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mc-Module / Re: Time fails to sync
« Last post by bdevlin on July 24, 2017, 05:49:20 pm »
See my comments near the end of this thread. I am still struggling a bit with the same issue, but I have been experimenting with the While loop I posted with mixed success.

http://mcthings.createaforum.com/mc-studio/timestamps-410/

Regards,
Brad
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mc-Innovations / Re: Time of use control of Electric Hot Water Heaters.
« Last post by mc-T2 on July 24, 2017, 10:49:49 am »
Hi Bill,

Very interesting use-case. A video would be a great way to explore this however, we are in the midst of a couple of projects that are taking most of our time currently - we will not be able to make a video to help here.

That said, if you could provide some additional information, maybe someone from the community could help you out with some programming or suggestions for your use-case. It would help if:
- you could provide details on exactly how you envision your setup (alerts, what do you want the water heater to do and when, etc)
- provide information (maybe even pictures) of the hardware/equipment you have and what you would like to do
- any other details that might help some of the mcThings users to help you out

As you work through the project, our team and other users can help to answer questions here on the forum

Thanks
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mc-Module / Time fails to sync
« Last post by nateslongname on July 22, 2017, 06:55:36 pm »
Has anyone run into an issue where the time on the module doesn't sync to the gateway? My time keeps getting reported as 2000-01-01T00:00:00+00:00.

I found someone in the forum saying that the time syncs on power up and then once a day. I tried pulling the battery on my module as well as re-deploying my app to it but didn't have any luck.
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mc-Innovations / Time of use control of Electric Hot Water Heaters.
« Last post by Bill Blackburn on July 20, 2017, 04:09:59 pm »
Hi Guys

I am having problems figuring out how to code these modules, well frankly I'm lost. Have very little experience with this type of software.

What I wanted to do was write a program that would control my Electric Hot Water Heater by time of use. Presently I am using an old Mechanical Timer that controls a Relay to switch the 240 volts going to the Heater Elements of the Hot Water Tank. There are a few short comings with this setup, namely weekends, holidays and when we have a power failure.

My time of use has four zones in a 24 hour period and 2 seasonal schedules one for Winter and one for Summer.

I would love to see a video discussing a program to control Electric Hot Water Heaters.

Thanks for your help with this matter.

Willy
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mc-Studio / Re: mcStudio Error after Microsoft forced updates.
« Last post by mc-John on July 20, 2017, 12:10:03 pm »
I don't know what this is but I think that it is related to the FTDI driver. Which version of windows are you using and is it a physical machine or a virtual machine.

Could you rename your settings file in ..\Documents\mcThings\mcStudio\Settings.xml to SettingsSave.xml. Start mcStudio again and see if that works. If this does not work you  should try to connect the dongle to your computer and do not remove it for at least a minute. If there is a driver problem the system will update the driver

-John-
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mc-Studio / mcStudio Error after Microsoft forced updates.
« Last post by kbrooking on July 19, 2017, 10:16:20 am »
Microsoft forced a windows update last night on my computer and now I get the attached error when trying to run mcStudio. I removed mcStudio and re-installed and was able to get mcStudio to start but, then when I open a new project the error came back. Any suggestions on how to resolve?
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mc-Studio / Re: Timestamps
« Last post by mc-John on July 18, 2017, 09:56:46 am »
That's correct
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mc-Studio / Re: Timestamps
« Last post by bdevlin on July 17, 2017, 01:35:04 pm »
So that would be this in uSeconds?

        While DateTime.Now().Year= 2000
            Thread.Sleep(100000)   
        End While
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mc-Module / Re: Unable to connect to module
« Last post by mcThings on July 17, 2017, 12:12:52 pm »
Thanks for letting us know about the connection problem you're having with one of your mcMod120 @nateslongname. A member of our team will be in touch with you in the near future.
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mc-Studio / Re: Timestamps
« Last post by mc-John on July 17, 2017, 09:21:06 am »
That will work. To limit power consumption you could sleep for 100mSec in the while loop.
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