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My experience with Z-Wave through elk OR how do i make groups or change the names?
This may be more of an elk question, but I hope an expert here can chime in.

I have the levitan zwave switches and master controller all communicating successfully. I have set up several "areas" on the controller.

On the whole, the I like the levitan stuff a lot more than the intermatic stuff. The dimmers feel nicer and the controller is 1000x better, functionally and aesthetically. The only two intermatic plug-in lamp modules I am still using do not play nice - they randomly turn "on" at ~20% and have to "undimmed." This happens using the controller or through CQC.

I have the levitan serial adapter with the levitan firmware installed on the elk m1. I believe I successfully replicated my master controller to the serial module after including it in the network. I can turn lights on and off with the elk keypad and get feedback on manual changes, though I had to type each dimmer in ElkRP. I don't see how to set up groups in ElkRP.

Through the CQC Elk driver, I can also on/off/dim all the individual loads. Feedback of manual changes (on my templates and in triggered actions) is not blazing fast, but does feel more consistent than polling with the intermatic driver. Turn a light on...tick...tick...ti - interface changes/trigger reacts.

I have two (pretty big) holes still in my setup. I cannot see how to:
1) Change the names of the lights in the CQC elk driver. They all show up as PLC-AXX which is not very helpful.
2) Make and refer to groups in the CQC elk driver (or ElkRP).

I would think 2) must be possible and I'm just missing something. I hope 1) is possible but it's less important.

Thanks for any advice!

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My experience with Z-Wave through elk OR how do i make groups or change the names? - by SamVimes2 - 06-09-2009, 05:50 PM

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