So I have a few questions about Z-wave devices. Maybe not that HG specific, but we need more action and discussions on the forum so I ask them anyway.
I’m planning do use Mysensors for most of my sensors. But when it comes to controlling light and 230V I would like to use a commercial product for better safety. And Z-wave seems to be the one that most people like, even if it is a bit expensive.
But we can start with the HG question. How good is the support for Z-wave in HG? I’ve just read a little bit on the old forum about some pepper database no longer available. And some questions on this forum where devices don’t work like they should.
But in general, how good is HG with Z-wave devices? And maybe also compared to other controllers? Is it the lack of development in HG that is the problem, if there is a problem? Or is it just that Z-wave is not a open protocol and therefore hard to make good support?
Anyway, suppose that Z-wave works without problems. What is possible to achieve with those devices?
Like I’m thinking that the most of my Z-wave devices will be dimmers. But I haven’t found good explanations on how the work with existing manual dimmers that I have.
Today I have dimmers with a knob that you turn to increase or decrease the light. And you push the knob to turn on/off.
Is there any in wall Z-wave dimmer that allows me to continue to use the manual knob for all functions and in addition be able to controll the light through a controller?
Of course I understand that the manual dimmer value can’t be adjusted with the Z-wave, but is the other way around possible? And maybe need to turn the manual knob all the way down or up to align the dimmer level. But that would be acceptable.
Otherwise, if the above doesn’t work, is the only way to get dim function to use a on/off button that flex back? So you press for on, and press for off, and need to hold the button pressed to change dimmer value? And the dimmer will cycle through all values as long as the button is pressed.
If we move away from changing the dimmer from a button, would this scenario be possible. Suppose that it is night, and when you press the button the light would only turn on 50%, but if you press one more time it would go to 100%, and the last press would turn off. Can this behaviour be programmed with a controller, like HG?
A lot of questions and maybe not that HG specific. But maybe someone have some knowledge to share.