Author Topic: [RESOLVED] Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge  (Read 21531 times)

Offline ran-kd

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #135 on: December 11, 2017, 01:44:44 am »
While the solution mentioned earlier in the thread works to some extent, it's not really correct and doesn't fix the power reporting.

It pains me that this device was released nearly a year ago and Vera still hasn't figured it out ...... in fact their support techs are punting out the fix from this very thread as a "solution".

I think zedrally mentioned it earlier, this is a multi-channel device supporting multi-channel Association, so the first problem is that Vera try to control the device using the wrong command class, it expects the Binary Switch command class to be used and *sent* to the right endpoint and to be security encapsulated.

Then, ALL it needs for local (switch) status reporting to work and the channel power reporting to work is the *correct* multi-channel Association setting and it will magically spring to life. 

So, if you fancy testing this on a newly Included FGS-223 (or want to Exclude an existing one and then Include it again) all you need to do is the following:

1) Fix the control from the UI by creating a new Service Variable on the child devices to make Vera use the Binary Switch command class to control them:

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Service ID: urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveDevice1
Variable: SetTargetCommandClass
Value: 37

Reload the engine each time and refresh your browser in between.

2) Fix the local switch change reporting and power reporting by opening up the test lua window and running the following commands one at a time, leaving 30 seconds or so between each one. 

In both these commands replace '20' with the Z-Wave NODE ID of the PARENT device on your FGS-223 (shown on the SETTINGS tab like "ID20"):

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luup.call_action('urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveNetwork1','SendData',{Node='20',Data='133 4 1 1'},1)
The above command deletes the current Association to group 1.  The following command adds the multi-channel Association to group 1 that is required.

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luup.call_action('urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveNetwork1','SendData',{Node='20',Data='142 1 1 0 1 1'},1)
3) Optional - set POLLING to ZERO to stop Vera from unnecessarily polling a device that supports instant status, instant meter reports, etc, etc.

That should be all that's required to get the device working FULLY with each child device on the UI controlling the correct channel on the device and both local switch change reporting and power reporting working correctly for each channel.

The parent device will still control channel 1 on the device but will no longer show power readings nor local switch change status updates - really, parent devices in a multi-channel device should be set to have no function other than allowing you to set device parameters, or perhaps reporting parent device information such as a battery level.

I still find controlling this device from Vera takes a few seconds to update the UI although the device itself does switch instantly (using either this method or the earlier mentioned method). There appears to be some craziness with Z-Wave going on which results in a myriad of tries and retries before an ACK is received, not sure what's going on there so will have to leave that one to Vera to sort out!


I tested this multiple times with multiple FGS-223 across multiple test Vera and it worked every time, your mileage may vary of course and no guarantees it will work, but it would be interesting to hear feedback from other people.

Thank you!

where can i find a guide that explain a total noob like me how to implement this fix?

for example, how to create a new Service Variable??  :o

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #136 on: December 20, 2017, 12:22:00 pm »
Looks like newest firmware for Edge has support for 223. Hooray.

Will existing included devices need re-pairing? I guess so.

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #137 on: December 20, 2017, 12:27:17 pm »
My devices didn't need repairing.

But the name changed so I need to reenter them, also to fix the sense they were included in.

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #138 on: December 20, 2017, 01:20:39 pm »
Yep, same here. Looked a bit grim for a while as the 223 disappeared completely but after a little while the original instance returned with default names as Q! and Q2 loads appeared and are functional - both switches.
So yes, after a rename, this is a good development. Thanks Vera.
It also doesn't seem to be dropping out as unreachable which the device was doing - I could only guess why this has gone but it another plus. :)
 

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #139 on: December 20, 2017, 01:50:45 pm »
Does your switches responding slow? For example if you turn on or of 3-4 switches at the same time  Vera hangs for 10-15 seconds.

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #140 on: December 20, 2017, 02:19:22 pm »
How is the master device appearing in your systems? Mine changed itself into some "ComboDevice" (device category 11). Both channels (sub-devices) are OK

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #141 on: December 20, 2017, 02:21:06 pm »
Same here

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Re: Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #142 on: December 20, 2017, 02:34:58 pm »
Interesting. My Qubino 2 relay switches went into similar modification, but here master device stayed as before

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Re: [RESOLVED] Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #143 on: December 21, 2017, 04:02:55 am »
My master device presents as a presumably generic Z Wave icon - but it did change from an _Appliance instance. Along side it are 2 standard (bulb) switches.
Not currently experiencing any defects or delays.
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Re: [RESOLVED] Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #144 on: December 21, 2017, 05:36:56 am »
I had to reconfigure 20+ FGE 223 devices (meh) with children. apart from loosing triggers and actions in scenes (I took the occasion to move more of my logic into code), everything seems to be OK. instant status seems to be hit and miss. sometimes it is fast, sometimes it's not.
reading the logs, it seems secure commands are sent and Vera expects them to be non-secure, thus creating delays when sending ON/OFF commands. I hope things will improve over time.

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Re: [RESOLVED] Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #145 on: January 08, 2018, 09:37:25 am »
Hello there

Is this nasty issue already resolved? Just entered the z-wave world starting with a VeraSecure and tested many devices, so far the FGS-223 was a really cool device. Is it already solved for Vera Edge? Does anybody know some news?

Thank you

Christian


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Re: [RESOLVED] Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #146 on: January 08, 2018, 12:21:53 pm »
Hello there

Is this nasty issue already resolved? Just entered the z-wave world starting with a VeraSecure and tested many devices, so far the FGS-223 was a really cool device. Is it already solved for Vera Edge? Does anybody know some news?

Thank you

Christian
Hello Christian, I deleted the device,  made a reset and paired it again and it works very good now. So yeah it works perfect with the edge.


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Re: [RESOLVED] Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #147 on: January 09, 2018, 02:55:50 am »
Thank you souly75

We already did an unpair and factory reset procedure several times. Is it a firmware uissue on the vera or rather the fibaro itself? How can these devices be updated?


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Re: [RESOLVED] Fibaro FGS-223 second channel not working with Vera Edge
« Reply #148 on: January 09, 2018, 11:33:49 am »
update:

with verasecure running 7.0.24 it should work, i've tested it with 7.0.25b sucessfully