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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2013, 09:38:38 am »
that is correct :-)
i have no idea yet how much power the fibaro can take , if it can handle 12A then you can also use a 12A powersupply and 10 meters of 60 leds/m strip on it.
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2013, 10:08:46 am »
If it's like the other fibaro modules, you can probably pair them and then use other fibaro rgbw as amplifiers.
This can be useful if later yo want to select other colour for the other strips

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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2013, 10:16:36 am »
the idea of the amplifier is to be able to make longer strips then the powersupply and controller is able to handle.
pairing more fibaro modules in the UI5 can be done. pairing fibaro modules themselves is not a good idea.
if you want to do it like you said the best way is to make separate strips with powersupply>fibaro>ledstrip and control these from the vera unit.
the fibaro rgbw is a controller not a amplifier, just for the record.
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2013, 10:40:04 am »
Have a look at this eBay shop that sell RGB kits and strips etc.
http://stores.ebay.com.au/boarda11?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

They also have the wifi kits which are compatible with the MiLight app as detailed here.
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,14471.0.html

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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #19 on: July 09, 2013, 07:03:48 am »
thats something different then the fibaro RGBW controlled 360 leds strip. this one has RGB and warm white (the W in RGBW) in one strip and has more leds/meter, does not use external wifi thing, works directly with vera over z-wave protocol. probably it requires a plugin to make use of the full potention but it can run with lua to start with. fibaro is also going to release it for US frequency. really looking forward to play with it :-)
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2013, 06:30:44 am »
im getting my Fibaro RGBW controller next friday :-)
ordered the led strip from the website i mentioned (very friendly people, had chat with them for an hour and convinced them to get a vera domotica system as well lol)
i wonder how this is gonna work out. 
from the specs of the RGBW controller taken, it looks like it can handle 10 Meters of the 360 leds/m ledstrip with a 12v 12A powersupply or
10 Meters ledstrip with 2x 12v 6A powersupply and a amp of 175 Watts
video : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeFfVtdk6gw
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2013, 06:39:17 am »
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it looks like it can handle 10 Meters of the 360 leds/m ledstrip with a 12v 12A powersupply
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2013, 06:56:14 am »
i looked at the spam posted in the forum and i do not like them ray-BANs :-P
ah well the 10 meter one only does 2600 lumen at max and one can dim them ^^
specs fibaro RGBW : https://www.domotica-shop.nl/files/images/Fibaro/FGRGBWM-441-RGBW-Controller-en-2_1-2_3.pdf
there is a variable 14 for other controllers, manual suppose to be here but link is changing into something not working http://manual.rgbw.fibaro.co.uk/ras-rgbw-controller-en.pdf > must be this one for use with vera http://www.fibaro.com/manuals/en/FGRGB-101-RGBW-Controller/ras-rgbw-controller-en.pdf
have to find out where to find some sensors like wind/humidity and such to connect to it. any ideas where and which i could use ?  0-10v input
it could also control fan-speed and have potentio-meters attached. might look into that to be able to control the color directly.
this thing has way too many options.. takes me whole day to figure it all out lol

edit: wasnt finished  ::)

spoken to fibaro.. they mentioned a setup like having 4 windsensors or tempsensors attached to the RGBW controller and let these control the RGBW led-stip.. how freaking cool is that !  ;D
it also has energymetering, something i didnt see in the other fibaro devices.
 
« Last Edit: July 18, 2013, 08:19:25 am by Da_JoJo »
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2013, 08:01:18 am »
Will vera show the rgbw controller correctly?  With a device which is easily controllable?

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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2013, 08:20:50 am »
going to find out today
i am getting the controller and going to include it to the vera. if im correct it will show as a dimmer and perhaps on/off switch.
there are so many options that i need a curriculum for it to understand xD
define easy controllable .. it probably will turn on and off and perhaps dim the whole strip at once. for the color choosing and saturation per channel.. i have no idea yet. im getting the device between 1700 and 1900 PM dutch time. when i have it i'll post a screenshot of it.
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2013, 08:25:13 am »
Great!

Alsi very interested in the 4 inputs to co nect windmeter etc...
Possibly it will show up like the fibaro universal sensor?

Let's see and hope mcv is not getting too far behind on funtionality compared to fibaro hc2.
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2013, 08:36:09 am »
the 4 inputs can be set independantly from the ledstrip control and this is really a great option. i was planning to put a weatherstation on it. still have to find some gear that outputs 0-10v. seen a few on fibaro site but there rather expensive. perhaps we can collect some links to suitable devices. the fibaro hc was based on mios , dont know if it still is, but it should be easy to copy some stuff from them. the RGBW controller is the newest fibaro has and i have one today that is from first shipment to netherlands so i guess it needs to be connected to vera first to find out what it does and it probably needs its own plugin/z-wave setting. i read about parameter 14 which should make other controllers then hc2 be able to steer it , but frankly i have no idea how this is going to work out. testing phase starts with getting the thing included and see what it does. like the fibaro binary sensor it perhaps needs to be re-included when adding a 0-10v sensor to it. lets wait and see..

