Lutron QS Integration
I?m having some communication/control/feedback issues with a Lutron QS standalone system. The original system consisted of 4-ALDH48 processors tied together with amx code. One of the ALDH48 processors failed and neither amx or Lutron could or would repair it necessitating an upgrade. Everything else is as it was. All the legacy Maestro dimmers/switches and keypads are being used, just switched out the boards (H48) and processor. Communication is via rs-232 using the QSE-CI-NWK-E network interface device. Baud rate is set at 9600, controlled via an NI-900 located inside the dimmer box with a 1 foot jumper between the serial ports, pins 2,3,5 straight through. Lutron programmer is having to use the latest (beta) software to communicate with thee legacy keypads/dimmers/switches. Amx communicates to dimmers/switches via #OUTPUT commands and feedback at the load level. Communication for keypads is handled via #DEVICE commands for push and LED feedback. The problem I?m having is that Amx communication with random dimmers/switches is freezing up control and feedback from time to time, and the only way to unfreeze is to go to the physical dimmer/switch and toggle it. Also there are issues with some of the Lutron keypad?s communication with loads outside of the Amx influence. Any thoughts, ideas suggestions?