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Posted: December 21 2009 at 09:32 | IP Logged Quote BeachBum

I received a “Start Man Chg” from pressing a 4 Off button on one of my ControLincs. It was immediately followed by a “Stop Man Chg”. The correct sequence is a Group 4 Off I pressed the 4 Off 5 different times and it showed up in the log as “Start Man Chg” each time. It was repeatable while the condition lasted but now I can’t seem to reproduce it. I tried pressing Dim and that didn’t reproduce it either.

Explanation of the commands:
17-Start Manual Change - Begin dimming or brightening until 18-Stop Manual Change received. Cmd2 is 1 for brightening, 0 for dimming.
18-Stop Manual Change - End dimming or brightening started with 17-Start Manual Change received.

Any thoughts what might have happened?


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Posted: December 21 2009 at 09:52 | IP Logged Quote grif091

Start/Stop Man Chg is the normal bright/dim sequence when holding down a button. Sounds like the ControLinc was reacting as though the number 4 Off button was being held down when it was not. The decision to issue an On/Off sequence versus a Start/Stop Man Chg sequence is totally up to the individual controller. Maybe the 4 Off button was sticking On. Maybe the start of a ControLinc failure.

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Posted: December 21 2009 at 10:14 | IP Logged Quote BeachBum

I now can reproduce it by holding the button down for about 5 seconds. As you indicated Lee, I may be seeing the start of a failure. The button wasn’t sticking because the log had 0 or 1 second interval between the Start and the Stop.

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Posted: December 21 2009 at 10:26 | IP Logged Quote grif091

Sure sounds like the ControLinc was malfunctioning with such short log times. I know of no option that can make it operate in that manner. All that heat and humidity!

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Posted: December 21 2009 at 10:30 | IP Logged Quote BeachBum

I’m too old for “heat and humidity” in the bedroom…

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I've RMAed a couple of Controllincs over time - sometimes buttons do get funky
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Posted: October 28 2019 at 08:43 | IP Logged Quote jeffw_00

So I'm getting this from a -new- 4-device mini switch
controller (actually, 2 separate units) - I'm probably
holding down the button too
long. Still - is there any way to get Powerhome to
trigger on this the same way it would for Group On/Off?   
I don't see Start/Stop Man Chg in the options on the
trigger menu.   Thanks!

Edited by jeffw_00 - October 28 2019 at 08:45
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