Simply Automated UPP User guide

Simply Automated UPP User guide
Model UCS-01
Using the UCS, Controller Scheduler-Timer
The Scheduler-Timer is designed for accuracy and maximum flexibility. Once the
UCS is set for time, date, day of the week, location and Network ID, then all that
is needed is setting each event for the desired ON and OFF time. Upon
completion of configuring the Scheduler-Timer, switching from ON [RUN] to
vacation [VAC] mode should be all that is needed for years of reliable use.
Controller, Scheduler-Timer
Model UCS-01
User Guide
Simply Automated, Incorporated
5825 Avenida Encinas, Suite 101, Carlsbad, CA 92008 USA
Technical Support: or 800-630-9234
452-0031-0101 Rev A Revised: June 22, 2006
Model UCS-01
Controller, Scheduler-Timer
CIM Mode
To configure the Scheduler-Timer to operate as a Computer Interface Module
(CIM), allowing a PC with Upstart to access a UPB network, select the CIM mode
from the menu and press ENTER button to initiate CIM mode operation. Note
the unit will not run scheduled events when in the CIM mode. During CIM mode
operation pressing any button will end the CIM mode function. There is no timeout period for CIM mode.
The UCS may now be used via the RS-232 port as a Computer Interface Module.
The default mode is Message Mode. UPStart will put the UCS into Pulse Mode
when connecting UPB Device Interface within UPStart. Exit and re-enter CIM
mode to put the UCS back into Message Mode.
Clock Source
Press ENTER button.
The Scheduler-Timer is synchronized by the 60hz power signal for maximum
accuracy. Selecting N for NO synchronization sets the Scheduler-Timer to
operate using the internal clock, which has a maximum error of + 1.7 seconds
per day. For maximum accuracy select Y for YES to synchronize the SchedulerTimer to the 60hz power source. Press Up / Down to select Y(es) or N(o).
Press ENTER button to save.
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Delete Events
The UPB Controller, Scheduler-Timer (model UCS) provides control of UPB
devices or UPB Links according to a user defined event or schedule. It is
designed to communicate with a UPB network when connected to a standard
power receptacle; using the L-shaped power connector or the 6 foot power cord,
both included.
A range of events can be deleted by entering the event range, for example from
5 to 10, then pressing ENTER , which would delete events 5 through 10. A
single event may be deleted by specifying the range to be the same number (e.g.
from 5 to 5, would delete event 5).
Input the desired events to be deleted then press the ENTER button to delete
the range of events.
Set Randomness
The UCS can offload scheduled events from a whole home automation system
and provide quick and easy event scheduling for an end user. Up to 99 events
can be configured once the time, date and location are set in the UCS. Location
is set by entering zip code or latitude/longitude.
The 99 available event(s) can control a device or a Link with respect to time,
sunrise (dawn), sunset (dusk) or a combination of a time ± minutes from sunrise
or sunset. Each event has a mode setting (Event Mode) which can be
configured as ON (‘R’), OFF (‘r’) or ON with random time settings (‘V’) for
vacation. The Schedule Modes ON [RUN], OFF [OFF] and vacation [VAC] allow
the user to quickly change the operation of the Scheduler-Timer so the
corresponding Event Modes occur. For example an event set for Event Mode ‘V’
only operates when the Schedule Mode is set for (VAC) vacation.
The easy to navigate menus allow configuration without the use of a PC or
software. The Scheduler-Timer is intended for use by an installer or homeowner
who is familiar with the installed UPB Network and UPB products.
Vacation Events are designed so that the ON and OFF time can be random, from
plus or minus 1 to 60 minutes, so that the home has a ‘lived in’ look. As an
example, if Vacation random is set to 10 minutes, and the Schedule Mode is set
for [VAC] Vacation, then all events set for Event Mode ‘V’ will turn ON and/or
OFF within plus or minus 10 minutes of the scheduled ON or OFF time. A new
random number is applied to each of the Vacation Events every day and is the
same random number for both ON and OFF time.
In the CIM Mode the Scheduler-Timer may be used as a Computer Interface
Module, allowing a PC with UPStart configuration software to connect to a UPB
network through the UCS.
Select the number of minutes then press ENTER button to save.
Set Contrast
When using electrical products, basic safety precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
To adjust the display contrast (i.e. viewing angle), hold the Up or Down button
until the desired contrast is displayed. Press ENTER button to save contrast
Keep away from water. If product comes into contact with water or other
liquid, unplug immediately.
