Originally Posted by alexb76
Thanks, what do I need the relays for? As much as possible, I do NOT wanna do any hardwiring, as it's a condo and it's super difficult to do. I wanted to put a wireless switch for the fireplace, and had Nest tempreture setting to trigger the on/off of that switch.
Question on G1:
- Does it come with Remote? Is the remote IR or Wifi could be used from anywhere?
- Does with a fully functional app for iPad (or should I get their own module)?
- If used with Lutron keypads, is there an issue or limitation?
- What about scneario keypads? like "away" to turn everything off, or Movie, etc...
- If I integrate Nest, does the system take over what Nest does totally? or Nest on its own could still do things?
- How does the AV-Components-Elan architecture works? Meaning right now, I have everything connected via HDMI to Receiver, one HDMI to TV, and then have one 5.1 speaker setup, one 2nd zone 2-ch setup, all wired directly to receiver. Where in the loop does the Elan go? Between components and Receiver?
- How easy/difficult it is to change programs, add/remove components? Do I have to call everytime I need to do something?
- How does it compare to C4 systems? Sounds very similar.
The g1 comes with an IR based remote and an IR receiver. It's kind of a throw away, I've never usedit. You could give it a shot and if it doesn't work out just use an HR200... expensive, but glorious remote.
The app is fully functional on any Android/Apple device.
It can do up to 32 keypads/scenes, 24 loads. gSC2 is 256 loads.
I'm sorry, that was my mistake. It doesn't integrate with Nest. C4 does, but the driver is not approved by Nest, which is a liability because it's pushing data over the Nest cloud, not directly to the stat. Elan is working with Nest, but I don't know when or if the driver will come out. If you're using RA2 for your lighting, use a Lutron Touchpro thermostat, great integration. Full scheduling from elan, but you can change it from the thermostat and Elan will display the new temp. The only thing you can't do with the Touchpro is graph the heating/cooling usage which, I personally, don't find to be useful.
If you're talking about the OSD, just put it onto an input of the AVR. It's not a pass through like other systems.
You need to call for reprogramming whenever you change something. For a programmer it's very easy though. I do it on the cheap if I don't have to leave the office. This could very well be a deal breaker for you! I definitely understand that, I imagine it's frustrating if you know and understand how it works but can't change it.
Elan is in the same category as C4. I personally like it a lot better, but others will make the case for C4 and I won't say they're wrong. C4 has a lot more available drivers for integration, but while Elan has less it's more stable. Nest is actually a good example of that.