OpenSprinkler Forums OpenSprinkler Unified Firmware Remote Controller Issues

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  • #49739

    Cosmacelf
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    I have two 3.0 controllers, each with their own fixed IP address. After a few mistakes, I got one of the controllers to operate as a remote controller. I could turn on a sprinkler on the remote controller from the main one I was controlling via the app. A couple of days later, however I seem to have lost that ability.

    The remote controller still says it is configured as an Extender when I control that controller directly. And I can turn on and off zones directly on that controller. But when I go the the other controller and try to turn on a remote zone, it doesn’t work. As I said, it WAS working, but now isn’t and I don’t think I changed anything.

    BTW, I don’t know if this is a known bug, but after I realized the remote function wasn’t working, I decided to create a program on the remote controller. I had each station listed as sequential. When I went to run that program, the controller turned on ALL program zones simultaneously. Needless to say this stressed the poor transformer a bit (it was reading something like 1500ma draw on the 500 ma AC transformer).

    Is there any way to turn OFF Extender mode?

    #50022

    Ray
    Keymaster

    When a controller is in ‘extender’ mode, I think its stations’ sequential flags are ignored (I will check to confirm). This is because in extender mode, it’s supposed to be operated by a master controller, and it merely passively listens to command from the master controller. So if the zones on master controller are set as sequential, then the remote zones are also sequential; and if the zones on the master controller are not sequential, so are the remote zones.

    You can turn off extender mode by typing in the IP address of your remote controller, go to Edit Options -> Advanced, and check of Extender mode. You can also do this on the controller physically by using buttons.

    #69684

    imboeschi
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    I have an open sprinkler 3.0 configured as an extender and I want to switch it back to normal operation but am unable to find out how to do it. I looked in the Edit Options -> Advanced and can’t see any way to turn off extender mode. Screen dump appended.

    This is opensprinkler hardware version 3.2 – AC, Firmware 2.1.9(3), Mac OS App Version 2.2.1 (but see the same behaviour in a web browser – no option to disable extender mode).

    How is it possible to turn off extender mode using the controller physically?

    #69709

    Ray
    Keymaster

    At the bottom of the screen, where it says “configured as extender”, click that and you should be able to switch it back to original.

    If your controller has buttons, it’s also possible to turn it off by using buttons to change option values. How to use buttons to change option values is explains in the opensprinkler user manual.

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