Blue Series 2-1 Switch - Enhancements/Bugs Thread

It looks like the next shipment of switches will come in Aug/Sep. That is the end of the summer. That original post was from January. Is it safe to assume that the next shipment will contain the MG24 chips? I don’t want to order until I know I can upgrade OTA. Hardwiring 30-40 switches is too much

Did the Robertson combination screw update get included on the Red 2-1 (the first run that is currently on a boat)?

I’ve actually got Red 2-1 switches on order, but I assume this will be the same for both Blue and Red:
Am I correct in my understanding that you can go ahead and wire the Master Red/Blue and the Auxiliary White swtiches, restore power, and then make the changes to the Master to configure for multi-way with Aux? In other words, having the default setting (of single pole) in place with the aux switches wired doesn’t hurt anything, it just doesn’t work properly for mult-way until you change the config?

It shouldn’t hurt anything as long as you have it wired correctly. I’ve installed 10 3/4 way combos last year and didn’t have any issues wiring aux switches together then adding/configuring to the network. You should be good to go.

Agreed, the switch will work but won’t “listen” for the 3-way until you activate that setting.

Hello @Eric_Inovelli , just checking in. Will Batch 4 of the Blue Series 2-1 coming in August/September have the MG24 chip? It is pretty important for me before I buy a big lot of switches. Flashing 20-40 switches with a cable would be a hassle. Thanks!

As per this thread, I’d like to be able to disable the standard LED on/off behaviour when in dumb light mode.

Any chance we can get a parameter / toggle for this?

It’s been ages since I’ve used notifications, instead I manipulate the default colour of the LED strip. The reason I do this is because the default on/off LED behavior still triggers and it drives my OCD crazy when I have that flash of blue when the LED is set to red.

I can picture this option as something like “Disable default LED on/off behavior when notifications are on” as well.

I believe existing Parameter 17 is the one you want. Try setting P17 to 0 “do not display load level” and I think that will do what you’re asking. You may also want to set P97 and P98 to 0 (led bar intensity when on/off)



So this is almost exactly what I’m looking for. I tried it but now instead of it staying on for 2 seconds, it flashes for maybe 50-100ms. This is way better but clearly there’s something else still causing it to go on for a moment. Any ideas? I’ll put this into that thread I linked as it’s a bit off topic here.

Same as @Rob here! I need to know when the MG24 will be standard in the Blue series and can’t order ahead of then. I have over a hundred switches to buy and install, and thus need OTA firmware updates. :slight_smile: Any guidance appreciated @Eric_Inovelli


Any chance we could get an addition “button down” event added?

Are you asking for the VZM31-SN? If so, button up/down and config are all supported.

When I say “Button down”, I’m referring to the button triggering an action when one of the 3 buttons (up, down, or config) are pressed down initially. Right now, there doesn’t seem to be one (they’re all “Button up”, as in the action is not triggered until the buttons are let go).

Said another way, I’m looking for the following additions:


Do you mean these -

Or you’re referring to when you press and hold but don’t release?

The latter, but where it triggers instantly when the rocker/button is pushed – so no delay.

This is the ideal behavior for somebody who wants their lights to respond as quickly as possible.

Sounds like what you’re looking for is Pressed, Released and Held. I may be wrong here, but I’m not sure if that would be possible because of the held option. For held to work, there has to be a delay on when it’s pressed to be able to determine if it’s being held or if it was just pressed.


Of course, but it would be possible to have all 3 available to us so we can decide which we use to trigger our automations.

I, for example, don’t really use ‘hold’ anywhere and would just prefer to have the lights respond quicker.

If this functionality was added, it could easily be ignored by those who prefer the way it works right now. For anyone who uses the buttons for single-press only, they would of course prefer to have the trigger be on press, not release. It could be a setting (to enable / disable it) but it doesn’t even seem like it would be entirely necessary since each of the actions could be listened to / ignored independently.

We went through this on the LZW series where we were able to disable multi-tap and eliminate delays. If you set the delay parameter to 0 it should instantly send the “pushed” command from the switch, but you will never get any multi-tap signals.