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Controlling LED light with 12v battery
#1
I have a LED lit door handle that is powered by a small 12v battery...does anyone know how I can turn the light on and off with CQC? I use Insteon, and would like to do it with that if possible.
tia, Ron

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#2
  • Simple option: use one of the insteon I/O modules... run the 12Vbatt for led through their relay (5A /30V max... but LED should be way less than that)
  • Somewhat more Complicated option: plug in a wall wart to an appliance link, use Wall Wart to Drive a Relay of your choosing, have relay connect/disconnect 12Vbatt as needed
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#3
IVB option: Run a wire all the way back to the Elk and connect via a relay.

Although...this makes me remember I forgot to order the zWave relay, I gotta get on that. My to-do list is down to double digits...
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#4
Extra info I should have posted... The battery is mounted on the door to eliminate wiring by the hinge, so the device also needs to be powered by the 12v battery on the door.
tia, Ron

My Go Big or Go Home Retirement HT...
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) JBL 2360As/EV DHA-1s, (3) 1/4 Pie bass bins, (2) MiniDSP DDRC-88M, (4) JBL 8340As, (4) JBL 8320s), PS3, (2) Intel NUCs, Monoprice Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, )2) Furman rack conditioners, (2) Danley DTS-10 subs, Panasonic AE8000, Panamorph UH-480 anamorphic lens, SeymourAV 180 (195" diagonal) scope screen, Yamaha P7000s (for the subs), 2 Crest Audio CM2008 8 channel amps, and (3) Parasound Zamps.
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#5
the IVB option will drive you down the road of madness... just look what it has done to IVB...
  • even more Complicated option: use arduino or PIC uC to create a serial -> latching relay gizmo.... I guess you could make it an insteon responder instead of serial, but that would be even more work...
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#6
ellisr63 Wrote:Extra info I should have posted... The battery is mounted on the door to eliminate wiring by the hinge, so the device also needs to be powered by the 12v battery on the door.
oh, that makes it much more complicated...

you would pretty much be stuck with the even more Complicated option, but you have have made it even more complicated as you now need to make it a wireless insteon responder...
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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SomeWhatLost Wrote:oh, that makes it much more complicated...

you would pretty much be stuck with the even more Complicated option, but you have have made it even more complicated as you now need to make it a wireless insteon responder...
The only Insteon modules i could find that were low voltage required a wall outlet to plug into. I have the Insteon door sensor (battery operated), but that doesn't appear to have the option to wire to a 12v LED.
tia, Ron

My Go Big or Go Home Retirement HT...
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) JBL 2360As/EV DHA-1s, (3) 1/4 Pie bass bins, (2) MiniDSP DDRC-88M, (4) JBL 8340As, (4) JBL 8320s), PS3, (2) Intel NUCs, Monoprice Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, )2) Furman rack conditioners, (2) Danley DTS-10 subs, Panasonic AE8000, Panamorph UH-480 anamorphic lens, SeymourAV 180 (195" diagonal) scope screen, Yamaha P7000s (for the subs), 2 Crest Audio CM2008 8 channel amps, and (3) Parasound Zamps.
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#8
Do you think this would work?
http://www.smarthome.com/insteon-2342-24...witch.html

If I could hard wire this to the LED... will it receive command with WIFI? Do I still need a 2nd module or would this communicate with my LED?
tia, Ron

My Go Big or Go Home Retirement HT...
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) JBL 2360As/EV DHA-1s, (3) 1/4 Pie bass bins, (2) MiniDSP DDRC-88M, (4) JBL 8340As, (4) JBL 8320s), PS3, (2) Intel NUCs, Monoprice Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, )2) Furman rack conditioners, (2) Danley DTS-10 subs, Panasonic AE8000, Panamorph UH-480 anamorphic lens, SeymourAV 180 (195" diagonal) scope screen, Yamaha P7000s (for the subs), 2 Crest Audio CM2008 8 channel amps, and (3) Parasound Zamps.
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#9
nope... it just a switch, you could stick it on your door and control an insteon device somewhere else....
ie it sends insteon commands, it does not respond to them...

pretty sure you will need to create your own insteon device (arduino or pic or something?)... how are your RF design skills? RF is tricky, one slightly wrong trace impedance and your signal gets attenuated down to nothing....
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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#10
you could do something with these:
Geeetech 433Mhz RF Transmitter and Receiver Kit for Your Experiment
it does seem like it would do exactly what you want, but it would require a uP on each side (arduino,pic,etc) and a little bit of work on your part...
their example, while super basic top level view is even exactly what you are looking for (minus the insteon part, probably be easier to just use a serial port...)
greetech wiki
NOTE: As one wise professional something once stated, I am ignorant & childish, with a mindset comparable to 9/11 troofers and wackjob conspiracy theorists. so don't take anything I say as advice...
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