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Fibaro Dimmer 2 (FGD-212) new user questions


Deivydas
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Hello,

I'm the new user who is trying to make the new house smart. At this moment we are building our lights at our house and I have bought Zipato Zipatille 2 controller and a lot of Fibaro Dimmer 2 for lights switches and at this moment I have a lot of question, because it's doesn't work like I guess :)

 

  1. If I'm using LED panels, can I use it without Dimmer function? Does dimmer function is required to use for your lights or not?
  2.  Can I add Fibaro Dimmer 2 module to light boxes and connected wires, but don't connect to controller. Will it work with a standart light switches? (My house is new, so I'm planning to add these modules and light switches, and when Fibaro Home System 3 release I'll connect to it).
  3. I have said that I have Zipatile 2 controller (piece of *abuse*, I'll wait until Fibaro System 3 will be released.), so when I connect Fibaro Dimmer to the controller, my lights turn on, then turn off (calibration process), but when everything is done, I can't control my lights with light switches. If I turn it On, i can't turn it off, i should turn it off via controller. The main problem is, that I can't controll my lights without controller with a standart light switch. I'm using single light swtich - 506u-2_1512565524.png 

Press "UP", lights should be ON, press "DOWN", lights should be OFF.

 

 

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Additional questions about Fibaro BRAND.

- Anybody know when Fibaro Home System 3 will be release?

- Anybody know when Fibaro Home System 2 was released?

- Can Fibaro Home System 2 work without internet? Just inside local house network

- How about Fibaro crashes, then have it, or it works like a charm? 

 

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Thanks guys for a help. I'm new, but I would like to choose good product.

 

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3 hours ago, Deivydas said:

Additional questions about Fibaro BRAND.

- Anybody know when Fibaro Home System 3 will be release?  In few months

- Anybody know when Fibaro Home System 2 was released? Decade ago

- Can Fibaro Home System 2 work without internet? Just inside local house network  Yes, it works

- How about Fibaro crashes, then have it, or it works like a charm?   there are crashes, but most of them due to devices configuration. HC2 itself crashes very rarely

Regarding Fibaro dimmers, it connected to standard light switches and can turn lights on/off. and dim the lights.

But w/o controller you're unable to configure the device exactly to your needs.

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  • I got an controller but different brand (Zipato). I have try to configure the dimmer, but it doesnt work like I need.

     

    Tommorow I can provide more details and problems which I got when trying to make it work, maybe you will be able to help me :)

     

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    I have made preorder of HC3 at the moment :D

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    OK... no problem

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  • I have connected everything by a scheme which I found inside Fibaro Dimmer 2 box and have connected the module to controller. Managment inside controller I have, but with a light switches I have no managment.

     

    How it works at the moment: 

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    What settings should I modified? To force it work light a normal lights switch :D

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    See below how to configure correctly  manual switch (by the way what type of switch you're using?)

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  • I have solved this issue. Problem was inside my controller.

     

    I have 3 additional questions:

    1. If I have 1 big room with 2 switches (I can control lights in diferent room places) how much dimmers shoul I have: 1 or 2?

    2. How should I connect thesse wire for 1 light but 2 switches

    3. All data which Ihave changed in my controller for Fibaro Dimmer 2 is stored inside Fibaro dimmer 2 or inside the controller

     

    If it store inside fibaro dimmer, so if controller is offline, my lights will be working or not?

     

    Thanks

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    1 hour ago, Deivydas said:

    1. If I have 1 big room with 2 switches (I can control lights in diferent room places) how much dimmers shoul I have: 1 or 2?

    I don't know how many lights you have or how they are wired, but one dimmer can control few bulbs.

    1 hour ago, Deivydas said:

    2. How should I connect thesse wire for 1 light but 2 switches

    See below how to connect switches

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    3. All data which Ihave changed in my controller for Fibaro Dimmer 2 is stored inside Fibaro dimmer 2 or inside the controller

    If it store inside fibaro dimmer, so if controller is offline, my lights will be working or not?

     

    The data stored inside dimmer and it does work w/o controller.

     

    For more info please visit

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  • 3 hours ago, cag014 said:

    I don't know how many lights you have or how they are wired, but one dimmer can control few bulbs.

    See below how to connect switches

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    Everything much more better that I think :)

     

    If I would like to change controller from Zipato to Fibaro Home Center 3 (it will be released soon), I shoud trigger the dimmers again? O can just transfear all data

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    54 minutes ago, Deivydas said:

    If I would like to change controller from Zipato to Fibaro Home Center 3 (it will be released soon), I shoud trigger the dimmers again? O can just transfear all data

    You'll need to include the dimmer into HC3. All dimmer's data will be the same and dimmer's configuration will be transferred to Hc3 during inclusion.

     

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