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Is the HC3 stable now?



Hello all


Long term HC2 user and it’s been stable and great….apart from when I have a power cut it’s a bit hesitant to reboot. 

I have the option of a good price on an HC3, but is it worth it or am I asking for trouble? I only really use zwave devices so wouldn’t justify from many new features. Just newer hardware?




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If you just consider new hardware and your HC2 is running ok (reboot thing?), then there is no need to upgrade. Apparently you don't need newer hardware.


If you want to prevent maybe future failures of the HC2 (it won't live forever) or if you want to use some new features on the HC3, then you can upgrade but you must keep in mind, you will have to rewrite your scenes and VD's for the new HC3. 

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  • Many thanks for your help. Probably best for me not to switch then. Save the hassle, and the money! 

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    Old good adage: Never touch the running system.

    I did not resist who I do not resist.

    Unfortunately, quite common are defects when a device that is long -term in operation, short -term weaning, will not start.

    How did Eddy say if you want something new, or to predict a failure for the future - nothing works all the time.

    My subjective view:

    If I decided on the boundary for the transition and I would not need it, it would have to be the price of at least 30-50% of the new piece.

    However, I am a proud user one of the "first" pieces (SN 20xx) and I am glad that I did not lose time to buy HC2 and time to go to HC3.

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    Of course, there's the consideration that if you get the new hub now, you could migrate to it at your leisure versus waiting until the HC2 dies and then it's "Uh oh....now what?" How good is your documentation if you could not retrieve it from the HC2 because it died an agonizing death? Better yet, see if you can catch it on sale (lol) and grab it then.


    That's just my $0.02 and that ain't worth much these days.



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