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    Monitor a dry contact switch help

    I'm trying to monitor whether a switch is opened or closed. I am using a mini D1 with pin D4 as an input. I've used a resistor between ground and pin D4 so I'm sure it's wired right but I'm absolutely certain I'm missing the required code. Running it without the code it will sense that the switch goes open but that's where it ends. In order to get the board to reconnect and reset I have to remove power from the board. I've looked in the forums and google for possible hints to no avail. I'm 72 years old and kind of new to the Arduino and would appreciate it someone can help an old man out.

    #2
    There is no need for any resistors on the switched input, just connect the pin to ground for closed and disconnect to show open in HS.

    Did you follow the manual for the board setup? Please answer the following to help find the problem.
    1. Are you using Arduino plugin V.166?
    2. Did you set up the board and then download the sketch from the plugin?
    3. Did you upload the sketch to the board?
    4. Is the board showing connected in HS?
    5. Did you set up pin D4 in HS as an input pin in the board setup page?

    If you can not get this to work then please enable debugging in the plugin settings page then try and connect the board, wait 5min then disable debug logging and download the debug file and send it to me.

    Greig.
    Zwave = Z-Stick, 3xHSM100� 7xACT ZDM230, 1xEverspring SM103, 2xACT HomePro ZRP210.
    X10 = CM12U, 2xAM12, 1xAW10, 1 x TM13U, 1xMS13, 2xHR10, 2xSS13
    Other Hardware = ADI Ocelot + secu16, Global Cache GC100, RFXtrx433, 3 x Foscams.
    Plugings = RFXcom, ActiveBackup, Applied Digital Ocelot, BLDeviceMatrix, BLGarbage, BLLAN, Current Cost, Global Cache GC100,HSTouch Android, HSTouch Server, HSTouch Server Unlimited, NetCAM, PowerTrigger, SageWebcamXP, SqueezeBox, X10 CM11A/CM12U.
    Scripts =
    Various

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      #3
      Yes using V.166
      Yes downloaded the sketch
      Yes sketch is uploaded to the board
      Yes shows connected in HS3
      Yes pin 4 set as input pin with debounce as 500

      So what you are saying the two leads to the dry contact switch go from 5V and pin 4? No need for a resistor to ground?

      This is my 13th board but the first that monitors whether a switch is open or closed.

      Have upgraded to HS4 and your plugin but want to get this working before I switch.

      Thanks

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        #4
        No, your input is between D4 and ground no 5v required.

        This is an Uno with pin2 as a switched input.

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        Zwave = Z-Stick, 3xHSM100� 7xACT ZDM230, 1xEverspring SM103, 2xACT HomePro ZRP210.
        X10 = CM12U, 2xAM12, 1xAW10, 1 x TM13U, 1xMS13, 2xHR10, 2xSS13
        Other Hardware = ADI Ocelot + secu16, Global Cache GC100, RFXtrx433, 3 x Foscams.
        Plugings = RFXcom, ActiveBackup, Applied Digital Ocelot, BLDeviceMatrix, BLGarbage, BLLAN, Current Cost, Global Cache GC100,HSTouch Android, HSTouch Server, HSTouch Server Unlimited, NetCAM, PowerTrigger, SageWebcamXP, SqueezeBox, X10 CM11A/CM12U.
        Scripts =
        Various

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          #5
          Well, I'll be darned. Been doing it all wrong as usual. Like I said I'm 72 and not the sharpest tack in the box....

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            #6
            Thank you so much for taking the time to help out a lost soul. That did the trick and everything is humming. I use this to monitor if a window is open/closed. If open and inside temperature is above 72, the window fan turns on. Amazing devices!

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              #7
              No problems. Have Fun!
              Zwave = Z-Stick, 3xHSM100� 7xACT ZDM230, 1xEverspring SM103, 2xACT HomePro ZRP210.
              X10 = CM12U, 2xAM12, 1xAW10, 1 x TM13U, 1xMS13, 2xHR10, 2xSS13
              Other Hardware = ADI Ocelot + secu16, Global Cache GC100, RFXtrx433, 3 x Foscams.
              Plugings = RFXcom, ActiveBackup, Applied Digital Ocelot, BLDeviceMatrix, BLGarbage, BLLAN, Current Cost, Global Cache GC100,HSTouch Android, HSTouch Server, HSTouch Server Unlimited, NetCAM, PowerTrigger, SageWebcamXP, SqueezeBox, X10 CM11A/CM12U.
              Scripts =
              Various

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