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This article shows how to change HomeSeer switch 2-way paddle operation to a simple toggle using HomeSeer events.

Overview

All HomeSeer switches feature 2-way paddle operation. Tap the top of the paddle and the switch turns on. Tap the bottom of the paddle and the switch turns off. For most use cases, this works fine and is what people expect. However, there may be instances where a simple toggle operation is better, regardless of whether the top or bottom of the paddle is pressed. The switch may be located in an area that's away from view or the operator may be sight impaired. For these or similar situations, a simple toggle operation may be preferred. This article shows how to accomplish this using 2 HomeSeer events (for each switch).


Conventional Operation

By default, all HomeSeer switches work this way

With Load OFF

  • Tap Top Paddle - Load Turns ON
  • Tap Bottom Paddle - Load Remains OFF

With Load ON

  • Tap Bottom Paddle - Load Turns OFF
  • Tap Top Paddle - Load Remains ON


Toggle Operation

In toggle mode, HomeSeer switches would work this way

With Load OFF

  • Tap Top Paddle - Load Turns ON
  • Tap Bottom Paddle - Load Turns ON (requires Event #1 below)

With Load ON

  • Tap Bottom Paddle - Load Turns OFF
  • Tap Top Paddle - Load Turns OFF (requires Event #2 below)


Events

2 Events would be required to implement Toggle Operation for any given HomeSeer switch

Event #1Event #2

Trigger: Pressing the bottom paddle once = (Device XXX) Central Scene 002 Key Pressed 1 Time

Condition: Load is Off = (Device XXX) has a value equal to Off

Action: Turn Load On = Set Device (Device XXX) to On

Trigger: Pressing the top paddle once = (Device XXX) Central Scene 001 Key Pressed 1 Time

Condition: Load is On = (Device XXX) has a value equal to On

Action: Turn Load Off = Set Device (Device XXX) to Off


With Load OFF

  • Tap Top Paddle - Load Turns ON (nothing required)
  • Tap Bottom Paddle - Load Turns ON (requires event #1)

With Load ON

  • Tap Top Paddle - Load Turns OFF (requires event #2)
  • Tap Bottom Paddle - Load Turns On (nothing required)


Events

These 2 events would be required for each device to enable toggle control


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