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The "startLevelIncrease" call made available in 4.0.80

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I am very confused by the functioning and documentation of "startLevelIncrease" that was made available a while ago. 

It is not documented, I think, outside of the release notes for the release, but the description there was:


- New actions in Lua scenes:


- fibaro:call(ID, 'startLevelIncrease', x, y)

- fibaro:call(ID, 'startLevelDecrease', x, y)

- fibaro:call(ID, 'stopLevelChange')


These calls can be used to start increasing or decreasing Multilevel Switches (like Dimmer 2, RGBW or Roller Shutter 2 modules) value. 'x' and 'y' are optional parameters, used to set respectively time frame in which change should be applied and starting level. 'stopLevelChange' stops previously send action.



Ok, so I assume that devices with this call available in the interface when making a Lua scene will work for this. I also assume, since the documentation is a bit vague here, that the first optional parameter gives a time in milliseconds (usually the case) in which the change should have occurred, and a starting level. 


So, this code should dim up a light from 0 in 30 seconds then:

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But it does not. It dims in just about one second, and it does not matter att all what you specify in the third parameter.


Trying it with a TKB plug in dimmer, which makes the call available in the Fibaro lua scene editor (so I guess it should work?)



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Device must support dimming duration and start level parameters to work as you expected (it must support Command Class Switch Multilevel V2 or higher). 
Not every device uses is

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/emoticons/default_smile.png" alt=":)" srcset="https://forum.fibaro.com/uploads/emoticons/[email protected] 2x" width="20" height="20" /> If devices can use it it will set dimming duration to value from first argument and start level from second.


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  • Sounds reasonable. I notice once in a while that the plugin module I am using for this is not actually 100% up to spec on the Z-wave. Not always responding on commands properly.

    Ok, will see about getting a different one...

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    Does anyone know which Fibaro devices support Command Class Switch Multilevel V2 or higher?


    I can't get this to work on a Fibaro dimmer 1. It just keeps dimming down to a low level in a second or two a bit like @FredrikKarlsson's experience.




    EDIT: I found this post:



    It looks like Fibaro Dimmer 2, RGBW (presumably RGBW 2) and Roller Shutter 2 are supported. I guess that means Fibaro dimmer 1 is not supported. Oh my, what to do with my 40+ Dimmer 1 modules ?

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