not work, so I tried a second time and that worked.

After that the 200ZW-EU-W remote does not show any lights when pressing the buttons :(

What can I do now ? I am using 0710.

Should I try resetting the remote ?

Greetings
Viking
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Re: New Z-Wave driver
« Reply #74 on: April 26, 2009, 05:26:17 pm »
Hi again,

what I forgot. The remote does also not charge when attached to an USB port.

Greetings
Viking