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What can I do if the light flashes blue then goes out when trying to connect the light switch/dimmer to my compatible Zigbee hub?

When the indicator light flashes blue, it means that the switch/dimmer is attempting to connect to the network. If it does not succeed, after a while, the indicator light goes out.
 

Refer to the instruction manual of your Zigbee gateway for more information on pairing a device.

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What can I do if a device is unavailable in Neviweb?

Zigbee

If a device is unavailable in Neviweb, make sure that your GT130 gateway is properly connected and that the web light is on.

 

If the gateway’s web light is off:

  1. Make sure your Internet connection is functional.

  2. Verify that the gateway’s Ethernet cable is connected to the router or modem.

  3. Reset your gateway connection. The web light should now be on.

  4. Follow the procedure below to reset the connection of your device so that it is accessible again in Neviweb.

If the gateway’s web light is on:

 

  1. Reset the device:

     

    • To reset the connection of a thermostat: press both buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds. The RF symbol will disappear from the screen.

       

    • To reset the connection of a light switch or dimmer: press the two buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.

       

    • To reset the connection of a load controller: press the RF button and the main button simultaneously for 10 seconds.

       

  2. Reconnect your device by following the Installation Wizard’s procedure in Neviweb.

If the reset procedure does not resolve the issue, contact our technical support service: email / 1-855-741-7701.

Wi-Fi

If a Wi-Fi device is unavailable in Neviweb, make sure it is connected to your Wi-Fi network and that your network has functional access to the Internet. The Wi-Fi symbol should appear on the thermostat display.

If the Wi-Fi symbol is not displayed on the screen: follow the Internet connection procedure explained by the Installation Wizard in Neviweb.

If the Wi-Fi symbol ​displays on the screen:

  1. Reset the device: press the two thermostat buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.


  2. Reconnect your device following the procedure indicated by the Installation Wizard in Neviweb.

If the reset procedure does not resolve the issue, contact our technical support service: email / 1-855-741-7701.

Mi-Wi

If a device is unavailable in Neviweb, make sure that your GT125 gateway is properly connected and that the web light is on.

If the gateway’s web light is off:

  1. Make sure your Internet connection is functional.


  2. Verify that the gateway’s Ethernet cable is connected to the router or modem.

  3. Reset your gateway connection. The web light should now be on.

  4. Follow the procedure below to reset the connection of your device so that it is accessible again in Neviweb.

     

If the gateway’s web light is on:

 

  1. Reset the device following one of these procedures :

2. Reconnect your device following the procedure indicated by the Installation Wizard in Neviweb.

If the reset procedure does not resolve the issue, contact our technical support service: email / 1-855-741-7701.

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What can interfere with the communication of the devices?

Some objects may interfere with radio frequency signals (RF signals) and with your Wi-Fi network if they are near your smart devices, gateways, or your router. Interference can reduce the communication range or temporarily block RF and Wi-Fi signals.

Objects that can interfere with RF and Wi-Fi signals:

  • Microwave oven
  • Direct satellite service
  • A power source (high voltage line, circuit breaker box, etc.)
  • Mobile phones
  • Speakers and other wireless devices
  • Some external monitors and LCD screens

 

The construction materials used in your home can also reduce the range of communication or block RF and Wi-Fi signals. Here are the most common materials used and their interference potential.

Materials Interference potential
Wood, Synthetic Material, Glass Low
Water, Brick, Marble Way
Coating, Concrete, Armored Glass High
Metal Very high
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The LED indicator light flashes red when connecting the device to the gateway.

When the indicator light flashes red, it means that the switch or dimmer is attempting to connect to the network, but that no gateway is detected. Make sure that the gateway is connected properly and that a connectivity session is enabled.

 

If the problem persists, it means that the device may be located too far from your gateway. If necessary, move the gateway closer to your device or add a compatible product that can act as a signal repeater between the gateway and the device you want to connect. Be careful; a Zigbee device cannot act as a repeater for Mi-Wi devices and vice versa.

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The LED on my device flashes twice in green or yellow when I press one of its buttons.

When the indicator light displays this color sequence, it means that the buttons on the light switch or the dimmer are locked. Access the device settings in Neviweb to unlock the keys.

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The LED on my device is green.

If the LED indicator light is green, it means your network is in the Away mode. To change this status, select the Home mode on your Neviweb home screen.

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The LED indicator light on my device is turned off.

The LED indicator light on the switch or dimmer is only lit when the device is connected to a gateway.

 

The indicator light turns off when the connection is lost for 3 hours and over.

