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Using Sonoff 4 button remotes to trigger scenes?

Hi I have the sonoff RF Bridge and 4 of your 4 button remotes. At present if I want the remotes to trigger a scene in eWelink to control Wi-Fi sonoff switches then I have to configure each remote as an alarm in the RF Bridge. This means I can only have 4 buttons in total controlling scenes. Could remote control buttons be made to control scenes rather than just alarms controlling scenes? That way I would be able to have 16 scenes that I controlled from RF remotes. I am doing this because I have a switch that I want to control both on and off by any one of four remotes for different family members. The reason is it is an outside light we wish to control as we drive towards it and using the phone to do it is illegal in the UK.

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Thank you Mauricio - didn’t know that and it helps (though extremely hacky to do it via alarms, and still can’t trigger anything in IFTTT). Cheers
That is talking about using the bridge to control other RF devices like garage door openers or RF lightswitches. The bridge both listens to RF remotes to trigger scenes on networked Sonoff switches and learns some existing remotes to replace them ( simulate a local remote by sending an instruction to the bridge over the internet via the app). There are further instructions on using the Sonoff remote to trigger network actions. The problem is that though the bridge can simulate up to 16 remote buttons when transmitting , it can only respond to a total of 4 remote buttons when listening- which I think is a bug and so I started this thread...

it is fairly evident that they dont - time to move to another a manufacturer. there are so many out there. Pity i just bought so many devices from them. I literally have to buy 5 more bridges and repeat all the scenes for all the removes...NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

hi, same problem here, it recognizes only the alarm as trigger that reduces the trigger options to 4 not 16... is it a bug? im using iOS.

Mauricio how did you add 16 devices in bridge ? I tried just now and the limit is 4 devices !!!!!!!!!

The device firmware updated and then I could add more than 4. Not tried again recently.

could you please explain how did you update the firmware ? thank you

See screenshot

I had the 3.3.0 also but the app says to me that the limit of 4 is reached !

thank you

Exactly. I agree. In the end I used IFTTT and a 'dummy' sonoff. Still can't believe that 4buttons count as 4remotes. I had hoped to have a remote each that ran the outside lights, oh well.

I also solved the "sunset" problem for now using IFTTT (not the part regarding motion detection,just turn on lights on sunset via IFTTT, turn off at fixed time by eWeLink), But it does not solve all my problems. Actually, I was surprised to see how stupid IFTTT is, it also lacks all the logic operators. I still think that we actually need an open API or built-in script language to really utilize the devices potential.

I think you mean operating the phone manually is illegal in U.K.? I am too. Depending on the devices you have can you connect them to IFTTT? As a trigger you can use the phone’s GPS as an automatic trigger. IFTTT limits you to only one connection per ‘applet’ but you can setup multiple ‘applets’ for the same trigger. That limits you to only 1 scene per 1 phone, but it should work without you thinking or doing anything.

This is VERY need function! Please, release this.

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