Never use products that have been dropped or damaged.
Do not use this product outdoors.
Do not use this product for other than its intended use.
To avoid risk of fire, burns, personal injury and electric shock, install this
product out of reach of small children.
Do not cover the product with cloth, paper or any material when in use.
This product uses polarized plugs and sockets (one blade is wider than the
other) as a feature to reduce the risk of electric shock. These plugs and
sockets fit only one way. If they do not fit, contact a qualified technician.
Do not use with an extension cord unless plugs can be fully inserted. Do not
alter or replace plugs.
Model UCS-01
The Scheduler-Timer is designed for indoor use. Simply plug the appropriate
end of the power cord or L-shaped connector into the top of the UCS, and the
other end into any 120-volt outlet. For convenience the L-shaped power
connector is designed to hang the unit from a high (mid-wall) receptacle, typically
found in the kitchen or garage. The 6 foot power cord can be used when
programming as a hand-held device, or when mounting the unit in some other
location (e.g. table top).
Controller, Scheduler-Timer
The following table details the Schedule Mode and Event Mode operation.
Schedule Mode is displayed on the Idle Screen and adjusted from the Set Time
screen. Event Mode is displayed and adjusted in the specific Set Event screen.
When the memory battery back-up of the Scheduler-Timer is fully charged
(24 hours of powered / charging time required to achieve a full charge) the device
can be unplugged or un-powered for up to one week without losing time or
events. This feature also makes programming and testing of room lighting easy
since the user can power and program the unit in one location, then unplug the
device to move it to another ‘plug-in’ location within the house without losing the
time or programmed events. The UCS requires 120VAC power to operate.
When power is provided to the
Scheduler-Timer the unit runs a
start-up routine, and then shows the
‘Idle Screen’ on the display.
Schedule Mode:
(as viewed on
Idle Screen)
Event Mode:
mode = ‘r’
Run with vacation
Set On Time / Off Time:
o The Up / Down buttons scroll through the hours:minutes, AM /
PM and deviations from Dusk and Dawn selections.
o Examples:
07:00P 11:00P, where the event or Link turns on at
7PM and turns off at 11PM.
Dusk+15 Dawn-30, where the event or Link turns on
at Dusk plus 15 minutes and turns off at Dawn minus
30 minutes.
------ 11:00P, where the event or Link (only) turns off
at 11PM. This function is used to make sure one or
more devices are turned off at a specific time (e.g. all
off command). Conversely, an event could be set to
only turn ON by entering an ON time and then
entering “------“ for the off time.
o A = AM, P = PM.
Set Event Type:
o The Up / Down buttons scroll through the dim levels D0
through D9, and LA for Link Activator.
Dim levels: D0 = 100%, D9 = 90%, D8 = 80%... D1 =
LA is Link Activator, where the device(s) receiving the
Link control how they respond for dim Level and Rate.
Press ENTER button to save Event
Once the event is saved, press ENTER button to test Event On
function and press ENTER button another time to test Event Off.
The event must be displayed on the Scheduler-Timer screen to run the
tests and a Device ID must be valid and stored for the specific event.
The diagnostic LED should be lit with an AMBER color
indicating the Scheduler-Timer is ready for use.
Event Mode:
Vacation mode
= ‘V’
Idle Screen showing: time, Schedule
‘RUN’ Mode, date and day of the
Event Mode:
mode = ‘R’
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Controller, Scheduler-Timer
Step D: Set Events
Hint: Each Event in the
Scheduler-Timer requires the
Device ID of the UPB device
or the Link ID of the UPB Link
to be controlled. It is highly
recommended that the user
creates a list of Device ID
and Link ID numbers
correlating to the UPB
devices to be controlled
before setting up the events.
This will prove useful when
entering events since the list
can be quickly referenced
to tie the UPB device to
the event.
The Scheduler-Timer has an LCD display with 2 lines of 16 characters, a
diagnostic LED, 7 buttons, a polarized power connector and a DB-9 serial port.
The 7 buttons provide easy navigation through the menus on the LCD display
and are described as follows:
Press MENU from the IDLE Screen.
Select Set Events and press ENTER button.
Or, from the IDLE Screen press the Up or Down button and scroll to an
available event.
Use the Right / Left buttons to move the cursor across the screen and
the Up / Down buttons to change the character at the cursor.
