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Offline integlikewhoa

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2014, 01:20:31 am »
This thread is the first I've seen that suggests the dry contact may not work properly with the Vera without some kind of modification. Am I misunderstanding?

Yes dry contacts on only a monoprice sensor doesn't work.

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2015, 02:07:11 pm »
It looks like that there may be a potential fix in the soon-to-be-release 7.12 (see below). Like others, I am trying to use this together with a wireless doorbell receiver

--- Response from Vera Support ---

Hi John,

Thank you for contacting us, I?ve done some research and ran a few tests in our offices and I can confirm this is working for the Vision ZD2102 door/window sensor which looks to be identical to the Monoprice version. The tests were done on the upcoming 7.12 software version and once released you should be able to use the external switch correctly. Once the new firmware update is available please test this and let me know of the results.

Thank you.
Kind Regards,

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2016, 10:48:13 am »
Just in case someone comes to this thread late - I can confirm these work with the external dry contacts.  I have several of these, and the manual actually indicates that you SHOULD use the dry contacts if you have a door that can open two ways.  (I've attached a screenshot of the manual - dated Dec 2013 - 6 months before this thread)

I have tested this myself and it works as it should.  I am planning on using it for a mailbox trigger, and wanted to mount the transmitter outside the metal mailbox.  I connected a regular door magnet switch and it works fine, and it detected by Vera fine.  If it matters, I have Vera Edge on UI7.

It also does NOT appear engage the tamper switch.  When the tamper switch is open the light is continuously lit.  This is not the case when opening and closing the dry contacts.

I've been very satisfied with these.  For what it's worth, they present themselves as a Vision ZD2102.

« Last Edit: February 08, 2016, 10:51:09 am by biggsworld »

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #18 on: August 01, 2018, 09:11:07 pm »
vision / monoprice ZD2102-5 external sensor does not work by default
there's a parm that needs to be set to 1
https://products.z-wavealliance.org/products/988/configs
where do I add this?
I don't see it in the displayed options.

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2018, 09:39:22 pm »
Open the "Device Options" tab for your sensor, click "Add Configuration Settings" which will bring up an empty configuration set.  Under "Variable' add the number 1, under "Data Size" select 1 byte dec, under "Desired Value" type 255, then press "Save Changes." You'll need to wake up the sensor in order to have the config changes happen immediately. Otherwise it will update the config the next time the device wakes up.


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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2018, 09:55:54 pm »
thanks
but wouldn't
1 byte dec be 1 and not 255
and
1 byte hex be 255
?

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2018, 11:46:44 pm »
Yes. Typo.

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2018, 12:59:30 am »
so
1 byte dec , 1
or
1 byte hex , FF or other?

it didn't like
1 byte hex ,255

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2018, 01:20:59 am »
it didn't like
1 byte hex ,255

That's *NOT* surprising, as "255" as a hex value is two bytes...

HSD99 did *NOT* make a typo... What he posted was exactly correct.

Variable: 1
Data Size: 1 byte dec
Desired value: 255


The reference you linked to clearly indicated a value of 0x00(hex) = 0(dec) = default to disable the external switch, and a value of 0xFF(hex) = 255 (dec) to enable the external switch.

You could also use a hex byte (but most people don't think in hex...:

Variable: 1
Data Size: 1 byte hex
Desired value: FF


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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2018, 12:52:53 pm »
thanks

I went with
Variable: 1
Data Size: 1 byte hex
Desired value: FF

one device is working as expected and the other is still "Waiting for wakeup to configure device"

I'm going ti give it a little more time.

the working one has these 2 variables now
VariablesSet  1,1h,FF
VariablesGet  1,255,

the non working one only has the VariablesSet one so far.




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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2018, 01:01:07 pm »
Patience is a virtue,, all working

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Re: Monoprice Door sensor dry contact
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2018, 03:56:48 pm »
here's the vision spec sheet BTW