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    I have recently programmed the Ocelot to do some everyday functions that HomeSee used to do, but discovered that HomeSeer is not seeing the status changes that the Ocelot is making. (Like lights on/off, pump on/off, ect) The devices are there in HomeSeer just the same as in the Ocelot, same codes.

    I thought HomeSeer would see these changes. Am I wrong or what must I do ????

  • #2
    So you are using the Ocelot as your x-10 interface and sending on/off commands to the devices directly from the Ocelot using CMAX code?

    If so then unless they are 2-way devices HomeSeer will not the x-10 commands.

    HS cannot see the status changes as it does not receive the X-10 commands back from the interface.

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    • #3
      How are the Ocelot and your Homeseer Machine (PLC interface?) connected to your system?

      i.e. do you have a separate PLC for both of them?

      You don't see the Ocelot Commands in the Homeseer log?

      Also, you may want to consider using one of the two Ocelot plugins for Homeseer. Also remember that you can use the Ocelot as the Homeseer PLC interface (you still need the PLC for the Ocelot itself of course).
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      • #4
        HomeSeer is plugged into the Ocelot and the Ocelot is connected to the powerline. I now see that I would need another PLC to HomeSeer in order for them to see each other.

        What do the Ocelot plugins do ?????

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        • #5
          You can either set this up as
          <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
          Ocelot -&gt; PLC -&gt; powerline -&gt; PLC -&gt; HomeSeer
          </pre>
          which requires two PLCS or you could
          <pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
          Ocelot -&gt; PLC -&gt; powerline -&gt; plugin -&gt; HomeSeer
          </pre>
          where the plug-in talks to the Ocelot to find out what is going on. The plugin makes use of RS232 communication whereas a PLC relies on your powerline so the plug-in solution should produce a faster response.

          BTW, from what I have read and someone may argue differently, a PLC connected to HomeSeer is better than one connected to the Ocelot. Most everyoneagrees that Ocelot is good for analog inputs, digital inputs, relays and IR but not so good with X10.
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          • #6
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>a PLC connected to HomeSeer is better than one connected to the Ocelot. Most everyoneagrees that Ocelot is good for analog inputs, digital inputs, relays and IR but not so good with X10. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
            You're kidding right? I use my Ocelot for X-10 as its main purpose. Much more reliable than any PC based controller.
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