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Aeon Labs appliance switch and Samsung SmartThings

5,451 978 December 11, 2017 at 09:09 AM
Hi - I tried posting in the below thread (the thread showing the item I bought and when) but it was too old to allow me to post something. So maybe someone can help me here.

https://slickdeals.net/e/8465661-aeon-labs-z-wave-smart-energy-switch-19-99-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch

I bought two of these Aeon Labs switches and I have used one of the as regular short extension cord (not connected to SmartThings) since back then because it was white and served my needs to not stand out on the wall. I finally got the second one out of the box yesterday to control the Christmas tree lights and I'm having some issues.

It connedted to SmartThings just fine and I can see it on my Samsung ST app. I can turn the lights on and see the kw used but I can not turn off the switch using the app. When the lights are on and I try to turn off using the app the icon will switch to "off" but the lights stay on and I need to walk up to the switch to hit the button so they can turn off. Has anyone had this issue before and can maybe offer a remedy?

Thanks in advance.

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Hey Dude, try searching in smartthings forum for the device handler for this product, usually those threads have tons of great info and possibly a better handler that would allow the device to respond better

try the DSC06 handler from jpansarasa at community. smartthings. com
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Hey Dude, try searching in smartthings forum for the device handler for this product, usually those threads have tons of great info and possibly a better handler that would allow the device to respond better

try the DSC06 handler from jpansarasa at community. smartthings. com
Thanks for the info, I'll try looking for that later tonight or sometime soon.

I did google first and a bunch of results were from that forum but after I started reading and saw what basically looked like programming it sort of scared me away. I'm not too sure how these "handlers" work (or if they're even safe to add to the app) but I'll read up on it.

Thanks, repped.
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Thanks for the info, I'll try looking for that later tonight or sometime soon.

I did google first and a bunch of results were from that forum but after I started reading and saw what basically looked like programming it sort of scared me away. I'm not too sure how these "handlers" work (or if they're even safe to add to the app) but I'll read up on it.

Thanks, repped.
It's really easy and there are plenty of videos. Copy code for handler and then paste into " create device handler window" under the "by code" tab. Save, then click publish. Go to aeon device and click edit, go to bottom and find the handler you just saved, and you're done. No coding required at all, cuz I'm no programmer...
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It's really easy and there are plenty of videos. Copy code for handler and then paste into " create device handler window" under the "by code" tab. Save, then click publish. Go to aeon device and click edit, go to bottom and find the handler you just saved, and you're done. No coding required at all, cuz I'm no programmer...
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Thanks for the instructions. I was able to create the new handler but I don't see how to add that handler to the device.

Are your instructions about going to edit on the Aeon device name for the website or for the app? Either way, after I hit edit on the device name on the website I only get the following fields:

Name
Label
Zigbee Id
Device Network Id
Type
Version
Hub
Group

Don't see the newly published decide handler anywhere. I had removed the device and added again as a new device just a short while ago. I thought the normal controls were finally working because I was able to turn it off, but it only did that one time and it's back to not being able to turn off via app. This is why I'm trying to add the handler now.
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It's really easy and there are plenty of videos. Copy code for handler and then paste into " create device handler window" under the "by code" tab. Save, then click publish. Go to aeon device and click edit, go to bottom and find the handler you just saved, and you're done. No coding required at all, cuz I'm no programmer...
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Thanks for the instructions. I was able to create the new handler but I don't see how to add that handler to the device.

Are your instructions about going to edit on the Aeon device name for the website or for the app? Either way, after I hit edit on the device name on the website I only get the following fields:

Name
Label
Zigbee Id
Device Network Id
Type
Version
Hub
Group

Don't see the newly published decide handler anywhere. I had removed the device and added again as a new device just a short while ago. I thought the normal controls were finally working because I was able to turn it off, but it only did that one time and it's back to not being able to turn off via app. This is why I'm trying to add the handler now.
Never mind, I figured it out. It was under "Type" and I had to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list. I was looking at that list earlier but I was looking for another name and not the one they decided to name that device handler.

Seems to be working now. I ended up using some other guy's handler that was posted a bit more recent since I wasn't sure if that original handler that was posted was still valid or if there were any changes made to it. There were over 130 posts to read through so I just chose the last posted one that seemed good, I really just wanted it to turn the switch off and on, didn't really need all of that extra info.

Thanks again.
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Never mind, I figured it out. It was under "Type" and I had to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the list. I was looking at that list earlier but I was looking for another name and not the one they decided to name that device handler.

Seems to be working now. I ended up using some other guy's handler that was posted a bit more recent since I wasn't sure if that original handler that was posted was still valid or if there were any changes made to it. There were over 130 posts to read through so I just chose the last posted one that seemed good, I really just wanted it to turn the switch off and on, didn't really need all of that extra info.

Thanks again.
Glad to hear you did it. More confidence for next time....
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