Relay node keeps dropping out
Has anyone experienced problems with relay nodes randomly dropping out and needing a reset?
I have a "sprinkler" node with 6 relays\switches published to mysensor gateway.
it is sitting approx 20-30m from the gw and will work flawlessly for 2-3 days and then just drop out and need a reset.
I was thinking of adding a repeater sensor inbetween?
This is a common problem. Had it myself.
Often there are two possible reasons:
- There are spikes of power if a relay is switched, that may lead to a freeze of the NRF.
- The emission of the relay may cause a freeze of the NRF too.
- Ensure a proper power supply. Maybe switch the power supply.
- Add a capacitor to NRF.
- Check debug output: is the atmel mcu freezing or the NRF?
- Add optocoupler between Arduino and Relay
Power spike would make sense as there is a mix of 240 and 24VAC
I am going to put the 240 into another box where my zwave 240 switches are and ill add a capacitor
I once had a sonar device that behaved similar, could run for a few days, and suddenly be dead, then I unplugged power and power back and it could run again a few days - I was the NRF24L01+ that somehow was broken, since after I replaced the NRF24L01+ it have been working stable for several months
I have not been home so i am unable to change radios or add capacitors, but what i have done and has worked for 3-4 days now is just adding delays between switching the relays.
Before i would switch 1 off and 1 on at the same time, now i have added 15 seconds between and it is working without issue (fingers crossed)