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The LED light bulb controlled by my dimmer is flickering

In the dimmer settings in Neviweb, increase the Minimum Dimming Adjustment value. This procedure will reduce the dimming range, thus avoiding flickering.

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FEATURES

How to lock the buttons on my device?

You can lock the buttons on your device by selecting this option in the device settings in Neviweb.

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How to program schedules for my smart devices?

Zigbee

To create a schedule for your Zigbee devices, you must program time or sunrise/sunset automations.

Wi-Fi and Mi-Wi

The programming must be done from the Neviweb app on which you have previously created an account. Access to the list of devices connected to your location, select a device, and click on the schedule icon to enter the desired schedule.

Wi-Fi and Mi-Wi devices offer the possibility to configure different schedules for each day of the week. Mi-Wi devices allow you to create six daily setpoints that will be automatically triggered at the set time. Wi-Fi devices allow configuring up to eight setpoints per day.

 

Note: The Copy to Device button allows using the same schedule for another device using the same communication protocol.

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What is meshing?

Meshing is a wireless network architecture in which all connected devices act as repeaters for a signal sent by a terminal.

 

 

Sinopé’s Mi-Wi and Zigbee devices use a meshing architecture. The gateway transmits the received instruction to the nearest smart device which, in turn, relays the information to the next device. This approach ensures reliable, consistent, and seamless connectivity between all connected devices.

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Will I have to reprogram my devices after a power failure?

No. Power failures have no impact on how the devices work and will not cause the loss of any programmings.

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INSTALLATION

Can I install my light switch / dimmer myself?

The installation of a light switch or dimmer should always be performed by a certified electrician in compliance with local and national electrical codes. A loose connection can be a fire hazard.

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How to reduce the interference with my Wi-Fi and RF devices?

If you experience connection difficulties, slow network communications or intermittent disconnections, your smart devices may be affected by interference. This can be caused by other devices. If that’s the case, temporarily cease the use of the device causing the interference or take it away from your smart device or router.

If the interference is caused by the building materials used in your home and your devices are using the Wi-Fi communication technology, you will need to add a repeater to ensure a strong and reliable communication signal at all times.

 

Sinopé smart home devices from the Zigbee and Mi-Wi product lines don’t need a repeater because the communication signal is transmitted from a device to another, thanks to meshing. To strengthen a signal that you believe is weak, you only need to add a Sinopé compatible device to your network.

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What is the maximum distance between the gateway and smart devices?

Our thermostats have an extended range of communication. Thanks to meshing architecture, each device acts as a repeater of the received signal. To optimize communication between Mi-Wi devices, we recommend connecting them in the order from the nearest to the farthest from the gateway.

 

If the distance between two devices is considerable (e.g., the gap between the house and a garage detached from the house), the addition of another gateway may be necessary.

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How to make a 3-way installation?

Sinopé light switches and dimmers are compatible with 3-way installations. You can consult the different connection possibilities by clicking on this link: 3-Ways Wiring Diagrams

 

Besides, using Neviweb, you can recreate 3-way programming using the automation feature.

 

Switches and dimmers are not compatible with 4-way connections. However, you can reproduce this effect using the automations in Neviweb.

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Is it possible to install my switch or dimmer horizontally on the wall?

Yes, both the light switch and dimmer can be placed horizontally or vertically on the wall.

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Are the light switch and the dimmer compatible with aluminum wires?

If aluminum wires are used for connection, approved CO/ALR solderless connectors must be used. Ask a certified electrician for more information.

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INTEGRATION

How can my Zigbee device be connected to a compatible hub?

To connect your Zigbee device to your compatible hub, refer to the installation guide provided with your product or download it through the “Documentation” tab of your product category.

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Which voice assistants are compatible with Mi-Wi devices?

Zigbee and Wi-Fi

Zigbee and Wi-Fi devices are compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice assistants through Neviweb and the GT130 hub.

Mi-Wi

Mi-Wi devices are compatible with Amazon Alexa voice assistant through Neviweb and the GT125 hub.

 

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Are Mi-Wi, Zigbee or Wi-Fi devices compatible with Apple HomeKit?

Zigbee and Wi-Fi

The Zigbee and Wi-Fi devices are currently not compatible with Apple HomeKit. Our development team, however, studies the compatibility with these platforms. It is, therefore, possible that Zigbee and Wi-Fi devices become compatible with Apple HomeKit. However, this compatibility will not be retroactive, which means that devices bought before the compatibility will not be compatible with the home automation platform.

Mi-Wi

Mi-Wi devices are not, and will not be, compatible with Apple HomeKit. For a device to be compatible with Apple HomeKit, the Apple company must have previously evaluated and approved the product, and a code must be printed on the device or its packaging.

 

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