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Offline kdschlosser

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GE/Jasco Strange Ramp Up command
« on: December 10, 2017, 01:37:06 am »
I have been digging through the Vera quite a bit lately and I stumbled across an implementation file that is attached to the Dimming1 Service through the ZWaveNetwork1 device.
I have always had an issue with the GE/Jasco dimmers where they will not ramp up properly from a z wave command. This has been gone over many times and I have found that the problem is Vera specific I have tied the switches with 2 other controllers and they ramp up properly.

Does anyone else have I_ZWave.xml on their Vera? (this can be checked by entering this in your browser. if it is there it will show something like the code below http://YOUR_IP_ADDRESS/cgi-bin/cmh/view_upnp_file.sh?file=I_ZWave.xml.lzo)

Is this file only on controllers that have GE/Jasco dimmers?

Could this code below be the cause of the ramping issues with these dimmers?

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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<implementation>
  <dceforward/>

  <startup>
    <code>
      luup.log("running startup code",51)
    </code>
  </startup>

  <xactionList>
    <action>
      <serviceId>urn:upnp-org:serviceId:Dimming1</serviceId>
      <name>StartRampUp</name>
      <actionType>send</actionType>
      <data>0000 0048 0001 0011 0017 0163 0017 0061 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 0061 0017 0061 0017 0061 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 00a3 0017 0163</data>
    </action>
  </xactionList>
</implementation>

Is it safe to modify the device file for the ZWaveNetwork and remove the implementation section that contains this file?

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Re: GE/Jasco Strange Ramp Up command
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2017, 04:05:24 pm »
Vera Secure with a bunch of GE/Jasco devices. Yes, this file IS on my system.

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Re: GE/Jasco Strange Ramp Up command
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2017, 06:16:11 pm »
Do you happen to have any GE/Jasco Dimmers?

and if you do do you also have an issue with setting the ramping rate using parameters 7, 8, 9, and 10 where when you send a zwave command to turn the lights on from the vera UI it shoots right to the value without ramping up??

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Re: GE/Jasco Strange Ramp Up command
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2017, 06:38:01 pm »
you'll note that the file has the element "<xactionList>".

This is an invalid element, so the contained actions are effectively ignored... and the implementation file will effectively just log the fact that the z-wave "plugin" has started.

This file looks like the remnants of some test code...
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Re: GE/Jasco Strange Ramp Up command
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2017, 07:50:34 pm »
Yes, I do have several dimmers, but I have not made any changes to the default settings. To be honest, I have never seen any documentation on these parameters. Would yo mind sharing? Thanks.

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Re: GE/Jasco Strange Ramp Up command
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2017, 08:49:43 pm »
ok if you go into the settings for a dimmer. You will be given the option to add additional parameters.

if you make 4 new parameters as follows the values are set at their defaults

parameter 7 and 8 are for ramping when a zwave command is received by the switch
9 and 10 are for when you move the rocker on the switch


parameter 7 and 9 is for how far to adjust each step. possible numbers are between 1 and 99

so if you set parameter 1 to a number of 10. there will be 10 steps at 10% each if starting a 0 when ramping up and 100 when ramping down. so if your starting point is 50 then there is only 5 steps.  I think you get the point on that one.


8 and 10 is the sleep time between steps in milliseconds X 10. range is from 1-255
so a setting of 3 would be 30 milliseconds

so if you set the increment to a 1 and the milliseconds to 255 if you wanted to ramp up from 0 to 100 that would be 100 steps you would take 100 X (255 X 10) = 255000 milliseconds = 4.25 minutes

7        1 byte dec        1
8        1 byte dec        3
9        1 byte dec        1
10      1 byte dec        3


you also have parameter 3
value 0 = led on when switch is off
value 1 = led on when switch on
value 2 = led always off

3       1 byte dec         0


parameter 4

value 0 = normal switch
value 1 = inverted switch

This is used if you wanted to have the LED on top. or some ding dong mounted the switch upside down

4      1 byte dec      0


There is also parameter 11 and 12 which are the same as 7, 8, and 9, 10 except 11, 12 are for when receiving an all on or all off z wave command.


Now the problems occur when sending a ZWave On Command the light will instantly just to whatever level bypassing the ramping. I believe the ramping only works when you switch from off to on and do not touch the slider bar.