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    #31
    I am now on HS4 4.0.6.0 after a few complete system rebuilds over the last couple of weeks trying to fix Z-Wave communication to my blinds, and recovery from a screw-up where I ended up back on HS3 (don't run the 911 routine on HS4!). I made a modification earlier this week just after trying to re-add everything to HS 4.0.6.0 and Z-Wave was still screwy, to the RaZberry zwave.me hat in my RPi 3B+ (aka do-it-yourself Z-Net) to add an external antenna, while also ensuring that it does not get too warm (which it was) as that reduces CPU speed, and everything is working 20 times better now. After the pseudo-ZNet antenna mod, I re-added yet again all 6 iBlinds and each completed with all child nodes without a hiccup. After a power off/on they always do a re-calibrate upon first access as you all know.
    At sunrise/sunset, Open Blinds event runs three manually triggered events: Open Kitchen Blinds (3 devices), Open Living Room Blinds (2 devices) and Open Bedroom Blind (1 device). They run in sequence without embedded waits, and all 6 blinds trigger virtually simultaneously now within about 1 or 2 seconds. I also have 12 events triggered by device state change to poll the other corresponding child node in the blind to update its state in HS and those are also now running fine. Before, this would sometimes cause the blind to go silent (not responding to commands) and require power off/on to recover. Those events have only 1 second waits before and after polling. I think the biggest fix for me was the external antenna (I always worry about antennas I can't see) as I had over time and tinkering noticed that the RaZberry with onboard PCBA antenna was quite sensitive to orientation (I'd get Kitchen Blind 3 co-operating but then Bedroom Blind would act up and so on). That plus I noticed the Pi was overly warm in my equipment closet. Also, before the mod, I could not get one door lock to re-add properly nor could I get a Monoprice On/Off Plugin to re-add period, even when placed 6 feet away. After upgrading the antenna and on a not-so-warm Pi I ran Scan Existing Devices (Full Scan) and the log showed it repaired an issue with an Inovelli wall switch from the previous inclusion. Nodes 9, 10, 13, 18 and 19 are battery wake-up-when-I-need-to devices (tilt, motion, luminance):
    Code:
    Loading network information from your Z-Wave interface...
    Done.
    Synchronizing network information against HomeSeer devices...
    Getting Z-Wave node list for network ECECBAE4...
    Found 19 Z-Wave nodes
    Syncing Z-Wave nodes with device list...
    Synchronize nodes finished. Number of device nodes to be created/added = 0
    Adding using S0 Security, Negotiating or Verifying SECURITY SCHEME for node 13
    Warning: Failed to get a SECURITY SCHEME or verify the key from node 13. Device may not be added properly to HomeSeer.
    Warning: If this is an import, you may need to remove and add the device as some devices cannot be added with an import.
    Adding using S0 Security, Negotiating or Verifying SECURITY SCHEME for node 18
    Warning: Failed to get a SECURITY SCHEME or verify the key from node 18. Device may not be added properly to HomeSeer.
    Warning: If this is an import, you may need to remove and add the device as some devices cannot be added with an import.
    Adding using S0 Security, Negotiating or Verifying SECURITY SCHEME for node 19
    Warning: Failed to get a SECURITY SCHEME or verify the key from node 19. Device may not be added properly to HomeSeer.
    Warning: If this is an import, you may need to remove and add the device as some devices cannot be added with an import.
    Node: 2 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, SWITCH_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_BINARY, BATTERY, CONFIGURATION_V3
    Node 2 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.33 App: 1.65
    Node 2 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 3 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, SWITCH_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_BINARY, BATTERY, CONFIGURATION_V3
    Node 3 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.33 App: 1.65
    Node 3 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 4 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, SWITCH_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_BINARY, BATTERY, CONFIGURATION_V3
    Node 4 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.33 App: 1.65
    Node 4 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 5 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, SWITCH_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_BINARY, BATTERY, CONFIGURATION_V3
    Node 5 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.33 App: 1.65
    Node 5 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 6 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, SWITCH_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_BINARY, BATTERY, CONFIGURATION_V3
    Node 6 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.33 App: 1.65
    Node 6 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 7 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, SWITCH_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_BINARY, BATTERY, CONFIGURATION_V3
    Node 7 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.33 App: 1.65
    Node 7 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 9 Supports Class(es): SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, ASSOCIATION, WAKE_UP, BATTERY, CONFIGURATION_V3, BASIC_V2, ALARM_V2
    Node 9 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 2.64 App: 1.2
    Node: 10 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, POWERLEVEL, BATTERY, ALARM_V2, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, WAKE_UP, SENSOR_BINARY_V2, CONFIGURATION_V3
    Node: 10 Controls Class(es): BASIC_V2
    Node 10 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.05 App: 10.1
    Node 10 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 11 Supports Class(es): MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, ALARM_V2, SENSOR_BINARY_V2, SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V2, METER_PULSE, CONFIGURATION_V3, ASSOCIATION, SWITCH_BINARY
    Node 11 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 3.42 App: 1.17
    Node: 12 Supports Class(es): MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, SECURITY
    Node: 12 Supports Secure Class(es): MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, SECURITY, BATTERY, ASSOCIATION, CONFIGURATION_V3, PROTECTION_V2, DOOR_LOCK_V2, USER_CODE, SCHEDULE_ENTRY_LOCK_V2, DOOR_LOCK_LOGGING, ALARM_V2, TIME_PARAMETERS, BASIC_V2
    Node 12 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 3.28 App: 2.6
    Node: 13 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, POWERLEVEL, BATTERY, ALARM_V2, SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V2, CONFIGURATION_V3, WAKE_UP, FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD, SECURITY
