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QuickCarl2K1
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Posted: December 04 2018 at 09:39 | IP Logged Quote QuickCarl2K1

Sorry, I've searched as best I could but couldn't find
the answer. How do I create a timed event that instead
of using ON allows me to set my device to a level less
than 100%?

Corollary, if 255 is ON, is 25=10%, 50=20%, etc.?
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Posted: December 05 2018 at 20:22 | IP Logged Quote dhoward

Carl,

If you're trying to set an Insteon device (0 = off/fully dimmed and 255 = full on....127 would 50%), then there are several ways to do it (macro,
formula, device control, etc).

Im guessing based upon the question, you're trying to use "Device Control". From the Device Control builder (double click the ID/Keys/Formula column),
you'll choose Insteon, the ID of your Insteon device, Absolute Dim, and then put the level you want in the Level/Formula field. If your Insteon
device ID is "BACKPORCH", then the device control string to set this device to 50% would look like:

INSTEON+BACKPORCH+ADIM+127

Hope this helps,

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Posted: December 06 2018 at 04:50 | IP Logged Quote QuickCarl2K1

Thanks Dave. Very helpful. I edited the ID / Keys
/Formula section of the Timed Event and changed the
"+ON" to "+ADIM+25" for my dimmable Insteon LED light.
I'm pretty sure that will accomplish what I intend.

Love your work!

UPDATE: Actually it looks like in the Timed Event
window, if you want to ADIM a device, it uses level 1-
100, so to dim to 10% the edit would have been
"+ADIM+10". The comment that I wrote above would
result in the light being dimmed to 25%.

Edited by QuickCarl2K1 - December 07 2018 at 04:01
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Posted: December 06 2018 at 17:52 | IP Logged Quote dhoward

Doh! You are correct. I forgot that I "normalized" the level for all devices to be a value from 0 to 100. With each type of device,
PowerHome will convert the 0 to 100 value into data appropriate for Insteon, X10, UPB, etc.

Appreciate the followup.

Dave.
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