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Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Monday 11 December 2017 21:47

Hi

Does anybody tried this new Fibaro Heat Controller with Domoticz?

https://www.fibaro.com/en/products/the-heat-controller/

I have assked a support for this one on the open-zwave.
but maybe someone has already made it to work :)
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic ... jKb6-weono

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Monday 11 December 2017 22:48

After pairing Fibaro Heat Controller with Aeon gen stick 5 and Domoticz i have this:
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What I should do next. Can somebody give me direction? The temperature is showing 0 degree.

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by tlpeter » Wednesday 13 December 2017 15:32

It uses a Bluetooth device to get the temperature, do you have it?

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by samuelAN » Thursday 14 December 2017 10:03

tlpeter wrote:
Wednesday 13 December 2017 15:32
It uses a Bluetooth device to get the temperature, do you have it?
Hello,

The Bluetooth temperature sensor is optional with this model.

The heat thermostat is able to work standalone.

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by tlpeter » Thursday 14 December 2017 12:11

Then i do not understand the problem.
It could be that you need to set the setpoint yourself and that the thermostat will respond on that but how does it know when to respond as it is not connected to the temperature sensor?
Do you have a different sensor that measures a temperature?
If not then this is a useless situation i am afraid.

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Thursday 14 December 2017 14:04

Yes I have both. But with no luck to set it work properly in domoticz

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Post by barbaar » Thursday 14 December 2017 16:12

You need to pair the external temperture sensor directly with the heatcontroller. No need for Domoticz on this.

I guess you should be able to schedule time windows on what the roomtemperature should be at what time using Domoticz. I haven't been able to install the unit yet, since I only got it yesterday.

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Friday 15 December 2017 13:55

If you did it please tell me is working thanks

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by MrPozor » Friday 15 December 2017 14:41

Hi,

Someone has already created the appropriate xml-files for FGT-001 on the OpenZwave github. I will test them this weekend to see if the thermostat becomes usable.

https://github.com/OpenZWave/open-zwave ... fgt001.xml

Normally a ZWave device should not require a specific configuration file for its basic functions. The device will simply be shown as unknown but it will advertise its functionalities, i.e. it will tell Domoticz/OZW "Hi, I'm a thermostat, I can report temperatures, you can switch me on and off" and so on.
However, I have not managed to get a temperature reading so far.

Maybe the xml files above will fix this but I'm not sure.

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by barbaar » Friday 15 December 2017 18:21

MrPozor wrote:
Friday 15 December 2017 14:41
Hi,

Someone has already created the appropriate xml-files for FGT-001 on the OpenZwave github. I will test them this weekend to see if the thermostat becomes usable.

https://github.com/OpenZWave/open-zwave ... fgt001.xml

Normally a ZWave device should not require a specific configuration file for its basic functions. The device will simply be shown as unknown but it will advertise its functionalities, i.e. it will tell Domoticz/OZW "Hi, I'm a thermostat, I can report temperatures, you can switch me on and off" and so on.
However, I have not managed to get a temperature reading so far.

Maybe the xml files above will fix this but I'm not sure.
Cool! Will it be necessary to include the heatcontroller again when the config gets merged? Or will the current heatcontroller be recognized and picked up automatically as the correct device?

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by samuelAN » Friday 15 December 2017 18:25

Reding the XML file, it seems that the temperature is not read back . Someone has tried?

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Post by tigo72 » Friday 15 December 2017 19:59

That's right samualAN. I was able to implement the xml. After a restart of Domoticz, the heat controller is properly recognized. This time a setpoint device actually affects the controller (it did not before I included the xml file, plus manufacturer.xml). I can now set the controller to 10 degrees, 21 or whatever. The colored ring lights up, the motor is set in motion. Beautiful! I can also include the device in a blocky script, it all works. Yet, the widget keeps saying 20 degrees. There is no read back, yet...

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by samuelAN » Friday 15 December 2017 20:24

I have read somewhere that the fgt001 without the external temperature sensor was not designed to send back the measured temperature. This is due to the fact that temperature at the valve is not representative of real temperature... I don't know if this is true or not...

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by MrPozor » Friday 15 December 2017 23:24

samuelAN wrote:
Friday 15 December 2017 20:24
I have read somewhere that the fgt001 without the external temperature sensor was not designed to send back the measured temperature. This is due to the fact that temperature at the valve is not representative of real temperature... I don't know if this is true or not...
That would be bad news but I think you are right. This was posted in the Fibaro forum:
As far as this issue is concerned. The internal thermometer is only for our purpose, for calibration and PID algorithms. This reading won't be any good as it will probably be very elevated.
Doesn't confirm that the temperature is not reported but it makes it very unlikely.

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by samuelAN » Friday 15 December 2017 23:42

Right, it was on the Fibaro forum.

I will try the xml file this weekend but I am quite sure that temperature will not be retrieved.

I think that if you want the temperature, the valve must be linked to the external sensor.

I have bought one model without external sensor and one with sensor, but I have just received the first one for the moment, so I will not be able to confirm that temperature is retrieved correctly with external sensor..

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Saturday 16 December 2017 0:17

Oh sweet :) someone has start doing this :)
Thanks for the news
I have both tempreture sensor and valve. How can I implement this new xml file into domoticz?

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Saturday 16 December 2017 14:03

It's still not recognized properly. I have added fgt001.xml and manufacture_specyfic.xml on the right places. Restart domoticz the result is still the same.

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Saturday 16 December 2017 14:44

Ok I'v made it to start recognized the device.
What I did is:
1. I have added fgt001.xml and manufacture_specyfic.xml on the right places (My was /home/pi/domoticz/Config /home/pi/domoticz/Config/fibaro)
2. Now I check what changed into file manufacture_specyfic.xml from the previous one. since I have OpenZWave USB
Version: 1.4-2713-ge2021e46-dirty it's quite a lot :(. So I added the missing files configuration from other manufactures. Im avoiding sytuations where I dont have config for others.
3. Now it's very simple. Restart domoticz does not do the thing! If you previously recognazied wrong your device. What you must to do is go to the
SETUP/HARDWARE ->your controler setup and then on your nodes go to your nodes managments and include the node :) (CHECK PICTURE BELOW)
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That's it!!!!!

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by samuelAN » Saturday 16 December 2017 14:46

Nice thanks! Do you have temperature feedback?

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Re: Fibaro HeatController

Post by fr3sh » Saturday 16 December 2017 20:47

Yes I have temperature feedback. I saw that sometime the temperature are going to sleep mode. I'v reset whole once again and we will see now.

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