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    Hi,

    Perhaps it hasn't worked since installing on HS3, but I just noticed today it isn't updating. I'm talking about the device that shows the voltage of the battery. Is this a scenario for RecreateDevice=1 under the device in the ini file?

    Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by mrceolla View Post
    Hi,

    Perhaps it hasn't worked since installing on HS3, but I just noticed today it isn't updating. I'm talking about the device that shows the voltage of the battery. Is this a scenario for RecreateDevice=1 under the device in the ini file?

    Thanks!
    you can try that but also reprogram the device? one of the links may be missing
    Mark

    HS3 Pro 3.0.0.435
    Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
    Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
    Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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    • #3
      I have several 2844 sensors. They each have 4 devices, one of which is battery level. None of the battery devices have a level or a last change timestamp. My vague memory is that we discussed this several years ago and it was determined that they didn't report the level.

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      • #4
        My other ones appear to be working. They have varying levels and a timestamp within the past few days.

        I'll give that a try soon, Mark. Thanks!

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        • #5
          I have some that don't report the battery level too. They only have 3 links, the battery level one is missing. They are the same sensors and rev levels and firmware versions as others that have all 4 links and DO report fine. This has been happening for a couple years now. Reprogramming the devices, factory resets, etc do not bring them back. I have manually modified the Insteon.ini file to add the fourth link and link count, and that makes them work. But then I notice later that the fourth link has been removed again. Its as if the plugin thinks that the older sensors should not have that link and removes them.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Burrington View Post
            I have some that don't report the battery level too. They only have 3 links, the battery level one is missing. They are the same sensors and rev levels and firmware versions as others that have all 4 links and DO report fine. This has been happening for a couple years now. Reprogramming the devices, factory resets, etc do not bring them back. I have manually modified the Insteon.ini file to add the fourth link and link count, and that makes them work. But then I notice later that the fourth link has been removed again. Its as if the plugin thinks that the older sensors should not have that link and removes them.
            what fw version are you referring to regarding manually adding the fourth link?

            the link must be in the device itself, if the device doesn't have the link, it won't report. the ini is just for plugin reference.

            have you tried deleting the ms from the plugin, factory resetting it, and re-registering it go get all the links and hs devices setup correctly. this will break any event/trigger references, but it might be worth it.
            Mark

            HS3 Pro 3.0.0.435
            Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
            Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
            Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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            • #7
              I have 2 firmware 34 and 10 firmware 41 devices. Both version 34's and most of the 41's work fine, but two of the version 41's seem to keep losing their fourth link. I add it manually to the Insteon.ini and Reprogram the device. The links show up and I get battery level updates for a while. Then at some point later they disappear, possibly when I reboot HS3???

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              • #8
                Originally posted by logbuilder View Post
                I have several 2844 sensors.
                For clarity, I'm referring to my 2842 sensors. I just did a factory reset on the device, and then a "Reprogram..." via the plugin.

                I think I have the same problem as Burrington. I have some 41 devices without 4 links. There are 4 sub devices but only 3 links. The device that started this thread is one, and I just discovered another with only 3 links. Oddly, the battery level for that sensor has been updating even though I don't see that link via the plugin. Very odd.

                Time will tell if my reset/reprogram did anything.

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                • #9
                  Guys, the battery voltage/level doesn't have/need a link. that value comes from the heartbeat. the low battery signal (on/off) does have a link
                  Mark

                  HS3 Pro 3.0.0.435
                  Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                  Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                  Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                  • #10
                    That rings a vague bell. I noticed the sensor that wasn't reporting battery level had a value of zero in the "Read settings after On cmds" box. Would that prevent the battery level from ever changing?

                    I've attached what I see in the plugin in regards to the links for two different v41 sensors. This is why I thought it was related.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by mrceolla View Post
                      That rings a vague bell. I noticed the sensor that wasn't reporting battery level had a value of zero in the "Read settings after On cmds" box. Would that prevent the battery level from ever changing?
                      yes, the battery level is read after the number of Ons received
                      Mark

                      HS3 Pro 3.0.0.435
                      Hardware: Insteon Serial PLM | AD2USB for Vista Alarm | HAI Omnistat2 | 1-Wire HA7E | RFXrec433 | Dahua Cameras | LiftMaster Internet Gateway
                      Plugins: Insteon (mine) | Vista Alarm (mine) | Omnistat 3 (by Kirby) | Ultra1Wire3 | RFXCOM | NetCAM | MyQ | BLRadar | BLDenon | Jon00 Charting
                      Platform: HP h8-1360t, Windows Server 2012 R2, i7-3.4GHz, 16GB memory

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                      • #12
                        Now I feel stupid. I should've remembered that.

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                        • #13
                          Yup, I'm an idiot. For some reason that was the only sensor I had with "Read settings after On cmds" set to zero. The battery level (voltage) is updating now. I can't say for certain the Reset/Reprogram was unnecessary, but it probably was.

                          Sorry!

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