Does anyone have a recommendation for a zwave momentary switch? I am trying to integrate a motorized gate.
They’re pretty much all momentary switches, as opposed to latching switches. That is they all come on briefly and then return to the neutral position. Can you tell us a little more about the project? What brand and model is the motor that you want to network? And in particular the electrical specifications.
The zwave switches I have used in my house act like they are momentary switches when you flip them, but electrically they seem to be latching switches, remaining on until turned off. I am looking for something like an old fashioned doorbell that only passes current while the button is held, or a very short time (say 1 second).
I use a Remotec ZFM-80 relay with my garage door. I don’t have a load attached to it, just the dry contact. I then use webCoRE to turn it back off 1 second after it gets turned on.
What @xdreamwalker mentioned should work. You can also use the “Z-Wave Virtual Momentary Contact Switch” device handler to do the same thing. I have used in a relay to simulate a doorbell kind of action.
Someone even posted instructions on how to make it work like you wanted.
The Remotec ZFM-80 and changing the device handler looks like what I need. Thank you all for your help!
Hi. Prior to recently buying a ST hub, I already had an existing lightwaverf relay controlling my gate. It also needs turning off immediately after turning on to simulate a momentary switch.
My approach to this is to have a smartthings open/close sensor on the gate. As soon as the relay is turned on, the gate opens and triggers the sensor, which triggers a smartthings event to turn the relay off again.
I control the lightwaverf relay via smartthings using the lightwave ‘UDP Server’ by adamclark-dev available on this forum/github.