In the past it’s worked OK for me BUT, I had a switch_binary and a switch_dimmer. This device in the binding only has a dimmer channel, which should be OK as ON/OFF but I cant get the Dimmer to display as ON using a switch channel ?
The first suggestion would be to upgrade to a 2.5 version. Chris says it is difficult to debug the old 11 month old version of the zwave binding.
It is possible to just upgrade the binding manually but 2.5 stable is scheduled to be released this month.
Hi Bruce, it works on 2.4 though on another system. I absolutely dont want to upgrade to OH2.5.0. I’ll let the dust settle on that first.
@chris it seems the switch_ binary channel has been removed from the ZW111 device type in the 2.5 snapshot recently. Which is odd as binding from 184.108.40.206910071835, also 2.5.0 Development has it for this device.
is this intentional? How do we get the switch_binary channel back.
For instance, if the Dimmer type has a number for its state, how do we tell if a Dimmer item is actually on? Previously, it was just checking the Switch type.
There should be no need for both a dimmer and a switch in openHAB. There are some exceptions, but for most devices you can use a dimmer or a switch item for a dimmer channel (this is standard openHAB stuff, right?).
I thought it was standard stuff to, but it appears to not work using the new binding as there is no switch_binary channel any more. If you’re saying I can use the switch item type on the dimmer channel, sure, but that failed to work for me.
If you want to turn the lights off, then you should use a switch - this is the same as it always was isn’t it? You used to use the switch channel - now you are still using the switch, except you’re not - for some reason you’re now using the dimmer?
The switch item is bound to a group, type switch. It is grouped with many other Zwave items which are Switches, not Dimmers. I use the group to display the number of Switches that are ON. This allows me to monitor how many lights are on, be them being a switch or a dimmer. It doesnt matter.
The dimmer item is used as a slider to drag the value from 0 to 100, to dim the lights. You cannot send a dim value to the Switch item.
Therefore, I need BOTH Item Types for the device.
Ive setup another system for parents, using the latest Zwave binding (#846 from 2 days ago) using OH 2.4.0. It does not work.
It worked perfectly on a Zwave 2.5.0 dev binding from October 2019. Also on 2.4.0
So something has changed in the Zwave binding for this to now not function given the OH2 version is identical.
cough I don’t want to get in the way … but isn’t the idea that setting a dimmer to 70% (by any means) should result in a linked Switch type status being updated to ON? Whether that is by a switch type channel or by a dimmer type channel