digitalSTROM Binding

This binding integrates the digitalSTROM-System. The integration happens through the digitalSTROM-Server, which acts as a gateway to connect the digitalSTROM-Devices. The digitalSTROM-Server communicates through the digitalSTROM-Meters with the digitalSTROM-Devices, which are directly connected to the power-line.

Note: All was tested with digitalSTROM-Server firmware version 1.9.3 to 1.10.3.

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Supported Things

digitalSTROM-Server

The digitalSTROM-Server is required for accessing any other digitalSTROM-Devices. It acts like a "bridge".

digitalSTROM-Devices

At this point almost all available GE, SW, GR and BL digitalSTROM-Devices with a set output-mode, unequal disabled, are supported by this binding. Furthermore sensor devices like the dS-iSens200 and SW-devices with binary-inputs are supported. Last but not least the circuit (dS-Meter) is supported, too. They will provide the power consumption and electric meter as channels.

For that there are identically named thing types. Only the GR type has a channel (shade), which cannot be changed. The other types add their channels dynamically affected by the set color-group and output-mode. They also automatically change or add the channels, if the color-group or output-mode has changed through the dSS-web-configuration or the configured sensor priorities of the thing has changed.

  • The following table shows all tested digitalSTROM-Devices with their output-modes.
HW-TypeOutput-ModeTested color group
GE-KL200switchedyellow
GE-KM200switched, dimmedyellow
GE-TKM210switched, dimmedyellow
GE-SDM200switched, dimmedyellow
GE-UMV2001-10V dimmedyellow
GR-KL200standard output-modegrey
GR-KL210standard output-modegrey
GR-KL220standard output-modegrey
SW-KL200switch, powersave, wipeblack, yellow
SW-UMR200single switched, combined switch, combined 2 stage switch, combined 3 stage switchyellow , black
SW-ZWS200switch, powersave, wipeblack, yellow
BL-KM200switch, pwmblue
  • Binary-inputs were tested with SW-UMR200.
  • Sensor channels were tested with dS-iSens200 and power sensor with all other supported devices, which are listed in the table above.

digitalSTROM-Scenes

Furthermore the digitalSTROM-Scene concept is part of the digitalSTROM-Binding. These scenes are implemented as virtual things. The different scene thing types are listed in the following table.

Thing-Type-IDLabelDescription
appSceneApartment-SceneRepresents a digitalSTROM Apartment-Scene.
zoneSceneZone-SceneRepresents a digitalSTROM Zone-Scene.
groupSceneGroup-SceneRepresents a digitalSTROM Group-Scene.
namedSceneNamed-SceneRepresents a digitalSTROM Scene, which has a user-defined name.

digitalSTROM-Zone-Temperature-Control

Last but not least, the digitalSTROM-Zone-Temperature-Control is also supported, if a zone-temerature-control is configured, as thing-type zone_temperature_control. The difference between the digitalSTROM-heating-control-app is, that there are no operation-modes, like comfort or eco. You can directly set the target temperature, in case pid-control is configured, otherwise you can set the value in percent of heating valves at the zone. The needed channels will be added automatically, as it is also the case for the devices.

Discovery

The digitalSTROM-Server is discovered by mDNS or dss.local. at the local network. Once the server is added as a thing, you have to set a user name and password or insert a valid application-token to authenticate with the server. If the binding is authorized, it automatically reads all supported devices, the dS-Meters and temperature controlled configured zones, that are set up on the digitalSTROM-System, and puts them into the inbox.

digitalSTROM-Scenes can be discovered, too. The background scene-discovery is deactivated by default to not flood the inbox. Otherwise it will discover so many scenes, that it can be difficult to find the searched devices.

Discoverable scenes are all user named scenes, group scenes that are reachable by local push-buttons, zone scenes and apartment scenes. The discovery also will discover all called scenes, if they aren't automatically discovered yet. Temperature control scenes, like eco will be ignored, so they cannot be discovered.

If you only want to discover one of the thing types, you can start a discovery scan on the thing type you want to have discovered. You can use the command line command, e.g.: smarthome:discovery start digitalstrom:namedScene to start the scan. Which thing types this binding supports, please have a look at Supported Things.

Thing Configuration and Properties

digitalSTROM-Server

The digitalSTROM-Server thing has the following configuration parameter groups: Connection configuration, Server information and General configurations.

