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Offline SHLLHS

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Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« on: October 17, 2013, 07:03:24 am »
Hello,
using Fibaro RGBW controller with Vera Lite to monitor CO2-concentration, temperature and relative humidity, I have conected sensor output with RGBW chanell IN1-IN3. Vera UI shows 6 light dimming-icons. After setting of parameter 14 to analog (1000 (hex = 4096)) it did not change. What can I do more? Can anybody help?

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2015, 04:06:05 pm »
I want to say I have the same question and looking for experience with the Fibaro RGBW module with Vera not as RGB contoler but using the 4 analog inputs (0-10v)
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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2015, 04:16:03 pm »
I want to say I have the same question and looking for experience with the Fibaro RGBW module with Vera not as RGB contoler but using the 4 analog inputs (0-10v)

Nevermind, found some myself:

http://www.dreamgreenhouse.com/reviews/2014/fibaroRGBW/index.php
http://www.fibaro.com/manuals/en/FGRGBWM-441-RGBW-Controller/ras-rgbw-controller-en.pdf

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"So far we have been unable to get the Vera to show any analogue input devices and values."
« Last Edit: April 22, 2015, 04:23:23 pm by mcalistair »
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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 08:52:02 pm »
I want to say I have the same question and looking for experience with the Fibaro RGBW module with Vera not as RGB contoler but using the 4 analog inputs (0-10v)

Nevermind, found some myself:

http://www.dreamgreenhouse.com/reviews/2014/fibaroRGBW/index.php
http://www.fibaro.com/manuals/en/FGRGBWM-441-RGBW-Controller/ras-rgbw-controller-en.pdf

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"So far we have been unable to get the Vera to show any analogue input devices and values."

This is disappointing. I also wanted to use these inputs.  If they worked, the RGBW module would be a very good option to add four inputs and four outputs to Vera.
It looks like the inputs are visible to the Fibaro controller, so it is possible. It seems this is something that would need to be changed by Vera themselves on the integration of the module. 

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2016, 10:01:14 pm »
HI,
I am trying to get an analog input signal from this device without any luck.  Anyone have any luck recently?

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 04:58:49 pm »
HI,
I am trying to get an analog input signal from this device without any luck.  Anyone have any luck recently?
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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 05:18:03 pm »
I was able to get a change on the input to change the % on in Vera: meaning 0 to 10v on input reflects to 0 to 100%.  The problem I am having now is I need to figure out how to scale this 0 to 100% value to the units I am looking for, which is degrees F.  I am experimenting with PLEG, hoping that I can do the math there.


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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 04:52:14 pm »
I was able to get a change on the input to change the % on in Vera: meaning 0 to 10v on input reflects to 0 to 100%.  The problem I am having now is I need to figure out how to scale this 0 to 100% value to the units I am looking for, which is degrees F.  I am experimenting with PLEG, hoping that I can do the math there.
Did you manage to get it to work ? I am also interested in buying a Fibaro RBW for this purpose. Does the % change linear correctly with the Volt inputs, so 1v = 10%, 2v=20% etc. ?

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2017, 09:44:04 am »
Anybody get a chance to read  this 0-10V analog values? I've contacted Vera support, but for instance, no concrete answer... It's bad because Vera says they are in partnership with Fibaro...

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 01:39:55 am »
Anyone news about connecting analog sensors to the rgbw controller?

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 06:35:24 pm »
I managed to get measurements of analog sensors on this Fibaro controller. It's not implemented as it should by Vera (so they have still work to do!!)  but it works. If anyone would be interested let me know.

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2017, 01:49:46 am »
Hi,
I would be interested because I would like to connect an anemometer and humidity sensor.
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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2017, 05:53:04 pm »
Hi Bufisch,

TO use the 4 analog inputs you have to set parameter 14 to 34952 (2 byte dec). It''s described in the manual but not clear: binariy: 1000-1000-1000-1000  or Hex 8888 = 34952 in decimals.
And then off corse connect analog sensors (0-10V) to the analog inputs (see manual)
You then see the measurements as dimming level on Red (= analog input 1), Green (=analog input 2), Blue (=analog input 3) and White (=analog input 4).  Measurements are shown as a percentage of the maximum value (at 10 Volt). As example: I have connected a CO2 meter that gives 5.000 ppm at 10 Volt (max). So 10% = 500 ppm.
I made sensor devices (via create device) and read the dimming levels (LoadLevelStatus)  calculate the real value and set that value to the sensor device.

This is a very poor and unlogic implementation of Vera !!!   Big disadvantage is that the value is only in steps of 1%. So my CO2 meter shows level only in steps of 50 ppm, while the sensor gives much more precise measurements.
 

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2017, 05:57:43 pm »
Hi Bufisch,

To use the 4 analog inputs you have to set parameter 14 to 34952 (2 byte dec). It's described in the manual but not clear: binariy: 1000-1000-1000-1000  or Hex 8888 = 34952 in decimals.
And then off course connect analog sensors (0-10V) to the analog inputs (see manual)
You then see the measurements as dimming level on Red (= analog input 1), Green (=analog input 2), Blue (=analog input 3) and White (=analog input 4).  Measurements are shown as a percentage of the maximum value (at 10 Volt). As example: I have connected a CO2 meter that gives 5.000 ppm at 10 Volt (max). So 10% = 500 ppm.
I made sensor devices (via create device) and read the dimming levels (LoadLevelStatus)  calculate the real value and set that value to the sensor device.

This is a very poor and unlogic implementation of Vera !!!   Big disadvantage is that the value is only in steps of 1%. So my CO2 meter shows level only in steps of 50 ppm, while the sensor gives much more precise measurements. Also you have to take care that you never put off the parent device and change the Brightness level (6 devices are made for this RGBW controller).

I hope Vera will fix this soon because it's a very useful feature of this Fibaro RGBW controller.


Maybe some of the experienced guys out here can help me how I can  get the readings more precise (LoadLevelStatus in 2 decmials ?)
 

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Re: Using Fibaro RGBW settings for analog 0-10V inputs
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2017, 06:52:12 pm »
Or you could use a Z-Uno to achieve the same result without all the tears.
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