Most of these already have been answered, but here is my 2 cents...
Originally Posted by Anthony A.
Looking to get a RR2 system and have a few questions for you experts.
1) if i install an occupancy sensor in the bath, can it trigger a bath fan switch to automatically turn on when someone is in the room and then have a delay to turn off say 20 mins after they leave?
Yes. You can also use "rollback" without a sensor. By turning the light on manually it will "rollback" to it's previous state (off) in increments of 15minutes to 2 hours. Rollback is in the Program tab under the Occupancy section
2) can you program any pico remote to control an all on/all off scene (ie. i would use the 2 button pico for this). I see mention of doing this with the 4 button pico but not sure if its any pico you can program to
Yes, but I think there was some confusion on a previous response. The PICO's only do Scenes. And you have to create this scene, it's not a "shared" scene. Here is a work-around: Use one of your regular keypads or create one temporarily, create the "Shared scene" and select (if it doesn't default) to "All Off". Then change it back to a "Single/Multi-room Scene". Now you can copy and paste that button from a the keypad to the PICO. Keep in mind, it's not shared, so if you make changes to the shared scene you will have to update the PICO Manually. Literally right click and copy, right click and paste on the respective buttons. After you copied this from your regular keypad you can change it back to a shared scene on the keypad only.
4) the main repeater states 30 feet of coverage. Is this 30 feet diameter or 30 feet from the center outward (which would equal 60 feet diameter)
Yes, and it's very conservative with typical home construction. You should easily get 40-50ft with normal lumber & drywall construction in any and all directions.
5) does the main and aux repeater need to be mounted higher than the switches or does it not matter at all as long as im inside the range? If so, I can place it in the basement and still receive signal as long as the switch above is within 30 feet high?
It shouldn't matter until you get to the extremes of the range, then relocating the repeater even a couple feet could make all the difference. If you experience problems activating or transferring to these devices at the limits of range, you should add an aux. repeater. In the tools you can run diagnostics that may also help you determine which devices may have trouble with range. It's not linear, is a sphere around the main repeater. So mounted mid level on a small 3 story would be ideal. Mounting in a basement with only a single level on top should also be fine.
6) can you set automation in the software to turn on certain lights at 8:00 am and off automatically at 9pm? And/or can this be done automatically at dusk and dawn by the processor based on your location (to automatically determine time zone, daylight savings time, sunrise/sunset times based on date?
Yes, any and all you described. One common misunderstanding is you need to declare each event. In other words you need an "On" event and an "Off"event. I like to name them as such: "Porch Light On" & "Porch Light Off" are 2 of my more obvious events. You need to create your "On" time say at 30minutes previous to dusk and then create another event say 3 hours before dawn to turn them OFF. In each case you can specify any/all devices to come off or on at any level. You can also create and edit your events in the APP.
7) can you set bath fans to turn on for 1hr every day at a specific time for 30 mins?
Yes, same as above (#6) or you can use an On time schedule & rollback. Roll back will always turn it off 30 minutes (or other predetermined increment) after it's turned on. So whether you turn it on from a schedule, keypad or actual switch. The roll back will shut it off 30 minutes later. (unless another button press or time event has started within that 30 minutes) then it will reset the rollback to 30 minutes from that point.
8) when using a remote switch (locations that have a 3-way switch for example), can I program the remote switch to turn on scenes as opposed to just the single light load it is controlling? For example, when tapping it, it would turn on 4 specific lights and turn them all off when tapped again.
No. In this case use a PICO or Keypad in these other locations. A PICO in many forms could be the same or less money then a remote switch as well. In this case wire the main switch as a single pole and the remote location will be battery Powered if PICO or just continuous 120v if regular keypad.
9) can you program buttons on a hybrid keypad (that is controlling a light + scenes) to also have buttons that control a sonos player?
This is something that is possible, someone else was playing with on another post. I'm not sure how successful they were but my understanding is the buttons for the Sonos are only for that. So you could have light buttons and sonos buttons, but maybe not both on the same button, though the software allows you to do it. Haven't had anyone try or confirm this yet. Additionally apparently there is no LED status for the Sonos programmed buttons.