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Offline jlgandy2

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Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« on: April 11, 2014, 02:34:05 pm »
Has anyone been able to get the "Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer" from Lowes connected to Vera? I verified with Iris tech support that it uses z-wave to communicate with there Iris hub it just does not have the same paring instructions that you normally see with other z-wave devises.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2014, 03:01:40 pm »
I was curious about this item as well.  According to the information I got from the Lowe's site, it is zigbee. 


"It is a zigbee device. However, any Iris range extenders will work with the hose tap timer, even though the range extenders are z-wave."
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2014, 09:30:45 pm »
I called their tech support and they told me it was z-wave, but clearly it is different than then other z-wave devices as it does not pair then same. Might be ZigBee. Anyone else seen or heard anything???

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2014, 07:29:07 pm »
I just bought this as well.  It does not appear to be Z-wave as there is usually a z-wave logo on the packaging.  There is a mac address inside the battery compartment which I have never seen on any Z-wave product.  I think that it is zigbee but not sure.  Does the Iris extender allow vera to communicate with this device?  Any advice/info would be appreciated. 

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2014, 01:01:10 pm »
Lowes also has this 12 station sprinkler controller that is IRIS compatible. I assuming its the same type of communication as the hose faucet, but we still seem to be unsure what that is.

Anyone look into this? Anyupdate? 

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2014, 01:09:19 pm »
Lowes also has this 12 station sprinkler controller that is IRIS compatible. I assuming its the same type of communication as the hose faucet, but we still seem to be unsure what that is.

Anyone look into this? Anyupdate?

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  Can you provide some specifics?

  Thanks

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 01:13:23 pm »
Lowes also has this 12 station sprinkler controller that is IRIS compatible. I assuming its the same type of communication as the hose faucet, but we still seem to be unsure what that is.

Anyone look into this? Anyupdate?

Hi

  Can you provide some specifics?

  Thanks

    Don

http://www.lowes.com/pd_587056-74985-27396_4294612470__?productId=50134682&Ns=p_product_qty_sales_dollar|1&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNs%3Dp_product_qty_sales_dollar%7C1&facetInfo=

Orbit model number 27396 and in stock locally at my lowes in West Covina, California, USA.

I just did a online chat with orbit threw their website and they said this is Zigbee and also said all their iris devices were, but I didn't give them the hose part number specifically.

Looks like the link above might not work correctly, but use the info to search for it.

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Orbit Iris 12-Station Sprinkler Controller
Item #: 587056 |  Model #: 27396
Iris 12-Station Sprinkler Controller

Works with the Iris Home Management System (Iris Smart Hub required)
Control your timer's watering schedule from your computer or smart phone
Weather-resistant, indoor/outdoor cabinet
Set schedules, make adjustments, or verify watering status remotely
Use your smart phone as a remote for sprinkler adjustments and repairs
Simple to program and operate

Actually just checked West Covina Doesn't have it but 3 other local stores all have 3 in stock each.
San Diemas, Puente Hills, and Upland.
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 01:22:29 pm »
I got open sprinkler with the wifi adapter. Took me all of an hour to set it up.

Scheduled it up in vera with the virtual rain meter. AMAZING.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 02:56:35 pm »
I got open sprinkler with the wifi adapter. Took me all of an hour to set it up.

Scheduled it up in vera with the virtual rain meter. AMAZING.

I think you might have posted in the wrong place or off topic.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2014, 03:16:32 pm »
no just expressing that I gave up on this.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2016, 12:40:36 pm »
I got open sprinkler with the wifi adapter. Took me all of an hour to set it up.

Scheduled it up in vera with the virtual rain meter. AMAZING.

I think you might have posted in the wrong place or off topic.

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   Does anyone know if this works with Vera Plus (and zigbee)?

 Don
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2016, 06:18:31 pm »
If you don't see it on this list, http://getvera.com/compatibility/ all bets are off.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2016, 06:28:53 pm »
I got open sprinkler with the wifi adapter. Took me all of an hour to set it up.

Scheduled it up in vera with the virtual rain meter. AMAZING.

I think you might have posted in the wrong place or off topic.

All--

   Does anyone know if this works with Vera Plus (and zigbee)?

 Don

I'm not having any luck getting it paired right now.  I think the issue is more on the Vera-side though.  This is the first Zigbee device that I have tried to pair and from what I can tell, my VeraPlus is not going into "pair" mode.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2016, 05:24:46 pm »
Maybe try waiting longer for the pairing to start and putting the new device into pairing mode (if it works like that, I've never added a Zigbee device). It seems right now with the latest firmware (with Zwave pairing at least) that once you start the pairing process, Vera actually doesn't seem to start it for 30-60 seconds.  When I used to add a Vera zwave device I would click add and the count down timer would start but now it takes some time before that happens.  I just upgraded from my edge to the plus and it was doing it on the edge with the latest firmware and now is also on the plus.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2016, 10:19:19 pm »
Here is how I have managed to get this device paired with my VeraPlus and can toggle it on and off.

First off I did a factory reset since I originally began my learning curve in home automation with Lowe's iris system.

Reset the device by: Pressing the Reset button 5 times using a paper clip.

Give it a minute or two. The radio wave icon on the device should be blinking.

Put your VeraPlus into the generic ZigBee pairing mode.

Use your paper clip again to press the reset button once. (You may be able to press the + or - button but this is how I did it on the one I had)

It should pair but as a D_DoorSensor1 device type.

Refresh your browser and then go to the device's Advanced tab and change the 'device_file' parameter to be, 'D_BinaryLight1.xml' and the 'device_json' to be, 'D_BinaryLight1.json'.

At this point, hit the 'Back' button and 'Save Changes'.

The device should now be functional with the On/Off as if it were a light. However, it will only turn the device on for 10 minutes at a time.... ?????? I do not know enough about this cool stuff to figure that one out yet. Your turn.  ;)
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