Macro help Please 2008-11-11T15:23:59+00:00

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  • badonj
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    I have a stairs leading down to my basement and I have an Insteon switch at the top and bottom cross linked. The switch at the top is my primary and the switch at the bottom is secondary. In addition my primary switch is linked to an EZServ Scene called “BasementOFF” which turns off the hallway and 2 seconds after turns off 3 Insteon devices in the basement.

    My brother and my roommate have a bad habit of leaving lights on in the basement hallway so, I created a macro for both of the hallway switches after they are switched ON 2 minutes later it will trigger my secondary hallway switch OFF. I kept trying to get this to work after each firmware update and I tried setting the macro to turn of the secondary switch directly and I also tried creating a scene that would trigger turning OFF the secondary switch and that also didn’t work. Also after Firmware Rev.1.56 I reset the EZServ and added everything from scratch just incase even after doing a reset after rev.1.54 upgrade and uploading the new device files after running the provided utility to correct the format change.

    If I understand how the EZServ works this should work right? Or it’s a bug? I have included images of the settings. your help is appreciated.


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    If I understand correctly you have two switches controlling the hallway light, the primary switch is connected to the load ( hallway light), and both hallway switches are cross linked so that either switch will turn On or Off the hallway light.

    You trigger a macro that turns off the secondary switch, the one that does not have the load connected, with the expectation that because the primary and secondary switches are cross linked that would turn off the hallway light.

    Hope I got that right. If not post back the actual situation.

    Sending a command from EZSrve to turn off the secondary switch does not cause the primary switch (the one controlling the load) to turn off. Insteon hardware does not work that way. The device cross linking applies only to pressing the On/Off paddle of either switch, not commands sent from the outside. If you want the primary and secondary switches to turn off from an EZSrve command, you must create a Scene where EZSrve is the Controller, and each of the hallway switches are responders. The macro sends an OFF to the Scene rather than an individual switch.

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