How do I add other devices to the association groups of the ROBB smarrt Wall controller devices
According to the manual:
Set association by operating primary controller/gateway to send association command to the remote control:
When set association from primary controller/gateway, the remote control shall be activated first, if it is not activated, you should activate it manually.
The primary controller/gateway sends association command to the remote control using “Command Class ASSOCIATION” or “Command Class Multi Channel Association”
It all comes down to timing of the actions… Since the device will only be awake (able to receive new settings) for 5 seconds.
Otherwise the changed settings should be communicated with the next wake-up, which could take up to 28800 seconds (wake-up interval).
Follow the next steps to create a direct association between ROBB smarrt Wall controller and another device in Homey’s network: in Z-wave developer tools:
And you should be able to control the dimmer-2 from the ROBB smarrt Wall controller device
in Z-wave developer tools:
in the (unfiltered) Z-wave log, you can verify that the command was send successfully:
‘Node: sendData to COMMAND_CLASS_MULTI_CHANNEL_ASSOCIATION, params 0x0102dd’
Here: the ‘params’ can be devided into: 01 = SET, 02 = Group 2, dd = 0xdd = 221
A special @Sytze release has been uploaded to the app store (waiting for approval), with support for the Zigbee Dimmer module.
I’m quite impressed by this dimmer module and directly enabled (as bonus) the “set forced brightness” option I also implemented with the Fibaro Dimmer-2 and use quite a lot with the dimmers on the hallways / bathrooms.
What is the ‘Set Forced brightness’ option?
In normal operation, when switching on a dimmer, it will go back to the previous dim-level.
With the ‘Set forced brightness’ option enabled, when switching on the dimmer, it will go to the set dim-level (e.g. 80%).
This option can be enabled / changed in the devices advanced settings and through an added action card:
Changing it with a flow, enables to set different dim-levels (without changing the state of the device) throughout the day.
For example setting it to 80% during the day and a comfortable 30% during the night.
I really interested in the zigbee dimmer. Can someone compare the cons and pros to the Fibaro zwave Dimmer? My personal experience in my home is that zigbee is much better in range and reaction as my zwave network.
Teds xiaomi app and the Philips hue bridge do a fantastic stable job.
Now I think about to change more to zigbee. And the robb Dummer could be the first zigbee in-Wall switch. So i am curious if some could tell his experience. Please no marketing
Sorry, I wish I could’ve replied with something meaningful sooner. The unit does work fine! But the one place I really want this unit to work, is proving to be rather difficult to get a neutral wire to. So far I’ve therefor only used the unit in a testing setup.
Besides that: if you prefer Zigbee over Z-wave, this is a nice alternative to the Fibaro units. It uses the same kind of wiring, has similar capabilities and should improve meshing.
Not entirely commercially free though either: I do have some of these units laying around at home, if anyone is interested