So last night most things were not responding to Alexa calls. I looked into it and none of my Zigbee smartplugs (most of these are Iris V1 plugs) would respond to on/off commands from the app. The hub was actively logging data from them so they were connected. A simple restore from a previous back up did not fix the problem. I then performed a soft reset and restored from a two day old backup. Still the problem persisted. I then went to each device and hit the configure button and that seemed to clear things up and the switches became responsive. That was less than an hour ago and so far so good. Has anyone seen this before? Any ideas about what might have caused this?
I have seen other users report their Iris v1 devices going awol... So, it may be specific to those v1 devices. I do not have any so I cannot comment on any firsthand experience. Have you considered replacing them with newer devices?
You can't beat this price at ebay for these Iris v2 3210-L outlets that have worked very well for me on Hubitat.
That listing Ogiwon links to says there's only 9 left, so if you're even just imagining needing them, I'd grab a set.
No I have a ton of those. I am not using most of them because getting the Z-Wave repeater to pair on Hubitat is hit and miss. They pair right up to Smartthings, so I know that it is not me.
I have just a few because I never went all in on Zigbee. Until last year, I had zero Zigbee devices on my hubs. I decided that those Hampton Bay Fan Controllers were going to never be replicated in ZWave and started building some Zigbee usage via Iris Motion Sensors (v2 & v3). I learned all about needing Zigbee repeaters that way. Now I have 22 Zigbee devices, but all of them are on one Hub.
8 Iris Motion
4 Hampton Bay Fan Controller
2 SmartThings Presence Sensors (v4)
Everything else are those Iris Outlets deployed strictly for repeating Zigbee. I've never even attempted to enable their ZWave.
You mean the in canopy controller? I saw Innovelli was working on one and Hogar Controls has one.
I'm just going to pipe in here. I have 10 of them and had the zwaves paired and I started to experience some odd behavior with devices not responding. I asked support to take a look and they said that there were millions of logs rolling from the zwave repeater side of things. I was asked to remove them from my network. I did a safe exclude and my mesh is running smoothly again. I'm not going to directly blame becuase I still have the zigbee sides paired, but my mesh DID straighten out after I removed the zwave repeater part of the plug.
Yes. When I installed a set of 4 Fan + Light several years ago, I chose to NOT add wall switches. The Ceiling Fans have mains power only... they MUST be remote controlled. I could change that of course, but I'm no more eager to crawl through fiberglass insulation today than I was years back.
So, why not simply use them as Zigbee outlets/repeaters instead of the Iris v1 outlets? You don't have to pair the Z-Wave side.
I wonder if your 3210-L outlets are running the older firmware? I seem to recall users mentioning issues with the Z-Wave repeater when using the original firmware on the 3210-L outlets. All of the ones I have in production have the most up to date firmware...however I am really not using Z-Wave these days.
Is there a way to find that out. As far as I knew, there wasn't a way to find out if the firmware was up to date?
I kept the zigbee paired and am using them
The only way I know for sure to check the firmware version is to pair the outlet with SmartThings. Then, after a short while, you can check in the ST Web IDE for that specific device to see the firmware version. Unfortunately, ST does not update the firmware on these 3210-L devices like it does for the 3326-L motion sensors.
Of course not because that would be too easy. I'm really not in need of any more zwave repeaters anyway. My zwave mesh is pretty ok. So, I'll just keep them the way that they are, but I threw it out there as well as you adding about the firmware in case new users see this. That's the goal. So many things affect our fragile environments nowadays. (sigh)
He is down to 8 sets now... makes me want to grab a 5th or is it 6th set.... he will NOT be getting more of these, so if you want them now is the time...
I am just not convinced there is anything wrong with the Iris V1 smart plugs. I have been using them since 2012 and they are by far the most solid stable devices that I have ever used. That being said I did have other things on my network not working like Zigbee motion sensors. I don't know if that is because of the smart plugs not repeating properly or just another symptom of the problem with my system. All I know is that my logs were still recording their energy usage and they were on the network. A soft reset, restore and hitting the configure button fixed the issue. I don't see where that tells me that the smart plugs were the problem. Now that I think about it we have had some bad weather with thunder and lightning and the power did flicker a couple of times. Maybe that was the issue. Hard to tell but in my mind much more likely than a problem with my V1 smart plugs. I did not think about the bad weather until I started typing this response but I think now that it may be the likely cause.
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