Tip o' the hat to the folks at RAKO Controls…

We just recently implemented RAKO wireless controls at my home.   This is part of my new pet project.

It was a late night, and I had finished the setup of the RAKO Controllers and RAK4 dimmers around the house. I decided to go to the top of my driveway and turn on all the lights in the house from the wireless hand-held controller.   Everything dimmed up fine, but then it happened….

Lights started flickering, turning off and on, and basically going crazy.   It looked like a scene from a poltergeist movie.   While the thought did cross my mind that I may have indeed built my house on an ancient graveyard and that Casper was coming to get me, I soon came to the realisation that there must be some other problem.

The next morning, I put a call into the folk over at RAKO Controls, and was greeted by a very professional bunch of people that for the last week have  pulled out all the stops to ensure that my system got up and running in the quickest possible timeframe.   I wanted to thank the team at RAKO publicly here because, frankly, it was the best support I have received from a company in a long time.

For those interested, the problem actually turned out to be the good ol’ Irish electricity board not providing me with a decent enough power supply.   The RAKO team sent me a set of updated RAK4 boards that allow for this, and all is now working perfectly!

  One Reply to “Tip o' the hat to the folks at RAKO Controls…”

  1. Joe McGlynn
    July 25, 2007 at 1:17 pm

    Nice one to them.

    Whats the range on the control?
    Is it phone or ip capable? Will it do the heating?

    Got a video of the moment?

    And I bet the engineer in the ESB said it wasn’t them…

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