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  • RoChess
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    The threshold push notification requires updated firmware, mine are on v4.21 and manual stated that it needs v4.28 but I have not been able to track down a way to get firmware update, and might explain why these units are being sold this cheap.

    Try rotating the wheel to 'white' so that Z-Wave parameter #2 reads 137, as this is meant to power monitor medical devices that always need to remain powered. It will block any manual or Z-Wave command to turn the power-switch on or off, but it is supposed to be more optimal to get power measurements.

    I've got mine set to #1 = 2, and #2 = 129 (Green)

    Z-Wave parameter #0 gives empty value, which is normally where you configure threshold value change, so 10 equals 10% change to push update, and #3+#4 give me back an ERROR which is only to confirm that I'm on firmware v4.21 as those are all v4.28 features (posts on 1st page of this thread give you all the details).

    I've never gotten any errors polling these strips though, either direct or networked via a neighbor, so you could consider excluding/re-including it, but maybe first just leave it unplugged for a bit. Had to unplug an RGBGenie last week which didn't automatically recover from a power failure (darn brownouts) and got stuck in 'on' and not accepting Z-Wave communications anymore. Got it wired up with a power cord, so that was easy, but that has always been my main HA worry when you have devices inside walls. At least for these powerstrips that is not a problem, unless you go extreme

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  • gmitch64
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    Originally posted by gmitch64 View Post
    It's starting to.
    But interestingly, when i poll the Notification Child, it comes up with an error

    Polling...
    0 @ Polling: Node 82 Z-Wave Notification (Status is - (Plugin Reports Other Error))
    Done

    G

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  • gmitch64
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    Originally posted by RoChess View Post
    gmitch64Does it work for you then?
    It's starting to. I honestly had it set to something more sensible for polling initially, but when it wasn't showing anything, I decided to screw down the time as I wasn't sure if it wasn't working, or whether I was just being too impatient.


    Originally posted by RoChess View Post
    gmitch64use the "Poll devices for Status" icon (little blue one top-right area).
    I've been using HS for years, and it never really registered with me that I could do a poll of a device like that. Thanks for that - something else to add to the toolbox.


    Originally posted by RoChess View Post
    I rely heavy on that functionality with my Aeotec/Aeonlabs nodes.
    As do I. I have several events for my washer and drier that depend on that. I think I'm going to miss that with this strip. I don't think that I'll NEED it, but I'll miss it. But for $20, I will be more than able to live with it. If I get really antsy for that sort of functionality, I could probably plug this strip into an Aeotec, and use that to notify HS3 on a change of power, and use that to trigger an event to go poll the Greenwave.


    Originally posted by RoChess View Post
    PS: Did you adjust any Z-Wave parameters manually? I remember I had to do that on mine before they started to work reliable.
    Any idea which parameters you had to change? I've not changed anything, as I didn't want to mess too much with it before getting it to work 'out of the box'. I'd like to set it so that it sends an unsoliciated power reading when there's maybe a 10% change, so I'm thinking 0x70, 0x04, 0x00, 0x01, 0x0A? Otherwise, I'll just set the kWH to poll every 24 hours, and the instant power to poll maybe every 5 mins or so, maybe longer - for this application, I'm not too interested in the instantaneous power (which looks like it only updates every 9 seconds anyway), I'm more interested in getting the kWH and the socket control. How often should you poll the root device?

    I'm also seeing that both my strips are still showing that they can't communicate with the gateway (the 2 top and 2 bottom lights are flashing) - does everyone elses show the same? It seems to be working fine - I can control the sockets, and I'm now getting power info coming thru.

    Also, I do not see the devices in the Energy Database, which again could be down to operator error. It's not something I've looked at much/at all until the last couple of weeks, but the whole Energy logging/reporting thing seems to be a bit pants in HS3. Once I get figures coming back for all the ports, I'll dig more into the Energy Database, though I suspect I'll have to look and see if jon00 has something to handle that better (jon00 always seems to have something to handle most things).

    Thanks.


    G

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  • Bigstevep
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    RoChess you are entirely right, getting these strips like the Zooz strips working with power reporting in HS takes a lot of tinkering as the reporting just floods the Zwave network processing all of it if you don’t set it up right. They will work but definitely not plug and play.

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  • RoChess
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    gmitch64 disable all polling, and power 'off' all the EPs, then turn on one EP port, and manually do a poll (narrow down your Home view to just this device, and then use the "Poll devices for Status" icon (little blue one top-right area).