    Node 13 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.05 App: 5.1
    Node 13 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 14 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, POWERLEVEL, SWITCH_BINARY, SWITCH_ALL, CONFIGURATION_V3, PROTECTION_V2, APPLICATION_STATUS, MULTI_CHANNEL_ASSOCIATION_V2, TRANSPORT_SERVICE, SUPERVISION, FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD
    Node 14 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.61 App: 1.3
    Node 14 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 15 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, SWITCH_BINARY, METER_V3, SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_ALL, SCENE_ACTUATOR_CONF, SCENE_ACTIVATION, CONFIGURATION_V3, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, CRC_16_ENCAP, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD, POWERLEVEL, SECURITY
    Node: 15 Supports Secure Class(es): SWITCH_BINARY, METER_V3, SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V2, SWITCH_ALL, SCENE_ACTUATOR_CONF, SCENE_ACTIVATION, CONFIGURATION_V3, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, CRC_16_ENCAP, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD, POWERLEVEL, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, HAIL
    Node: 15 Controls Class(es): DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, HAIL
    Node 15 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.54 App: 3.28
    Node 15 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 16 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, CONFIGURATION_V3, SWITCH_BINARY, SWITCH_ALL, ALARM_V2, METER_V3, BASIC_V2
    Node 16 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.05 App: 3.93
    Node 16 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 17 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, POWERLEVEL, CONFIGURATION_V3, SWITCH_BINARY, SWITCH_ALL, ALARM_V2, METER_V3, BASIC_V2
    Node 17 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.05 App: 3.94
    Node 17 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 18 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, POWERLEVEL, BATTERY, ALARM_V2, SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V2, CONFIGURATION_V3, WAKE_UP, FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD, SECURITY
    Node 18 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 19 Supports Class(es): ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V2, VERSION, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY, ASSOCIATION, ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V2, POWERLEVEL, BATTERY, ALARM_V2, SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V2, CONFIGURATION_V3, WAKE_UP, FIRMWARE_UPDATE_MD, SECURITY
    Node 19 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 4.05 App: 5.1
    Node 19 is a Z-Wave Plus node. Retrieving ZWPlus Info...
    Node: 20 Supports Class(es): BATTERY, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, VERSION, SECURITY
    Node: 20 Supports Secure Class(es): ASSOCIATION, BASIC_V2, BATTERY, DOOR_LOCK_V2, DOOR_LOCK_LOGGING, MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC, SCHEDULE_ENTRY_LOCK_V2, TIME_PARAMETERS, USER_CODE, VERSION
    Node 20 is Z-Wave version: Lib: 3.4 App: 19.6
    Error: Node 9 did not provide Wake-Up Command Class information - it will not be processed further.
    Error: Node 10 did not provide Wake-Up Command Class information - it will not be processed further.
    Error: Node 13 did not provide Wake-Up Command Class information - it will not be processed further.
    Node 16 Supports 1 Notification Types: Power_Management
    Power_Management Supports Events: Over Load Detected
    Node 17 Supports 1 Notification Types: Power_Management
    Power_Management Supports Events: Over Load Detected
    Error: Node 18 did not provide Wake-Up Command Class information - it will not be processed further.
    Error: Node 19 did not provide Wake-Up Command Class information - it will not be processed further.
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 2 were created successfully.
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 3 were created successfully.
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 4 were created successfully.
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 5 were created successfully.
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 6 were created successfully.
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 7 were created successfully.
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 9 were created successfully.
    5 out of 5 Child devices of node 10 were created successfully.
    5 out of 5 Child devices of node 11 were created successfully.
    Enabling Lock status for Kwikset device Door Locks Garage Spectrum Brands Entry Control (12)
    4 out of 4 Child devices of node 12 were created successfully.
    5 out of 5 Child devices of node 13 were created successfully.
    RaZberry: Adding association for Z-Wave device Switches Front Door Inovelli Switch (Node 14, Group 1) to HomeSeer
    2 out of 2 Child devices of node 14 were created successfully.
    Configuring Aeon Labs device Power Management Z-Wave Aeon Labs Switch (15) to report Meter and Sensor data in Groups 1-3 to HomeSeer.
    Configuring Aeon Labs device Power Management Z-Wave Aeon Labs Switch (15) to report Group 1 data at 10 minute intervals.
    Configuring Aeon Labs device Power Management Z-Wave Aeon Labs Switch (15) to report Group 2 data at 5 minute intervals.
    6 out of 6 Child devices of node 15 were created successfully.
    6 out of 6 Child devices of node 16 were created successfully.
    6 out of 6 Child devices of node 17 were created successfully.
    5 out of 5 Child devices of node 18 were created successfully.
    5 out of 5 Child devices of node 19 were created successfully.
    Enabling instant status for Vision device Door Locks Front Door Vision Sec Entry Control (20)
    3 out of 3 Child devices of node 20 were created successfully.
    Finished with Z-Wave device synchronization.
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    Attached Files
    HS4 Pro Edition 4.1.14.0 (Linux - Debian 10) running on Lenovo ThinkCenter
    Plugins: Z-Wave, SDJHealth
    Z-Wave via Nortek USB stick
    HA 2021.3.4 running on HA "Blue" ODROID-N2
    Add-ons: Android Debug Bridge, AdGuard Home, Duck DNS, ESPHome, File Editor, Glances, Home Assistant Google Drive Backup, InfluxDB, Log Viewer, MariaDB, Mosquitto broker, NGINX SSL Proxy, Node-RED, Portainer, SSH & Web Terminal , Samba, TasmoAdmin, UniFi Controller, Visual Studio Code, WireGuard, Z-Wave JS 2 MQTT
    Integrations: AccuWeather, Adaptive Lighting, Alexa Media Player, Entity Controller, Glances, HACS, HomeSeer, Insteon, IPP, Life360, Local IP, Logitech Harmony Hub, Magic Areas, Mobile App, MQTT, Nest, OpenWeather, Ubiquiti UniFi, Zigbee
    Insteon: 2413S Dual Band PLM
    Zigbee: zzh! CC2652R Rev A
    Z-Wave: RaZberry daughtercard on RPi 1B via ser2net

