Popp Z-Rain

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alstromer
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Popp Z-Rain

Post by alstromer » Tuesday 11 July 2017 20:32

Hi,
I just bought a Popp Z-rain and I'm having some trouble with getting the right type of sensor. OpenZWave Control Panel recognizes the device as a Rain Rate Sensor, all fine by that. But in Domoticz the device shows up as a switch. Is there any way of manually/forcibly turn the rain rate sensor in to a sensor in Domoticz?

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Domoticz 3.5877
Linux raspberrypi 4.9.36-v7+
OpenZwave 1.4-2228-gbce4a88-dirty
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JanA
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Re: Popp Z-Rain

Post by JanA » Monday 17 July 2017 20:05

Hi,
Have you tried the beta?

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Re: Popp Z-Rain

Post by alstromer » Monday 24 July 2017 1:57

Hi,
Sorry for late answer but no I haven't
Is this addressed in the beta?

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Re: Popp Z-Rain

Post by alstromer » Monday 24 July 2017 2:15

Hmm. Looks like it does in some way. Now the sensor shows up as a sensor instead of a switch. Let's hope it will give me some values during next rain. (Probably this week)

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Re: Popp Z-Rain

Post by JanA » Friday 04 August 2017 9:05

Hi again,
And sorry for my late answer :-) (seems to missed to set notification when receiving posts...)
I run the latest beta, 3.8146, and it shows like:
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Re: Popp Z-Rain

Post by gerben » Thursday 14 September 2017 22:23

I have the same Z-rain device and after including, it creates the same 4 devices as shown in the post of friday 4 august above. If I include these devices to show up in the interface tabs, the device of type "Rain" subtype "TFA" is included in the "Weather" Tab. The device of type "General" subtype "Custom Sensor" is included in the tab "Utility" and the switches are included in the switches tab.

I have some remarks/questions:
In my opinion the device of type "General" subtype "Custom Sensor" should end up in the "weather" tab as well. When I try to edit the device, I can only change the name, not the type or subtype. Is there a location somewhere hidden where I can adjust this myself?
I would consider it even better if the measurements mm/h (current intensity) and mm (total amount during the past hour) would show up in one graph, similar to electric power consumption measuring devices that display in one graph both kW (current power) and kWh (total energy) values.

I expected one of the two switches to turn on when it starts to rain and the other to indicate "heavy rain", but after several rain showers, I have not seen either of the switches turn on. Does someone know what these switches indicate?

One of my intentions was to use the rain sensor as a trigger to raise the window screens when it starts to rain, the only option I see know is to use the rain intensity (>0) of the device of type "General" subtype "Custom Sensor". This because the response of the device of type "Rain" subtype "TFA" is too slow.

Does someone know if this device is the best choice for use as control of the window screens, or is there a better (more responsive) way to make the screens go up on the first detection of rain?

Gerben

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