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.
thanks, but i’m not using a Z wave relay, but a spare Zwave lighting module and an external relay. I’m keeping my costs minimal by using on hand components, so I’m looking for a programing solution at this point.
You need a momentary SPST relay and a piston from WeBCoRE to turn off the plug in a few seconds. I don’t think a virtual button would toggle the plug off when released. I never tried it.
Your SPST relay can work with a piston to turn the plug off in a fe seconds.
as i mentioned, I’m new to all this and don’t have any programming knowledge, so all that was greek to me and I’ll certainly look into it further to understand what you suggested. Would this work within ST so when I turn on the module from the App, it toggles off after a moment ?
It’s showing red because it’s not optional - you must enter something before the app can be saved.
Ok… you should be able to input a switch, lamp, outlet… anything that has the ‘switch’ capability.
Is this the only device you have?
What exactly is it (I just assumed that it was a switch)
its a plug in appliance module (Leviton DZPA1). I just assumed I would select it from the available ones shown in my system. So are you saying that I have to enter the device name (Garage Door Opener) into the code and then save & publish ?
Ok… I just googled it.
It’s a z-wave outlet so it should have the ‘switch’ capability as I had assumed.
When you click on the input ‘when you turn this switch on’ you should get a list of your devices to pick from.
Are you saying when you click this it doesn’t allow you to pick your device?