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The user can select English or Metric units for data display.
 
The user can select English or Metric units for data display.
  
You can also select a polling interval to update the data. Default is 60 seconds.
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You can also select a polling interval for how often to update the data. Default is 60 seconds.
  
 
===Usage===
 
===Usage===
 
Once this is done you can begin to use the data in your programs.
 
Once this is done you can begin to use the data in your programs.
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When you select a Program Condition you will find an entry for Module. After you select Module select Climate in the next box. The following box displays all the available data for the Climate module followed by operators and then parameters.
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====Example Program====
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I find the Light data to be useful. This example displays the use of Light data to control some outside lights. The programs that check the Light level is in a folder that restricts their use to daytime hours. I use programs that have Schedule data to control these lights between Sunset and Sunrise.
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'''Everyday Folder'''
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Folder Conditions for 'Everyday'
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Add conditions to limit when programs in this folder are allowed to run.
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If
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        From    Sunrise
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        To      Sunset  (same day)
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Then
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    Allow the programs in this folder to run.
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If it becomes dark during the day this program will turn the lights on.
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'''Stormy Day'''
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If
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        Module 'Climate' Light < 5
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    And Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' is True
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Then
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        Run Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' (Else Path)
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Else
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    - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')
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When the sky turns dark
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Only runs if sky was light during last check
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This program will turn the lights off when it becomes bright again.
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'''Clear Day'''
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If
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        Module 'Climate' Light >= 5
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    And Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' is False
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Then
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        Run Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' (Then Path)
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Else
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    - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')
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When the sky brightens
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Only runs if sky was dark during last check
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This program waits for 5 minutes so unusual Light levels are ignored.
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It also serves as a Flag for the previous two programs so the Wait command is not restarted every time the Light data changes. Only when the Light data crosses the threshold (5 in this example) is this program restarted.
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This program can be in the same folder.
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'''Wait to Change Outside Lights'''
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If
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    - No Conditions - (To add one, press 'Schedule' or 'Condition')
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Then
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        Wait  5 minutes
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        Set Scene 'Outside Lights - Daytime' On
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Else
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        Wait  5 minutes
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        Set Scene 'Outside Lights - Stormy Eve' On
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Bright Day = True
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Dark Day = False

Revision as of 22:33, 19 January 2009

WeatherBug

WeatherBug is a site that collects live weather data from personal weather stations and makes it available on the internet. The ISY-99i is able to collect this data and use the parameters in programs.

Install

You will find access to purchase and install the module in the Help menu on the ISY Administrative Console.

Configure

Once the module is installed it must be configured. This is done from the Administrative Console Configuration/Climate panel.

Clicking the find button will open a requester and prompt you to enter your zip code. After your zip code is entered a list will open containing areas in your vicinity. Select one of these areas to open a list of nearby weather stations. The closest station will usually provide the most accurate data. Not all stations have all the data so you may wish to select a station other than the closest.

The user can select English or Metric units for data display.

You can also select a polling interval for how often to update the data. Default is 60 seconds.

Usage

Once this is done you can begin to use the data in your programs.

When you select a Program Condition you will find an entry for Module. After you select Module select Climate in the next box. The following box displays all the available data for the Climate module followed by operators and then parameters.

Example Program

I find the Light data to be useful. This example displays the use of Light data to control some outside lights. The programs that check the Light level is in a folder that restricts their use to daytime hours. I use programs that have Schedule data to control these lights between Sunset and Sunrise.

Everyday Folder

Folder Conditions for 'Everyday'
Add conditions to limit when programs in this folder are allowed to run.



If
        From    Sunrise
        To      Sunset  (same day)
 
Then
   Allow the programs in this folder to run.


If it becomes dark during the day this program will turn the lights on.

Stormy Day

If
        Module 'Climate' Light < 5 
    And Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' is True
 
Then
        Run Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' (Else Path)
 
Else
   - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')
 
When the sky turns dark
Only runs if sky was light during last check

This program will turn the lights off when it becomes bright again.

Clear Day

If
        Module 'Climate' Light >= 5 
    And Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' is False
 
Then
        Run Program 'Wait to Change Outside Lights' (Then Path)
 
Else
   - No Actions - (To add one, press 'Action')
 
When the sky brightens
Only runs if sky was dark during last check

This program waits for 5 minutes so unusual Light levels are ignored. It also serves as a Flag for the previous two programs so the Wait command is not restarted every time the Light data changes. Only when the Light data crosses the threshold (5 in this example) is this program restarted. This program can be in the same folder.

Wait to Change Outside Lights

If
   - No Conditions - (To add one, press 'Schedule' or 'Condition')
 
Then
        Wait  5 minutes 
        Set Scene 'Outside Lights - Daytime' On
 
Else
        Wait  5 minutes 
        Set Scene 'Outside Lights - Stormy Eve' On
 
Bright Day = True
Dark Day = False