    Does it work for you then?

    Polling the entire device every 2 seconds and then each EP as well at 3s and 5s respectively might be too much Z-Wave network data. Ideally devices push updates based on threshold value changes, such as when power goes up/down for like 5%, then it will send out an update to the controller, so the network remains nice and clean. Had trouble myself getting that to work for these strips whereas I rely heavy on that functionality with my Aeotec/Aeonlabs nodes.

    These are only 40kbps Z-Wave nodes, so that's a maximum of 5,000 bytes per seconds assuming no stop/parity is used or it is more towards 4,000 per second. Of course that's still a lot of bytes, but some devices need multiple bytes to send updates. Seeing as you have a large network with '82' as node numbering for this device it starts to get busy, to the point where you might already be polling again for the next update when the first results haven't been processed yet.

    PS: Did you adjust any Z-Wave parameters manually? I remember I had to do that on mine before they started to work reliable.

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  • gmitch64
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    I picked up a pair as well, and I'm just (sadly) getting round to setting them up. It took a couple of mins to realize that the pairing button on the manual wasn't the pairing button on the device, but I have them paired up now.

    I'm having some issues with getting them to show either the Watts or the kW Hours. I've had my "light on a stick" plugged in for an hour now, and it's not showing anything.
    Looking at the actual strips, they're both flashing the 4 segments of the display, which looks like they can't communicate with the controller.

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    But it seems to be talking to HS3 fine - I can turn all the switches off and on - including my light on a stick.
    Connectivity seems to be fine - it has plenty of neighbors, including a direct route to my Z-Net.

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    I'm messing around with the polling - I've set it to 2 seconds for the root currently, but even setting it to something more sensible like 10 seconds doesn't help.
    I've got all the child devices set to poll, but I'm still not getting any power readings (or updates when I use the power switch on the strip to turn everything off).



    Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions what I should try next?

    Thanks.

    G
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  • rmasonjr
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    Thanks - just picked up a 2-pack from their ebay account.

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  • Bigstevep
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    Monoprice has these on sale now in a 2 pack for $29.99 plus shipping. If you buy them from their Ebay account same price free shipping, go figure. I've used a few of these without issues and there is enough information in this topic to pretty much do what you want with them. $15 for a 6 hole power strip with Zwave control? You can't even buy the same thing without Zwave at that price.
    Cheers

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  • chrisfraser05
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    I started with 17 Greenwave Powernode sockets.

    Unlike all my other Z-Wave devices, these have dropped one by one and have caused network issues when they did.

    I think I have 7 left now. Will probably bite the bullet and get rid of these after christmas.

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  • outbackrob
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    Originally posted by RoChess View Post
    WHAT?!? NEVER! They will have to be pried out of my cold dead hands! They are too valuable!

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  • RoChess
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    Originally posted by outbackrob View Post
    I bought a few of these GreenWave strips so that I could use a bunch of my Dragon Appliance Modules for other purposes. It has been such a success that I now have a SURPLUS of Dragon modules and am using a few as NIGHTLIGHTS in the hallways and around the house!
    Could offer them for sale @ https://forums.homeseer.com/forum/ge...tomation-items

    Or wait till after Halloween 2020 preparations in case you decide to go bigger and need them

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  • rprade
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    Originally posted by ksum View Post
    I found a reference to a version of the unit with parameters to set the power failure recovery to On/Off/Last State. Parameter 3, but I have not had the opportunity to test it myself.
    • 0 - All Off
    • 1 - Last State
    • 2 - All On
    Other parameters are mentioned including indicator light settings.
    That parameter is only on later firmware versions (4.28?). Monoprice is shipping 4.21 which does not support parameter 3.

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  • ksum
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    I found a reference to a version of the unit with parameters to set the power failure recovery to On/Off/Last State. Parameter 3, but I have not had the opportunity to test it myself.
    • 0 - All Off
    • 1 - Last State
    • 2 - All On
    Other parameters are mentioned including indicator light settings.

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  • outbackrob
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    I bought a few of these GreenWave strips so that I could use a bunch of my Dragon Appliance Modules for other purposes. It has been such a success that I now have a SURPLUS of Dragon modules and am using a few as NIGHTLIGHTS in the hallways and around the house!

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  • ksum
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    Just the HomeSeer z-wave plugin.

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