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||Posted - 08/16/2012 : 11:36:11 AM
I have SL running and just installed HL a few weeks ago. Then I bought 2 Appliancelincs for outside spotlights. I wanted to use Buttons C and D on a already installed keypadlinc (6-button). So, I removed in HL all the links on C and D. It worked just fine for button D but not for button C. When I turn on manually the spotlight, I can turn it off by pressing the C but not able to turn it on again.
The button flashes twice and doesn't light up. On top of that, the weird part, the button turn on the light of my back porch.
HL reports no half-links and nothing is a 'controller' of the button.
The model of the keypadlinc is 2486DWH6.Model of Appliancelinc is 2456S3.
Anyone has a suggestion on how to resolve this issue ?
Is it possible that SL programs interfere in any way ?
Other question, how do we dim the backlit of the 'OFF' button ?
Any help would be appreciated.
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||Posted - 08/17/2012 : 1:40:32 PM
Oops. I was typing before stuviews' suggestion appeared. Did it and it worked ! Issue resolved. Thank you everybody.
||Posted - 08/17/2012 : 12:27:26 PM
Did what you told. The C button did indeed blink twice after factory reset ! I have my answer !
If I want to install a KPL from another room, what is the procedure ? I will put a Switchlinc dimmer in the other room instead.
Disable both KPLs in HL ?
||Posted - 08/17/2012 : 12:24:11 PM
Try manually changing the mode of just that button. The details are in the on-line Owner's Manual. The procedure cycles the button through toggle-Off only-On only-toggle-etc.
Edit: sequence corrected.
||Posted - 08/17/2012 : 05:14:11 AM
Factory reset the KeypadLinc. After that and before HL can sync the KPL, press the button. If it blinks twice after a factory reset the KPL is defective. I don't think the button will blink twice after the reset. Assuming the KPL button works correctly sync the KPL with HL to restore Scene definitions..
||Posted - 08/17/2012 : 02:38:43 AM
I know I selected the right keypad because the On/Off buttons work well from HL. This is my bedroom ceiling light.
There is no 'Disable' or 'Programming Lock' checked. All buttons are on the Toggle mode.
And the links tab shows 'Communications OK' and 'No changes pending'. Weird, isn't it ?
||Posted - 08/16/2012 : 5:47:10 PM
When a KeypadLinc button blinks twice and only twice it is in non-toggle mode. The fact that the button LED is Off after the two blinks and the fact that the button turns the linked load Off, the KeypadLinc button is in non-toggle Off mode. The button will send only Off commands when in non-toggle Off mode.
||Posted - 08/16/2012 : 4:10:47 PM
With this keypad selected in HouseLinc (if you have multiple keypads, make sure you are highlighting the correct unit), on the Properties tab, is there a check in either the Disable or the Programming Lock checkboxes?
When you click on each of the 4 middle buttons on the keypad outline on the bottom of that screen, do you see the bubble to the left of Toggle filled?
If you click on the Links tab, midway down, does it say Not Synchronized?
||Posted - 08/16/2012 : 3:54:46 PM
Thanks for your answer. I followed all your instructions, step by step. Unfortunately, it did not work. Same result. The 'C' button blinks twice and then nothing.
The HL sync did not report any new link. Can't figure out what's the problem.
Could it be related with SL ? Would a factory reset on the keypadlinc help ?
Is it possible that the device is just not working properly (broken, end of life) ?
What about dimming the backlight of the OFF button ? Is it possible ?
||Posted - 08/16/2012 : 12:10:20 PM
Sounds like you might have the keypad button set up as a non-toggle and that you linked the ApplianceLinc with a level of Off.
Synchronize the house so HouseLinc can capture any links you created using device Set buttons, then change the keypad's button c to toggle mode (select the keypad device, then click the Properties tab, then select button C, then select Toggle).
To adjust the keypad's scenes, use HouseLinc's Scenes tool. Give the scene a name, click on the Device Name column title to short on that, then click on the plus sign next to the keypad to show all 5 button groups associated with that device. Put a check in the Included box next to the keypad, then put a check in the Controller box for button C.
Now check the ApplianceLinc, check Responder, then if necessary click Edit and adjust the response to On. Click Save to save all the new links out to your devices.
If you accidentally linked the incorrect device to a button using the keypad buttons or the HouseLinc Links tab, no problem. Open up the scene, *check* the inappropriate device to add it to the scene, Save, uncheck the inappropriate device, then Save again.