I know there are apps around that will take the place of associations, but I have my reasons for not wanting to use them. Primarily I am trying to install my Hubitat Home Automation system so if the system was gone tomorrow and I wasn't around to "fix things" the wife could still control lights and such in the conventional "flip a switch" way. So if my automations work in parallel with traditional control then the wife is happy. My current dilemma is how to direct associate some Cooper Aspire RF9501 switches with RF9517 slaves.
Q1: If I enroll a pair of switches in the Cooper Zwave system using a RFTDC controller, establish associate, then remove them and add them to Hubitat will the association remain?
Q2: Is anyone using direct associations with Hubitat - and if so, how did you accomplish it.
Q3: I have read that you can use a Minimote to create associations. I have one of them, but how exactly would you create the association?
I suppose I can also dump my Aspire switches and buy some Zooz switches which are supposed to work with existing 3W switches and no association.