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Switch Timer - does it exist any smart app for this

(Andrew O ) #1

I have the following scenario trying to solve: I have a ZWAVE on/Off wall switch for a shower fan
Iam triggering the switch via a couple of PIRs or the wall zwave switch

I want the fan to turn OFF after NN minutes, regardless of what triggered it on.

Is there an app which can deal with this scenario?

Any suggestion is appreciated.


The stock Smart Lighting app should be able to do this for you.


If you want it to work exactly the same way every time, there is a feature in the official smart lighting smart app called “power allowance” which will cause the switch to turn off after X minutes every time it turns on.

If instead, you want to sometimes have a timer feature but other times have the switch come on and stay on, there is a how to article in the community – created wiki on how to create a virtual timer which explains how to do that. It will also walk you through the process for using the power allowance feature, so you can use that as an example even if you want the switch to turn off every time.

(Andrew O ) #4

Wow… you guys rock!

I was not expecting such quick replies!

(scott sams) #5

i no longer see power allowance option. i assume this is no longer available?