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  • U5tabil
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    I have fibaro dimmers too. I manage to include them to the system, and they work. the only "weird" thing is that i only get 1 device. They should have power managment etc. But where are they? Tried exluding and including /reset i just dont manage to get power measure device of them. Same goes with the Aeotec wall plug, suppose to have power measurement too, but i dont see ****.

    Any idea???

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  • stuhlej
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    Quick note to say thanks to everyone that responded to my original query. I finally had time to try some of the suggestions today, and got the dimmer to work by installing a trial version of z-tools on my laptop, plugging in my z-wave USB stick and trying the include from right next to the light switch. Took a couple of attempts (the 3 clicks need to be REALLY quick!) but z-tools then recognised the new node and Homeseer was able to import the info from the z-stick when I plugged it back into my Homeseer PC.

    Very happy - thanks again for the help guys.

    Julian

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  • kw1816
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    If your LED bulds are non dimmable (and lot aren't) then you can still turn them on/off without dimming. You just need to set one of the parameters on the dimmer module (can't remember which but it's in the instructions). I use it like this to control some non-dimmable LED's.

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  • deanrparry
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    Got the bypass here does not work... wrong type of led bulb i think? something different with smd? or how it dims etc?

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  • juande
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    Originally posted by deanrparry View Post
    Bit gutted my 5050-30smd leds do not wok with it... looks like ill be replacing them with some cree bulbs!
    For low consumption lamps, like leds, you should install the Fibaro Bypass FGB001

    http://materialy.fibaro.com/instrukc...s%20FGB001.pdf

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  • deanrparry
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    Bit gutted my 5050-30smd leds do not wok with it... looks like ill be replacing them with some cree bulbs!

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  • deanrparry
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    Been playing today with our own little setup... found some toggle momentary switches that work REALLY well imho

    used S1 and S2 on the dimmer for up and down and changed parameter 14=2 take a look!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InR0keiMq3M

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  • kw1816
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    However, you mention pressing the service button 2 times in quick succession - I thought it was 3?
    Did I say 2 times ? I did of course mean 3 times, as per the instructions

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  • stuhlej
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    Thanks for the additional suggestions kw1816.

    The switch connected to Sx/S1 is a momentary contact switch, so I don't think I have an issue with it being on. However, you mention pressing the service button 2 times in quick succession - I thought it was 3? If it's only two that could very well be the problem!

    Unfortunately my z-wave USB stick (a Trickestar unit) doesn't allow autonomous operation away from the PC, but once I get back home I'm going to try plugging it into a laptop and holding it next to the dimmer module as per my post above.

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  • kw1816
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    I've got a few of these dimmers and in the past I've found 2 problems trying to include them:

    One watch out (and to be fair it's in the instructions) is that if the connected switch is 'On' (swtich connected to S1 & Sx) then you can't set the module to include mode to add it to the network. Took me ages and a fair bit of head scratching to work that one out !

    The newer modules I've got seem to need a much quicker sequence of pressing the service button 2 times than the old ones - and I mean really quick !

    All were included by disconneting the Z-stick from the HS PC and taking it to the modules, press the button on the z-stick to get it ready to include and then put the dimmer modules into include mode. The Z-stick flashes to confirm. There's a different process to exclude modules - I believe you press and hold the button on the z-stick to exclude and then put the dimmer into inclusion mode as before.

    Hope this helps - I'm a big fan of these dimmers as they're so versatile.

    Hope this helps

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  • stuhlej
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    Hi Morten, thanks for your reply. The same sequence of 3 clicks on the S1 or service button is supposed to exclude it if it's already included, so I'm not sure what else I can do to specifically try to exclude it.

    Based on the responses so far, I'm going to try to install z-tools on my laptop and plug the USB controller stick into it so I can stand right next to the dimmer module and try the include that way. If it works, I believe I can then update HS from the controller stick after putting it back into my HS server.

    I'll give this a go when I get back home in a couple of days time. Thanks again to all that have made suggestions so far - these look like fantastic modules and I'm encouraged by the fact that several of you seem to have them working with HS just fine.

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  • mhn
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    It's not unusual, that a Z-Wave device has to be excluded be inclusion.

    Exclusion will reset the module, even if it's not part of your net.

    Regards
    Morten

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  • stuhlej
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    @Juande thanks for your suggestion. I'm not sure if my Z-wave stick can work without being plugged in to a PC, but I'll check. I did read about z-tools in another thread and thought of installing that on a laptop and plugging the USB stick into the laptop so I could be right next to the dimmer. I'm away from home for a few days now, but I'll look into that possibility on my return if nothing else comes up in the meantime.

    @NicolaiL again thanks for the idea. The Fibaro manual states that a reset can be performed by holding down the s1 key or service button for 3 seconds or more and I tried that several times yesterday, but that just seemed to dim the lights and didn't resolve the problem.

    Other than z-tools are there any other diagnostic tools or utilities I can try to see what the problem is?

    Thanks again for the responses so far, much appreciated.

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  • NicolaiL
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    Although unlikely it may be that your dimmer is already included in another ZWave network. Try and see if there is a way to factory reset it and then try to include it again into your own ZWave network the 'normal' way.

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  • juande
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    Hi

    I'm using the dimmers and other Fibaro items in general with Homeseer and no major problems

    I have the Aeon Z-stick II as my zwave controller

    They way I introduced into homeseer was:

    1. Deattach the zstick from homesome seer and unplug from the computer
    2. Put the zstick in learning mode
    3. Press 3 times the service button on the micromodule so the zstick can learn its code
    4. Once the zstick has learned this micromodule, attach to computer and import the new module into homeseer

    Thus homeseer can see the module and can manage this module from the computer

    If you want HS to be informed from local changes made through instant switches you must associate HS to micromodule group 3.


    Hope this helps

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