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[RELEASE] GoControl Smart Wireless Light Switch WA00Z-1

DTH updated to version 1.2. The only change is exposing the “Actuator” Capability making it easier to Authorize to SmartApps such as webCoRE.

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Hi @ajpri,

I am constantly being notified by ST that my GoControl is at 1% battery. Which it is not. When I press button 1 it is showing 89% and button 2 is showing 89% battery level. Can you help me out? Other than that, your DH has saved me from rewiring my 3-way staircase light switches. And it got me a happy wife approval. She and the baby press the buttons and the Cree bulb(s) in the sealing light fixture respond as they should. And get this, I set 2 events; for button 1, Push = 55% light strength and Hold = 100% light strength. Great for not blinding yourself light at night for the bathroom trips.

Glad you and your family like it. I’m not really sure what to do about Battery. It’s always been my understanding never to trust battery life on ST. I’ve had my unit for around a month before this thread was made. Still on the initial set of batteries.

To cheat the battery result, you can change the battery report between lines 116 and 130. I’m still figuring out how to adjust the code for you.

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By any chance are you using rechargeable batteries? They will never report accurately as they have a different usage curve.

Hi @JDRoberts,

Nah. I use the flat cell betteries which are standared for the GoControl switch.

hey all, I’m new here so please forgive me if my terminology is incorrect. is it possible to use this switch to “cycle” through different scenes by simply tapping the “on” button repeatedly? as in, my living room has three bulbs, can I tap “on” once and have it turn on one bulb, tap on again to add a second and then tap on a third time to get there third bulb?

I’ve read a fair amount about scene control but couldn’t find exactly if you can use the SAME button to cycle groups of bulbs/devices.

I know multi button scene controllers can do thisb but I like having a more stock looking switch as I rent.

thanks

Hi @ballbag123,

This controller has 2 buttons on it. Each one of the buttons has 2 events (Push/Hold).
At my house I didn’t mod my 3-way switches. I just purchased two of these controllers and used them to control a Cree connected bulb. Button 1 PUSH event turns ON & sets the bulb to 50% for Night time. Button 1 Hold event turns ON & sets the bulb to 100%. Button 2 Turns that bulb OFF.

I could have used the Button 2 Hold event for something else, but I didn’t need to do any other actions.

Can this be used to control a z-wave lamp dimmer by pressing and holding the buttons to dim up and down in a conventional dimmer fashion?

You can set it for 50% light when pushed and 100% when hold on button 1.
30% pushed and 75% when hold on button 2.
But that is what I was able to do with this device.

Is that a shortcoming of the switch or the dimmer? Seems so obvious that a 2 button remote would be able to control a dimmer up and down in the standard way of press and hold.

Hi @mtnbrit,

The GoControl Smart Wireless Light Switch is just that; a Wireless Light Switch with 2-Buttons and 2-Actions per button. So IMHO/experience you can only perform the actions I listed above. I actually do that. But if you use WebCore, you can also have a Piuston perform actions on the button push/hold based on time of day or mode your house is in.

E.g., Mode morning
Button 1 - PUSH -> Light upstairs is ON @ 30%
Button 1 - HELD -> Light upstairs ON @ 50%

I’m new to Smartthings. How do I pair this WA00Z-1 with Smartthings to use to control Phillips Hue lights? Any step by step instructions available? Thanks!

I can’t seem to get this one to work. I’ve tried installing from the GitHub repo and also creating manually by pasting the code.

The device pairs, but I don’t see what I expect. When I view the device in SmartThings and go in to the properties, there is a big blue button on the left, two electrical outlet icons on the right. Beneath that is a dimmer slider. When I used this device in SmartLighting or other smartapps, nothing happens. I’ve removed and restarted several times. Am I missing something?

Note, steps I’m taking is as follows.

1.login to IDE, select location and hub.

  1. Add Repo. Owner: ajpri, Name: ST-GoContWirelessSwitch, Branch: master.

  2. Add device handler in IDE… either from code or from GitHub ST-GoContWirelessSwitch. (same result either way). Save and publish for Me.

  3. Add device in SmartThings, press button on GoControl and let them pair. Device adds and is as described above. Does not show two buttons, just the one button, the two electrical outlet icons and a dimmer slider. The device does not function.

Which version of the SmartThings app are you using?

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I use both apps. The behaviour I described is in the classic app. It’s even more broken in the Samsung app.

Any thoughts? I’m eager to get this working. :slight_smile:

Does anyone actually have this working?

Hi, is this DHT still working? I’m thinking about buying some of this switches but I want to make sure they’ll work with smartthings.

I just got it working after a lot of trial and error. All I ended up needing to do is (in device, in the ide) switch the version from published to self published and then change the device type to gocontrol wireless remote switch. Once done the switch works fine. I was able to setup my automation using smartlighting with no issues and with both buttons pushed as well as held.

Once it is set up the device will still not give you any options but you will be able to set it up to work as expected in the smartlighting app.