Connection configuration

If the digitalSTROM-Server isn’t found automatically, e.g. because the server isn’t placed at the local network or the mDNS-service is deactivated, you have to insert the network address or URL and the authentication data manually through the graphical user interface or type it into the *.thing with textual configuration. If you use your user name and password for authentication and there is already a token for this application, it will be automatically retrieved from the digitalSTROM-Server, otherwise a new application-token will be generated.

Parameter LabelParameter IDDescriptionRequiredAdvanced
Network addressdSSAddressNetwork address of the digitalSTROM-Server.truefalse
User nameuserNameName of a registered user to authenticate to the digitalSTROM-Server.user name and password or Application-Tokenfalse
PasswordpasswordPassword of a registered user to authenticate to the digitalSTROM-Server.user name and password or Application-Tokenfalse
Application-TokenapplicationTokenThe Application-Token to authenticate to the digitalSTROM-Server.user name and password or Application-Tokenfalse

Server information

The parameter group Server information only includes informative parameters, which have no special functionality.

Parameter LabelParameter IDDescriptionRequiredAdvanced
dSIDdSIDThe unique identifier of a digitalSTROM-server.falsefalse

General configuration:

Here you can set general binding configuration parameters, which are shown in following table:

Parameter LabelParameter IDDescriptionRequiredAdvanceddefault
Sensor update intervalsensorDataUpdateIntervalSets the seconds after the digitalSTROM-Device sensor data will be updated. If the priority is higher than 'never'.falsefalse60
Total power update intervaltotalPowerUpdateIntervalSets the interval in seconds, after the digitalSTROM total power consumption and total electric meter sensor data will be updated.falsefalse30
Days to be slaked trash bin devicesdefaultTrashBinDeleateTimeSets the days after the temporary saved digitalSTROM-Device configuration from not reachable digitalSTROM-Devices get permanently deleted.falsefalse7
Wait time sensor readingsensorWaitTimeWaiting time between the evaluation of the sensor values and the reading of the scenes in seconds. ATTENTION: digitalSTROM rule 8 and 9 require a waiting period of 1 minute. Values less than 60 seconds could affect the digitalSTROM system.falsetrue60

At the thing file, a manual configuration looks e.g. like

Bridge digitalstrom:dssBridge:dssBridge1 [ dSSAddress="dss.local.",  userName="dssadmin", password="dssadmin", sensorDataUpdateInterval=180]

Properties

In addition to the configuration the digitalSTROM-Server has the following properties.

Property-NameDescription
serverCertThe SSL-Certificate of the digitalSTROM-Server.
dS-Installation-NameThe digitalSTROM-System installation name.
versionThe digitalSTROM-Server-Application version.
distroVersionThe digitalSTROM-Server firmware version.
HardwareThe digitalSTROM-Server hardware identifier.
RevisionThe digitalSTROM-Server hardware revision number.
SerialThe digitalSTROM-Server hardware serial number.
EthernetThe digitalSTROM-Server IEEE mac address.
MachineIDThe digitalSTROM-Server unique id.
KernelThe digitalSTROM-Server linux kernel release string.

digitalSTROM-Devices

The digitalSTROM-Device things have the following configuration parameter groups Device information and Sensor setup.

Device information

Each digitalSTROM-Device needs the device ID named dSID as configuration parameter. The device ID is printed as serial number at the digitalSTROM-Device and can also be found within the web-interface of the digitalSTROM-Server. The following table shows the parameter:

Parameter LabelParameter IDDescriptionRequiredAdvanced
IDdSIDThe unique identifier of a digitalSTORM-device.truefalse

Sensor setup

The GE, BL and SW digitalSTROM-Devices usually have sensors to capture power consumption data. So these devices have the following parameters to read them out.

Parameter LabelParameter IDDescriptionRequiredAdvancedDefault
Active power refresh priorityactivePowerRefreshPrioritySets the refresh priority for the active power sensor value. Can be never, low priority, medium priority or high priority.falsefalsenever
Electric meter refresh priorityelectricMeterRefreshPrioritySets the refresh priority for the electric meter sensor value. Can be never, low priority, medium priority or high priority.falsefalsenever
Output current refresh priorityoutputCurrentRefreshPrioritySets the refresh priority for the output current sensor value. Can be never, low priority, medium priority or high priority.falsefalsenever

Properties

Furthermore a supported digitalSTROM-Device has some informative properties. The following table shows all informative properties:

Property-NameDescription
dSUIDThe unique identifier of a digitalSTORM-device with virtual devices.
deviceNamehe name of a digitalSTROM-Device.
meterDSIDIdentifier of the meter to which the device is connected.
hwInfoThe hardware type from this digitalSTROM-Device.
zoneIDThe digitalSTROM-Device is part of this zone.
groupsThe digitalSTROM-Device is part of this user-defined or functional groups.
output modeThe current digitalSTROM-Device output mode e.g. 22 = dimmable.
funcColorGroupThe current digitalSTROM-Device functional color group e.g. yellow = light.

