Timers Or Macros Not Working In Activehome Pro

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Question

I can control my lights/appliances through ActiveHome Pro manually, so why are my timers not working?

Answer

Macros and timers are sent in a compressed format that is more vulnerable to interference. Make sure to run Tools-Download Macros and Timers first. If you can control some lights, but others are intermittent, not responding, or respond to regular signals but not macros or timers, then generally the problem will fall into one of two categories: phase issues and line noise.

Some X10 modules have a "SoftStart" feature. When an X10 signal is sent, the module will fade the lamp up from the off setting. Older X10 lamp modules have always come on at full brightness. The fade up or fade down takes about two seconds for SoftStart modules. SoftStart modules must be labeled correctly in ActiveHome Pro for your timers to work - click here for more information.

If you find that it is not a phase issue or line noise go to your 'Timer Designer' and click on 'Advanced Layout' on the right hand side. Within the timer check the box for 'Repeat' in the lower right hand corner. This will send the command multiple times when the timer runs.

Recently manufactured dimmable lamp modules (WS12A, WS467, and WS4777) should be called LM14A 2-Way Lamp Modules if you are having issues controlling them.

If you want to run the CM15A away from the PC, make sure to check 'Store in Interface' for each timer as long as you are in the Advanced Layout.

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