Enable application

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    Charlie Crackle

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    Can some one please explain what the enable application is used for and what existing modules use it ?

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    Enable Control Application

    Hi,

    The Enable Control application is used for.... Enabling and Disabling things. It's our preferred method for enabling/disabling things over the bus from touchscreens, key units etc.

    It is used mainly by output units today for enabling/disabling features like Error Reporting (e.g. DIMPR12A, Dali Gateway).

    Typically, you assign a group on the enable control application, then:
    - Setting the group to the level (note: 0-255 level, not percentage) corresponding to Enabled enables the feature.
    - Setting the group to the level corresponding to Disabled disables the feature.
    - Other levels are ignored.

    Sometimes the levels are configurable (DALI Gateway), sometimes they are hard set (DIMPR12). Sometimes there are multiple levels to allow selecting a multi-state value (e.g. DIMPR12).

    The application supports a single command that is equivalent to a lighting command to set a group to a level instantly. No On/Off, no ramps.

    Make sense?
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    Typical examples are:
    - enabling a sensor
    - enabling a Schedule in a touch screen
    - enabling the irrigation controller in a touch screen
     
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    Which sensors?

    I was expecting that too but the PIR sensors I have are enabled/disabled using lighting group addresses.

    Cheers

    Rohan
     
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    You can also use it to disable DLT light switches.

    Some examples you can use this in:

    You put your home into "Visitor Mode", which can be a scene, and within that scene you can enable a "enable group", so you can disable certain light switches you don't want your visitors to use.

    Also another feature it can be used for is when your security system goes into alarm, you can disable all DLT lights switch from working so the intruder can turn things off or on.

    hope this helps...
     
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