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  1. C4 Zigbee Wireless motion issues

    Have prob 100+ switches and 7 TVs w remotes.
  2. We've had repeated issues with: (a) our several wireless motion sensors ceasing to respond (they stop working and show ? in composer and (b) have "day mode" randomly unchecking. Our Pinnacle Dealer is very good and has tried RMAing several sensors and adding zigbee repeaters and changing channels for mesh -- all while consulting C4. The motions still go off line periodically and sometimes don't return without reboot. That means getting ladder and removing battery. These should stay connected until the battery runs out! Driving us nuts. Anyone have a solution? On newest OS with EA5 controller and several HC-250s for TVs. Dealer has expanded to three meshes (we have lots of lights too-- all are supposed to act as repeaters). All motions are within a few feet of a lightswitch (albeit outside but a wood frame house). The outdoor motions are under overhangs. Wifi has already been migrated to frequencies less likely to interfere. In suburbia so no density issues. Flummoxed!
  3. New remotes in the pipeline??

    Agree. I like bleeding edge but the 260s work v well and don’t see need for an upgrade.
  4. I also think zigbee is more reliable than zwave. Based on some DIY stuff I’ve done for fun.
  5. Newest gen wireless switches

    Agree. Not the dealers fault. The switch just went bad.
  6. Newest gen wireless switches

    Turned out to be a faulty switch. Control4 is replacing but bummer I have to pay $200 for the electrician. Shouldn’t C4 cover that? These are less than one year old.
  7. Remote issues continue

    Dealer came and made some changes to zigbee mesh. Assume it will work as our dealer is v good. Working after 1 day but we’ll see.
  8. LED bulbs

    Right and did you use a neutral?
  9. Remote issues continue

    Thanks. Not sure that’s the issue as we’ve C4 wireless switches (latest gen) in each room too so mesh is strong and we use 2-3 controllers as zigbee APs and have two zigbee range extenders. Had been rock solid until upgrade to 2.10.
  10. LED bulbs

    And these are gen 3 switches? Are you sure electrician installed w neutral correctly?
  11. Remote issues continue

    It was every 3-4 days but it has increased in frequency to daily
  12. LED bulbs

    Sounds like you didn’t wire the switches with a neutral. I’m not an electrician but you might check on that. Did an electrician install the switches?
  13. Multiple SR260 remotes lock up (with hourglass) every 3-4 days since upgrade to 2.10. Then they need to be power cycled by removing battery. Has happened multiple times to some of the remotes. Have 6-7 remotes and EA5 runs house with hc250s and one EA1 and one hc800 at TVs. Dealing coming out tomorrow. Anyone have any ideas? This happened maybe twice in 2 years with OS 2.8 and 2.9 and now it is daily! Also what is reset button sequence on remote? Getting the Litium ion rechargables out is a pain. Btw I’ve rebooted the EA5 and no improvement.
  14. WiFi Solutions

    We have two houses w C4. One house I set up Wi-Fi with Ubiquiti AP Pro into ( Luxul router installed by C4 dealer). I’m pretty tech savvy. Ubiquiti now works very well. That said the very occasionally release buggy firmware. On the other house our dealer did the whole thing with ruckus APs. Frankly the Ruckus stuff is slightly better (better ping times). ubiquiti was prob $1200. Ruckus setup was prob $4k. If I had to do it again I’d prob do professional (non ubiquiti). The professional stuff is expensive but worth it. And no I’m not a dealer or installer. The dealers are correct re rock solid Wi-Fi. All APs should be wired (cat 5e or 6) and forget extenders and repeaters — I spent many man hours on those and they are slow and unreliable and make you crazy. My guess is you can’t go wrong with ruckus or Luxul or pakedge. These days I’d choose pakedge as I’m trying to use all C4 native stuff.
  15. Newest gen wireless switches

    Composer HE is showing 8 Watts of current being used. Under ENERGY INFORMATION and CURRENT POWER it shows 8 Watts when switch C4 wireless switch is off.
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