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  • sohcrates
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    I had this all running with HS3, and then lost everything, including my backups, when I changed to HS4. So I have been reprogramming all of my events, and I just did the garage door. I don't remember how HS3 ran, but I just did this with HS4 and ran into the question you have. I know this was a long time ago, so you may have already figured this out, but I thought I would share my experience.

    In HS4, if you select Control a Device, and select your virtual garage door device, you can use the pulldown to set the control to "closed."

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    Then, when you save it, it shows as a "set device", and not a "control a device".


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    Don't know if that helps, and this doesn't address the conflicting statuses when in transit, but this does work for me.

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  • jordonmusser
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    Anybody else help on the cleanup events? I simply do not have the option to set the status of my virtual device, triggered off a change of state of the tilt switch.

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  • Pete
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    Just wrote a DIY on Cocoontech to convert a new style digital Security 2.0+ button to analog by soldering leads to the button. Here rather than connect to the existing wall button purchased the tiny digital button and put it above the GDO. The button is very small and you solder directly on to the circuit board. I used 22/2 wire and a bit of flux paste and painters tape to hold the wires in place while I soldered them.

    Concurrently testing a WiFi firmware updated combo GDO and door sensors and temperature sensor doowhat box. The WiFi box speaks MQTT and uses one up magnet and down magnet on the garage door for position and a toggling relay for the button and added one DS18B20 sensor to the concocation. It is configured in HS3 the same way as the Leviton Omni Pro wired sensors (two sensors plus button). NOTE that all of the new garage door openers use a digital signal on the two wires. You have to program the digital button first before soldering wires to the switch.

    The digital button is around $10 on Amazon. (GDO has myQ stuff but it is all disconnected this time).

    Note one configuration shows the HS3 variable with both control and status functions while the other shows only status functions. Before using same value for control or status you have to up the number say from zero to one. Make your changes then make it zero again.

    There are three statuses based on two sensors. When both sensors are open then an intermediate status is enabled.

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    Note the above is just for the garage door sensing. There is also car presence detection via RFID per car to announce what car is coming or going or sitting.

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  • jordonmusser
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  • sparkman
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    Ah ok. Do you have the "Status Only Device:" field un-checked under the Configuration tab of that device? If you do, can you post a screenshot of the device's Status Graphics tab?

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  • jordonmusser
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    Sparkman, that is correct. I am setting an event that if the tilt sensor changes status (open or closed) it sets the virtual device to the correct status. perhaps I am thinking through this wrong? I want to update the virtual device with the current status if it changes (due to manual open/close)

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  • sparkman
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    That looks like the tilt sensor, not the device that controls it. Can you post a screen shot of the device page showing the root device and all of the child devices for it?

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  • jordonmusser
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    Anybody? I don't have an option to manipulate the device status, only to control a device. Need this functionality to run the cleanup if the garage is open/closed outside of HS.

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  • jordonmusser
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ID:	1276413 I made this change but I simply don't get the option to "set device" under Choose An Action, period.

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  • jordonmusser
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    Sparkman, Thank you. I thought I had done that but you are correct.. I had not.

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  • sparkman
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    Originally posted by jordonmusser View Post
    Cheery (or others). I dont have the option to "set device" as shown in your clean up rules. My garage doors work great, including status. Just need to add the cleanup events if they are manually activated (using ecolink tilt sensors). I am doing an "if Tilt sensor device value changes and becomes" on the virtual device, and THEN i want to set the value of the virtual device. I have the option to "control a device" but not set.

    Thanks!
    In the Status/Graphics tab, change the relevant line items from Status to Control or Both, depending on what you intend to do with them.

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  • jordonmusser
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    Cheery (or others). I dont have the option to "set device" as shown in your clean up rules. My garage doors work great, including status. Just need to add the cleanup events if they are manually activated (using ecolink tilt sensors). I am doing an "if Tilt sensor device value changes and becomes" on the virtual device, and THEN i want to set the value of the virtual device. I have the option to "control a device" but not set.

    Thanks!

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  • shoobs
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    Genie Powermax 1500 Garage Door Opener

    To add to pacampora's post. I too had issues controlling a Genie 1500 opener by dry contact accross the BWC terminals. I took the "old" series II wall control and paralleled the PB by soldering my contact wires. From the pictures it appears there are some resisters that limit current/voltage to opener control.
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  • pacampora
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    So I got the Linear GD00Z to work with my Genie Powermax 1500 Garage door opener.

    Originally the GD00Z wouldn't work because the Genie controller is "needed" to trigger the door. The controller is more than just a Make/Break button.
    My fix was to take apart the wall mounted controller and trace the runs on the circuit board that go to the micro switch button that activates the door opener. Then I soldered two wires the back of the circuit board.
    the wires go to the connection on the GD00Z.

    I figured worst case I break the wall mounted controller and has to replace it.
    But all went well. Try not to heat it up too much.

    So essentially the signal from the GD00Z now shorts the physical button inside my wall mounted controller, and activates the door opener.

    This was really an easy thing to do. Sorry no pictures, but if anyone really needs one, I can take one and send it.

    Hope this helps someone with a Genie Opener.

    Paul

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  • Ironzey
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    Originally posted by Duc998 View Post
    Hi Ironzey,

    Did you get this figured out? I'm having the same issue.
    No, I haven't really figured this out. I only ever use the door when I can see it, or when I'm at the house. FWIW the scenario mentioned above hasn't happened (yet) so I've pretty much just left it as is.

    Let me see if I can figure something out....

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