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by ThomasB
16 Jun 2019, 18:07
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: RS485 Serial options?
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: RS485 Serial options?

... does ESPEasy have any support for "serial" data coming in and just pushing the values out over MQTT? It seems to me that the closest thing would be the Ser2Net plugin. It's for use with controllers that have Ser2Net gateways. https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/index.php?title=Ser2Net Your appli...
by ThomasB
16 Jun 2019, 04:29
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: RS485 Serial options?
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: RS485 Serial options?

Hardware wise, you can adapt the ESP serial port to RS485 with something like these:
https://ebay.to/2WEm3O4
https://ebay.to/2INiC2x

But software wise, I suspect you will need to create your own custom plugin for the ventilation fan.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
14 Jun 2019, 19:08
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 30
Views: 2548

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I went in to "Tools / Advanced' and set the "Inter-ESPEasy Network" UDP port number to zero on all my units. At the same time I unticked the "Enable serial port" box - again on all of my [5] units. Good ideas, may help someone reduce their reboots. I have observed that serial activity can invite mo...
by ThomasB
14 Jun 2019, 18:43
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Advice on what sensors to use
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Advice on what sensors to use

I need to find something like that on aliexpress since they don't see that anymore.
Ebay has several sources at low cost. https://ebay.to/2ZvVhcF

But if you must order from AliExpress then perhaps these might work out: https://bit.ly/2wS6Kqy

- Thomas
by ThomasB
14 Jun 2019, 01:12
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Advice on what sensors to use
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Advice on what sensors to use

Why not use simple optical detection? An IR LED on one side, with a matching photo transistor on the other side. When the hedgehog walks on the ramp it crosses the sensed path and breaks the beam, which can trigger GPIO events on ESPEasy. One set near the top of the ramp and another at the bottom wi...
by ThomasB
08 Jun 2019, 21:01
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 30
Views: 2548

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

Some days ago I configured the 'System Info' plugin to report the uptime of all of my units to Domoticz (http) to let me see how often my units were rebooting. I have my devices send me an email each time they reboot. This provides a convenient notification of the event. I was hoping that collectin...
by ThomasB
05 Jun 2019, 00:09
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy to control video projector and roller screen ?
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: ESPEasy to control video projector and roller screen ?

I've created a cable with a jack and GND/RX/TX connected to ESP Great. Don't forget that the projector's RS232C uses bipolar signals that need some additional circuitry to safely interface to ESP's 3V TTL. serialsend command accept only "textual" string Drat. Too bad your projector doesn't accept t...
by ThomasB
04 Jun 2019, 21:56
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESPEasy to control video projector and roller screen ?
Replies: 3
Views: 713

Re: ESPEasy to control video projector and roller screen ?

any idea if this serial port if fully compatible with ESPEasy & Wemos D1 ? RS232C will need to be converted to TTL. For example: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20190604113322&SearchText=MAX3232+mini is there a standard for jack 3.5mm serial interface ? gnd/TX/RX ? Not...
by ThomasB
04 Jun 2019, 19:17
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: SYSLOG priority in sleep/wake
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Re: SYSLOG priority in sleep/wake

If I use it in the wake time following deep sleep, it either only sends stuff to the syslog server occasionally or not at all. Any ideas why? Without rules to force an update, device data needs an event (interval or data change) before it is sent to syslog. Try this: Enable rules (Tools-AdvancedSet...
by ThomasB
03 Jun 2019, 18:47
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Broken I2C bus.
Replies: 7
Views: 968

Re: Broken I2C bus.

I'd like to get some idea of what's going wrong A careful visual inspect is your best tool. 1. Visually inspect the i2c pins' copper traces with a magnifier. Use a sharp knife between neighboring traces to remove contaminants. And check the soldered regions at the ESP8266 chip. 2. Check the data & ...
by ThomasB
03 Jun 2019, 16:59
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Nextion display plugin
Replies: 472
Views: 97025

Re: Nextion display plugin

is this a software/hardware serial issue - as in, if using software serial the ESP misses the transmission from the Nextion?
Top
It's a known issue with soft serial. The problem should not occur if you are using hardware serial with the Nextion Plugin.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
30 May 2019, 23:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 30
Views: 2548

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I was about to start to think it was better I had another random HW Watchdog reboot.. I wouldn't expect a recent release with core-252 to fully solve the reboot problem. But they say it should offer some improvement. At least that is what I am hoping for; Two days ago I installed ESP_Easy_mega-2019...
by ThomasB
29 May 2019, 01:09
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP32 - Waterflow sensor causes panic
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: ESP32 - Waterflow sensor causes panic

