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 Posted: Tuesday Oct 11th, 2011 02:17 pm
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IS there a template file for Rako?

Chiu I know you sent me the Rako stuff back in December!!! But I have finally got round to it and thats a cclx file and comfigurator seems to want a uutx file?

Thanks in advance :-)

Stuart



 Posted: Tuesday Oct 11th, 2011 04:35 pm
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To keep anyone who is interested updated I can now monitor the rako lights being switched off and on from the ucm - slow but steady progress :-)

Cheers

Stuart

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 Posted: Tuesday Oct 11th, 2011 05:15 pm
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*rum roll please* ok its not that exciting but comfort now announces when the kitchen lights are switched on and off ;)now to try and get it to do something worth while!



 Posted: Tuesday Oct 11th, 2011 05:33 pm
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A serious query now.

When I got the system I was hoping it would be very flexible and let me do things like this:

PIR in daughters room detects she has got up in the night so it puts the lights on at a very low level in here room and down the corridor to the bathroom after she gets back to her room it switches them off.

Looking in the Comfort to Device section though it looks like we can only use predefined event types - I really hope I am missing something!

Stuart



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I apologise if my monologue is becoming boring but hopefully some one will find it useful one day...

so after more reading I discover that I can set-up responses to send RS232 commands (Im not sure if they work with the universal?)

Well I set it up as test but it seems to auto change it to hex when the rako needs to receive ASCII Decimal (but that option does not appear to be available in the response wizard) I'm hoping I am missing something or it is an easy bit of code to tweak.

I'm very concious that I might be the first doing this and am very grateful for the help (I should have done it last December!!!)

Stuart



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My final update for the night (and now sort of working)

I found that in the UCM Universal properties I can select Rako as a UCM Command type.

This then gives a new option in the Responses wizard for Append new action of UCM and then RAKO.

For some reason to get it to work the first time I had to send a House command even though this had been set previously - oh well all working now :-)

My next thing is to figure out how to store the light states for each room some how - anyone point me add a walk through :-)

Thanks

Stuart

Last edited on Tuesday Oct 11th, 2011 08:40 pm by schford



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Try using Flags to store the on/off states of the Rako lights
Set or clear a flag with the Response along with the ON and OFF command

also do the same when you receive commands from the Rako remote control so the flags are able to keep track

I dont know if the universal receive command for on/off from the remote control as I have not used it before



 Posted: Wednesday Oct 12th, 2011 01:30 am
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schford wrote: IS there a template file for Rako?

Chiu I know you sent me the Rako stuff back in December!!! But I have finally got round to it and thats a cclx file and comfigurator seems to want a uutx file?

Thanks in advance :-)

Stuart
a uutx file is a template file for the Universal UCM
Use Load Template or Save Template on the Universal UCM configurator



 Posted: Wednesday Oct 12th, 2011 01:37 am
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schford wrote: A serious query now.

When I got the system I was hoping it would be very flexible and let me do things like this:

PIR in daughters room detects she has got up in the night so it puts the lights on at a very low level in here room and down the corridor to the bathroom after she gets back to her room it switches them off.

Looking in the Comfort to Device section though it looks like we can only use predefined event types - I really hope I am missing something!

Stuart

The Comfort to Device section is for sending alarm  events to the device. As you have discovered, to send general commands triggred by events to Rako, you can use the Response Wizard. There is a UCM/Universal manual on the website but it  does not cover specific products like Rako
We will be  producing Application  notes for Rako, Dynalite, HomeEasy etc, but progress is slow.

However you seem to have figured out most things for yourself, so congratulations



 Posted: Wednesday Oct 12th, 2011 06:45 am
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Thanks guys :-) I'm off to London this morning then more playing this afternoon.



 Posted: Wednesday Oct 12th, 2011 07:32 am
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Oh Dear - I thought it was going too well.

It has completely stopped working this morning when I came down - it wont even do anything in monitor mode now.

I have tried resetting UCM, resetting whole of comfort. I deleted the UCM and typed everything but in but nothing....

I have checked the RAKO 232+ is receiving commands (it is - I did this by connecting it to an RS 232 port on my computer and it both sends and receives command sok)

Any other ideas please? This is so infuriating :-)

**UPDATE** I switched Comfort off and disconnected the battery waited 3 minutes then switched back on and now its working!

Stuart

Last edited on Wednesday Oct 12th, 2011 07:56 am by schford



 Posted: Thursday Oct 13th, 2011 02:03 am
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Always check that the UCM/USB or ethernet is communicating with the PC so that commands can be sent to the UCM/Universal.

Also check that the D9 and D10 red and green leds are blinkng on the Universal, which means that Comfort is communicating with the Universal UCM

If these two conditions are OK then everything should be working



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