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arctech_dimmer

Arctech Dimmers

FeatureSupport
Sending
Receiving
Config

Supported Brands

BrandProtocol
KlikAanKlikUitkaku_dimmer

Sender Arguments

-u --unit=unit             control a device with this unit code
-i --id=id                 control a device with this id
-a --all                   send command to all devices with this id
-d --dimlevel=dimlevel     send a specific dimlevel

Config

        "living": {
                "name": "Living",
                "dimmer": {
                        "name": "Dimmer",
                        "protocol": [ "kaku_dimmer" ],
			"id": [{
				"id": 100,
				"unit": 0
			}],
                        "state": "off",
                        "dimlevel": 15
                }
        }

Optional Settings

SettingDefaultFormatDescription
dimlevel-minimum0numberMinimum dimlevel
dimlevel-maximum15numberMaximum dimlevel
all01 or 0If specified this will trigger the “group” function of the advanced remotes and trigger all registered devices for the given Systemcode
gui-readonly01 or 0Disable controlling this device from the GUIs

Protocol

This protocol sends 148 pulses like this

286 2825 286 201 289 1337 287 209 283 1351 287 204 289 1339 288 207 288 1341 289 207 281 1343 284 205 292 1346 282 212 283 1348 282 213 279 1352 282 211 281 1349 282 210 283 1347 284 211 288 1348 281 211 285 1353 278 213 280 1351 280 232 282 1356 279 213 285 1351 276 215 285 1348 277 216 278 1359 278 216 279 1353 272 214 283 1358 276 216 276 1351 278 214 284 1357 275 217 276 1353 270 217 277 1353 272 220 277 1351 275 220 272 1356 275 1353 273 224 277 236 282 1355 272 1353 273 233 273 222 268 1358 270 219 277 1361 274 218 280 1358 272 1355 271 243 273 222 268 1358 270 219 277 1361 274 218 280 1358 272 1355 271 243 251 11302

The first 2 pulses are the header and the last 2 pulses are the footer. These are meant to identify the pulses as genuine. We don't use them for further processing. The next step is to transform this output into 36 groups of 4 pulses (and thereby dropping the header and footer pulses).

286 201 289 1337 
287 209 283 1351 
287 204 289 1339 
288 207 288 1341 
289 207 281 1343 
284 205 292 1346 
282 212 283 1348 
282 213 279 1352 
282 211 281 1349 
282 210 283 1347 
284 211 288 1348 
281 211 285 1353 
278 213 280 1351 
280 232 282 1356 
279 213 285 1351 
276 215 285 1348 
277 216 278 1359 
278 216 279 1353 
272 214 283 1358 
276 216 276 1351 
278 214 284 1357 
275 217 276 1353 
270 217 277 1353 
272 220 277 1351 
275 220 272 1356 
275 1353 273 224 
277 236 282 1353 
272 1353 273 277
273 222 268 1358 
270 219 277 1361 
274 218 280 1358 
272 1355 271 243
273 222 268 1358 
270 219 277 1361 
274 218 280 1358 
272 1355 271 243

If we now look at carefully at these groups you can distinguish three types of groups:

  1. 272 1355 271 243
  2. 274 218 280 1358
  3. 277 236 282 277

So the first group is defined by a high 2nd, the second group has a high 4th pulse, and the third group has a low 2nd and a low 4th pulse. This third group is a special one but not much of a use while receiving. However, it must be taken care of when sending arctech dimmer codes. So we take either of these two pulses to define a 0 or a 1. In this case we say a high 2nd pulse means a 1 and a low 2nd pulse means a 0. We then get the following output:

000000000000000000000000010000010001

Each (group) of numbers has a specific meaning:

  • ID: 0 till 25
  • All: 26
  • Check: 27
  • Unit: 28 till 31
  • Dimlevel: 32 till 35
00000000000000000000000001 0 0 0001 0001
  • The ID is defined as a binary number
  • The All special pulse to identify the code was meant for a dimmer
  • The Check defines whether a devices needs to be turned On or Off
  • The Unit is also defined as a binary number
  • The Dimlevel defines the specific dimlevel

So this code represents:

  • ID: 1
  • All: Single
  • Check: Valid
  • Unit: 1
  • Dimlevel: 1

Another example:

  • ID: 123456
  • All: All
  • Check: Valid
  • Unit: 15
  • Dimlevel: 8
000000000111100010010000001011111000
arctech_dimmer.txt · Last modified: 2015/11/27 22:09 (external edit)