It is a pity that the ESP did not reach the performance I was expecting. Well, I have already put in so much work and everything in vain. Let's try to salvage your project. I understand you want to use a ESP32 but it crashes when water flow is measured. However, you found that the ESP8266 is able t...
by ThomasB
28 May 2019, 17:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 30
Views: 2548

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

I'd be happy to get involved in testing to try to resolve this issue.
One of the developers (TD-er) suggests using the recent releases with core 2.5.2. He says this core may be a bit more stable (less reboots), but is too soon to tell.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
28 May 2019, 17:02
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: A Disconnect button to annoy people?
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: A Disconnect button to annoy people?

@TD-er, thank you for calming my worries. @Everyone, ignore my remarks.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 23:16
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: EspEasy: HTTP : connection failed
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: EspEasy: HTTP : connection failed

In that example the C009 connection failure is referring to the FHEM HTTP controller. It's saying the first attempt (out of 80 allowed) was not successful. But it could have success in another attempt (review the logs). Not much more to go on, but at least it's a place to start the investigation. - ...
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 22:00
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP32 - Waterflow sensor causes panic
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: ESP32 - Waterflow sensor causes panic

Since I had the same effect as today with the Esp8266, I thought I'd try it with the esp32 It is unclear -- Do you mean that a ESP8266 crashes the same as the ESP32 when flow is measured? Or if the ESP8266 works well then why not use it? That's why my last guess, which still remains, was a problem ...
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 20:18
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: EspEasy: HTTP : connection failed
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: EspEasy: HTTP : connection failed

I am running different version
Which version (exact release name) were you running when the posted log message was seen?

The log message format can vary with release. If you post the exact release version and exact log message (copy/paste) it will be easier to find which plugin sent it.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 19:35
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: ESP32 - Waterflow sensor causes panic
Replies: 10
Views: 1864

Re: ESP32 - Waterflow sensor causes panic

i don´t know if my Problem with the ESP32 is Part of the Issue #2475 and i hope you can Help me. I have no experience with the issue. But I would suggest you try a release before the April 2019 commit that altered P003 pulse. Also, are you sure it is the flow sensor that is the actual problem sourc...
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 19:19
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum Uptime minute
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Maximum Uptime minute

358 days is very nice. I see you are using Git v2.0.0-dev12 (circa Sep 2017), which was a time that ESPEasy was quite stable. Starting with mid-2018 Mega releases the reboot issues have been ongoing for me

- Thomas
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 18:40
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Maximum Uptime minute
Replies: 6
Views: 1548

Re: Maximum Uptime minute

261K+ minutes uptime? That is amazing. What ESPEasy version/core is it running? What board?

My Node MCU boards and Sonoff modules (ESP8266) intermittently reboot every day. However, I have one Sonoff Basic (with latest ESP8265 hardware) that is reporting 26 days so far.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 18:25
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Security system upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Security system upgrade

That level shifter won't solve the problem I mentioned. An opto-isolator will provide the needed isolation as well as logic level shifting. Here is an example (found by quick google search) of using a optocoupler such as the popular PC817. Use 12V to power the door/window sensor switch that is conne...
by ThomasB
26 May 2019, 04:43
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: A Disconnect button to annoy people?
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: A Disconnect button to annoy people?

I suspect this may be a bug. Please check the Command_Wifi_Disconnect() function in WiFi.h; There is a chance it will erase the SSID and password from WiFi STA. Here is some info about preventing a disconnect's SSID erase: https://github.com/tzapu/WiFiManager/issues/280#issuecomment-272458858 The To...
by ThomasB
25 May 2019, 04:48
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: Security system upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 1744

Re: Security system upgrade

Don't connect the door/window sensors directly to the MCU's GPIO pins. The long wires (a.k.a. big antennas) can be affected by electrical noise and cause unexpected behavior. And during lightning storms the induced voltages will damage the input pins. Instead, use 10mA-20mA current loops on the sens...
by ThomasB
24 May 2019, 00:36
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Issue in Rules and sendtohttp
Replies: 11
Views: 344

