Author Topic: Poll Setting for extending door lock batteries  (Read 960 times)

Offline mikeyr

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Poll Setting for extending door lock batteries
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:49:46 pm »
My locks seem to smash battery life and thought i had adjusted the right settings, but seeking expert advice. (UI7)

Can someone advise:

 - In adv device setting "params" tab there is a "poll" box with a long string of numbers What does this do?
 - In adv device setting "variables" there are a who lot of poll settings, i changed "pollsetting" to a large number thinking this would reduce frequency of polling (216000 - 10 hours?)

Do i need to change anything else on this page?

Thanks

Mike

Would be great if there was a guide somewhere with definitions for each of the setting variables .....

Offline Radu B

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Re: Poll Setting for extending door lock batteries
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 04:07:09 am »
Hello Mikey,

Setting the Poll Setting variable to a high value can increase the battery life time. However, it is recommended to be at the default setting.

Please take a look on the links below for more information about these variables and this specific Polling Setting variable.

http://wiki.mios.com/index.php/Polling_Settings

http://wiki.mios.com/index.php/Luup_UPnP_Variables_and_Actions

Thank you.

Offline aa6vh

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Re: Poll Setting for extending door lock batteries
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 10:15:12 am »
The poll settings are in seconds. Some Vera releases defaulted the locks to every two minutes (120 seconds), which would then exhaust the battery in a manner of weeks.

I actually turned my polling off (setting it to 0 (zero)). Now my batteries on my motorized Schlage deadbolt last almost a year.