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Offline tinman

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Plugin version 1.61
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:11:54 pm »
This version will handle the Pro versions of the firmware.
It should also work with the new RFXtrx433XL hardware. I'm not yet able to test this but hope to soon.
This version can also add Kangtai devices.
I've improved the handling of rain gauges as well.
Like previous updates the ZIP file contains all plugin files but only these are modified:

L_RFXtrx.lua
J_RFXtrx.js
S_RFXtrx.xml

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 04:17:14 pm »
New to rfxcom, so maybe this question is silly, sorry.

I managed to install the beta 3 package into my VeraEdge, but what is this 1.61 zip file for?

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 04:25:21 pm »
The beta 3 package is the last version from the previous developer. He no longer supports the plugin so I've picked it up. The zip file is the complete plugin.

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 04:27:21 pm »
Ah great! And thank you.

So I have to remove the beta3 stuff? How to do that?

And then use your 1.61 zip file and upload the files in it?

And after that, create device etc etc?

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 05:16:08 pm »
If the app shows up in the Apps tab and there is an option to remove it, then do that. Otherwise you should only have to upload all the files in the zip file. They will overwrite the older existing plugin files. If you have created any devices using the old plugin I'd suggest you delete them.

Unzip the ZIP file to a location on your PC
Open your browser to the VeraPlus page - connecting to your Vera
Select the Apps tab on the right
In that tab select Develop Apps
On that page select Luup files - that will list all of the files on your Vera controller
Select the Upload button - that will open a dialog allowing you to browse to where you unzipped the zip file
Select all of the files from the zip file
Select the Open button in that dialog

Once the files are all uploaded the Vera will restart. When that is complete (all the lights on the Vera are back on) go back to the Develop Apps page on the Vera and select Serial Port Configuration. In the Used By Device drop-down you should be able to select the RFXtrx device. Make sure it shows baud 38400, data bits 8, parity none and stop bits 1.

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2018, 03:27:04 am »
Oh BTW... I don't see an icon for the RFXCOM device, just like an bulp for lights.

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2018, 04:41:10 am »
The beta 3 package is the last version from the previous developer. He no longer supports the plugin so I've picked it up. The zip file is the complete plugin.

You are doing a great job. Unfortunately the old info is still here and on http://code.mios.com/trac/mios_rfxtrx/browser?order=name which adds to the confusion around what to use... and "all" guides for vera and rfxcom433e points to the outdated plugin.

can't you at least get the currently pinned posts removed and add your own? and also update the mios reopository or get a banner in there that says "don't use this, go to the forum and pick up the latest version"

-anders

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 11:32:56 am »
Hello, tinman, thank you for your work. May you suggest me if I install your plugin how to add RF rgb led controller?

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 01:04:27 pm »
Can you tell me exactly which RGB LED controller (manufacturer and model number) you would like to add? Have you checked the RFXtrx User Guide to see if the device is supported? If it is not supported by the transceiver it probably cannot be added by the plugin.

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2018, 02:50:41 pm »
Straight from the Rfxtrx user guide:

RGB LED strip driver dx.com - http://www.dx.com/ order nbr: 130913 (new TRC02 not supported) , 67412

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2018, 08:20:29 pm »
I can't find anything on dx.com using either of those product numbers. Make sure your RFXtrx has the Type2 firmware installed. The basic idea is to connect your RFXtrx directly to your PC and then use RFXmngr, enabling the AD protocol. Then pressing buttons on the remote control. If the RFXtrx can decode the signal from the remote the data shown on the RFXmngr window will include the ID number of your device. You then use this ID number to add a device from the New Device tab of the RFXtrx plugin screen on the Vera hub. Refer to sections 7.12 and 7.13 in the user guide. Once you have the ID number add a new device to the RFXtrx plugin. Select the Lightwave RF device category and the Switch Light device. give it a name and enter the ID number. You may have to convert the hex number to decimal.

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2018, 03:49:12 am »
I still haven't bought it but I really was hoping that I will be able to control the RGB controller over RFXtrx. As I understand even if I buy that RGB controller (still the RFXtrx guide says it supports it than I guess it does) through my Vera I will only be able to switch it on and off and won't be able to control colors, right? Since this is the case I'd rather go  to the more expensive way - Zwave RGBW from Fibaro or something like that. Thank you for your answer.

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2018, 03:48:00 pm »
I can't find anything on dx.com using either of those product numbers. Make sure your RFXtrx has the Type2 firmware installed. The basic idea is to connect your RFXtrx directly to your PC and then use RFXmngr, enabling the AD protocol. Then pressing buttons on the remote control. If the RFXtrx can decode the signal from the remote the data shown on the RFXmngr window will include the ID number of your device. You then use this ID number to add a device from the New Device tab of the RFXtrx plugin screen on the Vera hub. Refer to sections 7.12 and 7.13 in the user guide. Once you have the ID number add a new device to the RFXtrx plugin. Select the Lightwave RF device category and the Switch Light device. give it a name and enter the ID number. You may have to convert the hex number to decimal.

Hi, tinman. So I get an RF rgb controller to test anyway. Here is what RFXmngr gives when I push button for on/off on the remote:

Packettype        = UNDECODED RF Message
UNDECODED NEC:206539015D

For red it gives:
Packettype        = UNDECODED RF Message
UNDECODED NEC:2065390F53

And so on. So my question is can I somehow send my personal codes through RFXtrx? I have an IP2IR for my Vera and I have a few scenes using LUA code to connect to that devices over IP and send the desired IR command. So is there a way and how can I send such Undecoded RF messages over RFXtrx?


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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2018, 04:00:34 pm »
Yes would like to know that too, cause then I could turn of/off my fireplace.

See here for the pst with the question:

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,112738.msg428805.html#msg428805

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Re: Plugin version 1.61
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 10:26:22 am »
If you want to try to communicate with a device that isn't directly supported by the transceiver you might look at section 15 of the User Guide. I may look into this at some point but right now I'm working on a redesign of the plugin code to make it easier to add new devices.