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      #32
      My new antenna is a 82.56 mm long (1/4 wave length for 908.42 MHz) 26ga stranded copper wire soldered to the RaZberry's external antenna hole on the PCB and protrudes through a 1/8" hole I drilled in the Pi's plastic cover. You also have to remove the very tiny 0Ω resistor connecting the PCB antenna trace to the PCBA on-board antenna, or cut the trace. I also added a uFL connector to the provided pads so I can replace the wire with this antenna when it arrives.
      HS4 Pro Edition 4.1.14.0 (Linux - Debian 10) running on Lenovo ThinkCenter
      Plugins: Z-Wave, SDJHealth
      Z-Wave via Nortek USB stick
      HA 2021.3.4 running on HA "Blue" ODROID-N2
      Add-ons: Android Debug Bridge, AdGuard Home, Duck DNS, ESPHome, File Editor, Glances, Home Assistant Google Drive Backup, InfluxDB, Log Viewer, MariaDB, Mosquitto broker, NGINX SSL Proxy, Node-RED, Portainer, SSH & Web Terminal , Samba, TasmoAdmin, UniFi Controller, Visual Studio Code, WireGuard, Z-Wave JS 2 MQTT
      Integrations: AccuWeather, Adaptive Lighting, Alexa Media Player, Entity Controller, Glances, HACS, HomeSeer, Insteon, IPP, Life360, Local IP, Logitech Harmony Hub, Magic Areas, Mobile App, MQTT, Nest, OpenWeather, Ubiquiti UniFi, Zigbee
      Insteon: 2413S Dual Band PLM
      Zigbee: zzh! CC2652R Rev A
      Z-Wave: RaZberry daughtercard on RPi 1B via ser2net

