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Offline Houcharles

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Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:36:50 pm »
I would like some help figuring out a way to trigger a scene based on multiple taps of a switch. Nothing too fancy, just a way to trigger a scene to turn off multiple lights in a room when I double tap a switch as I leave it. i?m using ZWP-WD-100 switches with VeraSecure.

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2018, 11:03:54 am »
Vera needs to support central scenes for a device. This would show under "Select scenes for device buttons" under device options for the dimmer. Don't know about your device , but multitap works on these devices:

* GoControl 500 Series Wall Dimmer (WD500Z5-1)
* GoControl 500 Series 3-Way Switch/Dimmer (WT00Z5-1)


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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 06:33:33 am »
It does show for these devices and had wondered if it wouldn?t enable me to do so. I will read more about central scene setup. Thanks!

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 10:31:16 am »
It will depend on if your switch supports "Instant Status". I do not know if the ZWP-WD-100 switch does or not.

Otherwise, Vera will not know that a "tap" even occured until it next polls the switch, and would miss the fact that two taps occured.

As far as responding to two subsequent taps, you can do this with some simple LUA programming (assuming instant status).

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 11:25:07 am »
I'm fairly sure all zwave plus switches now support instant status

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 02:04:33 pm »
Yes the ZWP switches do support instant status. If I understand correctly I need to set this up using "select scenes for device buttons" for these switches. But my question is, how do I find out the number of buttons the controller has (which is the first question when you click on "select scenes..." and then, how do I know how the buttons are assigned to the various short clicks, etc?

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 07:15:35 pm »
What device_json do you have assigned to the device?

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2018, 07:31:28 pm »
D_DimmableLight1.json

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2018, 08:25:57 am »
Vera has the specific json for the only supported multitap light : D_GoControl_WallMountedDimmer.json.

To have a multitap dimmer you can use a supported device or write a custom json.

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Re: Multi-Tap Scene triggering
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 05:14:28 pm »
I'm actually in the same situation and would also like to use ZWP switches and dimmers for multi-tap. I mainly want to do a double-click off in order to turn off several switches in a master bathroom. What all is involved in writing the custom json?