Re: Issue in Rules and sendtohttp

Thanks for sharing build photos of your project. Provides inspiration to all those new ESPEasy makers out there. One thing i would like is the font to be a bit bigger, but the framed version of the Oled didn't work well I recommend using the Nextion display. It supports full color, high res graphics...
by ThomasB
23 May 2019, 20:41
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: EspEasy: HTTP : connection failed
Replies: 6
Views: 1610

Re: spEasy: HTTP : connection failed

HTTP : connection failed is a log message used in older versions of ESP Easy. It originates from a controller plugin that is unable to connect. If that doesn't help you narrow it down then more details are needed. For example: What version are you running? What Controllers are enabled? What conditi...
by ThomasB
22 May 2019, 18:03
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 30
Views: 2548

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

...set a espswitch ON via mqtt, them the esp reboot and start up with OFF.... so i have to send the mqtt info that the esp rebooted and than i have to send to a extra mqtt msg to the esp with the current state.... is not fine... That is how others have solved it. But there is another solution. Afte...
by ThomasB
22 May 2019, 04:46
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Hardware Watchdog Reboots
Replies: 30
Views: 2548

Re: Hardware Watchdog Reboots

will a bug report at github help to find the problem.... No need to do that for this well known issue. There are already a few github tickets for ESPEasy watchdog reboots and random crashes. These problems began mid-2018 and have been ongoing ever since. @TD-er is the main developer that has been t...
by ThomasB
21 May 2019, 23:44
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: problem with remote control
Replies: 8
Views: 340

Re: problem with remote control

It looks to me that the second IF statement will undo the action of the first IF. So it won't work correctly. And for accurate help, guys like me need more information to fully understand all the issues. Including screen shots of ESPEasy's device pages so the details can be reviewed. If English lang...
by ThomasB
21 May 2019, 17:16
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: wifi gui and ping not responding but not ap mode and ESP is up
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: wifi gui and ping not responding but not ap mode and ESP is up

would syslog help here? Will enable info/debug and check I don't expect it will help, but worth a try. Syslog can't provide log info when WiFi is disconnected. And to fully understand your WiFi connection issues you'll want to know the events before ESPEasy connects. Only serial log will provide th...
by ThomasB
20 May 2019, 03:35
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: Please help, my sr501+wemos keep loop "No motion"" Motion detected"
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Please help, my sr501+wemos keep loop "No motion"" Motion detected"

1. Set the SR501 jumper to REPEAT TRIGGER, re-apply power, and try again. If necessary, reduce sensitivity to minimize false detection. Be sure to power it with 5V (not 3.3V). 2. This forum is specifically for ESPEasy controlled hardware. So for additional help on your ESP8266 device I recommend con...
by ThomasB
14 May 2019, 21:50
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: wifi gui and ping not responding but not ap mode and ESP is up
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: wifi gui and ping not responding but not ap mode and ESP is up

any idea how to further analyse this situatino? Three ideas: 1. Reboot the WiFi router. Check to see if the problem is resolved. 2. Monitor serial log until wifi has connected. Maybe the log messages will help with your troubleshooting. Be sure to disable serial log when you are done using it. 3. W...
by ThomasB
13 May 2019, 04:29
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: How do i make the TaskValueSet of a dummy device persist after reboot
Replies: 6
Views: 814

Re: How do i make the TaskValueSet of a dummy device persist after reboot

I see uservalues are stored in RTC memory. Is possible store TaskValueSet there too?
Yes. I checked my Sonoff Basic running ESP_Easy_mega-20190409_normal_ESP8285_1M.bin; I used TaskValueSet to change the value of a Generic - Dummy Device and the value persisted after a warm reboot.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
07 May 2019, 03:15
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Cannot connect to CloudMQTT
Replies: 7
Views: 2453

Re: Cannot connect to CloudMQTT

The problem is my pi is good for a week or two, then corrupts the micro sd card and has to be reinstalled from scratch and configured. RPi is very hard on SD Cards. Constant writes to logs and such. So you MUST use high endurance cards to reduce the chance of early wear failures. My example: I was ...
by ThomasB
06 May 2019, 23:05
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: Espeasy and openhab - NEED HELP, PLEASE
Replies: 12
Views: 327

Re: Espeasy and openhab - NEED HELP, PLEASE

Not enough information to provide a thorough answer. Issues like yours should include screen shots of the Main, Controller, and Device pages. But for a start, I suggest changing the home.items to this format: Switch LampaBanc {mqtt=">[localbroker:/LampaBanc/gpio/5:command:ON:1],>[localbroker:/LampaB...
by ThomasB
06 May 2019, 18:59
Forum: ESP Easy: Projects / Applications
Topic: ESP EASY to work as standalone without login to WiFi
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: ESP EASY to work as standalone without login to WiFi