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        #33
        I have a virtual device Daniel is home that Alexa turns on/off when I arrive/leave the house. This is tested in the Open Bedroom Blind event conditions so that when I'm home the blind does not open at 5:14 am when I'm asleep but it does when I am not home so the plants get their daily dose of light.

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        HS4 Pro Edition 4.1.14.0 (Linux - Debian 10) running on Lenovo ThinkCenter
        Plugins: Z-Wave, SDJHealth
        Z-Wave via Nortek USB stick
        HA 2021.3.4 running on HA "Blue" ODROID-N2
        Add-ons: Android Debug Bridge, AdGuard Home, Duck DNS, ESPHome, File Editor, Glances, Home Assistant Google Drive Backup, InfluxDB, Log Viewer, MariaDB, Mosquitto broker, NGINX SSL Proxy, Node-RED, Portainer, SSH & Web Terminal , Samba, TasmoAdmin, UniFi Controller, Visual Studio Code, WireGuard, Z-Wave JS 2 MQTT
        Integrations: AccuWeather, Adaptive Lighting, Alexa Media Player, Entity Controller, Glances, HACS, HomeSeer, Insteon, IPP, Life360, Local IP, Logitech Harmony Hub, Magic Areas, Mobile App, MQTT, Nest, OpenWeather, Ubiquiti UniFi, Zigbee
        Insteon: 2413S Dual Band PLM
        Zigbee: zzh! CC2652R Rev A
        Z-Wave: RaZberry daughtercard on RPi 1B via ser2net

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          #34
          For me, these last few replies have been extremely helpful. I have recently been receiving emails of their promotions but of course, now that I'm ready to buy some, they are not on sale!!

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            #35
            Originally posted by freeon View Post
            Any one else having to re calibrate them every so often? I have 10 blinds and this has only happen on a few but it has happened quite a few times. And is annoying.
            Yes and it's very annoying. I have 10 blinds and it has only happened with some. One of them has gotten really bad lately. Have to calibrate almost once a week.

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              #36
              Is there an easy guide for calibration?


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                #37
                Originally posted by bmsmithvb View Post
                Is there an easy guide for calibration?


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                Just push the calibration button for couple of seconds and it will start it's calibration.

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                  #38
                  Ah. Very good.

                  I don’t think that this calibration issue is specific to just iblinds. My smart blinds has the same problem


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                    #39
                    Originally posted by freeon View Post

                    Yes and it's very annoying. I have 10 blinds and it has only happened with some. One of them has gotten really bad lately. Have to calibrate almost once a week.
                    So, what is happening that you need to re-calibrate?
                    HS4 Pro Edition 4.1.14.0 (Linux - Debian 10) running on Lenovo ThinkCenter
                    Plugins: Z-Wave, SDJHealth
                    Z-Wave via Nortek USB stick
                    HA 2021.3.4 running on HA "Blue" ODROID-N2
                    Add-ons: Android Debug Bridge, AdGuard Home, Duck DNS, ESPHome, File Editor, Glances, Home Assistant Google Drive Backup, InfluxDB, Log Viewer, MariaDB, Mosquitto broker, NGINX SSL Proxy, Node-RED, Portainer, SSH & Web Terminal , Samba, TasmoAdmin, UniFi Controller, Visual Studio Code, WireGuard, Z-Wave JS 2 MQTT
                    Integrations: AccuWeather, Adaptive Lighting, Alexa Media Player, Entity Controller, Glances, HACS, HomeSeer, Insteon, IPP, Life360, Local IP, Logitech Harmony Hub, Magic Areas, Mobile App, MQTT, Nest, OpenWeather, Ubiquiti UniFi, Zigbee
                    Insteon: 2413S Dual Band PLM
                    Zigbee: zzh! CC2652R Rev A
                    Z-Wave: RaZberry daughtercard on RPi 1B via ser2net

