Need to create a rule for a pump on a hydroponics system (using a ZigBee plug). The pump need to run for 15 min every hour. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or help.
Do you want to be able to turn the pump off/disable the rule permanently?
Need the plug / pump to be on for 15 min the off for 45 min every hour. I need the role to be running in the background at all times.
This is how I would do it.
Choose periodic for trigger and select every hour.
Let me give it a try and see if I can get to to work. Thanks.
It might help to understand the trigger and actions inputs.
Input actions are ALWAYS OR'd meaning any single trigger will cause the actions to be evaluated.
Triggers are just that. When some change happens (time becomes 1:00, or garage opens etc) the Actions are run. Until then the actions are ignored.
You cannot have a trigger like "the Porch light is ON" it must be "the Porch light just went on"
For checking steady conditions you can add If statements to the actions:
Be patient, entering logical expressions with a drop down interface can be overwhelming at first. Just go slow and small at first.