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event and subsequent countdown timer question
#1
I want to have a triggered event where when one of my radiora2 switch load turns on either manually at a key pad or by cqc action it starts a timer for 10 minutes then at the end of ten minutes it shuts off the switch and sends an announcement to my ELK.  I thought I had it figured out but no luck.  I have the switch set to trigger on any value change.   I have a triggered event with a is load change for my switch field with a state of true but cannot get it to work.  Is there a better way to achieve this?  I was using the timer driver with a countdown timer.
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#2
You don't want the trigger on the field. Load change is a standard trigger that's always sent out. However, it does need to be enabled for any lights you want to send it I think. So make sure that the light is set up to send out a trigger (not the generic kind you set up in the driver monitor tab, but it should be an attribute of the light itself in the RA2 driver.) The generic triggers are for fields that don't have a standard trigger to send out.

Go to the "/System/Monitor/Event Triggers" tab in the Admin Interface. It shows all triggers that are happening. Flip the light and see if you see a standard load change trigger show up in there.
Dean Roddey
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#3
I want to tag into this thread...I have been trying to do this also but I don't get a load change event for UPB V2 driver. I see no way to add this in the driver.
System: WHS, UPB, Plex, Elk
Drivers: Autopatch, DataLog DB, DTV IP, GC-100, IRA, Logic Server, Variable Driver, Weather Underground
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#4
Is that when you do it by the driver or from the switch? I.e. does it send one if you change the light via the driver but not if you change it via the switch?
Dean Roddey
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(04-24-2018, 06:13 PM)Dean Roddey Wrote: You don't want the trigger on the field. Load change is a standard trigger that's always sent out. However, it does need to be enabled for any lights you want to send it I think. So make sure that the light is set up to send out a trigger (not the generic kind you set up in the driver monitor tab, but it should be an attribute of the light itself in the RA2 driver.) The generic triggers are for fields that don't have a standard trigger to send out.

Go to the "/System/Monitor/Event Triggers" tab in the Admin Interface. It shows all triggers that are happening. Flip the light and see if you see a standard load change trigger show up in there.

Not entirely clear here.  I have the standard trigger enabled in the radio ra driver for this light I think.  then in triggered events watch for a load change that compares to true and run an action to start a timer for 10 minutes and send a voice output through the ELK.  I have attached snapshots of the trigger in the radio ra driver , Moniter output when turning it on and the triggered event logic and action.


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In the RA2 trigger PNG, that's not what you want. That's a generic trigger for things that don't send out standard triggers. Delete that, i.e. set it to not send a trigger.

Then bring up the client side interface for the driver. Select the light you want, and update the Trig column (edit it in place, enter Yes or 1, hit enter.) Save the changes. Then it should send the load change.

Read up some on event triggers:

http://www.charmedquark.com/Web2/CQCDocs...eredEvents
Dean Roddey
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#7
For my UPB, there is no Load Change whether I press the switch or use CQC to turn on/off the load. There is no Client Side interface for UPB where I can change the Trig column.
System: WHS, UPB, Plex, Elk
Drivers: Autopatch, DataLog DB, DTV IP, GC-100, IRA, Logic Server, Variable Driver, Weather Underground
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#8
I'll take a separate look at the UPB driver.
Dean Roddey
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#9
Looking at the UPB driver, it doesn't really seem to have anything that we would call a 'switch'. It has dimmers and toggles. If it sees a toggle command, which an off or on effectively, though not a discrete one, it sends load change. But dimmer fields don't send load changes, only switches, so the dimmer fields aren't going to send anything.

Does the actual switch on the wall have a true off/on state switch, or does it just have a dimmer? If it has a switch, we'd have to figure out what the driver would see when that is done. That may be tied up in all of the link oriented stuff, I'm not sure.
Dean Roddey
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(04-25-2018, 03:55 PM)Dean Roddey Wrote: In the RA2 trigger PNG, that's not what you want. That's a generic trigger for things that don't send out standard triggers. Delete that, i.e. set it to not send a trigger.

Then bring up the client side interface for the driver. Select the light you want, and update the Trig column (edit it in place, enter Yes or 1, hit enter.) Save the changes. Then it should send the load change.

Read up some on event triggers:

http://www.charmedquark.com/Web2/CQCDocs...eredEvents
Dean :  This seemed to do the trick back in business.  Thanks
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