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by dbrunt View Post

                      So, what is happening that you need to re-calibrate?
                      When I close them they don't close all the way. And when I open they don't open all the way.

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by freeon View Post

                        When I close them they don't close all the way. And when I open they don't open all the way.
                        I presume the battery level is >75%? Are you using the multilevel device or the on/off device?
                        Are you calibrating them with them fully lowered or are you raising them to reduce weight? I suspect that the recommendation to raise them up 1/2 to 2/3 to calibrate might cause an issue with the motor sensing enough drag to think it's at the fully open/closed position &/or a reduced battery level, when the blinds are fully lowered.

                        Not related to your calibration issue but I think is worth mentioning... Last night when I got home my kitchen bind 2 was still open. It found it was not responding to commands. I power cycled it via the on/off button on the battery and tried HS again. HS switch cmd 'on' caused it to close fully down, Another 'on' command caused it to close fully up. Next one set it to 50%. Then 'off' closed it fully down. I increased my waits before polling from 1 second to 5 seconds as I've noticed that polling then for status changes while they're operating causes them to malfunction &/or go completely 'brain dead'. This morning it was at 50% as per my dawn routine to open all blinds.
                        HS4 Pro Edition 4.1.14.0 (Linux - Debian 10) running on Lenovo ThinkCenter
                        Plugins: Z-Wave, SDJHealth
                        Z-Wave via Nortek USB stick
                        HA 2021.3.4 running on HA "Blue" ODROID-N2
                        Add-ons: Android Debug Bridge, AdGuard Home, Duck DNS, ESPHome, File Editor, Glances, Home Assistant Google Drive Backup, InfluxDB, Log Viewer, MariaDB, Mosquitto broker, NGINX SSL Proxy, Node-RED, Portainer, SSH & Web Terminal , Samba, TasmoAdmin, UniFi Controller, Visual Studio Code, WireGuard, Z-Wave JS 2 MQTT
                        Integrations: AccuWeather, Adaptive Lighting, Alexa Media Player, Entity Controller, Glances, HACS, HomeSeer, Insteon, IPP, Life360, Local IP, Logitech Harmony Hub, Magic Areas, Mobile App, MQTT, Nest, OpenWeather, Ubiquiti UniFi, Zigbee
                        Insteon: 2413S Dual Band PLM
                        Zigbee: zzh! CC2652R Rev A
                        Z-Wave: RaZberry daughtercard on RPi 1B via ser2net

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by dbrunt View Post

                          I presume the battery level is >75%? Are you using the multilevel device or the on/off device?
                          Are you calibrating them with them fully lowered or are you raising them to reduce weight? I suspect that the recommendation to raise them up 1/2 to 2/3 to calibrate might cause an issue with the motor sensing enough drag to think it's at the fully open/closed position &/or a reduced battery level, when the blinds are fully lowered.
                          The one I have to calibrate often is actually been plugged in on the charging cable for the past week. Just forgot to unplug it and had to re-calibrate again last night. I calibrate them fully lowered. I think the recommendation is to only raise them if they don't calibrate. I'm using actually using on off and multi level on this particular one. Maybe this is causing an issue. However all other blinds I only use on/off and I had to re calibrate a few of them. Although not as often.

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                            #43
                            Do you guys have a picture of what the device looks like on HS? Mine arrive tomorrow!


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                              #44
                              Originally posted by bmsmithvb View Post
                              Do you guys have a picture of what the device looks like on HS? Mine arrive tomorrow!


