Timers in the EZIO8SA 2007-12-06T07:35:38+00:00

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  • Anonymous
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    Hi – Can any one tell me if I can do this with an EZIO8SA?

      sense a momentary or sustained switch closure (on an input)
      send a Group On message right away
      send a Group Off message after 1 min

    Thanks. – Burt

    Anonymous
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    I’m doing exactly that with a 2×4. Haven’t tried with the other units, though.

    Anonymous
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    That’s good news. I’ve tried so many combinations that don’t work. I wonder if my unit is defective. I ordered another EZIO8SA and an EZIO2X4. I’ll get them next week.

    Did you program that function with the SimpleHomeNet Utility? If so do you remember which buttons? If not do you remember anything about the peek/poke addresses you had to manipulate to get that to work?

    I looked at how the SimpleHomeNet Utility was trying to set the input 1 timer by writing to address 0x0058, but that address is undocumented. I’m not sure if the Utility is doing something wrong, or my unit’s defective because the input timer magically resets to zero everytime the unit sends out a group command.

    Anonymous
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    I used the SimpleHomeNet utility program to set the timers. In the garage, I have R1 and R2 set to hold for two seconds when activated. In the living room, I have R1 set to latch and hold when I1 goes high.

    I did have a problem with the first 2×4. I made the mistake of getting it from SH instead of SHN, and ended up with a unit with very old firmware. Al swapped it for me, and I’ve had wonderful luck with the 2×4’s ever since. They get exercised regularly, and are very dependable.

    One thing you might have overlooked — there’s a timer enable checkbox on one of the other screens for the 2×4 (and probably the same for the 8SA, although I haven’t looked). If that’s not checked, the timings don’t apply. I don’t know if that makes them reset to zero, but it’s worth looking at.

    Er, wait — just re-read your original post. You want to get a delayed off without involving the relays? That is, I1 goes high and without going low again you want it to send an Insteon OFF signal? I have NOT done that. I use the inputs to monitor external conditions, and the relays to control devices. It’s the relays that I have set up with timers. You can probably do what you want by telling R1 to follow I1, but with a timer to shut off after x seconds. Then you’d monitor the relay’s state instead of monitoring the input’s state. That’s a combination of what I’m doing with in the garage (relays automatically shutting off) and the living room (relay following the input).

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