Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

ELK M1 Keypad flash


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 AllanMar

AllanMar

    Cocooner

  • Registered
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts

Posted 17 December 2011 - 08:25 PM

This may be normal, Im surprised if it is that it wouldn't be mentioned in the Elk docs somewhere if so though. I have an Elk M1G and the keypad in the bedroom (may be other keypads, but this one I notice), I notice every now and then that the keypad flashes as if power was cycled to it (all of keys light very briefly, sometimes I hear a relay in the ELK click periodically as well, i assume these are related) I would say this happens perhaps ever hour or two? (not sure if it follows an exact time period).

Anyone know if this is normal behavior? or should I look in to it further?

Thanks,
-Allan

#2 Kazibole

Kazibole

    Dedicated Cocooner

  • Registered
  • PipPipPip
  • 148 posts
  • Software:Elve
  • Hardware:Elk M1
  • Tech:UPB
  • Video:SageTV
  • CCTV:analog, dvr

Posted 17 December 2011 - 10:04 PM

Mine in the bedroom does the flashing too. Never did figure out why.

#3 wuench

wuench

    Cocoonut

  • Registered
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1316 posts
  • Location:St. Louis, MO
  • Experience:guru
  • Software:CQC, EventGhost, Harmony
  • Hardware:Elk M1, ISY-99
  • Tech:INSTEON
  • Video:XBMC
  • CCTV:dvr
  • Phone:OBi100/110

Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:09 AM

I have seen this too on my M1KP2s.

#4 Duce1147

Duce1147

    Newbie

  • Registered
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:01 AM

I have the same issue and am still wondering if this is normal or not?

Thanks for any feedback.



#5 chrisexv6

chrisexv6

    Dedicated Cocooner

  • Registered
  • PipPipPip
  • 288 posts

Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:56 AM

Is the main unit testing the battery and possibly running the whole system on battery during that test?

That might explain why it acts like an AC loss, as its cutting over to the battery.

#6 gatchel

gatchel

    Cocoonut

  • Professionals
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1825 posts
  • Experience:average
  • Hardware:Elk M1, ISY-99
  • Tech:INSTEON
  • Audio:Sonos
  • CCTV:analog, ip, dvr

Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

Is the main unit testing the battery and possibly running the whole system on battery during that test?

That might explain why it acts like an AC loss, as its cutting over to the battery.



I believe the battery test is done at 4:oo PM every day, if that helps any...

#7 Duce1147

Duce1147

    Newbie

  • Registered
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 17 February 2012 - 03:18 PM

This seems to happen multiple times during a 24 hour period. Does the battery check occur more than once i.e. more than just at 4:00pm?

#8 gatchel

gatchel

    Cocoonut

  • Professionals
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1825 posts
  • Experience:average
  • Hardware:Elk M1, ISY-99
  • Tech:INSTEON
  • Audio:Sonos
  • CCTV:analog, ip, dvr

Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:04 PM

Once per day, FWIR.

#9 DELInstallations

DELInstallations

    Cocoonut

  • Professionals
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 2829 posts
  • Software:Custom
  • Hardware:CaddX, DSC, Elk M1, Custom
  • Tech:X10-PLC, X10-RF, UPB, INSTEON, Z-Wave, ZigBee, C-Bus, 1-Wire, RadioRA, RadioRA2, Crestron, AMX, Custom, CentraLite, Control4
  • Audio:Custom
  • Video:Custom
  • CCTV:analog, ip, dvr

Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:18 PM

I only notice this on one of my keypads within sight of my couch, my others (4 total out of 5) may do the same. I chalked it up originally to using a lot of DBHR's, however it looks like I might not be alone.

Nothing to do with a battery or load test, as that is dynamic and based off time, not a regular interval.

#10 Duce1147

Duce1147

    Newbie

  • Registered
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:06 AM

I have two keypads and I have noticed it only on the ELK-M1KP2. It will happen at random times during the day but with no impact to its functionality.

#11 Sandpiper

Sandpiper

    Dedicated Cocooner

  • Professionals
  • PipPipPip
  • 466 posts
  • Location:North Carolina
  • Experience:guru
  • Hardware:Elk M1, Ocelot
  • Tech:X10-PLC
  • Video:Custom
  • CCTV:analog, dvr

Posted 18 February 2012 - 07:40 AM

This issue was discussed a few years ago in this thread.

#12 gatchel

gatchel

    Cocoonut

  • Professionals
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1825 posts
  • Experience:average
  • Hardware:Elk M1, ISY-99
  • Tech:INSTEON
  • Audio:Sonos
  • CCTV:analog, ip, dvr

Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:12 PM

This issue was discussed a few years ago in this thread.


Wow...Good find.

And there is an explanation...who would have thought!

#13 Duce1147

Duce1147

    Newbie

  • Registered
  • Pip
  • 4 posts

Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:38 PM

Thanks for the link. I will do some testing with the keypad and let ya'll know what I find.

Duce1147




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users