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The Miniserver can either use the Internet to set its time or can use the local time on your PC, so there are parameters which are defined in the Times section of the Periphery tree window to use in your program.

 

INFORMATION

In the Periphery tree window click on the first entry. Here you can enter all the information about your project. As long as you have Internet access when you save the details of the project such as the postcode (put in the entry Town). This will enable the Miniserver to calculate its time and hence you can then use all the values in the Times section in your program accurately.

 

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OVERVIEW

You can find the times in the Periphery tree window underneath the section Server communication (beneath the Miniserver).

 

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TIMES

 

NameDescription
Annual pulseA pulse each year on 01/01/YYYY at 00:00
Calendar typeNumber of the current day of the calendar
DayReturns the current day
DaylightIs on when it is daylight according to location
Daylight 30minIs on when it is daylight plus 30 minutes after sunrise and 30 minutes before sunset
Days since 2009Number of days that have passed since 01/01/2009 (Loxone epoch)
HourOutputs the hour of the current time, e.g. 12:43:05 would return 12
MinutesOutputs the minutes of the current time, e.g. 12:43:05 would return 43
Minutes past midnightSpecifies how many minutes have passed since midnight
Time to dawnSpecifies how many minutes since midnight it is until dawn that day
Time to duskSpecifies how many minutes since midnight until it is dusk that day
Time to sunriseSpecifies how many minutes since midnight until sunrise that day
Time to sunsetSpecifies how many minutes since midnight until sunset that day
MonthReturns the current month as a number, e.g. November would be 11
Pulse for dawnPulse at the transition between night and day just before sunrise
Pulse for dayDaily pulse at 00:00
Pulse for duskPulse at the transition between night and day just after sunset
Pulse for hourPulse at every hour
Pulse for minutePulse at every minute
Pulse for monthMonthly pulse on the 01/MM/YYYY at 00:00
Pulse for secondPulse every second
Pulse for sunrisePulse when the sun is moving above the horizon at the point it crosses
Pulse for sunsetPulse when the sun is moving below the horizon at the point it crosses
SecondsOutputs the seconds of the current time, e.g. 12:43:05 would return 5
Seconds since bootSeconds since the last time that the Miniserver booted
Start pulseProvides a pulse when the Miniserver boots
Sun directionReturns the current direction of the sun from 0° to 359°. This value is continually updated. North = 0°, East = 90°, South = 180°, West = 270°
Sun elevationReturns the current elevation angle of the sun to the horizon from 0° to 90°, this is also continually updated
WeekdayReturns the current day of the week: Monday = 0, Tuesday = 1, Wednesday = 2, Thursday = 3, Friday = 4, Saturday = 5, Sunday = 6
YearOutputs the year of the current date, e.g. 15/11/2013 would return 2013

 

EXAMPLES

 

CURTAINS OPEN AT SUNRISE

 

Often people would like that their curtains open at sunrise. Not at 7:00 am, not at 8:00 am, but at sunrise. With Loxone no problem!

Just use the Pulse for sunrise found in the Times. In this example the pulse is connected to a memory flag and then this can be used on all the Automatic blind blocks. It is connected to the Cu input which drives the curtains fully open.

The opposite has also been implemented by using the Pulse for dusk as well so the curtains close in the evening.

 

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MOTION DETECTOR ONLY BRINGS ON LIGHTS AT NIGHT

 

In a bathroom at night you might want to use a motion detector to bring on some low level lights. You wouldn’t want this to happen at day. To do this simply use the Lighting controller program block with the time “Daylight”.

Connect the motion sensor to the input Mv on the Lighting controller. See more about this here. Then associate a night scene with the motion sensor.

To stop the motion sensor coming on in the day connect the time input “Daylight” to the DisM input. If this input is active the motion sensor will be disabled and won’t turn on the night scene when triggered.

 

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OUTDOOR LIGHTING FOR EVENING

 

The outside lights in this configuration are set to turn on 90 minutes after sunset and then off at midnight. The lights can also be directly controlled in the UI with the pushbutton block.

First the time “Minutes until sunset” is connected to an Add (2-way) block with the constant 90. Then when the time “Minutes past midnight” is equal to this value this turns the outdoor lights on (connected to the O always on input of the pushbutton).

Then when the time “Minutes past midnight” is equal to zero the lights go off (this is connected to the R input on the pushbutton).

Using constants means it is easy to quickly change the times the lights come on and go off at.

 

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