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Countdown Timer Examples/Help


#1

Hi Guys

I am a little stuck i was trying to look for examples of flows using the countdown app but have not been able to find what i want so hoping someone can help me !

I have a few Lights that i control with a motion sensor and then have the light time out after 15 mins like the below

Motion is detected the time is correct it then turns on the Bathroom lights sets the brightness and then colour and then waits 15mins and turns it off,

This sometimes does not work as expected so i thought the countdown timer might help.

But i do not get how i put in the logic to have the light turn on with motion and then the timer is reset when the motion is detected again within the 15 mins before it turns off

Other info to show what i have

Not sure what i should be doing here

My Aeotec Multi 6 Sensor settings

And you have seen the flow above

Thanks so much for any direction anyone has!!

Matt


#2

Replace the Turn of ledstrip with a Start Countdown timer for your BathroomShower timer.

Create a new flow for the timer complete event of your BathroomShower timer

:beers:


#3

Awesome thanks so much @Marlon I will try and set this up on my flow and see how it goes tonight!

I now have the following


#4

Also check out the “timer” app.
Makes these kind of switching much simpler!
I replaced all my countdown with timers

My light is called “gang -1”
You can choose between switch and dim, in this case my dim level is 0.45
And the the “waiting time” , I used a variable “PIR1time”because I switch several light and want to use the same time everywhere (and be able to change it while experimenting)

Every time the timer is triggered again it automatically resets
And you cann even make some advanced setting like “do not trigger when the light is already on” (this prevents it from being switched of)


#5

I see that there are 4 timer apps right now in de appstore. I am using the CountDown app since the beginning. I am curious why to switch to an other timer app.

In the store:
https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.bevlogenheid.countdown
https://apps.athom.com/app/nl.ketra.devicetimer
https://apps.athom.com/app/com.synplyworks.thenmore
https://apps.athom.com/app/homey.countdown