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Would HCL manage this?


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Hi, I am considering HCL to replace my VeraLite, which suddenly went dead...

 

Majority of tasks I expect are simple, so HCL would satisfy this. But I have a bit complex one with heating: I currently have 8 thermostats in different rooms. Those are working indepently based on their program using scenes. For instance: Living rooms temperature is during Weekend from 7:00 to 20:00 is 22 degrees and from 20:00 to 7:00 19 degrees and 22 degrees from 16:00 to 20:00 + 19 degrees from 20:00 to 16:00 during Working day. Similarly for bedroom, bathroom, etc. So far I understand HCL would support this.

 

However, I am using something like multiple button for defining modes like Home, Holiday, Weekend off, etc. This is the first selection and based on this above described scenes are running. So the sample with the Living room applies for Home, but for Holidays the temperature is 15 degrees, for Weekend off 17 degrees till Sunday 15:00 and 22 degrees after.

 

Is HCL relativelly easily able to manage this? I am not a programmer and I am using PLEG in Vera, but how it is this solveable in HCL? HC2 is 2x more expensive than HCL and HCL is 2x expensive than Vera, so it is my concern...

 

 

 

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I'm sure it will be fine. You should stay away from the heating panel I think though.

sure, it will allow you to set up your schedules very easily, but you will run into problems when you would like to somehow force the schedule to react on home/away. 

 

Set eat up a variable that keeps track of what state the house is in, and then construct heating scenes that react on either the current time, or the state of the house. 

 

You our will be fine with a HCL I think, if this is the only thing you would like to set up in your system.

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  • 11 hours ago, FredrikKarlsson said:

     

    You lost me here. What do you mean?

     

    I mean some virtual multiple button in the application to make me able to switch between modes Home, Holiday, etc and based on this to run scenes?

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    I think it is a virtual device, where you can click a button, and change the global variable, if you are, for example, home or away or on vacation.

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    16 hours ago, ddavid said:

    this looks good... is there any demo of HCL application I can try to set up without the controler?

     

    hi David,

    before considering HCL or HC2 read all topics in this forum first.

    HCL has well known issues never solved that you will for sure have to manage like the other users do

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    On 12.2.2017 at 9:41 PM, hTiger1 said:

    I think it is a virtual device, where you can click a button, and change the global variable, if you are, for example, home or away or on vacation.

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    Hi. Would you mind sharing the string you used for this?

    I have been struggeling to get a virtual device to change a variable.

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    Hi
    You can import "position.vfib" and customize it.   

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    IP adresse: 127.0.0.1

    TCP Port: 11111

     

    After importing Position.vfib

    Remplace <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To calculate Base64 use 

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    . Example user = admin; pwd = admin, the text to decode is admin:admin,  result of this decodation is YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

    select "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" and insert your username and password, as you have generated with Base64.
    Be careful not to delete or add spaces, in the empty line should be one space at the beginning of the line. No spaces after username / password.  It works with 4.110 and other.

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    Variable "Position" can have the value "Out" and "Home"

    Create variables with your own names.

     

     

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    thanks @hTiger1 I didn't know about the usage of {} coding in the VD strings

    Damn missing official documentation......

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    19 hours ago, hTiger1 said:

    Hi
    You can import "position.vfib" and customize it.   

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    IP adresse: 127.0.0.1

    TCP Port: 11111

     

    After importing Position.vfib

    Remplace <xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> To calculate Base64 use 

    Please login or register to see this link.

    . Example user = admin; pwd = admin, the text to decode is admin:admin,  result of this decodation is YWRtaW46YWRtaW4=

    select "xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" and insert your username and password, as you have generated with Base64.
    Be careful not to delete or add spaces, in the empty line should be one space at the beginning of the line. No spaces after username / password.  It works with 4.110 and other.

    Please login or register to see this attachment.

    Variable "Position" can have the value "Out" and "Home"

    Create variables with your own names.

     

     

     

    Thanks a lot! Finally got this working.

    I was "close", but forgot to add the variable name in the path.

    Also, I had the <space> right after the user:password, instead of an extra line with <space> before the dictionary. Would never have figured out that one on my own...

     

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