So I’m trying to build myself a very basic & simple garage door opener and need some help with the ability to control the device properly.
The outline of the scenario is:
I am controlling a Zwave plugin lighting/appliance module that is in my garage.
The output of the module is connected to a 120V SPST relay,
the contacts of the relay are connected in parallel with my existing push button in the garage
So, from my ST list I see the device and can turn the outlet on, which in turn turns on the relay, which closes the contacts and opens the door, great , all is good.
BUT, what I am looking for is a way that I can toggle the module off automatically after some determined amount of time (say 30 seconds) so they relay (and contacts) aren’t always on. Yes, I know I could just manually toggle it back off, but was looking for an automated solution instead.
I can’t find any type of timer events that would trigger a toggle of the device back to off within a preset amount of time. The only timing events I can find are based on some event trigger (day, sun rise/set, etc) but those aren’t the right scenarios for what I’m describing.
Anyone got any ideas?
p.s. I’m a newbie at this and have no programming experience so if it requires writing some code to accomplish this I would need someone to help with that.