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Snaxmuppet

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Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« on: December 29, 2015, 02:39:24 am »
Can anyone help me get the Duwi 05445 Remote Controller working to trigger Vera scenes? I ahve searched and searched and can't find anything that is helping. I am stuck!

So far I haven't yet successfully included the Duwi so I am starting at the beginning.

akbooer

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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 03:08:33 am »
Have you seen this thread?

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,12054.0.html

It's over three years old, so things may have changed, but I never got it to work.

I switched to the excellent MiniMote controller.
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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2015, 03:13:08 am »
I am afraid that you will not be able to make it trigger scenes etc. The Duwi remote cannot do that according to the experts. It can only be associated directly to a device and control them.

I also have one of these which I bought with my Vera Plus because of a package deal from Vesternet and I just assumed it would work well with the Vera.

Vesternet have some information on how to use it, but this is the caveat:

The R/C can't act as a "Scene Controller", in that it can't trigger or run Scenes in another Z-Wave Controller. The only Scenes supported are those that can be programmed on the R/C itself as mentioned above.

This limitation more or less makes it useless to me f.x.

I have been toying around with the idea if it could control a virtual switch on the Vera, but I don?t have the knowledge to say if it is possible or not.

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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2015, 03:56:08 am »
I have been toying around with the idea if it could control a virtual switch on the Vera, but I don?t have the knowledge to say if it is possible or not.

No Zwave controller can do that, since the virtual device is not connected to Zwave at all.
3x Vera Lite-UI5/Edge-UI7, 25x Fibaro, 23x TKB, 9x MiniMote, 2x NorthQ Power, 2x Netatmo.
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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2015, 12:10:18 pm »
That is a pity, but in line with what I thought. I think the Duwi will be relegated to the dust bin as I currently don?t use any lighting controls so it will have limited use.

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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2015, 12:56:34 pm »
Talk to Vesternet and ask about a refund.  They're good. (I'm not associated in any way, but am a very happy customer.)
3x Vera Lite-UI5/Edge-UI7, 25x Fibaro, 23x TKB, 9x MiniMote, 2x NorthQ Power, 2x Netatmo.
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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2015, 01:38:52 pm »
Thanks for the advice. I already spoke to them and they did indeed offer a refund. However, I am located in Iceland, so the shipping would be too high to justify it. The remote was on sale with the controller so the loss is not that great. I may be able to use it once I expand on my Z-Wave network.

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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2015, 03:54:32 am »
Thanks everyone.

Well I too got one as a deal with my z-wave stick about 6 months ago so I don't suppose they will now refund and in any case... I only paid ?15 for it.

Not much use to me then.

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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 06:45:21 am »
I know this is old,  but you can associate the buttons with the multi-switch plugin.   That is how I have the GE 45601 remotes set up.  I press the button on the remote which toggles the multi-switch and then that drives a scene.  The remote operation requires the ON button to be used for both ON and OFF and the Multi-switch button will stay in the last position.
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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2017, 09:37:46 pm »
YES, akbooer, the MiniMote is great.    :D   Is there any way to get more than one of them working different devices?    ???   Four buttons is waaaaaay to few.   I too have returned several other hand held remotes - NO success.

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Re: Duwi 05445 remote controller and Vera Edge
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2017, 01:56:23 pm »
Did anyone at least get the controller paired correctly and was able to 'configure device'?
I used the Controller with a vera2 and ui5 there it fully worked, but now i can not even pair correctly