Wondering if anyone in the UK has automated their TV bed and what they used/how they did it. I've been meaning to have a look at mine (bought from TV Bedstore) for a while as it would good to use it as a morning wakeup.
The bed lift is currently operated by a nasty, cheap looking remote only. I've opened up the controls in the bed base and there is a "dead man" two way retractable switch for up and down (press and hold - movement stops on release) If held the motor cuts out on its limits automatically at the top/bottom. My preference is to hook up to this switch for simplicity. My thoughts are:
1 - Fibaro Double Smart module (or any other module with a dry contact) connecting the common of the existing switch to the input of the module and the two outputs of the module to the up/down contacts on the existing switch. That would work fine but I would have to set up a rule to auto switch off after motor travel time plus a few seconds - otherwise the module would lock out operation from elsewhere (the remote)
2 - Fibaro Smart Implant. The TV bed controls are powered by a 21V DC switch mode power supply. The smart implant may be better than 1 above as the driver has an option for "auto off" on the two outputs - so the cut out timer could be set directly in the device preferences without the need for any rules.
3 - Qubino Flush Shutter DC. This might work but the output would be connected to the existing switch, rather than the motor itself. First I'd need to check that the common of the existing switch is connected to the +21V DC of the PSU as the outputs in the module are switched internally to the positive supply voltage (12-24V DC) I'm also not sure that it would successfully calibrate and see the limits of the motor.
Interested whether anyone has completed the automation or any observations. Thanks