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Mimolite input capability?


(Paul) #13

Not without hacking in a power supply. If I remember right, there’s extra space in the Linear sensors so soldering/wiring wouldn’t be too difficult.


#14

Ok, so I received by v2 and mimolite. Using the new android apps from ST, the mimolite only is seen as a z-wave switch. Through the app, I can open and close the relay on the mimolite, I’m unable to see the input capability of the mimolite. I tried to configure it as a motion sensor but its not allowed with the new v2 and new app. Any thoughts.

As I see it, you either wrote your own app or your using the old app/hub for the mimolite if you can access the input function.


(Chip Aiken) #15

I used the Mimolite on V1 for a similar but different purpose than those using it for a garage door opener. I’m using it on a motorhome entry door. I took a device type created by someone else and made small tweaks to fit my particular application. It is a momentary switch, which triggers a wireless fob type device, and a digital input that is connected to a switch mounted inside the door to indicate the door is locked or unlocked.

It worked fine with V1, albeit that occasionally it would hiccup and not operate or sometimes not show that it locked the door. It was about 90% reliable.

Since moving to V2, the switch works more reliably but the input does not work. I even moved the device back to the V1 hub temporarily to insure it was the hub and not the Mimolite or the switch mounted in the door that is tied to the input.

No luck finding a solution yet to get the input function working on the V2 hub.


(Paul) #16

You must change the device type of your MIMOlite to the device type linked above to expose the contact sensor input. You do this through the web-based IDE, not through the Android app.


(Bruce) #17

I have a MiMoLite - same interest (I want to use it to monitor the 12V power trigger on an amplifier to know if it’s on or off).

I have never updated the device type through the web-based IDE before - is there a tutorial somewhere to help with this process?

Or are there plans for ST to properly support the input function soon? I can wait a couple weeks if they plan to do it…


(Paul) #18

@JDRoberts made a tutorial a while back. You can find it here:

I doubt there will be official support for the input contacts for a very long time. The MIMOLite has been around for years, and we haven’t gotten official support yet.

I believe the default configuration for the MIMOLite is to monitor for continuity, not voltage… but give it a try on your amplifier and see if it works. If it doesn’t, you’re going to need to mess with the configuration of the MIMOLite itself.


(Travis Jensen) #19

has anyone had success on configuring the input yet on mimolite. I just purchased one to monitor water pressure with a 0-5 vdc sensor that will turn on a pump, but so far I can turn on the relay but see no possible inputs.

new to smartthings and how this works!


(Paul) #20

I don’t believe anyone has actually gotten it to work.


(Travis Jensen) #21

heard of anyone doing it with arduino?


#22

I need to search the Community, but I thought someone did something with the MimoLite and a potentiometer to determine actual garage door position. At work right now, so I’ll follow up a little later.

EDIT:

Does this help you out?


(Travis Jensen) #23

thanks for your response! mimolite looks to have the capability to do what I’m looking for smartthings is the hangup.


(DavidK) #24

Do you just need to read the input for high and low? Or do you need to read discreet values?

I am using the mimolite for either high or low signal to determine if a skylight is open or closed, the skylight has a digital out and it is either high or low depending on whether the skylight is open or closed.


(Travis Jensen) #25

really only needs low when water pressure drops I want the really to close turning on a pump for an adjustable amount of time (10-25 minutes).


(Kristufer) #26

Anyone had any luck here with monitoring the voltage of the input trigger?


(ZS) #27

I think you will likely have to write your own smartapp to achieve that. What is it that you are trying to accomplish?


(Kristufer) #28

I would like to turn a switch on and off depending on the input voltage being above or below 3v. Not having too much luck in accomplishing this.


(K_Houghton) #29

I am new here and not really a Wiz at this stuff.
I am also trying to find a solution to use the variable voltage input to trigger the 2 relays in a Mimo2+. My project is a small irrigation system.
I am using 1 relay to drive a small 12vdc valve, the other relay to drive a small pump motor, I am using sig1 to monitor soil moisture content with a 0 to 3v soil moisture sensor. Sig2 is being used to monitor a small solar power charging system,
Presently I am able to monitor signal inputs and operate the valve and pump. My goal is to use the input from sig1 to control the 2 relays based on the dryness of the soil.
I have not seen how to change the command class settings for all of the parameters in smartthings.
If anyone has any ideas please share them.

Cheers, KH


(Shane) #30

I have the mimo 2,using one relay and one input for my sprinkler water sensor. It goes threw the relay then to the input. This way I have routine when input closes from rain sensor I get a push notification sprinkler off. The routine turns relay off or I can turn relay off manually from phone if I dont want them to run on there schedule that day. Its been very reliable.


(K_Houghton) #31

Shane
What are you using Relay #2 and Sig #2 for?

KH


(Shane) #32

I have only done a test with relay and signal 2. Signal 2 will be attatched to airflow switch that is connected to a hose that when drive over cloeses garage door. I still have to ordrer the air flow switch from milton bells I do have the hose. Its been work in progress I am limited to smart apps and routines I dont write code. So i will have a routine so when car door opens it turns on the switch (relay 2 ) on for five minutes and I will run the air flow switch wires threw the NO contacts so it wont close door unless relay is closed with in that 5 minutes. Been reliablitly and saftey thing. Getting the door contact sensor to dependable was ruough. Finally got it. Then how to close door safely is a hose far enough down driveway (hidden in the slab expansion crack) so if forget something and need to run in the hose for something or we are waiting for the kids as we sit in the car the garage wont close.