sensors: 0-10v linear DC output
http://www.goodmart.com/products/philips-luxsense-ambient-light-sensor-0-10v-t8-lamp-clip-lrl1220tld.htm  lux light sensor
http://www.goodmart.com/products/leviton-renoir-white-rotary-fluorescent-dimmer-0-10v-awrmg-7dw.htm   fluorecent dimmer
http://www.wittich.nl/EN/products/wind/windsensors/DD-DS.htm                                                                      wind sensor
http://www.wittich.nl/EN/products/temperaturehumidity/transmitters/HF-serie.htm                                          temp/humidity/dewpoint
http://www.wittich.nl/EN/products/radiationlight/lux/luxsensor_LS.htm                                                             lux sensor
http://www.wittich.nl/EN/products/airpressure/barotransmitters/Setra276.htm                                                barometer 0-5v
http://www.wittich.nl/EN/PDF/photosynthesis/gasanalysis/SBA4.pdf                                                                 CO2 0-5v
http://nl.rs-online.com/web/p/flow-sensors-switches-indicators/3956833/                                                        fluid flow sensor RFA type
http://nl.rs-online.com/web/p/pressure-sensors/7421013/                                                                                pressure sensor
http://nl.rs-online.com/web/p/photoelectric-sensors/7638267/                                                                          photo electric red sensor
http://nl.rs-online.com/web/p/linear-transducers/3555446/                                                                               linear transducer
http://www.cometsystem.cz/products/reg-T0210                                                                                               humidity and temp sensor
http://oceancontrols.com.au/RHT-026.html                                                                                                         duct temp sensor
http://www.sensormetrix.co.uk/0-10v_stemperature_and_humidity_sensor_p_176.php                                  temp/hygro/dewpoint programmable sensor
http://mh-monitoringcontrol.com/en/products/data-loggers/data-logging-sensors                                            various sensors, 15 channel weatherstation
http://www.girashop.co.uk/catalog/Catalog.aspx?NavID=000-019-4149-GIR057700&Part=GIRA-GIRA-Temperature-sensor-0-10V-Instabus-EIBKNX  temperature sensor
http://www.jumo.nl/producten/niveau/open-reservoir/niveausensor/401015/jumo-maera-s25---niveausensor-401015.html?parentId=4196 niveau sensor 3-wire 0-10v output
http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/502212/Gekalibreerde-vochtigheidsmodule-met-spanningsuitgang-en-extra-temperatuurmeting-Hygrosens-HYTE-ANA-10V-10-90-rF0-
http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/502152/Meetomvormer-module-voor-PT1000-Hygrosens-PT-MOD-10V-T1-30-tot-70-C-Soort-behuizing-   transducer 0-10v output for hygro
http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/181307/Printplaat-temperatuursensoren-SOT-223-Heraeus-PT1000-2B-Heraeus-Nr-32-209-116-50-tot-150-C-SOT-223/SHOP_AREA_37353
http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/502150/Mantel-weerstandsthermometer-Hygrosens-MANTE-PT1000-M12-Vierleideraansluiting-70-500-C-Roestvrij-staal-14541
http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/506368/HYTE-vochtmeetsysteem-in-wandbehuizing-Hygrosens-FF-GLT-10V-TE0-niet-condenserend-0-100-rF-
http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/507908/Helderheidssensor-met-meetomvormer-0-10-V-B-B-Thermotechnik-LIFUEKunststof-behuizing-IP65-12-24-V-DCAC
http://www.conrad.nl/ce/nl/product/502083/Drukmeetomvormer-voor-relatieve-druk-Hygrosens-DRTR-AL-10V-R10B-0-10-bar-12-30-VDC
here we go :-)
picture from the device and box.
pretty little screws on it
ok.. so i added the fibaro RGBW to the vera , just press b button 3 times .. and ended up with 6 dimmer controls :)   1 white, 1 warm white, 1 red, 1 green, 1 blue
i have no sensors attached and none showed up.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 06:13:34 pm by Da_JoJo »
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2013, 01:19:19 pm »
now its waiting for someone to write a plugin for it :-D

confirming it works with voice-control using garretwp android app authomation.. unreal  8)

main device : on/off, dimmer for complete ledstrip RGBW  , shows energy used in Watts
e1 : on / off , dimmer same as main device
e2 : on / off , dimmer red
e3 : on / off , dimmer green
e4 : on / off , dimmer blue
e5 : on / off , dimmer warm white

RGB leds is set to any level between 0-100%
W (warm white leds) is set to any level between 0-100%
RGB and Warm white leds are separate controllable and dimmed
main device is overall dimmer dims complete ledstrip
 
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 06:04:25 pm by Da_JoJo »
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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #28 on: July 20, 2013, 02:42:19 am »
Wow! Cool.

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Re: Fibaro RGBW Controller
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2013, 04:53:45 am »
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now its waiting for someone to write a plugin for it :-D

You want another control block for this thing? :o  Six isn't enough for you? ::)  What would you want the plugin to do?