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HC3 and RGBW2 Getting Started.



Hi, Having recently purchased a HC3 to 'upgrade' from my Vera 3 controller I am now starting to get ready to transfer my devices (95% of them are Fibaro) across to the HC3 manually. I have successfully setup the HC3 and updated the software and it runs well. I have included a few spare devices, switches, and dimmers to familiarize myself with include exclude process.

My Vera setup has 4 RGBW controllers on it running block scenes (I'm not a programmer yet!!) all working well. I have purchased several RGBW2 controllers for additional rooms in my house. So, after the latest software update to the HC3 I decided to connect one of the RGBW2 controllers. I assumed it would work like the RGBW on Vera controllers. In as much as I do not have any switches connected and control them through the app or a scene. I have added the RGBW2 and find that I cannot get any of the LED strip to turn on (unless I momentarily connect ground to one of the 4 inputs) in which case all the colours and white are correctly functioning (hardware eliminated). 


My understanding was that I could choose from the predefined or my own (I was able to add) colour palette or run one of the pre-defined scenes storm rainbow etc. I am confident the devices installed correctly is there a test I can run? I notice that even when I triggered the lights manually by bridging the inputs to ground no power in watts was showing? Unfortunately, I do not yet have another module included on the HC3 that reports power they are all older dimmers or switches. Is this because of configuration?


I do have a few questions do I need to setup default parameters on the RGBW2 module? I did try changing some of the parameters as per the manual but my HC3 doesn't seem to accept this and I just getting a spinning wheel when it is trying to update.


If anyone can put me in the right direction to get started even if this is by reading and understanding I am prepared to invest my time. 


I have just been investigating this further and I think that the issue is maybe because both the RGBW2 devices that I have included onto the network have all their parameters set to 0. looking at other modules I have included shows that they have what looks like their default set of parameters. However manually selecting the default value for each parameter just gives me a spinning wheel see above.


Update: After doing another reconfigure, I left the module overnight this completed successfully. However, all parameters are zero! Although it appears in the android app as expected and responds and selects the scene / colour brightness etc. One unit I could maybe suspect as faulty but two brand new units behaving identically - No. Can anyone suggest a way of sending the parameters?




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