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    RCS serial set up

    Hello,

    I am new to HS in general, and am trying to get my system set up. I am starting with the thermostats. I have 4 TR40 Tstats in the house, and they are connected to the 8 channel RS 485 hub and then to the computer. I have the TR40s assigned to network addresses 1-4. The RCS plug in seems to have installed fine, but doesn't appear to be communicating with the tstats. When I look at the status, all I get is all zeros. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?

    #2
    Originally posted by sohcrates View Post
    Hello,

    I am new to HS in general, and am trying to get my system set up. I am starting with the thermostats. I have 4 TR40 Tstats in the house, and they are connected to the 8 channel RS 485 hub and then to the computer. I have the TR40s assigned to network addresses 1-4. The RCS plug in seems to have installed fine, but doesn't appear to be communicating with the tstats. When I look at the status, all I get is all zeros. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?
    did you go in and enable the plugin?
    click the setup button
    then interfaces
    enable plugin???
    HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

    HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

    Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

    Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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      #3
      Yes, thanks for the reply. The plug-in is enabled. It also says interface OK under plug in status. The only thing I am not sure of is which COM port the RS485 hub is plugged into. I have 4 COM ports, and when I choose COM1 in homeseer, the plug-in status shows: error initializing, and I get an event log message saying: Error in Poll thread: the port is closed, so I'm pretty sure that's not it. I get the same results for the other 3 COM ports, with good status messages, but all zeros on the thermostat status page. Based on the device manager and looking at the back of the computer, I am pretty sure COM3 is correct.


      Here is the event log that loops continuously when I use COM3 (or COM2 or COM4):

      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Poll Thread Loop Starting
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Polling stat number: 1
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - In Poll: Time: 9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Polling stat number: 2
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - In Poll: Time: 9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Polling stat number: 3
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - In Poll: Time: 9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Polling stat number: 4
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - In Poll: Time: 9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=2 Z=1 O=00 R=1
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=2 Z=1 O=00 R=2
      9/30/2008 12:59:36 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=2 Z=1 O=00 SC=?
      9/30/2008 12:59:37 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=3 Z=1 O=00 R=1
      9/30/2008 12:59:37 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=3 Z=1 O=00 R=2
      9/30/2008 12:59:37 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=3 Z=1 O=00 SC=?
      9/30/2008 12:59:38 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=3 Z=1 O=00 R=1
      9/30/2008 12:59:38 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=3 Z=1 O=00 R=2
      9/30/2008 12:59:38 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=3 Z=1 O=00 SC=?
      9/30/2008 12:59:38 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=4 Z=1 O=00 R=1
      9/30/2008 12:59:39 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=4 Z=1 O=00 R=2
      9/30/2008 12:59:39 PM - RCS Serial Ther - Writing Data: A=4 Z=1 O=00 SC=?

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        #4
        well that was my easy shot... sorry I cant be of any further assistance...
        HW - i5 4570T @2.9ghz runs @11w | 8gb ram | 128gb ssd OS - Win10 x64

        HS - HS3 Pro Edition 3.0.0.435

        Plugins - BLRF 2.0.94.0 | Concord 4 3.1.13.10 | HSBuddy 3.9.605.5 | HSTouch Server 3.0.0.68 | RFXCOM 30.0.0.36 | X10 3.0.0.36 | Z-Wave 3.0.1.190

        Hardware - EdgePort/4 DB9 Serial | RFXCOM 433MHz USB Transceiver | Superbus 2000 for Concord 4 | TI103 X-10 Interface | WGL Designs W800 RF | Z-Net Z-Wave Interface

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          #5
          I suggest running a terminal program (Hyperterminal) directly on the serial port where you think your hardware is installed. Type a command and see if you get a response. Once that is working, this will confirm the serial port number, baud rate, etc. Then you can try to get HomeSeer working with it.

          Did you set and re-check the jumpers on the RS-485 hub board?

          This is the procedure I followed when I installed the hardware.

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            #6
            Thanks mountainman, I'll try all that.

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              #7
              Originally posted by sohcrates View Post
              Hello,

              I am new to HS in general, and am trying to get my system set up. I am starting with the thermostats. I have 4 TR40 Tstats in the house, and they are connected to the 8 channel RS 485 hub and then to the computer. I have the TR40s assigned to network addresses 1-4. The RCS plug in seems to have installed fine, but doesn't appear to be communicating with the tstats. When I look at the status, all I get is all zeros. Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this?
              When I initially set mine up, I used the RCS application to ensure that everything was working. I then went back and use the same COM settings when I configured HS.

              One mistake I made was to have the RCS application running at the same time. It wouldn't work because HS could not open the serial port.

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