The device scene configurations will also be persisted in the properties. There are in the format:

Property-NameDescription
scene[sceneID]{Scene: [sceneID], dontcare: [don't care flag], localPrio: [local prio flag], specialMode: [special mode flag]}(0..1), {sceneValue: [scene value], sceneAngle: [scene angle]}(0..1)

digitalSTROM-Meter

A digitalSTROM-Meter needs, like the digitalSTROM-Devices, only the unique digitalSTROM device ID named dSID as configuration parameter, which has the same parameters, so please have a look at the point Device information.

Properties

In contrast to the digitalSTROM-Device there are other informal properties. The following table shows the available properties:

Property-NameDescription
hwNameThe hardware name of the digitalSTROM-Meter
swVersionThe software version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
apiVersionThe api version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
dspSwVersionThe dsp software version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
dSUIDThe dSUID of the digitalSTROM-Meter
deviceNameThe user defined name of the digitalSTROM-Meter
armSwVersionThe arm software version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
hwVersionThe hardware version of the digitalSTROM-Meter

digitalSTROM-Zone-Temperature-Control

The thing type of a digitalSTROM-Zone-Temperature-Control is zone_temperature_control. As configuration only the zone ID or the zone name, to identify the controlled zone, is needed.

Parameter LabelParameter IDDescriptionRequiredAdvanced
Zone ID or namezoneIDThe zone id or zone name of the temperature controlled zone.truefalse

Properties

Property-NameDescription
controlModeThe currently configured control mode.
controlDSUIDThe dSID of the meter or service that runs the control algorithm.
controlStateThe currently configured control state.

digitalSTROM-Scenes

The digitalSTROM-Scenes can be defined with following parameters.

Parameter LabelParameter IDDescriptionRequiredAdvanced
Zone ID or namezoneIDThe zone ID or zone name of the called scene. 0 or empty is broadcast to all.falsefalse
Group ID or namegroupIDThe group ID or group name of the called scene. 0 or empty is broadcast to all.falsefalse
Scene ID or namesceneIDThe call scene ID or scene name, e.g. preset 1 for scene ID 5. Callable scenes are from 0 to 126.falsefalse

The Scene-Thing-Type Named-Scene and Group-Scene have all parameters. The Apartment-Scene only has the parameters Scene name and Scene ID an the Zone-Scene has all parameters without Group ID or name.

Textual configuration examples

Usually the discovery works reliable, so that a manual configuration is not needed.

However, at the thing file, a manual configuration looks e.g. like

digitalSTROM-Devices

Thing digitalstrom:GE:GE-KM200 (digitalstrom:dssBridge:myDssBridge) [ dSID="3504175fe0000000000043d4",  activePowerRefreshPriority="low", electricMeterRefreshPriority=“medium", outputCurrentRefreshPriority="high"]
Thing digitalstrom:GR:GR-KL200 (digitalstrom:dssBridge:myDssBridge) [ dSID="3504175fe0000000000043d5"]

digitalSTROM-Meters

Thing digitalstrom:circuit:circuit (digitalstrom:dssBridge:myDssBridge) [ dSID="3504175fe0000000000043d5"]

digitalSTROM-Zone-Temperature-Control

Thing digitalstrom:zone_temperature_control:zone_temperature_control3 (digitalstrom:dssBridge:myDssBridge)  [ zoneID="3"]

digitalSTROM-Group-Scene

Thing digitalstrom:groupScene:preset1 (digitalstrom:dssBridge:myDssBridge) [ zoneID="3", groupID="1", sceneID="5"]

Channels

All devices support some of the following channels:

Output-Channels

digitalSTROM-Devices with an activated output mode.

