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How to Use Association Groups? - Help!


belias

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Hello,

 

I'm in the process of setting up a new Z-Wave based system using the 994 Z-Wave module, and it's definitively a learning curve from Insteon...

 

I've figured out most things, but this one is stumping me:   I have a module (the Aeotec Nano Dimmer) that I have successfully included in the network.  The module has 2 switch inputs.  Apparently, it sends a notification (Basic Set CC) to Group 3 when Switch 1 is activated and a Basic Set CC notification to Group 4 when Switch 2 is activated.

 

How can I tell these apart in the ISY?  I need different programs to trigger based on which switch input is activated.

 

 

Thanks.

 

- Brian

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You shouldn't have to mess with things at such a low level in the z-wave protocol -- that's analogous to noting that an Insteon dimmer sends a particular binary message when the paddle is depressed, and a different byte sequence when the paddle is double-tapped.  Just like the ISY sorts out those different Insteon binary messages into actual commands you can use in programs, it should also be sorting out the z-wave messages into actual commands.

 

However, doing so seems fraught with difficulty -- in particular, anything other than the simplest of z-wave devices require 5.x firmware, which is still in alpha-test.  What firmware are you using on the ISY?

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I'm using FW 4.6.2

 

The dimmer modules add to the network fine (they show 1 Binary Switch, 1 Multilevel Switch, and 1 Energy Meter).  But there's no device that corresponds to the switch inputs.  The event-viewer does show the traffic though when there's a contact closure across Switch 1 or Switch 2.

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I have seen references on z-wave devices regarding direct control using an association group.  Most recently I am considering an EZMultiPli sensor.  The Aeon Multisensor 6 also references this capability.  I have found links to Vera, Smartthing and Homeseer controllers indicating that they support direct association settings.

 

Will this capability be included in V5?

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Most recently I am considering an EZMultiPli sensor.  The Aeon Multisensor 6 also references this capability.

So did you ever get the Express Controls "EZMultiPli" how well does it work with ISY?
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