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"Scene activation" with relays


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I'm trying to activate scene with double and triple click using fibaro relays. I'm rather new to LUA and I'm losing myself in the attempts to differentiate between number of clicks. I'm able to detect number of clicks but not separate them. I.e. one click triggers one click but two clicks trigger one and two clicks. Been at this for hours with no luck. I guess using global variables in the only way to get this done and it has to be possible. Please show me in the right direction, I'm sure this has been done before as I possibly can't be the only one with 1x3kWh relays installed with two buttons.

[ Added: 2013-12-14, 15:50 ]

Ok, I managed to construct a solution that works rather well. I don't know LUA and fibaro well enough to say that there isn't a smarter or more flexible solution but at least this runs for multiple switches and number of clicks. In theory an infinite number of clicks could be counted to start any number of different scenes with any relay (or dimmer if needed).

Two global variables are required for each ID to be used, "Count_ID" and "RunLock_ID".

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I think it's not a good idea to use scripts for handling high-speed events like double-triple clicks. It just does not work fast enough. I use similar technology for water counters, but they generate no more than 1-2 events per minute, in this case it works fine.

If you need multiply clicks use Fibaro dimmer and scene activation functionality. Fibaro dimmer has build-in support for double and triple click.

I use double clicks (with dimmer) sometimes, but triple click is uncomfortable for me.

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  • I think it's not a good idea to use scripts for handling high-speed events like double-triple clicks. It just does not work fast enough. I use similar technology for water counters, but they generate no more than 1-2 events per minute, in this case it works fine.

    If you need multiply clicks use Fibaro dimmer and scene activation functionality. Fibaro dimmer has build-in support for double and triple click.

    I use double clicks (with dimmer) sometimes, but triple click is uncomfortable for me.

    1. I don't see how that comment can in any way be useful for anyone reading the initial post.

    2. If it's uncomfortable for you to use multiple clicks, don't. If it bothers you that other people do, try one of these:

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    3. Regarding dimmers instead: I also use double and triple clicks with my dimmers and from a user perspective this script handles exactly the same (so far). There is a reason fibaro supply both dimmers and relays. I'm trying to supply a method to add missing functionality to the relays to make my life, an possible the life of other users, easier.

    4. Regarding the speed of the script, I've been testing it for hours and I've had no "speed" issues so far. As the topic states I'm using the relays (2x1,5 and 1x3). The wait can easily be increased to fit your needs.

    Any constructive criticism is very welcome.

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    Hi.

    1st - THX for script. From my perspective - looks nice (quite interesting use of multithread functionality

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    2nd - What about LONG press?

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  • I don't know how one would detect a long press.

    I can't think of any situation in my own setup that would benefit of a long press so I won't spend any time trying to get that functionality into this script (for now).

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    Yes, I doubt we can do that without firmware update on the relay units.

    I'd like to see equivalent functionality on the switches as we have with the dimmers. I don't see any reason why Fibaro cannot offer that.

    As it is today, the dimmer unit is far superior as a scene controller than the switch unit.

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    I was looking exactly for an analogue of dimmer's "41. Scene activation functionality" in switch. And here it is. Thank you Johan for sharing the script! Great job!

    P.S. Hope Fibaro will implement scene activation functionallity also in switches. It would simplify our lifes a lot.

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  • The use of json would make use of a single global variable possible but as for now the json functions cannot be used in scenes (for some reason). I hope this changes in the future as I can't se any benefits of this. Scenes and virtual devices should be able to use the same code in general.

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