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescriptionsupported device type
light_dimmerDimmerThe light_dimm channel allows to dimm a light device.GE, SW
light_switchSwitchThe light_switch channel allows to turn a light device on or off.GE, SW
light_2_stageStringThe light_2_stage channel allows to turn both light devices on or off or switch only 1 of the both light device on or off.SW-UMR200
light_3_stageStringThe light_3_stage channel allows to turn both light devices on or off or switch both light devices separated from each other on or off.SW-UMR200
shadeRollershutterThe shade channel allows to control shade device e.g. a roller shutter or awnings.GR
shade_angleDimmerThe shade_angle channel allows to control the relative slat position in percent of blinds.GR
general_dimmerDimmerThe general_dimmer channel allows to control the power of a device e.g. a ceiling fan.SW
general_switchSwitchThe general_switch channel allows to turn a device on or off e.g. a HIFI-System.SW
general_2_stageStringThe general_2_stage channel allows to turn both relais of the device on or off or switch only 1 of the both relais on or off.SW-UMR200
general_3_stageStringThe general_3_stage channel allows to turn both relais of the device on or off or switch both relais of the device separated from each other on or off.SW-UMR200
heating_switchSwitchThe heating_switch channel allows to turn a heating device on or off.BL
heating_dimmerDimmerThe heating_switch channel allows to control the value in percent of heating valve.BL

digitalSTROM-Zone-Temperature-Controlled

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescription
heating_temperature_controledNumberThe heating_temperature_controled channel allows to set a target temperature of a zone.
heating_dimmerDimmerThe heating_switch channel allows to control the value in percent of heating valve.

Sensor-Channels

digitalSTROM-Devices which have sensors data.

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescriptionsupported device type
active_powerNumberThis channel indicates the current active power in watt (W) of the device."GE, SW, BL
output_currentNumberThis channel indicates the current output current in milliamper (mA) of the device."GE, SW, BL
electric_meterNumberThis channel indicates the current electric meter value in killowatts hours (kWh) of the device.GE, SW, BL
temperature_indoorsNumberThis channel indicates the current temperature indoors in Celsius (°C) of the device.dS-iSens200
temperature_outdoorsNumberThis channel indicates the current temperature outdoors in Celsius (°C) of the device.---
brightness_indoorsNumberThis channel indicates the current brightness indoors in Lux (Lx) of the device.---
brightness_outdoorsNumberThis channel indicates the current brightness outdoors in Lux (Lx) of the device.---
relative_humidity_indoorsNumberThis channel indicates the current relative humidity indoors in percent of the device.dS-iSens200
relative_humidity_outdoorsNumberThis channel indicates the current relative humidity outdoors in percent of the device.---
air_pressureNumberThis channel indicates the current relative humidity outdoors in hectopscal (hPa bzw. mbar) of the device.---
wind_speedNumberThis channel indicates the current wind speed in m/s of the device.---
wind_directionNumberThis channel indicates the current wind direction in degree of the device.---
precipitationNumberThis channel indicates the current precipitation in milliliter per square meter of the device.---
carbon_dioxideNumberThis channel indicates the current carbon dioxide in parts per million of the device.---
sound_pressure_levelNumberThis channel indicates the current carbon dioxide in Dezibel (dB) of the device.---
room_temperation_set_pointNumberThis channel indicates the current room temperation set point in Celsius (°C) of the device.---
room_temperation_control_variableNumberThis channel indicates the current room temperation control variable in Celsius (°C) of the device.---

*If no supported device type is at the table, digitalSTROM currently does not offer a device, which support this type of sensor.

Binary-Input-Channels

digitalSTROM-Devices which are able to set a binary-input sensor like SW-UMR200 or SW-AKM200.

