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Roller Shutter 2 With Awning Control


benjah
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Hi Guys,

 

I recently purchased an awning and would like to connect it to our Fibaro system. I already have blinds , curtains etc connected to HC2 so I'm pretty familiar with Roller Shutter 2.

 

I purchased the awning with a stand alone receiver with wind, rain sensor (see attatched image). I looked at integrating the wind and rain sensors in Fibaro but My fibaro does crash from time to time so i like the idea of the wind and rain sensor acting independently (safe from crashes). If my curtains don't open because Figaro crashed - no big deal. If the awning stays open and gets ripped out of the wall because fibaro crashed - kind of a big deal!!!

 

The receiver accepts the 4 wires for the awning, power input and control input from the sensor.

 

So my plan was to wire a manual momentary switch for up and down into the Roller shutter 2 and connect into the up down inputs (Marked L & D on the picture) .  Hopefully the best of both worlds - local , independent control from the receiver and integration with the HC

 

My question is around power. Normally the power runs through the roller shutter 2. In this scenario i need power to run directly , permanently to the receiver box so the sensor remains active. So can I wire the power in parallell to the RS2 and the RS2 simply manages the up / down component?

 

Or am I better using a dual relay for this purpose instead? If i do it that way I will lose positioning information in HC2?

 

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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