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  1. I have a 6 button keypad-dimmer with 'Goodnight' light scene bound to the bottom button. During parties the young kids like to play with the buttons, turning off all the lights. Is there a way to prevent a bound action from happening? or is my only alternative to remove the binding and run the scene from programming on button click? I prefer the binding due to it automatically setting the LED colour from the scene... Cheers.
  2. I've hooked them up to the 12VAC and they appear like a solid light. I've got other step/deck lights which stated DC which upon hooking up to 12VAC had a very noticeable flicker. And always worried about undue damage (not that they are high price items, but want them to last...) Just got some more for in the pond which are labeled AC/DC and actually have blue, brown and yellow wires, which I'd assume you'd get red/black if DC ....?
  3. Hi, I have several landscape light circuits which are controlled by a relay. The relay is controlled by the C4 controller. What are the options for having these relays show in the light menu on the C4 App and remotes? I see there is a light to relay driver available from Alan - but it appears to be the opposite of what I am after??
  4. I've purchased some low voltage coloured LED garden lights to add to my outdoor serenity. These new LED lights state they are AC/DC 12-24V Should I expect that if I use an AC power supply, that these will flicker at high speed (potentially too fast to notice)? And does this cause damage? or Should I expect they have the built in function to convert to DC? or Am I best to just get a new DC power supply for them? (note - I already have 12VAC that I would prefer to use) cheers.
  5. Where did you purchase from and were you able to install yourself? I'm looking for three sheets for my main bathroom and one for the main toilet. Three of the four sheets will go on opening windows, so the wires need to be flexible or long enough to allow the gap when opened. I'm thinking one circuit for the three in the bathroom. assuming these are low voltage, I'd most likely use an external power supply controlled by C4 relay, triggered on/off by the room's dimmer (to begin with, if it becomes a hassle, I could add an additional switch) I've got no idea where to buy from, b
  6. Is anyone out there making use of smart film? I'm looking for a solution for my bathroom and toilet windows. We don't have curtains which is a bit annoying for guests, so I'm thinking of installing smart film and integrating with C4 - for example turn on the light and the film goes opaque. Cheers
  7. Good advice - pretty sure all my relays use the NO connection - will double check when I get a chance. I get notifications when a reboot takes place, so I am pretty sure this was not the cause. Cheers.
  8. Control 4 is showing as 'On' - so I guess that means C4 has physically closed the relay. With that in mind, it seems a bit weird for a short to be the cause. And I just realised that I also have a switch outside which is hooked up to the C4 contact - this must be the cause - perhaps water or moisture is getting in here on storms and closing the contact...
  9. A couple of times, my waterfall has turned on by itself. One instance appears to have happened when my dishwasher caused a circuit breaker to pop. Another appears to have happened during a lightning storm. My waterfall is turned on and off using a 12v relay, which is wired directly to my HC800 is this possible?
  10. Thanks for all the input. I'm trying channel 25 now to see if I get an improved response. My Wifi is currently set to channel 11.
  11. Channel is currently 24. What do you suggest changing it to? I have two HC800, both in the same rack in the garage. 'Home Controller HC800' is the Zigbee server/Coordinator 'Slave Controller HC800' is ZAP Only 36 devices on the zigbee network, the routine mesh shows they are split between both controllers. Signal strength shows full bars for all devices except the three furtherest away - which show 2 of the 4 bars
  12. I'm using an SR-250 in my living room. usually once or twice per week, sometimes more often, the remote won't respond. - What could be causing this? how it happens: I click 'Watch' I select a source and everything works correctly. I will then pick up the remote to do something - the remote lights up as it should. I click a button but nothing happens. If I click 'Watch' or 'Listen', the screen tries to load, but usually after a few seconds, the options page shows instead of the watch list. If I click 'pause' nothing happens. Often this happens while in the middle ffwd or re
  13. You can avoid using the room name in the command once everything is set up correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I don't actually recall my exact process, But I am guessing I just asked Alexa to discover new devices some time after completing task 3 - the edits on the C4 website.
  15. I have not played around with this much - it just worked first time. I think I saw a post here about using groups from @msgreenf a while back. 1. Create a group in the Alexa App. ie: 'Lounge' or 'Patio' .... 2. Add devices to the Group which belong in that room. Be sure to include the Alexa echo/dot in the Group too 3. Edit the voice control options for C4 devices on the control4 my-home website. ie: use the 'edit' option next to the device name to change 'Lounge Netflix' to 'Netflix' Be sure to click the 'Save Changes' at the top of the page when done.
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