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Offline mcarvidon

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WaterCop valve with inverted status ON=closed OFF=open
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:49:28 pm »
Hi everybody !

I bought a WaterCop speric valve to be controlled via ZWave with my Vera Controller.

I add it as a general device, the controller detected it and add it ok. I actually can open and close the vale, but I have 2 problems:
1. the status is inverted, so when the valve it is closed the switch in my vera panel is ON, and when the valve is open the switch in my vera panel is OFF
2. when operating the valve via my vera controller, it operates it ok, but reports: "Sorry, the node reports it's busy. Please try again" The message never desapear.

I read in the f?rum and tried to change the configuration as relay, and it happeneds the same.

Can you Help me?

Thanks in advance !

Marcelo.

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Re: WaterCop valve with inverted status ON=closed OFF=open
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 02:51:25 pm »
Hi,

Wow, I just posted the exact same thing.  I have the same issues as you. 

However, the off/on thing doesn't bother me as I am using the "old" amazon echo Java utility on my synology NAS, which allows me to invert the off and on easily.  So, when someone says "Alexa, turn on Misters" (I am using it to control my misting system) it actually sends the command to turn if off which opens the valve. 

I love the old java app, I am even using it to control some other things around the house that accept HTTP commands and aren't interfaced with Vera. 



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Re: WaterCop valve with inverted status ON=closed OFF=open
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 10:45:58 pm »
Hello,

If you're using a WaterCop valve with Vera and the On/Off status indicator in the UI is reversed, inverted or backwards, You might find the solution below. I'll also tell you how I changed the status icon to say Open/Closed as opposed to a light bulb that says On/Off. An important tip here is that if you want to do both, you must change the icon first. Otherwise, you'll be un-pairing and re-pairing your device.

To change the light bulb icon and change the On/Off to Open/Closed:

Click on your device and go to "Advanced".
Under "device_type" it will probably say, "urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:BinaryLight:1" - Change this to say "urn:schemas-micasaverde-com:device:Relay:1" (Thank you Don Diego)
Scroll down to "device_file". It will probably say "D_BinaryLight1.xml" - Change this to say "D_Relay1.xml"
Scroll down to "device_json". It will probably say "D_BinaryLight1.json" - Change this to say "D_Relay1.json"

To change/reverse the On/Off status:

Click on your device and go to "Advanced".
Click on the "Variables" tab towards the top.
Scroll down to "Status". (This number will probably be a 0 or a 1)
Click "Edit" to the right.
Reverse the numbers - if its 1 change to 0, if its a 0, change to 1 and click "save". (This will reverse the on/off status)
Click the "Back" button in the UI. (Not the the web browser)
Click on "Settings"
Under "Automatically Configure" use the drop down menu and select "No"  and click "Save". (This will prevent it from changing back)


Hope this helps someone!

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Re: WaterCop valve with inverted status ON=closed OFF=open
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2018, 09:23:10 pm »
Hello,

If you're using a WaterCop valve with Vera and the On/Off status indicator in the UI is reversed, inverted or backwards, You might find the solution below. I'll also tell you how I changed the status icon to say Open/Closed as opposed to a light bulb that says On/Off. An important tip here is that if you want to do both, you must change the icon first. Otherwise, you'll be un-pairing and re-pairing your device.

To change the light bulb icon and change the On/Off to Open/Closed:

Click on your device and go to "Advanced".
Under "device_type" it will probably say, "urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:BinaryLight:1" - Change this to say "urn:schemas-micasaverde-com:device:Relay:1" (Thank you Don Diego)
Scroll down to "device_file". It will probably say "D_BinaryLight1.xml" - Change this to say "D_Relay1.xml"
Scroll down to "device_json". It will probably say "D_BinaryLight1.json" - Change this to say "D_Relay1.json"

To change/reverse the On/Off status:

Click on your device and go to "Advanced".
Click on the "Variables" tab towards the top.
Scroll down to "Status". (This number will probably be a 0 or a 1)
Click "Edit" to the right.
Reverse the numbers - if its 1 change to 0, if its a 0, change to 1 and click "save". (This will reverse the on/off status)
Click the "Back" button in the UI. (Not the the web browser)
Click on "Settings"
Under "Automatically Configure" use the drop down menu and select "No"  and click "Save". (This will prevent it from changing back)


Hope this helps someone!

Thank you for this.
I was able to get the icon and words to change but the status is still inverted.
After selecting NO in the Automatically Configure drop down, there is no "SAVE" button to click. Am I missing something here?
When I reboot the controller and check, it still says NO so I am sure it is saving my selection, unfortunately the device is still inverted to the status of the Watercop valve.
« Last Edit: July 19, 2018, 09:26:59 pm by Jamr »

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Re: WaterCop valve with inverted status ON=closed OFF=open
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2018, 05:00:41 pm »
Hi

Reversing it didn?t work for me.  It looked like it would work until I issued the commannd from echo to toggle it, then it went back to off is actually on.  I did save the changes.