Archive for February, 2015

Updated RFXmngr and new firmware version 84, 184 and 237

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New firmware released for the RFXrec433, RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx433E
Please read chapter 2 of the RFXtrx User Guide.pdf to see which firmware type supports the protocols you need.
The preferred firmware version for the RFXtrx433E is the Ext firmware.
The preferred firmware version for the RFXtrx433 is the Type1 or Type2 firmware.
Type1 or Type2 firmware can be flashed in the RFXtrx433 and the RFXtrx433E.

Firmware changes in versions 433_84/184/237
– SelectPlus Action chime changed (important: requires an update of the application)
– Alecto WS4500 added
– Envivo ENV-1348 Aldi chime added
– DEA Systems receivers added
– CM180 updated, Total power set to zero for Instant only packets

RFXmngr program
The RFXmngr program is updated to support this new firmware.

How to control HomeEasy HE8xx modules.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

RFXCOM supports the HomeEasy AB600 (ARC), HE2xx (AC) and HE4xx (HE EU) protocols.
The HE8xx protocol is not supported!
But the HE8xx modules can be controlled by RFXCOM using an ARC, AC or HE EU protocol.

The HE8xx remote transmits multiple protocols, eg HE8xx, HE EU, AC and ARC.
If a HE8xx dimmer is paired with a HE8xx remote the HE8xx protocol is used. The RFXCOM receives only the HE EU, AC and ARC protocols. If you try to control the HE8xx dimmer with one of these received codes is does not operate because the dimmer is using the HE8xx code.

Solution:
Reset the HE8xx dimmer to remove all paired remotes from the dimmer,
Put the HE8xx dimmer in learning mode and transmit an ON command with the RFXCOM using one of the protocols and codes (house code, ID, unit code) as received by the RFXCOM from the HE8xx remote.
The HE8xx dimmer can now be controlled using the HE8xx remote and the RFXCOM.