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Offline zmistro

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2010, 10:49:15 pm »
why the hastle.

I took the class last fall. I took the class to learn about the product. The product claime to be Zwave compatable. I take these webinairs to keep up with things. Spoke to the instructor afterwards. I am very suprised your modules don't work.


My sarcasam was not directed at you. It was directed at Zwave products.
If I offended you I am sorry.

i would however like to know what zwave products work with the system today if you know.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2010, 10:17:56 pm »
Remote Owner,
It has been two weeks since I posted about MCV being able to start working within 2-3 weeks on the project.  So I will see if I can get an update. 

Incidentally,  you reminded me that Intermatic has been testing against a Vera2 that I sent them so I need to ask for that back, now that they are done with it, before I forget! :)

Let you know as soon as I know anything new.

Do you have an update on this?
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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #32 on: December 05, 2010, 05:44:05 pm »
I have a running dialog with the Multi-wave tech support/developers (815) 675-7000 and they recently told me that they completed tests with Vera and that their pool controller system can (1) read and set temperatures (2) change actuators - like "pool to spa" and "filter pump on/off as well as (3) turn on pool/spa/aux lights.

This is really good news for me.

I specifically asked what I would need to control my Goldline Control AQL-PS4 controller and they are getting back to me.

They did mention that Vera needed a software upgrade to make the features run and that was a Micasaverde task.  Any news on when that may be available?


Hi,

Did the software for the pool controler every get released?

Thanks for your help,

Mark

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2010, 07:05:21 am »
There has been no modification to control the Multi-wave's temp settings at this time. 

I have tried to get a response back from Vera but have heard nothing in two months now.  I take it that their current builds and patches are keeping them busy, however I would like to know that the issue is in a queue somewhere and an ETA would be nice as well.

I do not know if there is a way to control the temp settings in the advanced settings.  The Temperature and Set Temp do display in Advanced but I do not know if that allows for any manipulation. 

Wish I knew more...

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2010, 07:34:17 am »
There has been no modification to control the Multi-wave's temp settings at this time. 

I have tried to get a response back from Vera but have heard nothing in two months now.  I take it that their current builds and patches are keeping them busy, however I would like to know that the issue is in a queue somewhere and an ETA would be nice as well.

I do not know if there is a way to control the temp settings in the advanced settings.  The Temperature and Set Temp do display in Advanced but I do not know if that allows for any manipulation. 

Wish I knew more...

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

I don't think I was very clear about my question but I meant to ask; was the firmware for the pool control from Intermatic released yet? The update to the controller and the hand set that at least lets you get at the information you have with the beta?

Thanks again for your help,

Mark

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2010, 04:20:58 pm »
Yes, version 3.0 is out of beta now.  I was on version 2.8 orginally with my Intermatic unit.  They were testing me with the beta of the 3.0.  If you buy a new Multi-wave unit it will ship with 3.0,  however you can upgrade via a PC based software with a USB controller stick if you have an earlier version.

I'm using the latest general release of UI4 as far as Vera goes.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2010, 04:46:11 pm »
Yes, version 3.0 is out of beta now.  I was on version 2.8 orginally with my Intermatic unit.  They were testing me with the beta of the 3.0.  If you buy a new Multi-wave unit it will ship with 3.0,  however you can upgrade via a PC based software with a USB controller stick if you have an earlier version.

I'm using the latest general release of UI4 as far as Vera goes.

Thanks! That's good news. I can't seem to find the download on the Intermatic web site, can you point me to it please?

Thanks again,


Mark

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2010, 08:43:53 pm »
Hi,

I got the 3.0 version of the software and I have now updated both of my units. I am now trying to figure out how to connect it to my vera. Do I connect the vera as a second controller?

Any tips would be helpful.

Thanks,

Mark

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #38 on: December 18, 2010, 10:26:52 am »
I'm interested in this upgrade too.
It seems that nothing is being done with it on the MCV side though...
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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #39 on: December 18, 2010, 11:52:36 am »
I have the upgrade, if you contact Frank at Intermatic support he'll probably send it to you.

I would just like to know how to include my vera with it so I can use both the remote control and Vera to control it, not having much luck though.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2010, 07:01:11 am »
MarkC, 
I added the Main controller to the Vera first, then I added the Remote to the vera second.  Then I just went into the setup on the Remote and did an Add Device for the Main Conroller. 

You should see the Remote in secondary controller mode as it will have an S in the upper right corner of the screen next to the software version.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2010, 07:07:58 am »
mario23,
I am no longer getting any communication back from MCV on adding the controls for these features.  It is sad to be so close and yet so far.

In my imagination, I see the MCV team working hard to get some major release done.  I hope that is what is going on there, because otherwise I do not know why they are so disconnected with the users for the past several months.

I has high hopes when the started the "blog" but that seemed to last a day :(

MCV, we love you guys and want to hear from you!

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2010, 09:59:29 am »
mcoulter,

Thanks, I will try that and see if it works for me.

On the MCV team: are we sure they are still in business? I haven't seem them post in forever.

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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2010, 10:39:43 am »
That's always been my concern with MCV as well.
I've been looking around in case I need to switch up.
Homeseer among others...just in case...
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Re: NEW MultiWave Pool Controller
« Reply #44 on: February 11, 2011, 10:04:49 pm »
Note: Currently these instructions only work with the 2.78 z-wave firmware. I haven't gotten this to work with the 3.20 z-wave firmware.

I just got this working! I specifically bought the multi-wave pool controller and vera so I could control and monitor my pool remotely.

It took me quite a bit of trial and error to get this working. My biggest issue was I had already installed and programmed the pool controller and remote and they were working perfectly. I really didn't want to wipe out the config. These were the only z-wave devices in my house.

I could not get vera to include the pool receiver (the pe653 receiver installed at the pool power box). The include light on the pe653 indicated that it had successfully been included, but vera didn't see it. Finally I reluctantly reset the pe953 remote and pe653 receiver to the factory defaults and then vera was able to include and control it. People more knowledgeable than me with vera and z-wave might be able to do this without resetting the pool devices, but after a frustrating day I gave up, reset them and it just worked.

So, for others interested in doing this, here are the steps I took to get vera talking to this device. For the record, I have version 31 of the pool controller firmware and 1183 of the vera firmware.

1. Reset the pe953 and pe653 to the factory defaults. YOU WILL LOSE YOUR EXISTING POOL PROGRAMMING BY DOING THIS!

2. Include the pe653 receiver as a z-wave device in vera. you should see 6 new devices: 5 appliance devices (one for each circuit) and a _Pool Control device.

3. Include the pe953 remote as a new controller in vera. Start vera looking for a new controller. on the pe953 remote, enter the config screens, go to the CNTRL OPTION screen and select 2 - CONTROLLER COPY. Press 2 again to receive the network config. It should say successful after a few seconds. I had to pull the batteries out to reset the remote after doing this. the manual says it should reset automatically once successful. YMMV. after the remote reboots, it should say XXS in the upper right corner of the screen, where XX is the remote's fw version.

4. Link the pe653 receiver to the pe953 remote. Enter the config screens on the pe953, press 3 to include a device, and press the include button on the pe953 receiver.

That should do it. You should now be able to control the pe653 again with the remote. You can now reprogram the pool controller.

The only remaining issue I have is I can't see the air and water temps in vera.

Is this possible?
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