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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #135 on: April 18, 2015, 08:57:52 pm »
cw-kid .. do you have the same issue that the fibaro shutter 2 reports 100% after polling,
if set the courtain to anything cmaller than 100%.

everything working perfectly for me as well .. just this tiny issue.
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #136 on: April 19, 2015, 08:03:06 am »
cw-kid .. do you have the same issue that the fibaro shutter 2 reports 100% after polling,
if set the courtain to anything cmaller than 100%.

everything working perfectly for me as well .. just this tiny issue.

Not that I have noticed, but I will try it and report back later.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #137 on: April 20, 2015, 02:41:00 pm »
Sorry for the delay.

Right if I set my curtains to 45% then on the Fibaro Blind Control module device in the Vera web UI, it correctly then says 45%.

If I wait five minutes it still says 45% and if I reload Vera it still says 45%.

However if I click the spanner icon on the device and go to settings and hit the poll now button, it polls it and it then changes to 100%.

So that doesn't seem quite right, is this what you are seeing also?


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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #138 on: April 20, 2015, 06:07:48 pm »
I have a customer with a new Vera Edge and UI7 recently complaining about the same thing. Please confirm which Vera and UI you are using

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #139 on: April 20, 2015, 09:10:53 pm »
this apears to be a Driver error unless zwavemotors use fibaro modules as well ;)

i use VeraLite UI5 (1.5.672)

as noted before, everyhing works as expected, just the polled values are wrong.
thats kind of anoying, because i have a button tablet, and the push-action is decided by the status of the courtain.
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #140 on: April 21, 2015, 03:48:33 am »
Someone suggested as a work around setting the poll value to 0 (never).

Have you tried this yet?

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #141 on: April 21, 2015, 03:50:14 am »
Someone suggested as a work around setting the poll value to 0 (never).

yeah well then i can use a Broadlink system for 10% of the price too :P
without polling its impossible to know if the status has been changed by another device (remote)
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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #142 on: April 21, 2015, 04:02:44 am »
As you can use the rfxtrx 433 with Dooya RF as well.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #143 on: April 21, 2015, 04:32:14 am »
Someone suggested as a work around setting the poll value to 0 (never).

yeah well then i can use a Broadlink system for 10% of the price too :P
without polling its impossible to know if the status has been changed by another device (remote)

True!

Has anyone contacted support or Fibaro about this issue? Will keep an eye out on the net for any solutions.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #144 on: April 21, 2015, 07:55:33 am »
I've just disabled the polling on my Fibaro Blind Control module. Changing the value from 60 to 0 and then saving / reloading Vera.

Then using either the Vera web UI (UI5) or the Authomation HD app on my tablet or the physical wall switch for controlling the curtains.

It doesn't seem to matter which of these three methods of controlling the curtains I use, the current percentage status is correctly displayed.

For example if I change the curtains to 80% using the Vera web UI, then the Authomation HD app then shows it as 80%.

Or if I use the Authomation HD app to change the curtains to 70%, then the Vera web UI shows 70%

And if I use the wall switch to move the curtains to another position, then both the Vera web UI and the Authomation HD app show the correct percentage of that new position.

So it seems to work OK, if you disable the polling as far as I can see.

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #145 on: April 21, 2015, 10:59:47 am »
looks like  the shutter 2 supports "immideate reporting"

well in that case polling is not really required ...
i will try that as well
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« Reply #146 on: January 26, 2016, 02:00:45 pm »
Hi

I've seen mention of the Dooya DT52E and DT52S in a few places, I'm hoping someone has the specs/data I'm looking for.
I have a DT52E motor unit and curtain track, I've been asked to produce an IoT demo using it, but I can't find a spec for the RJ15 4 wire interface.  Is it a serial interface or just simple contacts for open/close?

Failing that - anyone found a way to use its Zigbee?

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #147 on: January 27, 2016, 08:32:16 am »
The RJ is a dry contact input

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #148 on: August 18, 2016, 11:13:16 am »
Just wanted to thank cw-kid for posting his tutorial/experience.

I ended up ordering from Friend group off Aliexpress 4 sets each of motorized curtain rails and blackout blinds, and the folks there were extremely helpful. Unfortunately, I ended up not using the curtain rails (an interior design decision, as we decided not to have curtains anymore). Got the blinds in one piece, 3-4m in length, so had to ship them by sea. Luckily, I'm just in Asia so didn't take too long.

Connected these to manual switches, then paired them with TKB Z-wave controllers - http://www.tkbhome.com/?cn-p-d-255.html (essentially the equivalent of Fibaro, but priced lower) that turned out alright. Using a Vera Edge to control everything, including the Echo integration, so now have voice activated blinds. Happy camper!

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Re: Affordable Electric Curtain Tracks - Z-wave integration
« Reply #149 on: November 01, 2016, 08:47:13 pm »
Ok I keep seeing the DT52S is a good pairing with a wall switch / Fibaro.. but what about the DT82TV, DT82TN or DT82TS, most notably the DT82TV? It seems to include a 12V transformer, has RF ability and supports an external heavy current switch (hence should be possible to link to Fibaro?).

I read somewhere that the 12V motors are noisy, based on experience of Somfy motors, but noone has said anything about the Dooya motors being noisy or quiet. The Aliexpress marketing states they are quiet.

It seems the Dooya DT82TV supports an external heavy current switch (230V) AND light-touch start (pull curtains to have them open / close to their fullest)?

Winner all round, then?
Cheers.
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