Generic Z-Wave Question (off when off - and vice versa)


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #1

So I have a few different Z-Wave devices and have noticed something with them all.

If your using it with something like ‘The Big Switch’, and the switch is off… if you then press the off button, the OFF signal is not sent again (same with ON).

Is this generic Z-Wave switch behavior? Or simply the way they work with SmartThings.

And can the device-type be modified to always send the commands, regardless of the current state of the switch?


(Chrisb) #2

I think this is a ST thing… I believe it’s setup to automatically “filter” events to prevent getting too many signals. If you look at the example app called Double Tap, there’s an interesting addition to the subscription line:

def installed()
    {
    	subscribe(master, "switch", switchHandler, [filterEvents: false])
    }

Obviously because Double Tap needs to see a second on (or off) press it looks like the filter is turned off. Theoretically this might work for the customized Big Switch app?


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #3

Nice catch… I’ll give it a try as soon as I get home.


(Chrisb) #4

Let me know if it works… I’ve got a possible use for it too now that I think about it.


(Convinced ST will never be unbroken…) #5

It works!!!