Jump to content

Welcome to Smart Home Forum by FIBARO

Dear Guest,

 

as you can notice parts of Smart Home Forum by FIBARO is not available for you. You have to register in order to view all content and post in our community. Don't worry! Registration is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to sign up. Become a part of of Smart Home Forum by FIBARO by creating an account.

 

As a member you can:

  •     Start new topics and reply to others
  •     Follow topics and users to get email updates
  •     Get your own profile page and make new friends
  •     Send personal messages
  •     ... and learn a lot about our system!

 

Regards,

Smart Home Forum by FIBARO Team


  • 0

2 wires window sensor connection to RGBW controler


Marcin
 Share

Question

Hi,

I would like to connect 4xbinary 2 wires window sensors to RGBW.

At FGRGBWM-441 manaul it is written I can control up to 4 analog sensors 0-10V. Fig 8 from manual shows as below:

Please login or register to see this image.

/monthly_2020_04/image.png.8355cacc621a640de751b49939983d62.png" />

 

All above analog sensors are 3 wires.

Does anybody could advise me if it is possible and how to connect simple magnetic sensors (2 wires) looked like:

image.png.6461661ef2b6242a5a679f8371cf2fc8.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

8 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

Connect one leg of the sensor to GND and the other leg to "IN". An internal resistor on the FGRGBWM-441 will pull up the IN pin (I once measured it, input looks like a 18k resistor to 10.5 Volt). When the contact is closed, you'll see a low voltage, when it is open a high voltage, on your Home Center.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 0
  • Inquirer
  • Many thanks,

    That is how I considered to do. Will try tomorrow and post here my results :-)

    One question more. Do you think I can use 14V power supply to power RGBW switch? At manual stays only 12 or 24V but I have 14V convenient power supply with DIN rail mount.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 0
    15 minutes ago, Marcin said:

    Do you think I can use 14V power supply to power RGBW switch?

    Yes, any DC supply between 12 and 24 V will work.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 0
  • Inquirer
  • Unfortunately I am still facing problems.

    I have wired and add RGBW without any problem, however in order to set it up i need to change parameter 14. On my desktop there are no parameter 14!!!!

    After 13 there is parameter 15. At English manual there is a note:

    "14. Inputs / Outputs configuration - relevant for main controllers other than Home Center 2 only"

    In Polish manual there is an note (translation):

    "14. Setings for IN/OUT modules - (hidden parameter - interface)"

    Please login or register to see this image.

    /monthly_2020_04/image.png.e19c6560e004a92ec218d12c5e6bc2d5.png" />

     

    Do you know what where to look for "hidden parameter"?

    Anybody?

    Thanks in advance

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 0

    Yes, on HC2 on the device tab you select the "mode" ie RGB, RGBW or input/output. Sorry, don't have screenshot of this. Choosing the mode will calculate and set parameter 14 for you. If you change the mode, all slaves will suddenly look different to match the mode.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 0
  • Inquirer
  • Aha

    so it means I cannot adjust parameter 14 by my self only by changing mode

    I am using mode input/output

    I am trying to integrate my analog magentic window sensors on most convenient way. Now i can only use interface of dimmer.

    When my window is closed it looks like this:

    Please login or register to see this image.

    /monthly_2020_04/image.png.1c14661ce652b930021db82d7b4c9a7c.png" /> 

    When my window is open it looks like that:

    image.png.68d7019070bbc2ab211ea61583eaa44a.png

    Do you have idea if I can have image of typical switch (with no dimmer) or even better to use image of window sensor?

     

    Sorry for basic question but I am still new even I am engineer by profession and learning quickly :-)

     

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • 0
    8 hours ago, Marcin said:

    Do you have idea if I can have image of typical switch

    I don't think so, if you want something that resembles a d/w sensor the old UBS or new Smart Inplant can do that, but they only have 2 channels.

     

    8 hours ago, Marcin said:

    so it means I cannot adjust parameter 14 by my self only by changing mode

    I think you can do that if you turn off parameter template but iirc this won't help much on HC2. That parameter really exists for other gateways, they do not have the concept of I/O mode. Changing the mode on HC2 changes the GUI. But the device still remains what it is, a RGBW but with dimmers for backwards compatibility.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Join the conversation

    You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

    Guest
    Answer this question...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

     Share

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...