Id just like to point out from word go that im not a great coder or electrician but i know enough basics to follow a thread and know where we can take this, im looking for support and ideas and even guidance from the community to fix an issue im personally looking to fix and know many others carry a great interest in also . . . so any input would be greatly appreciated.
Getting SmartThings to operate my Tv Beds Lift Mechanism
(Currently been operated by an RF Up & Down remote control)
I have a Kaydian Maximus Tv Bed which comes with an RF remote control to lift and lower a television out of a foot-board of the bed, the RF remote send a momentary style signal to the tv beds brain unit which then know to send the lift motor to its UP state or with another button send it back down as pictured below:
i need to find a way to get a momentary signal to this remotes UP & DOWN buttons and have that show within my SmartThings app within a tile, weather that be one tile for up and one for down or one tile that when pressed sends it up and pressed again sends it down ive yet to see whats possible.
ATTEMPT 1 - USING HARMONY HOME & IR RECEIVER:
as you can see pictured below i had a play with the remote and took it to bits and realized i could do a work around for the LOGITECH ULTIMATE HARMONY HOME to control this using a Velleman 162 IR Receiver Dual Relay System . . . which works on and off as it wishes and isn’t to reliable.
all this does is send a one of two signals from my Harmony via IR to the Velleman receiver unit to momentary activate relay one or relay two which is wired to my RF remote to emulate a button press and finalize the last section of the process in sending the signal to the actual bed unit
THE PLAN TO IMPROVE:
i now want a way to replace the Velleman IR Receiver Dual Relay Unit with a ZIGBEE / ZWAVE Dual Relay module that will effectively eliminate the need for IR waves and unreliability and can be seen from within my SmartThings App . . . i had read and seen on the ST App that i could maybe use a " Linear FS20Z-1 " to do this, however would this mean coding my own SmartApp (a skill i don’t poses) or would it work plug and play with it been a known and integrated dual relay module for smartthings, it also opens the questions as to weather it can emulate a Momentary style button press as a pose to a standard ON / OFF button press.
Ideally i would like it to show as follows:
When Pressing tile in, it highlights green and read ON or UP and sends a momentary style button press to relay number 1 to close the circuit on my UP button on the RF remote.
When the tile pressed again, it will un-highlight back to grey and read OFF or DOWN and send a momentary style button press to relay number 2 to close the circuit on my DOWN button for the RF Remote.
as shown here:
can anybody help / advise / point me int he right direction, input or discuss the possibilities and ways of doing this . . . the easier the better however im willing to learn and create to make this work smoothly and correctly as then i can have other things around my room activate or change in regards to the tv beds state for instance " all lighting dims when tv lifts from the bed " or when tv bed using harmony turn on television and dim lighting and close blinds etc (blinds been reliant on the fact that COMFEE soon pull through with their smart retro fit solution, which should work with SmartThings according to them)
Thanks for your help guys, its much appreciated.
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