Jump to content

Motorized Blinds, Appliancelinc, ISY, Echo?


RichTJ99

Recommended Posts

Hi,

 

I purchased a "add a motor" - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N8T8OLQ/  from amazon.  The idea is to motorize my shades - with the ultimate goal of "Alexa open the shades" or "Alexa close the shades".

The device is hooked up & working.  The plug says in the device, when power is given it rotates one way, then I pull the plug, and plug it back it, then the device runs the other way.  While it is a little ghettofabulous looking it does work (or at least for half a day).

 

I would like to have the ISY turn the device on for say, 1 minute, then shut it off.  So the next time I use the device it will reverse itself & power off.  

 

Ideal behavior

Alexa turn on the shades, appliance link turns on for 1 minute, then turns off.

Alexa Turn off the shades - appliance link turns on for 1 minute, then turns off.

 

Any ideas the best way to do this?  What are others doing?

Thanks,

Rich

Link to comment

Insteon_Controller is any controller such as a KPL button or SwitchLinc or Remote button. Insteon_Device is any On/Off device. Do not use a dimmer.

If
        Control 'Insteon Controller' is switched On
    And Control 'Insteon Controller' is not switched Off
 
Then
        Set 'Insteon_Device' On
        Wait  1 minute
        Set 'Insteon_Device' Off
 
Else
        Set 'Insteon_Device' On
        Wait  1 minute
        Set 'Insteon_Device' Off

If you use voice, then On will run Then and Off will run Else. I prefer that On closes the window covering and Off opens it. If you use routines, then you can use Open and Close instead of Off and On.

 

Link to comment

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.


×
×
  • Create New...