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by rowanbradley
Tuesday 31 July 2018 20:32
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: 1-wire missing
Replies: 18
Views: 1378

Re: 1-wire missing

Can I ask a very simple question: Can I, with Domoticz running on Windows, read the temperature from a DS18B20 sensor connected to a DS9490R USB-to-1wire adapter which is plugged into my Windows PC? I know that my sensor is working and is correctly connected to the PC, since if I run OneWireViewer, ...
by rowanbradley
Friday 13 July 2018 9:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Read Temperature from DS18B20 and send to WeatherUnderground
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Read Temperature from DS18B20 and send to WeatherUnderground

Get an ESP8266 , for starters I recomend the NodeMCU development board. "dump" ESPEasy on it and in 3 min you have a good working sensor to your domoticz :-) https://www.letscontrolit.com/wiki/index.php/ESPEasy Thanks for your reply. I have tried a similar plan to this. I bought a Wemos D1 Mini, an...
by rowanbradley
Friday 13 July 2018 9:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Read Temperature from DS18B20 and send to WeatherUnderground
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: Read Temperature from DS18B20 and send to WeatherUnderground

Hello Rowan, I made a temperature sensor that is much more precise then a DS18B20 (it heats up in the sun and gives wrong temperature, did you ever wonder why the temperature meter in your car doesn't show a high temperature in de summer.) It is based on a MLX90614ESF and an ESP 32 all the instruct...
by rowanbradley
Thursday 12 July 2018 21:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Read Temperature from DS18B20 and send to WeatherUnderground
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Read Temperature from DS18B20 and send to WeatherUnderground

I have been trying for some time to get Domoticz (running on Windows 8.1) to do something useful and/or interesting, with very little success so far. My initial challenge is to read (every 5 minutes, say) the temperature from a DS18B20 temperature sensor, connected to the PC via a DS9490R USB-to-1Wi...
by rowanbradley
Thursday 17 May 2018 19:25
Forum: Z-Wave
Topic: Cheap chinese z-wave products
Replies: 563
Views: 109202

Re: Cheap chinese z-wave products

My Domoticz _does_ have a Z-Wave dongle. Has anyone successfully connected one of the small round Fibaro temperature sensors to Domoticz without a Fibaro controller? If so, how?

Thanks - Rowan
by rowanbradley
Thursday 17 May 2018 18:54
Forum: Z-Wave
Topic: Cheap chinese z-wave products
Replies: 563
Views: 109202

Re: Cheap chinese z-wave products

Fibaro claims to be Z-Wave, so I bough a temperature sensor, assuming that I could access it from Domoticz, but when it arrived, I found that I could not communicate with it via any means that I could discover. I have a feeling that it said somewhere that it operated at 2.4GHz, which is not Z-Wave. ...
by rowanbradley
Sunday 15 April 2018 14:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regularly record temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Regularly record temperature

So do you mean that any sensor used in Domoticz has to have an internal timer function and to proactively send readings to Domoticz every configurable number of seconds/minutes? And also presumably it has to know how to send data to Domoticz, which implies that it knows the hostname or IP number tha...
by rowanbradley
Wednesday 11 April 2018 19:54
Forum: Other questions and discussions
Topic: How to create rules in Domoticz Web UI
Replies: 8
Views: 2179

Re: How to create rules in Domoticz Web UI

> aaaah -- it's not under the "main" menu but under the settings -> more settings. I didn't see that. I don't understand this. As far as I can see, Domoticz doesn't have a Settings menu. It has Setup, but under Setup there is no More Settings (or More Setup) sub-menu. Can someone please explain to m...
by rowanbradley
Monday 09 April 2018 19:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regularly record temperature
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Regularly record temperature

Having finally got a temperature sensor working in Domoticz, how do I get Domoticz to read the temperature of a room every 5 minutes (or whatever interval I think is appropriate)? I want to do this so I can see a graph of historical performance, e.g. a graph showing target temperature, actual temper...
by rowanbradley
Monday 09 April 2018 17:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting to Z-Wave devices
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Connecting to Z-Wave devices

