How to Reset Mimolite


(David Colston) #1

Anyone know how to reset a MIMOlite and reconnect it a hub. I deleted the MIMOlite from my hub and then attempted to reset it and reconnect it.

Cannot get it to reconnect to the hub…

Cannot find anything on FortrezZ site relative to a hard reset…

Dave


#2

@Flightrider Here you go: (page 2 of the user guide)

EXCLUSION from (removing from) a network: 1) Set up the exclusion mode at the controller (for detailed directions, please refer to your controller user manual); 2) Press the MIMOlite button and the controller will indicate the unit has been removed from the network. The Status LED will blink when the exclusion completes.


#3

And here are the instructions for doing a general exclusion from the SmartThings hub. You start this process, then press the Mimo button as described in the previous post.


#4

If that doesn’t work or you’re unclear on the steps, the Mimolite is on the official “works with SmartThings” list, so support should be able to help. Support@smartthings.com


#5

Thanks @JDRoberts for closing the loop!


(David Colston) #6

Thanks @JDRoberts

I tried the exclusion process on my iPhone 6. Gets to “Exclusion Mode Active” , but nothing happens from there… just hour glasses. Can’t find anything on the MIMOlite documentation regarding excluding it.

Tried pressing what appears to be a reset button on the front; plug / unplugged, etc… no change.

I should have started by saying that I have already deleted the MIMOlite from things… I then tried to reconnect it; but ST just searches for a new device with no success. Thus, I think the MIMOlite is still connected to hub somehow.

Thanks JD... still no success though.   Tried the exclusion on my iPhone 6...  just hour glasses when gets to "Exclusion Mode Active".    

Tried pressing the reset on MIMOlite. Nothing seems to be working.

Meanwhile, the MIMOlite reconnect if I try to search for a new device…


#7

@Flightrider, did you see my post above for the MIMOlite?

Here’s a link to the documentation source: http://fortrezz.com/index.php/products/mimolite

Click on the Files tab and then scroll down to MIMOlite User Manual.

After you select General Device Exclusion in the app, start the mimolite process.


(David Colston) #8

John

I appreciate your response. I set followed the user manual instructions and pressed the reset button on the MIMOlite once Exclusion Mode Active came up on the iPhone. Nothing happens. I tried this several times.


(David Colston) #9

OK… I finally gave up on EXCLUSION and did an INCLUSION process on the MIMOlite. After several attempts, I was able to reconnect it to my controller. It seems to be working now.

Thanks guys


(PC) #10

Is it just me or has nobody answered the question. How do I reset the Mimolite. My hub went bad and of course I can’t use an exclusion process. Please answer the question.


(PC) #11

Finally got it working with new hub.

  1. Put the mimolite in test mode by holding the button in and powering up
  2. Go to the hub and turn on the exclusion mode (15 seconds)
  3. Restart the mimolite
  4. The red status light should now be periodically blinking 1 time
  5. Go through the normal inclusion process to add the device.

#12

The question was answered in the thread above, but in case you found it confusing as it was spread over several posts, here are the steps altogether.

You can use a general exclusion from any zwave controller, it doesn’t have to be the one that the devices are actually paired to. Indeed, that’s the point of the general exclusion. The people who made Zwave realized that a controller might go bad, or you might have bought a used device, or even a device that is new but was paired to a test network at the factory and not properly excluded.

So whatever your new zwave controller is can issue the general exclude command. Even a minimote can do so. The controller issuing the general exclude does not have to be on the same network as a device to be excluded. It just issues a general exclude command to any zwave device within range. Then you physically do something on the device that you want to exclude, and it will accept the general exclusion.

As far as how you get the Mimolite to accept the exclude, that information is in the Mimolite manual on the manufacturer site:

http://www.fortrezz.com/index.php/component/jdownloads/send/2-user-manuals/15-mimolight-user-manual?option=com_jdownloads

EXCLUSION from (removing from) a network: 1) Set up the exclusion mode at the controller (for detailed directions, please refer to your controller user manual); 2) Press the MIMOlite button and the controller will indicate the unit has been removed from the network. The Status LED will blink when the exclusion completes.

Then include it as usual:

INCLUSION in (adding to) a network: 1) Set up the inclusion mode at the controller (for detailed directions, please refer to your controller user manual); 2) If the LED has a periodic single blink, the unit will be automatically included. Otherwise, the button has been previously pressed and automatic inclusion mode is no longer active. In this case, briefly press the button once and the controller will indicate that the unit has been included in the network. Also, the Status LED will blink when the inclusion completes. Inclusion and exclusion are always done at normal transmit power mode.

If you are asking how can you reset it if you don’t have any controller, not even a minimote, the answer is that you can’t. Once a zwave device has been paired to a controller, it requires another controller command to remove the network information.