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I have found a few posts in the forum regarding the Fibaro RGBW LED Controller (FGRGBW-101).  I am hoping those of you that has been using it for a while can help me with the different devices that are configured.   (I am using ISY version 5.0.13D)

I see the devices:
 - ZWxxx_1 : Dimmer Switch
 - ZWxxx_186 : Color Switch
 - ZWxxx_143 : Energy Monitor
 - ZWxxx_001_1 : Dimmer Switch
 - ZWxxx_002_1 : Dimmer Switch (Red)
 - ZWxxx_003_1 : Dimmer Switch (Green)
 - ZWxxx_004_1 : Dimmer Switch (Blue)
 - ZWxxx_005_1 : Dimmer Switch (White)

The Red, Green, Blue & White dimmer switches are pretty straight forward - controls each of the four output channels.  That said, I don't like the fact that there is a delay between each channel turning on.  Is there a way set all four channels at the same time?  (Setting a configuration parameter to cause a long fade minimizes the impact, but I am hoping to have all four instantly turn on.)

I am not sure I get the difference between the ZWxxx_1 Dimmer Switch and ZWxxx_001_1 Dimmer Switch other than the former being the group device.  Both seem to turn on four outputs to their previous values with an "on" command and both seem to turn on all four channels to full brightness with a "fast on" command.

The ZWxxx_186 Color Switch appears to return the values of each of the four channels when you do a query. I am assuming it is useful when using inputs 1-4 to set the colors. What I don't understand is the three drop downs in the admin console, each of which that allow you to select White, Red, Green, Blue.

I appreciate any information people may have.

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On 11/2/2018 at 9:21 PM, mapeter said:

I have found a few posts in the forum regarding the Fibaro RGBW LED Controller (FGRGBW-101).  I am hoping those of you that has been using it for a while can help me with the different devices that are configured.   (I am using ISY version 5.0.13D)

I see the devices:
 - ZWxxx_1 : Dimmer Switch
 - ZWxxx_186 : Color Switch
 - ZWxxx_143 : Energy Monitor
 - ZWxxx_001_1 : Dimmer Switch
 - ZWxxx_002_1 : Dimmer Switch (Red)
 - ZWxxx_003_1 : Dimmer Switch (Green)
 - ZWxxx_004_1 : Dimmer Switch (Blue)
 - ZWxxx_005_1 : Dimmer Switch (White)

The Red, Green, Blue & White dimmer switches are pretty straight forward - controls each of the four output channels.  That said, I don't like the fact that there is a delay between each channel turning on.  Is there a way set all four channels at the same time?  (Setting a configuration parameter to cause a long fade minimizes the impact, but I am hoping to have all four instantly turn on.)

I am not sure I get the difference between the ZWxxx_1 Dimmer Switch and ZWxxx_001_1 Dimmer Switch other than the former being the group device.  Both seem to turn on four outputs to their previous values with an "on" command and both seem to turn on all four channels to full brightness with a "fast on" command.

The ZWxxx_186 Color Switch appears to return the values of each of the four channels when you do a query. I am assuming it is useful when using inputs 1-4 to set the colors. What I don't understand is the three drop downs in the admin console, each of which that allow you to select White, Red, Green, Blue.

I appreciate any information people may have.

I'm considering getting one of these for an rgbw strip controller.  Would you recommend it?

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6 hours ago, markv58 said:

@kohai I have one of those. To be honest, I would not get another. They are a bit expensive for what they do.

I went with the MagicHome nodeserver and LEDNET smart WiFi controllers.

 

 

That is the way I am going also but...

Using a non router based protocol has advantages if your router ever goes down and requires no extra equipment to fail. The WiFi stuff is becoming a lot more available, cheaper and easy to implement. I was surprised how router dependent we had become when it failed. It's like having a blindfold on, earplugs in, and tape over your mouth. :)

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