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Cbus shutter control

Damian Hartin 5 years ago in Products / C-Bus (Clipsal) updated by Olga (expert) 5 years ago 13
Hi,
Is anyone able to give some pointers as to how I work with a CBus shutter control. Not sure of the button type/config I need.

Keeping the default settings from the CBus Cgate driver (as lighting app and immediate ramp) with a trigger button lets move the blinds in one direction only.

Have tried cloning the command and changing to on/off but wasn't able to get it working.

Thanks,
Damian

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Dear Damian,

Please see the example of using the button here: CBusTestBed_iPhone (button).irpz
Commands are assigned to the button using Send Number. Then write a number depending on the button function (Up = 255).

If you want to control from 1 button, then you have to use scripts. Please describe in details what you want to get from the button (for example, what will happen to the button if you click on the it in iRidium - your curtains go up and then you strop them using the wall panel, not the interface. In what sequence should the commands be sent when clicking Up/Down/Stop? etc.)

Sincerely yours,

Olga Ermakova
iRidium mobile Team
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Hello Damian,

What module CBus do you use for controlling shutters? (model and number)
Please, give us your test project, where you try to control shutters.

Sincerely yours,

Oksana Storozheva
iRidium mobile Team
Hi Oksana,

The CBus relay is a RELDB1 - DIN Rail 1 Channel Shutter Relay. Model L5501RBCP

I managed to get an independant Up/Down/Stop working but there are still a couple of items I am having trouble with.

1) Is it possible to get real time feedback on the value/position of the blind. Presently, the feedback channel just shows 0 or 255 (or 2) dependant on the value I sent from the Up/Down/Stop buttons.

2) I still cant work out how to get a single button to perform Up/Stop/Down on subsequent presses (like if press an actual Clipsal wall button). Currently, the button you'll see in the project just cycles between Up/Down on subsequent presses.

Attached is my test iRidium project and a test CBus database.

CBusTestBed_iPhone6.irpz CLIPSAL_06_May_2015_1622_1.14.1.cbz

Thanks,
Damian
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Is it possible to get real time feedback on the value/position of the blind. Presently, the feedback channel just shows 0 or 255 (or 2) dependant on the value I sent from the Up/Down/Stop buttons.
No, CBus relay doesn't give this feedback. Only open, close and stop.
2) I still cant work out how to get a single button to perform Up/Stop/Down on subsequent presses (like if press an actual Clipsal wall button). Currently, the button you'll see in the project just cycles between Up/Down on subsequent presses.
You can do this via JavaScript only.
Thanks Oksana,

Do you have an example of the script logic I'd need?
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No, I haven't. Could you describe logic of this button so we could help you with the script?
Thanks Oksana.

It still seems I have a problem with the stop function for the blind.

I had set a trigger button to 255/255 to raise the blind, another to 0/0 to lower the blind and another to 2/2 to stop the blind.

That seemed to work but I just realised that after pressing the stop button a second time i.e. blind is turning, I press stop (which correctly stops the blind) and then if I press stop again the blind starts turning again.

Can you please confirm what the values for my trigger button should be and if I have used the right logic for separate up/down/stop buttons?

Thanks,
Damian
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Hello Damian,

Sorry, I can't understand: Do you use a one trigger button or several? Why do you not use a standart buttons?
Please, a test project, what do you mean.

Thank you!

Sincerely yours,

Oksana Storozheva
iRidium mobile Team
Thanks Oksana,

I'm looking for advice on how I should be setting this up, if trigger buttons are wrong, what settings should I be using for normal buttons? (Currently trying to use multiple buttons.)

Have reattached the project

Cheers,
Damian
CBusTestBed_iPhone6.irpz
Figured this out - stop is a ramp value of 2%... not 2 !

So, three buttons, each using the shutter relay lighting command set to Ramp :
Up = 255
Stop = 5
Down = 0
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Dear Damian,

Please see the example of using the button here: CBusTestBed_iPhone (button).irpz
Commands are assigned to the button using Send Number. Then write a number depending on the button function (Up = 255).

If you want to control from 1 button, then you have to use scripts. Please describe in details what you want to get from the button (for example, what will happen to the button if you click on the it in iRidium - your curtains go up and then you strop them using the wall panel, not the interface. In what sequence should the commands be sent when clicking Up/Down/Stop? etc.)

Sincerely yours,

Olga Ermakova
iRidium mobile Team