Author Topic: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer  (Read 11177 times)

Offline seanmclean

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2016, 04:17:01 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.  ;)

Can you comment more about the second pressing of the reset button? Do you press it before search? After its found but before you name/save?

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2016, 10:00:52 am »
i also have the vera plus and it doesn't look like its going in to pairing mode no blinking lights on the unit and help would be great

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #17 on: June 27, 2016, 01:50:23 pm »
Somehow Nutron gets all the zigbee devices recognized as door sensors which allow them to be configured on the UI. Just as for the keen, my vera treats the paired device as unknown and kicks it out of the UI and goes into infinite Luup reload until I reset the Zigbee network...
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #18 on: June 27, 2016, 09:12:57 pm »
Re-reading my original post, let me clarify that the first step of the "factory reset", I am referring to the Orbit faucet valve.  The five time pressing of the reset button, according to the Orbit instructions resets the device to factory setting and thus unpairs it to any previous device. I think the Blinking radio beacon on the Orbit's LCD screen indicates it is not currently paired.

The second pressing of the reset button just happens to be what I did to essentially get the Orbit into pairing mode after the VeraPlus Wizard told me to power up the device I intended to pair.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2016, 08:07:26 am »
i have a question   when i include or exclude any z wave devices the let on the display blinks, should the same be true foe Zigbee and Bluetooth? i am trying to include a zigbee devise and i do not think my unit in going in to inclusion. anyone with some thoughts
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2016, 12:00:56 pm »
Well, oddly with the beta firmware I was finally able to pair mine on the second try. It failed the first time. Gonna try the Keen vents ones next!
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2016, 09:01:30 am »
It is going to take several years before the Zigbee manufacturers stop futzing with the Zigbee HA profiles and/or the profiles become feature-rich enough to not need futzing with.

I am going to repost from Amazon's home automation guide to show this isn't just my opinion:

...the ZigBee Certified mark by itself is not enough to ensure interoperability. In most cases, you will need to purchase all your ZigBee home control products from the same brand, because each manufacturer is free to implement ZigBee in its own proprietary way.


Part of the issue is Zigbee is the ideal tech to use if a manufacturer wants a walled garden. Lowe's is conflicted about iris device purchases. They don't know if they will make more money off the iris hub monthly service or by selling the devices for general use.  Depending on which camp is in charge of the engineering specs, devices can either follow standard specs or add customizations to force Iris-only compatibility.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2016, 01:03:58 pm »
Has any one else had success with this spigot valve?  I am running the latest firmware on my VP (2044), and have tried everything listed here.   Seeing how bad the reviews were on the Lowe's website, I picked up two just in case.  Both of them will not pair.  The behavior is exactly the same.

My VP has no indication that it's in the pairing mode, other than the spinning circle.  Unlike the z-wave pairing which actually has a countdown timer which does elapse, the zigbee portion does not.  After about a minute the spinning circle disappears, but the page itself does not change.  The retry and exit buttons are there the entire time.  No LED blinking on the VP.

The valve(s) blinks the wireless icon.  Whether I press the reset button once, 5x or 10x, no change in its display or behavior.  Is it possible that the latest firmware from VERA has killed the ability ot connect to this valve?

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #23 on: July 26, 2016, 01:07:15 am »
You should get a blue bar at the top telling you that the zigbee network is in pairing mode (I can't remember the exact message) similar to zwave.
The latest firmware is the one which enabled me to pair the valve.
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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #24 on: July 26, 2016, 03:50:06 am »
Thanks. I get no such bar at the top. I've tried it after power cycling the VP too. Might be time to get Vera customer service involved. My only concern with that is whether they'll reply before the 30 day return period from Lowe's is over.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2016, 11:29:56 am »
Did you get the blue bar blinking when the zigbee network is in pairing mode? Actually I have your same symptoms and I cant paire the valve. Did you get any advice from the support?

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2016, 12:19:08 pm »
No, support has been useless thus far.  They said the issue happens on the Plus when users migrate their systems from an older Vera.  In my case, I went from and Edge to a Plus.  They said that when that happens, another device takes the normally reserved ID spot (3, IIRC) for the zigbee radio.  Thus, the add new device wizard can't initiate the ZB radio.  They provided me with a static URL that put the radio (device id 197 on mine) into pairing mode.  That worked - bringing up the blue 'add device now' bar - but after pairing the valve, my VP went into a terminal boot loop and wouldn't recover.  I eventually managed to make it to the ZB settings (which took forever due to the constant restarts) and reset the ZB radio.  That stopped the restarts, but it also cleared out the valve. 

That's a long way of saying, no, it doesn't work.  Support said that a future firmware release will address the migration issue for people who followed the same upgrade path as I have, but until then, I guess my VP is neutered.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2016, 03:56:55 pm »
Thank You for your explanation: there is no solution but now I know why. I upgraded from VeraLite so no zigBee devices can be paired until the bug will be fixed!! Maybe resetting the VP to factory settings could solve the problem.

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2016, 06:55:01 pm »
The support team sent me a Url command and I was able to get the device paired. Then I had to modify the Advanced settings as Nutron suggested and now I can switch on/off and see the battery Level. 10 minutes duration limit confirmed
« Last Edit: September 05, 2016, 06:56:38 pm by zagreo »

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Re: Orbit Iris Hose Faucet Water Timer
« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2016, 04:20:37 am »
The support team sent me a Url command and I was able to get the device paired. Then I had to modify the Advanced settings as Nutron suggested and now I can switch on/off and see the battery Level. 10 minutes duration limit confirmed

Can you provide the URL?
Mt Vera Plus doesn't go into "Pairing mode" when trying to add zigbee devices.