The run down…
Camera setup, operating for last 4 months or so. Follows rules/schedule and comes on at the set times, goes off at the set times…
Today I come home to find lights out??? WTBlip???
Ok… go into camera, hit the light bulb to turn on socket… They come on… Close out… go inside… just as an afterthought and I check… the LIGHTS ARE OFF AGAIN!? WTblip??? And contrary to what some other post I found in search about the turning on via the lightbulb icon being temporary while viewing, that has NOT BEEN TRUE here. I’ve turned them on during setup closed out, and they stayed on.
Rinse repeat the above, several times… Now thoroughly agitated…
Turn on socket, stay on camera.the socket stays on… URRRGHGHG…
Start digging out things
I changed out the lamp socket… No change
I changed out the cord from camera to socket. using new and existing socket, No change.
I plugged in the socket, NO CAMERA, Light comes on and STAYS ON. Plug in the camera… BLIP… socket goes off after about 1 minute.
Go into the Lamp Socket settings, Set it to ON for the socket, STAYS ON.
Tried POWER CYCLING Camera/Sockets
As a test, I set the SOCKET to ON mode, setup a Test rule turn on at x, for y minutes… That worked, stayed on, and went off…
I reran the above, with the change to SOCKET OFF mode… Schedule runs, turns the light on, then it goes off. URRRGH…
I reran the first test, SOCKET ON, schedule… and it works… So I guess the temp fix is put it to ON MODE… but I know I did not have this set that way, and is COUNTER to the listing on screen " rules will still take effect…" Ummm no they are not for some reason…
SOP Disclaimers apply :
YES, as usual this worked fine till tonight…
YES, I have MADE NO CHANGES to my rules/schedules. Other than the testing rule above.
YES I pay the feature vig aka Camera+
YES, I am not in a good mode over this.
NO, I’ve made no firmware updates in the last 4 months, I am actually no longer updating firmware as I don’t consider it safe.
Sockets - 3 SYNC’D
NO “groups/clusters” of devices
Software / Android / 2.48.1(381)
Camera Firmware is: 18.104.22.16895 LATEST - checked
Plugin Version : 22.214.171.124
Socket Firmware is: 0.9.029 / LATEST - checked
802.11 2.4GHz - GOOD SIGNAL…
Light bulbs are LOW WATTAGE “bug bulbs” and have worked fine for 4 months with out issue. 7W bulb = 60W these:
I even tried some of the bulbs I wanted to use, the “flickering flame” again these are something like 7W bulbs… but these screwup the motion detection in the camera, at least in the V3.
So NO it is not over current or heat related.
Socket Mode: OFF - I set it here normally, and the schedules/rules take control on at x, off at y.
The ONLY thing I’ve not changed out tonight, is the camera… Well that will be changed out as soon as a new one gets here.
This really makes no sense if it is the camera… What would change in the camera???
Any ideas??? Other things to try??? I guess Sun after I change out the camera we will know its the issue…