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ETS5 Addressing Question

PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 2:24 pm
by BizarreImage
I was just wondering if these two cases are feasible in real practice. Please help me understand the logic behind this.

-Is it feasible to assign multiple actuator outputs to a single group object?

-Is it feasible to assign multiple sensor inputs to a single group object?

Example would be, assigning sensor input to actuator which is designated to turn it 'on/off' (one address)
then using this same address to make the same output 'flash'. So when I turn flip the switch, the output is set 'on' and at the same time will start flashing.
It functions theoretically as I have tried this on software and simulation with physical connections to a sensor and actuator.

:!: My main concern is that, if this is feasible (will it depend on the hardware whether it is?) or should I just stick to standards?
e.g addressing it one by one per function.

Thank you!

Re: ETS5 Addressing Question

PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:14 pm
by robvh
EIB is a group based architecture. Actuators listen to a group address. When an ON message appears with the group id that an actuator listens to, it switches itself on. Many actuators can listen to the same group address. I have groups "all lights living room" and "all lights 1st floor," as well as single actuator groups like "TL kitchen table."
Multiple input devices can write to the same group. 2 light switches that work on the same light. 3 light switches that fire into "all lights living room" etc.
In EIB you have to actively forget about addressing individual actuators, and design everything around groups. An advantage to this approach is that you can renumber device addresses (within the same segment) without having to reprogram groups or other inputs or actuators.
Btw. I've used Misterhouse with the EIB interface for 10 years now. With the recent HTML5 interface, it looks OK.

Re: ETS5 Addressing Question

PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:13 pm
by BizarreImage
Thank you very much! This is good to know.