The "manuals" that came with the devices are pretty useless, very small leaflets that give next to no technical information. By deleting things, restarting the Domoticz service, and adding things back with the correct port number, I have now got one Z-Wave temperature sensor apparently working OK. W...
by rowanbradley
Monday 09 April 2018 12:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting to Z-Wave devices
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Connecting to Z-Wave devices

Thanks for your suggestion. In trying to investigate, I deleted the Z-Wave interface, because it was set to use the wrong COM port. Now I can't add the device back. In Device Manager, the Z-Wave interface is shown as UZB (COM5). I am trying to add a hardware in Domoticz of type OpenZWave USB (is tha...
by rowanbradley
Saturday 07 April 2018 18:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting to Z-Wave devices
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Connecting to Z-Wave devices

I am trying to get Z-Wave working with Domoticz (running on Windows). I bought an SA413-1 Z-Wave USB stick, and have plugged it into my PC. When I plug it in, two devices appear under Ports in Device Manager: UZB (COM3) and UZB (COM4). Is this correct? Why are there two devices? I have now bought a ...
by rowanbradley
Tuesday 03 April 2018 16:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sending commands to a remote Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Sending commands to a remote Raspberry Pi

> write the other logic in a python program on the Pi side of the equation I thought/hoped that Domoticz was the ideal tool for setting up rules to implement this sort of logic (I haven't actually tried to do it yet, so the jury is still out on this). To write this in a Python program to run on the ...
by rowanbradley
Monday 02 April 2018 19:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sending commands to a remote Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: Sending commands to a remote Raspberry Pi

What I want to be able to do, more precisely, is: - Every 5 minutes (configurable time interval) read the room temperature from a Z-wave temperature sensor. - Also read the temperature from another sensor that is outdoors - Also read the insolation from another sensor - Recall the target temperature...
by rowanbradley
Sunday 01 April 2018 14:10
Forum: Z-Wave
Topic: Cheap chinese z-wave products
Replies: 563
Views: 109202

Re: Cheap chinese z-wave products

Thanks for those comments. Yes, I was thinking Z-Wave. You can use Z-Uno or the upcoming Z-Uno-Mini to avoid those Z-Wave licencing costs. And the ZM5101 chip costs £8.88 one off from Digikey (but much lower prices in large volume of course). Yes, rrozema, those are all the benefits that I hope to g...
by rowanbradley
Saturday 31 March 2018 18:17
Forum: Z-Wave
Topic: Cheap chinese z-wave products
Replies: 563
Views: 109202

Re: Cheap chinese z-wave products

I don't really call this cheap. I have 15 rooms in my house that potentially need temperature control. To fit one of these in each of these rooms is going to cost me over £300. I don't see why such a sensor needs to contain more than an 8466 chip, a DS18B20 temperature sensor, a 3V coin battery, and...
by rowanbradley
Friday 30 March 2018 13:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Connecting to Z-Uno
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Connecting to Z-Uno

The Z-Uno that I had ordered arrived yesterday, and I am now trying to get it to talk to Domoticz. Here is what I have done: 1. Connected the Z-Uno (I have not changed the default sketch) to my PC with a micro-USB cable. The green and white LEDs on the Z-Uno flash continually, which I think means th...
by rowanbradley
Thursday 29 March 2018 13:03
Forum: Others
Topic: RTL_433 with watchman oil tank
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Re: RTL_433 with watchman oil tank

I have joined this thread a long time later. I too want to monitor my oil tank level. I have an Apollo ultrasonic sensor mounted on the tank with the matching Apollo display in the house, but now I want to monitor within Domoticz running on a Windows PC. The beginning of this thread doesn't explain ...
by rowanbradley
Wednesday 28 March 2018 18:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sending commands to a remote Raspberry Pi
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Sending commands to a remote Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi connected to my Domoticz system via WiFi. It is running a Python program (cometblue) that provides a set of command line commands to send commands to and to read values from a remote device (a radiator valve) that is connected to the Pi via Bluetooth. How do I set up Domoticz s...
by rowanbradley
Wednesday 28 March 2018 14:02
Forum: Z-Wave
Topic: Cheap chinese z-wave products
Replies: 563
Views: 109202

Re: Cheap chinese z-wave products

Has anyone seen a chinese (cheap) z-wave temperature sensor? Neo doesn't seem to have one on their pages.

Thanks - Rowan