The first two characters on the screen are the Event ID numbers.
There are 99 Event ID numbers from which to choose, 01 to 99.
We recommend selecting 01 as the first event, 02 as the second and so
on, so that you can easily see how many events are used and know
how many remain unused.
The characters following the ‘)’ represent the Device ID of the device
being controlled or the Link ID of a Link being controlled. Enter the
Device ID or Link ID for the event using the Up / Down buttons.
The next characters represent the days of the week. A capital letter
turns the event ON for that day and lower case turns the event OFF for
that day. Using the Up / Down buttons, enter the days of the week in
which the event should be ON (capital) or OFF
(lower case).
The next character represents the Event Mode which can be R, V or r.
o R = Event will operate in Schedule [Run] Mode and [VAC]
vacation mode without random time settings.
o V = Event will operate in the Schedule [VAC] Mode only, and
Vacation random time settings will be applied.
o r = Event is off. The event will not occur in either [RUN] or
[VAC] Schedule Modes. This ‘r’ setting is used to temporarily
turn off and event. For example if the user does not want an
event to run when going on vacation.
Select the desired Event Mode using the Up / Down buttons.
MENU: Provides access to the main menu from the Idle Screen. It will also
return the display to the previous menu or Idle Screen from any sub-menu by
exiting the selection without saving the configuration data.
ENTER: Enters and saves a selected setting or menu item. Provides
movement through selected menu item’s editable fields, executes commands
and edits that are sent to the selected device or network.
UP and DOWN: Provide movement through the menus and toggle through
characters when editing a selection.
RIGHT and LEFT: Provide movement across the display.
FUNCTION: Toggles the backlight on the LCD display.
Diagnostic LED: The diagnostic LED operates just like the LED of a Computer
Interface Module. In CIM Mode the Scheduler-Timer exchanges UPB messages
between the powerline and the connected computer or controller. The indicator
on the UCS will glow AMBER when powered, flash RED when UPB messages
are seen on the power line and flash GREEN when a UPB message is
transmitted from the Scheduler-Timer.
DB9 Port: Connect a standard serial cable to an RS-232 port to use the
Scheduler-Timer as a Computer Interface Module. The DB9 port may also be
used to upgrade the firmware in the UCS, if needed.
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Step B: Set Location
NOTE: In order to completely configure the Scheduler-Timer it is necessary to
know the Network ID, Device ID(s) and Link ID(s) to be controlled, writing down
the Device ID for each UPB device to be scheduled is recommended.
Press MENU from the Idle Screen.
Press the Down button to select Set Location.
Press ENTER button to view the Set Location sub-menu.
Select Zip Code and press Enter .
o Zip Code – Enter Zip by using Up / Down and Right / Left.
o Press Enter to save.
o Screen will toggle to Longitude & Latitude screen.
o Make adjustments if necessary and known, otherwise do not
With the UCS plugged into power on a configured UPB network, press MENU
from the Idle Screen. The following menu selections are available:
1) Set Event
2) Set Time
3) Set Location
4) Delete Events
5) Set Randomness
6) Set Network
7) Set Contrast
8) CIM Mode
9) Clock Source
Step A: Set Time
Press the Down button to select Set Time.
Press Enter .
UCS will calculate and display Dawn (sunrise) and Dusk
Press ENTER button to save.
Press ENTER button to view the Set Time screen.
Step C: Set Network
Move cursor with Right and Left buttons to select character to change.
Use Up and Down buttons to change character.
Adjust time by hours and minutes, Up or Down from character on the
Use the Right button to select the Schedule Mode character, then use
UP or Down buttons to select [OFF], [RUN] or [VAC]. The SchedulerTimer will be turned ON by selecting either run [RUN] or vacation [VAC]
Adjust month / day / year and day of the week, similarly.
When the time, mode, date and day of the week have been set, press
the ENTER button to save the settings.
NOTE: Pressing the MENU button instead of the ENTER button will exit the
screen without saving the settings.
Press MENU from the Idle Screen.
Press the Down button to select Set Network.
Press ENTER button .
Enter the UPB Network ID.
Press ENTER button to save.
Hint: if the Network ID
is unknown it will be
necessary to run the
UPStart configuration
software or the Pocket
Programmer (model
UPP-20) to determine
the Network ID.
To find the Network ID
in UPStart, from the top
menu select Network,
then Network Properties.
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