Long time lurker. First post.
I’ve got several Eaton/Cooper RF9540 dimmers. These have a rapid start function which ostensibly kicks an LED up to a level which will successfully start the lamps and then ramps back down to the previously preset level. When accessed via the physical switch, this works as expected, every time–it’ll start the lamps and ramp them down to the lowest dimming level they’ll run at flicker-free.
ST adds them with no problems as generic Zwave dimmers. And they will turn on and off and dim without issue, save for the fact that if the switch was left, say, dimmed to it’s lowest level, the ST issued zwave “on” command isn’t “rapid starting” the lamps–it appears to be turning the switch on directly to the previous level. And when that previous level is below the level at which the lamps will start, they either blink or don’t start at all until one ramps the dimming level up to the “start” level and put it back to the minimum. At this point, this has all been from the classic app–I have not tried automation yet to see what happens.
So, is there something I’m missing to either have ST issue the “correct” zwave command/commands to have the switch “rapid start” the lights? Is there a way to simply issue an “on?” Is it a device handler thing? Pardon the stupidity–I’ve had the platform for roughly a week.