Battery Based Zwave FLiRS Relay/switch


(Greg) #1

Does anyone make a FLiRS Zwave driven switch (relay) that runs off of batteries and could turn on and off other low voltage devices via ST?

In other words I would like to automate a 6V kids toy so that I could turn it on and off remotely. You could also use this to trigger a remote for a camera or some other low voltage items.

A simple battery operated device that ST can tell to open or close a circuit. Anyone make anything like that? a Aeon Nano would be perfect if it had a FliRS mode and if it ran on 3V.

Thanks


(Eric) #2

FLiRS sounds really impressive. What is it?

If you have a big 6V in the toy, that would be the source to use.

The only battery-driven output device I know of, is the presence/arrival sensor which had/has a pathetic little beeper. With a careful selection of R-C filter circuit you could drive a tiny momentary PCB relay output, from the beeper output.


#3

Zwave beaming. Instead of the device having only two states, Asleep and awake, it has a third very low power state in which all it is doing is listening for the wake up command. This is done to reduce the latency for sleepy devices. (Ignore the dig at zigbee, they have their own method which works just fine.)

The only battery-driven output device I know of, is the presence/arrival sensor which had/has a pathetic little beeper.

You know lots more than that, which is why Z wave introduced beaming into the standard. :wink:

These are all battery-powered FLiRS Devices with actuators

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The problem with these, obviously, is that they’re huge. They’re not going to work for this particular use case. But they are battery operated actuators, and they are beaming devices which is how they get such excellent battery life while still being very responsive.

As far as the original question, i’ll put up another post in a minute. :sunglasses:


#4

OK come back to the original question.

I’m really tired today and the voice recognition software is having a hard time understanding me. But talk to the guys in this thread: