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  • ryuvann
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    Do I have to do something special to make it appear in HS3? Loving this switch so far, it's so cool how it can just magnet or stick anywhere or pop off like a remote. I just wish it was a bit smaller like normal Decora size but still pretty nice looking.

    It works great so far though but nothing appears in HS3 or the plugin under config. Tried restarting the plugin but it just shows me my lights.

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  • ryuvann
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    That's awesome thanks so much!

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  • w.vuyk
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    ryuvann,

    I have checked the behaviour for the buttons and the current version is not updating the time yet when you press the same button twice with some time in between. I have updated that behaviour in the plugin.

    I am sending the updated plugin today to HST. Somewhere this week it it will be available as new release (with lots of other chaanges)

    Thanks,

    Wim

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  • mhn
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    I use one to control a Z-Wave switch. Works ok. (I have a Hue bulb behind the Z-Wave switch.)

    I doesn't update. I just pressed off a couple of times.

    Off JowiHue JowiHue Vinterhave spisebord dimmer 3 Dimmer Switch-8 Dimmer Switch 23-10-2016 20:29:36

    Regards
    Morten
    Last edited by mhn; October 25, 2016, 10:01 AM. Reason: More info.

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  • ryuvann
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    That makes sense, I'll know tonight as I bought one on Amazon via Prime so can just return it if it doesn't work.

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  • w.vuyk
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    That is a good question. I am not sure if the plugin just 'sets' and changes the time om the device, or if it skips. I would have to check it. It is depending on the bridge, I am not sure if it changes the time on the bridge when it discovers another off signal. I will check tonight what it does... also from you side you could check the same.

    if the bridge updates the status with a double off, it is going to be easy to do it with the plugin, but if the bridge does not update it, it will be impossible for the plugin as well.

    Thanks
    Wim

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  • ryuvann
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    That makes sense, it's just an inexpensive way to get a remote I think! On Amazon.ca they have someone selling them (obv from China based on the name) for $1.50 with $5 shipping lol. Not sure if they are fake or what, or how they could be fake, but at that price I might as well buy a ton lol. Bought a normal legit one to test it today to see.

    If it polls though does that mean it wouldn't support pressing the same button? For example, say I press Off on it, it polls and registers that Off was pressed. What happens if a few minutes later though I press Off again, would it just never register anything since it was already in the Off status? Just wondering as I'd love to use these for other events not just Hue. So for example have it control an Insteon light. Just not sure how that works if I was to press Off and turn off the light via HS3, but then manually turn the light on from the switch. Would pressing Off again on the remote still turn off the light, or would I have to press On, wait 2 seconds and then press off?

    Thanks!

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  • w.vuyk
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    It does work. If the plugin finds a dimmer device on the bridge it will show the dimmer in the pages to select. From there you can click on it to create a device relating to it. Make sure to enable "Use simple dimmer status" in the configuration page as the different possible hold statusses (long/short etc) do not work well for the plugin. When set to Simple it will simply set on/off/dim down/dim up.

    You have to be aware that the status of the button is received by polling, so the polling frequency setting in the configuration page is influencing the response. I have it here set at 2 seconds. This means that when you press a button, it randomly takes between 0 and 2 seconds before the response is set in HomeSeer. Which is reasonable, but ofcourse not superfast. Using "non critical" lights is good for this

    Wim

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  • ryuvann
    started a topic Hue Wireless Dimmer Switch does this work?

    Hue Wireless Dimmer Switch does this work?

    Just curious, does this dimmer work with the plugin in terms of using it for other functions? Like would it appear as a device and register if I press On, Off, and so on meaning I can use these with the Hue plugin but for other functions, like if I press one of them On it turns on an Insteon light via a HS3 event? Figure probably not but be cool if it did.

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01...Y3CX4RE39A1QM2
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