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post #1651 of 1661 Old 12-04-2018, 12:36 PM
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I probably need to make a call to lutron, but in reading the literature it sounded like the single switch is a momentary push button.

I’m going to check out those links as well.

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Does anyone know where I can find an accessory switch for a GRX-3104 model (non-QS)? I’d prefer the single push button, but could also do a 2 button.

I looked into options to control via relay, but I need a momentary switch to activate the SSA, and any of the Lutron smart switches are on/off, not momentary.

I have an old 3106 that I wanted to add a remote switch outside of the room. I got onto ebay and found a 2 scene egrx lutron switch for a very reasonable price.

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I’ve been looking for 2 scene switches on eBay but haven’t found anything remotely reasonably priced.

I did get confirmation from Lutron tech support that the SSA line on the grx-3000 series is a momentary closure, so a regular switch won’t work.

They recommended using a Maestro Accessory switch (MS-SA). It’s a push button momentary switch that is standard decora size.

I’m still trying to find some way to do a wireless momentary switch but not having any luck. I could rig up some convoluted system using an RF remote controlled relay and a momentary switch with some solder etc, but that’s just asking for trouble

A simple RF controlled momentary relay that can handle 120v load would work, and I’ve found several, but they all have ugly remotes that don’t look anything like a wall switch.
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I’ve been looking for 2 scene switches on eBay but haven’t found anything remotely reasonably priced.

I did get confirmation from Lutron tech support that the SSA line on the grx-3000 series is a momentary closure, so a regular switch won’t work.

They recommended using a Maestro Accessory switch (MS-SA). It’s a push button momentary switch that is standard decora size.

I’m still trying to find some way to do a wireless momentary switch but not having any luck. I could rig up some convoluted system using an RF remote controlled relay and a momentary switch with some solder etc, but that’s just asking for trouble

A simple RF controlled momentary relay that can handle 120v load would work, and I’ve found several, but they all have ugly remotes that don’t look anything like a wall switch.
You can do this easily with RR2 but for what it would cost you might as well just update your Grafik Eye, unless the RR2 was appealing to you, & then be able to expand HA system throughout your home.

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FYI, The Lutron just announced the Grafik Eye 3500 series will be discontinued later this year (June 1st). This was the only replacement up to now for any of the 3000 series.

It still may be available as replacement through obsolete parts, but that will make it even more expensive and could take several weeks or months to have them build one.

If you are considering or putting off a replacement the current QS version Grafik Eye is your best bet, but if you have a large system with multiple keypads you would have to update it all, in this case you shouldn't wait much longer.

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In case anyone is interested,

I did finally have a chance to add a slave switch to the system. Rather than try to do a wireless switch outside of the room, I instead added a wall switch inside the room. This way when people enter the room they flip on a light switch as per normal and the Lutron kicks in and launches scene 1.

I used this tutorial to make my own momentary switch from a standard decora wall switch:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_QJgYJfNKRI

Saved myself $30 🙂.

I already had a second wall box above the Lutron unit, so I simply put the new momentary switch in that box. Connected the live wire to one side of the switch and connected the other side to the SSA of the Lutron and it worked perfectly.

Now the momentary switch turns on scene 1 and turns off the system! Much easier than trying to fumble for a tiny button in the dark 🙂
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I have a large Grafik Eye 6000 system that I recently inherited in an private club I acquired, and need a little help. I purchased an old windows 95 laptop to attempt to update the lighting schedule. Does anyone know how I can download the existing data file from the controller?
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I have a large Grafik Eye 6000 system that I recently inherited in an private club I acquired, and need a little help. I purchased an old windows 95 laptop to attempt to update the lighting schedule. Does anyone know how I can download the existing data file from the controller?
Sorry, I have no experience with that one. A lot of those older systems you could not do that with(extract or download). But again, I never used the 6000. In case you hadn't found it, here is all the Legacy documentation they have for it:
http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Service-Support/Pages/Technical/LegacyProducts.aspx



Also, systems of that magnitude, Lutron may have a job file on record. I would contact them & recommend phone, they are 2-3 days by email.

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Thank you, they think they have a file so hopefully that works out.
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IMO after a 14 year run .... it's "time" to remove this thread from a sticky, and relegate it to normal thread status.
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14 years as a sticky... that's a long time, but it's been a very handy topic for us all in that time.
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