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Offline winger

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New Irrigation Controller??
« on: June 06, 2016, 01:23:30 pm »
Not a lot of info. Maybe old news but looks new. Is it possible that "gocontrol" (Nortek?) has come out with a new z-wave irrigation controller??

Nortek site: http://www.nortekcontrol.com/pdf/literature/WI15Z-1-GoControl-Smart-Irrigation-Controller-Spec-Sheet.pdf

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Nameinternal-WI15VZ-1-Smart-Irrigation-Controller/dp/B01E3BV118/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465233683&sr=8-1&keywords=gocontrol+smart+irrigation+controller

They say it can be controlled by scenes.

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 09:33:48 am »
Very interesting. Hope Vera can create a device or a plugin for it...
127 zwave nodes, 8 zigbee nodes, 256 devices, 17 apps, 128 scenes on a Vera Plus linked with Echo and HomeKit through bridges

Offline Jamr

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2016, 11:24:45 am »
Looks interesting.
We would be interested in knowing if this product works well. Amazon has no reviews as of yet.

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2016, 12:23:46 am »
ordered one... but now has become a pre-order for october delivery. And the product actually disappeared from Amazon...
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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2016, 11:31:28 pm »
Called Nortek today and they said they expected to release it by the end of this year (2016).

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2016, 11:55:56 am »
I know some zwave+ devices work with VeraLite but how can you determine what does and doesn't work with VL before buying this product?
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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2016, 09:48:22 am »
Called Nortek today and they said they expected to release it by the end of this year (2016).
HomeSeer added support... now maybe Vera?  https://twitter.com/HomeSeer/status/796074569455042560

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New Irrigation Controller
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 04:14:38 pm »
Does the HydroFLASH controller qualify for the smart irrigation controller according to the EPAS website?  In Charlotte as long as the unit qualifys there is a discount on Ccf billed.

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2017, 05:09:52 pm »
Has anyone received one of these yet? Just wondering if this is going to be a good addition or if I should just go with the Rachio?

Offline Kalapa

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2017, 12:23:39 am »
Marc @ Vera... Any update on this? Is Vera adding support for this Z-wave irrigation controller?

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2017, 01:44:51 pm »
I guess it's radio silence on support for this ? come on guys someone take responsibility and reply from Vera please

Offline baxy_AU

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 09:01:36 pm »
Although vera reps occasionally read and post here, this is not an official support site. I hear it's more likely you'll get a reply from vera if you post on their Facebook page

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2017, 06:37:27 pm »
Nortek says the controller is still in beta testing with no ETA for purchase. The Amazon listing is a mistake.

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2017, 07:40:28 pm »
Reviving an old thread because I purchased one to try it out.  It does not work, you can pair it with the Vera, but it just shows up as a single switch device (similar to what happened with HomeSeer before it was updated).  I have developed plugins for Vera before, but not sure how to go about adding a custom Z-Wave type device, anyone have any experience with that?

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Re: New Irrigation Controller??
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2017, 07:15:09 pm »
I actually found the device listed under devices -> Other Devices -> GoControl Smart Irrigation Controller, it has pictures of the thing and specific instructions on how to pair it.  I added it to Vera, but it only shows up as a "BinarySwitch_1", instead of a collection of switches and sensors, so it looks like it almost works, but not quite.  Perhaps Vera is close to supporting it :D

The technical details are it uses a new device class, Irrigation Command Class, version 1 (current Z-Wave specs section 4.42).  Looks like Vera is missing that implementation to make it complete.  It does not look like adding device classes is possible through the plugin API, so might just have to wait for this one.