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                              HS4 Pro Edition 4.1.14.0 (Linux - Debian 10) running on Lenovo ThinkCenter
                              Plugins: Z-Wave, SDJHealth
                              Z-Wave via Nortek USB stick
                              HA 2021.3.4 running on HA "Blue" ODROID-N2
                              Add-ons: Android Debug Bridge, AdGuard Home, Duck DNS, ESPHome, File Editor, Glances, Home Assistant Google Drive Backup, InfluxDB, Log Viewer, MariaDB, Mosquitto broker, NGINX SSL Proxy, Node-RED, Portainer, SSH & Web Terminal , Samba, TasmoAdmin, UniFi Controller, Visual Studio Code, WireGuard, Z-Wave JS 2 MQTT
                              Integrations: AccuWeather, Adaptive Lighting, Alexa Media Player, Entity Controller, Glances, HACS, HomeSeer, Insteon, IPP, Life360, Local IP, Logitech Harmony Hub, Magic Areas, Mobile App, MQTT, Nest, OpenWeather, Ubiquiti UniFi, Zigbee
                              Insteon: 2413S Dual Band PLM
                              Zigbee: zzh! CC2652R Rev A
                              Z-Wave: RaZberry daughtercard on RPi 1B via ser2net

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by freeon View Post

                                The one I have to calibrate often is actually been plugged in on the charging cable for the past week. Just forgot to unplug it and had to re-calibrate again last night. I calibrate them fully lowered. I think the recommendation is to only raise them if they don't calibrate. I'm actually using on off and multi level on this particular one. Maybe this is causing an issue. However all other blinds I only use on/off and I had to re calibrate a few of them. Although not as often.
                                Strange. So for "all other blinds I only use on/off and I had to re calibrate a few of them" - On goes to more or less 50% and Off to 0%; When they "act up" and need re-cal, what percentages do the slats actually stop at?
                                What I have noticed with mine is that if I set to 98 or 99%/Closed Up and then use either On/Off to set to On (which should be 50%) they are not actually 50% open (or level) - they are more like 65% open; I need to go to 35 or 40% to get them level, However, if I set them to 0%/off/closed down, and then go to 50% they are more or less level. This seems to be due to slop in the motor/tilt shaft &/or the cording that tilts them. I've yet to tear into one of them to see if I can rectify that...

                                Before I modified my RaZberry Z-Wave interface with an external antenna rather than the PCBA one, I had Z-Wave communication issues with a couple of them (Bedroom & Kitchen 3). The test node connectivity would succeed but other functions were hit and miss. I live in a 1400 sq ft, three storey townhouse and my equipment closet is on the 2nd level, more or less in the middle of that floor, so actual line of sight distances shouldn't have been an issue. Kitchen blinds are 20-22', Living room/Patio is about 20' the other direction and Bedroom is one level up above the Living room so I'd estimate that to be about 30'. Bluetooth works over that distance so Z-Wave definitely should, but it wasn't reliable with my iBlinds; 3 other z-wave battery powered nodes that are a little further away than the blinds were fine though.
                                HS4 Pro Edition 4.1.14.0 (Linux - Debian 10) running on Lenovo ThinkCenter
                                Plugins: Z-Wave, SDJHealth
                                Z-Wave via Nortek USB stick
                                HA 2021.3.4 running on HA "Blue" ODROID-N2
                                Add-ons: Android Debug Bridge, AdGuard Home, Duck DNS, ESPHome, File Editor, Glances, Home Assistant Google Drive Backup, InfluxDB, Log Viewer, MariaDB, Mosquitto broker, NGINX SSL Proxy, Node-RED, Portainer, SSH & Web Terminal , Samba, TasmoAdmin, UniFi Controller, Visual Studio Code, WireGuard, Z-Wave JS 2 MQTT
                                Integrations: AccuWeather, Adaptive Lighting, Alexa Media Player, Entity Controller, Glances, HACS, HomeSeer, Insteon, IPP, Life360, Local IP, Logitech Harmony Hub, Magic Areas, Mobile App, MQTT, Nest, OpenWeather, Ubiquiti UniFi, Zigbee
                                Insteon: 2413S Dual Band PLM
                                Zigbee: zzh! CC2652R Rev A
                                Z-Wave: RaZberry daughtercard on RPi 1B via ser2net

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