Controlling Leviton Dimmer parameters

Just installed some Leviton dimmers. From the actual dimmer switch, you can program things like max brightness, ramp rates, etc.

I’ve search the forums here, but have yet to find any info what variables to set in Vera in order to do the same things. I even found an old message from MCV stating tighter control over Leviton dimmers was going to happen… 3 years ago: http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,2037.msg12105.html#msg12105

Is this just another broken Vera promise?

-TC

Actually, 4 years and 3 weeks…

But is there evidence that these can be programmed through Z-Wave, using Leviton tools e.g.?

Is this just another broken Vera promise?
I don't think much happened. And there definitely is stuff 'missing'.

But is there evidence that these can be programmed through Z-Wave, using Leviton tools e.g.?

Is this just another broken Vera promise?
I don't think much happened. And there definitely is stuff 'missing'.[/quote]

Yes, these parameters can be altered using Leviton tools. Which is disturbing, because the whole purpose of Z-wave was suppose to be interoperability.

Interesting! Which Leviton tool do you use?

It may be done through proprietary commands, rather than Z-Wave standard configuration parameters?

I personally haven’t done it (yet), but if you read the original message I referenced from MCV, apparently there are parameters/variables that can be accessed that are proprietary. Many manufacturers have these and there is a Z-wave documented parameter for “Manufacturer Specific” codes.

Leviton’s VRCOP Serial-to-Z-wave device can alter Leviton devices. But I have no desire to buy more tools since I haven’t settled on Leviton switches yet.

http://www.smarthomeusa.com/Products/VRC0P-1LW/manuals/ASCII-RS232-Interface-Programming.pdf

In general, sure, there are proprietary features; however, specifically for those things that can be set on the device locally, I’m not sure anyone has reported being able to set them any other way, not even with Leviton tools (including myself). MCV’s remark may be of a more general nature.

Something that is standard Z-Wave, but missing: fade-rade for scenes.
Something that might be proprietary, but missing: zones (instead of scenes), instant updates when controlled remotely.
Something that is proprietary, but implemented: scene buttons, external LED control.