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Offline mtx123

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RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx868 on Vera Edge
« on: August 19, 2016, 01:59:02 pm »
I start this topic as I am going to experiment with 2 RFXtrx units.
On my Vera Edge I have already installed a RFXtrx433 to control my Somfy sun screens, it works perfectly. Also it montors my KAKU doorbell, and triggers sending a Veralert with a snapshot of an IP camera, mounted near the frontdoor.

Next step... I ordered and received a (proto) RFXtrx868 unit. And I would like to use it next to my existing RFXtrx433 unit.
But... Vera Edge has only 1 USB port, a little stupid  ::)  that I did not think of that before...
So my 1st question is:
Can I extend and use multiple USB ports on the Vera Edge, e.g. by using a USB hub, anybody tried this ?

When I start experimenting with my Visonic sensors and the RFXtrx868, I will  share my experience in this topic.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2016, 02:11:13 am by mtx123 »

Offline korttoma

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Re: RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx868 on Vera Edge
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 02:27:18 pm »
I have a USB hub on a Veralite I am sure it will work on a Veraedge allso. But dont get any cheep hub, get one with external power.
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Re: RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx868 on Vera Edge
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2016, 03:53:28 pm »
Update:

OK, got the RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx868 both connected via a powered hub to my Vera Edge.
And... it is working  ;D
I use a PiHut 7 ports USB hub.
Attached is a snapshot of the new USB device numbers, the first one is used for the RFXtrx433,
the second one for the RFtrx868.

My Visonic MCT302T door sensors all show up (auto detected), I suppose because they send a regular status report to the central unit.
they are displayed as   "RFX Door D/xxxxx"   where xxxx is the device code.






« Last Edit: August 31, 2016, 07:44:58 am by mtx123 »

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Re: RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx868 on Vera Edge
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2016, 07:43:34 am »
Now using my Visonic door- motion- and smoke sensors via RFXtrx868 for quite some time now, I am happy with it.
Via Veralerts I have notifications on my smartphone, with different sounds for doors open/close and smoke detected.

For the door sensors I had to put the variable "Repeat Event" to 0 on each of the devices, as the Visonic sensors will send repeatingly their status.
With the value 0, only a status change is reported to Veralerts.