I would like to be able to connect from my phone to adjust time or script, but the rest of time it would be a standalone device. Is this possible? This is not a typical use since ESPEasy is intended to work in a reliable WiFi environment. But I think you can achieve your goal with some experimentat...
by ThomasB
05 May 2019, 23:20
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: SOLVED :4 Servos
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: SOLVED :4 Servos

I'm now using 4 servos with espeasy with no problems.
That's a pleasant surprise. Thanks for the update.
- Thomas
by ThomasB
05 May 2019, 00:51
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: Switch to Rules Set 2
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Switch to Rules Set 2

Not sure what you mean. If you are referring to the four pages of rules, then Rules in the 2,3,4 pages are executed the same as if written in the Rules 1 page.
- Thomas
by ThomasB
03 May 2019, 22:19
Forum: ESP Easy: Hardware
Topic: SOLVED :4 Servos
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: 4 Servos

Wiki says maximum is two servos using the servo command.

If you need to control four then I suggest using the UDP feature. Have the rules in a master ESPEasy control a slave ESPEasy. That will get you four servos.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
03 May 2019, 18:20
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: rules - example not working - error
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: rules - example not working - error

From that info I have to draw the conclusion that the Switch Input plugin is broken. I don't expect a fix in the existing Switch-Input device because of a matter of opinion on what this plugin should be allowed to do. I read that two new plugins will be created to replace it, but I don't know any us...
by ThomasB
03 May 2019, 03:31
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: rules - example not working - error
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: rules - example not working - error

Regarding the use of VARs, I mean that every time a rule changes the on/off state of a GPIO output, have it also copy the state to a system VAR (or Generic-Dummy device). Now anytime your rules need to know if the GPIO output is on or off, you query the VAR instead of reading the Switch-Input that w...
by ThomasB
02 May 2019, 23:33
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: rules - example not working - error
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: rules - example not working - error

It seems to me that Switch Input device isn't reliably reading the GPIO output pins. I suggest you post a about your observed behavior (Switch device values don't match Tools=>PinStateBuffer values) in the ongoing topic related to the Switch Input plugin: https://www.letscontrolit.com/forum/viewtopi...
by ThomasB
02 May 2019, 17:32
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: What firmware release to use?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: What firmware release to use?

I began the process to PR the Nextion plugin. But I found that the code has been edited since my involvement last year. Before I put my name/reputation on the PR I need to fully re-validate the plugin. This is time consuming and other projects are in the way. So for now I'll bow out and let someone ...
by ThomasB
02 May 2019, 17:20
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: What's the exclamation point icon on GPIO selection?
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: What's the exclamation point icon on GPIO selection?

The triangles are traditional caution icons. In other words, you MUST know what you are doing if you use those pins because it might be a bad idea for your application. For example: GPIO-0, GPIO-2 and GPIO-15 are boot mode pins. GPIO-9 and GPIO10 are reserved for DIO flash memory use. And so on. Bef...
by ThomasB
02 May 2019, 05:47
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: What firmware release to use?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: What firmware release to use?

Uncharted territory for me. I'll try to figure it all out.
- Thomas
by ThomasB
01 May 2019, 23:41
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: ESP Easy Github pull requests
Replies: 13
Views: 13353

Re: ESP Easy Github pull requests

This topic is stale and no longer relevant. I suggest it be removed from the sticky list.

- Thomas
by ThomasB
01 May 2019, 23:35
Forum: ESP Easy: General Discussion
Topic: What firmware release to use?
Replies: 14
Views: 681

Re: What firmware release to use?

Please make a PR Do you mean for me to create a Github ticket that requests it be moved to [Normal]? If that's all, then I'm prepared to do it. If the procedure is more than that, then I need instructions. Please provide details on the official way to create a PR for elevating the existing plugin m...
by ThomasB
01 May 2019, 23:22
Forum: ESP Easy: Software
Topic: rules - example not working - error
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: rules - example not working - error

all 4 gpios (12,13, 14 and 15) are connected as: gpio pin -> 220 ohm resistor -> led -> gnd for the testing, i'm using the Wemos D1, on 5V, which is ok for it. All have the same configuration, under devices, but 3 starts with state 1 (on device list page) and have state 0 (all 4) under pin state bu...