Support for BlindsT0

Posted on
Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:52 pm
sbe08 offline
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Support for BlindsT0

Hello Robert,

I have a few RollerTrol blinds motors that I would like to automate with an RFXtrx. They operate under the native BlindT0 protocol. I checked your plug-in implementation, but I'm not an expert in XML and Python to rapidly add support for blinds in your Indigo plug-in. Can you pinpoint me where shall I make modifications to achieve basic ON/OFF (Open / Close) functions? I could even send the raw IR code data... =-)

Thanks,

Sylvain

p.s. Here's the output from TRXmng while pressing on the remote to close blind unit 1 and 2.

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Set Mode:0D 00 00 02 03 53 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00
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0D01000203532D00400001000000
Packettype        = Interface Message
subtype           = Interface Response
Sequence nbr      = 2
response on cmnd  = Set Mode
Transceiver type  = 433.92MHz
Firmware version  = 45
Hardware version  = 1.0
Undec             off
X10               disabled
ARC               disabled
AC                disabled
HomeEasy EU       disabled
Meiantech         disabled
Oregon Scientific disabled
ATI               disabled
Visonic           disabled
Mertik            disabled
AD                disabled
Hideki            disabled
La Crosse         disabled
FS20              disabled
ProGuard          disabled
BlindsT0          enabled
BlindsT1          disabled
AE                disabled
RUBiCSON          disabled
FineOffset        disabled
RFU protocol 3    disabled
RFU protocol 4    disabled
RFU protocol 5    disabled
RFU protocol 6    disabled
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0919000000C29F020170
Packettype    = BLINDS1
subtype       = Safy / RollerTrol / Hasta new
Sequence nbr  = 0
id1-3         = 00C29F
Unit          = 2
Command       = Close
Signal level  = 7
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0919000100C29F010170
Packettype    = BLINDS1
subtype       = Safy / RollerTrol / Hasta new
Sequence nbr  = 1
id1-3         = 00C29F
Unit          = 1
Command       = Close
Signal level  = 7

Posted on
Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:29 am
RJdeKok offline
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Re: Support for BlindsT0

I will implement them for you...
But give me a bit of time.

Posted on
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:35 pm
sbe08 offline
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Re: Support for BlindsT0

Awesome... Thank you so much! If you need a reference implementation, RollerTrol has one for MiCasaVerde.

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,9563.0.html

Sylvain

Posted on
Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:52 am
RJdeKok offline
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Re: Support for BlindsT0

Again a new version of the RFXCOM Plugin (V1.2.4) is available here: http://www.rjdekok.nl/downloads/RFXCOM.indigoPlugin.zip
- RollorTrol blinds implemented

Like to hear if it works....

Posted on
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:09 pm
sbe08 offline
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Re: Support for BlindsT0

Hi Robert,

I'm happy to confirm that it works... ...almost! I pinned the problem on the end code (0x00) that you appended to the transmit buffer instead of the 0x70 that was sent by the remote. I made the change to the Python script and everything works great now. Thanks for your awesome plug-in!

Posted on
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:37 am
RJdeKok offline
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Re: Support for BlindsT0

Good to hear, I'll change it in my plugin as well...

Posted on
Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:00 am
b_weijenberg offline
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Re: Support for BlindsT0

Sylvain,

I don't understand why it does not operate with a zero byte at the end. This byte is not used in the RFXtrx433 and could have any value.
Would you be so kind to do a test using RFXmngr?

Bert
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Posted on
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:31 pm
pdmjr offline
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Re: Support for BlindsT0

Hi - not sure if this is the proper place to ask this, I have been looking through these pages for a solution and this seems to come close to what I am looking for. A couple of months ago I bought some Comfortex shades with the simplicity battery motors and RF remote. Not long after I discovered the Rollertrol website. There are some good ideas in there for skylight shades and hope to build some before the hot summer gets here. From reading here I found that the RFXCOM will interface with a plug-in to Indigo. That would seem to be an easy hook-up with the new shades but I was wondering if the simplicity shades I already bought would interface with theRFXCOM as well. The remote I have and the remote on the Rollertrol website are identical but I know that sometimes there are internal differences. I did a google search but could not find anything.

Any help would be great!

Thanks
Peter

After a bit of playing around and taking the shades apart and pulling out the motor, the motor is a BOFU BYB24 and I was able to get it to work with the RFXCOM so I got to answer my own question!

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