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Alexa: how do I set the on time?


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    RainMachine Nicholas

    If using Alexa directly and not though cloud with IFTTT there is no easy way to specify time. Zones/Programs are behaving like a switch with only turn off/on commands. 

    The zones default to 5 minutes run time, this default could be modified by an API call but there is no simple Alexa command to specify time.

    I can give you more details if you wish to modify this default  zone manual timer that is read by Alexa.

    Another solution would be to make a program, set zone durations, (and set program as inactive so it won't run automatically) and run that program though Alexa.

    Other solution (which needs internet access) would be to setup a recipe on IFTTT as detailed here:

    On this recipe you can specify how many seconds to run.

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