Update: Here is a great step by step on how use this SmartApp with multi-relay devices. It was written with the Enerwave RSM2 Dual Relay Switch in mind, but most of it is applicable to other devices as well. Thanks @Mike_Rolle
This is really just an upgraded version of my Virtual / Physical Switch Sync SmartApp. SmartThings currently doesn’t support using anything other than the first switch in a multi-switch (multi-channel) device in automations, routines, etc. This SmartApp solves that problem. It creates virtual devices for each endpoint, and keeps them in sync with what the real device is doing. This app improves on my other app in these ways:
It creates the virtual devices for you. This greatly speeds up the process.
It allows you to use a few different types of switches. Dimmer, Energy, and Standard.
It supports the SmartLife RGBW controller as well as the Fibaro RGBW controller. It creates a dimmer switch for each color channel (R,G,B,W1,W2 for the SmartLife - R,G,B,W for the Fibaro).
Like my other sync app, when the SmartApp updates the virtual device’s state to match that of the real device, it does not leave a bunch of messages in the “Recently” section for the virtual device.
It should work with the following devices. Let me know if it doesn’t:
@erocm1231 or anyone else that may know… Can we use this (or natively) with the smartlife controllers to easily change colors with Alexa? Since this and the device handler effectively separate out each color channel as it’s own, it appears to not be as simple as a hue for example. With the virtual switches I can easily do RGB but that’s about it.
@greg This is a totally different app. I could not just release it as an upgrade of the old app as it wouldn’t work properly if you upgraded. I recommend you use this app for any new dual relays you may add, but it isn’t necessary to switch over from the old app with all your old devices.
@michaelahess I’ve never tried changing colors of a device with Alexa, so I will have to look into that. What is the verbiage like? With this app you could name the virtual dimmers that get created for the SmartLife controller to whatever you want and have Alexa adjust them as dimmable lights. For example, if I just named the virtual switches Red, Green, Blue, etc. I could say"
I’d like to be able to hit a wall button for a garage door, and have my Simulated Switch change states to follow what my door just did. Seems like this app might get me closer…? I installed it but my GD00Z-4 doesn’t show up as a physical device. When I go into Create Virtual Devices I get “You are not authorized to perform the requested operation”
Using Simulated Switch to be able to control from IFTTT.
Tring to use ZWN-RSM2
Installed the app, installed the 3 device handlers
Then I connect the dual switch, says it’s connected but I get nothing. Works as a single when I remove the device handlers.
When I go to the switch it shows switch 1 & 2 and a main on but nothing works. If I try config nothing happens.
Please let me know what I;m doing wrong.
I’m getting ready to but 2 single switches but they will not fit in my fan
First off. You creations are helping me a lot. I have the Aeon SmartStrip. I use your custom device type for it. Then I added your SmartApp (Virtual Device Sync) and your Device Handlers (Simulated Dimmer, Simulated Energy Switch and Simulated Switch) All working great.
My question is, when i added the Smart App for the Aeon SmartStrip it did not create a Simulated Energy devices for the non switched plugs. I was wondering if you plan to add it.
You may ask why. I want to trigger actions on other devices based on the power usage on the non switched plugs.
Thanks again for all your work.