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescriptionsupported device type
binary_input_presenceSwitchWill be activated, if a presence is detected.SW
binary_input_brightnessSwitchWill be activated, if the brightness is higher than a setted value.SW
binary_input_presence_in_darknessSwitchWill be activated, if a presence is detected. Sensor has a integrated twilight sensor.SW
binary_input_twilightSwitchWill be activated by twilight.SW
binary_input_motionSwitchWill be activated, if a motion is detected.SW
binary_input_motion_in_darknessSwitchWill be activated, if a motion is detected. Sensor has a integrated twilight sensor.SW
binary_input_smokeSwitchWill be activated, if smoke is detected.SW
binary_input_wind_strenght_above_limitSwitchWill be activated, if wind strength is above a user adjusted limit.SW
binary_input_rainSwitchWill be activated, if rain is detected.SW
binary_input_sun_radiationSwitchWill be activated, if the sun light is above threshold.SW
binary_input_temperation_below_limitSwitchWill be activated, if the temperature is below a limit.SW
binary_input_battery_status_is_lowSwitchWill be activated, if the battery status is low.SW
binary_input_window_is_openSwitchWill be activated, if a window is open.SW
binary_input_door_is_openSwitchWill be activated, if a door is open.SW
binary_input_window_is_tiltedSwitchWill be activated, if a window is tilted.SW
binary_input_garage_door_is_openSwitchWill be activated, if a garage door is open.SW
binary_input_sun_protectionSwitchWill be activated, if the sun light is too heavy.SW
binary_input_frostSwitchWill be activated by frost.SW
binary_input_heating_operation_on_offSwitchWill be activated, if heating operation is on, otherwise it will be deactivated.SW
binary_input_change_over_heating_coolingSwitchWill be activated, if heating is activated, otherwise cooling is activated.SW

Metering-Channels

The digitalSTROM-Meters

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescriptionsupported device type
consumption_WhNumberThe consumption_Wh channel indicates the current power consumption in watt (W) of the circuit.circuit
energy_WhNumberThe energy_Wh channel indicates the current electric meter value in killowatt hours of the circuit.circuit

The digitalSTROM-Server

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescriptionsupported device type
total_consumption_WhNumberThe total_consumption_Wh channel indicates the current consumption power in watt (W) of all connected circuits to the digitalSTROM-System.dssBridge
total_energy_WhNumberThe total_energy_Wh channel indicates the current electric meter value in killowatt hours of all connected circuits to the digitalSTROM-System.dssBridge

Scenes

Channel Type IDItem TypeDescriptionsupported device type
sceneSwitchThe scene channel allows to call or undo a scene from digitalSTROM.all scene-types

**Notes: **

Channels with accepted command type increase and decrease:

  • digitalSTROM will only evaluate increase and decrease commands, if a scene was called before which turn the device on.

Blinds:

  • Increase, decrease and up, down commands of the shade channel changes the angle in digitalSTROM, too. If you want to set only the position, you have to set the value directly.
  • To protect the slats digitalSTROM changes the position by setting the angle, too, if the position is very high or low. So if you want to see the correct position, you have to send a refresh or stop command, if the blind is ready.

Full Example

demo.things:

Bridge digitalstrom:dssBridge:dSS [ dSSAddress="urlOfMyDss",  userName="dssadmin", password="mySecretPassword", sensorDataUpdateInterval=180] {
  GE GE-KM-200 [ dSID="3504175fe000000000010db9",  activePowerRefreshPriority="low", electricMeterRefreshPriority="medium", outputCurrentRefreshPriority="high"] 
  SW SW-ZWS-200 [ dSID="3504175fe0000000000651c0"] 
  SW SW-UMR-200 [ dSID="302ed89f43f00ec0000a1034"] 
  dSiSens200 dS-iSens200 [ dSID="302ed89f43f026800003543d"] 
  zoneTemperatureControl zoneTemperatureControl [ zoneID="livingroom"]     
  GR GR-KL220 [ dSID="3504175fe0000000000651c1" ] 
  namedScene Scene1 [ zoneID="5", groupID="1", sceneID="5"] 
  circuit circuit1 [ dSID="3504175fe0000010000004e4" ]    
  GR GR-KL200 [ dSID="3504175fe0000000000651c1" ]
}

demo.items:

//dSS
Number TotalActivePower { channel="digitalstrom:dssBridge:dSS:total_consumption_wh" }
Number TotalElectricMeter { channel="digitalstrom:dssBridge:dSS:total_energy_wh" }

//circuit (circuit1)
Number TotalActivePowerDsm { channel="digitalstrom:circuit:dSS:circuit1:energy_wh" }
Number TotalElectricMeterDsm { channel="digitalstrom:circuit:dSS:circuit1:consumption_wh" }

//Light (KM-200)
Dimmer Brightness { channel="digitalstrom:GE:dSS:GE-KM-200:light_dimmer" }
Number ActivePower { channel="digitalstrom:GE:dSS:GE-KM-200:active_power" }
Number OutputCurrent { channel="digitalstrom:GE:dSS:GE-KM-200:output_current" }
Number ElectricMeter { channel="digitalstrom:GE:dSS:GE-KM-200:electric_meter" }

//Device
Switch DeviceSwitch { channel="digitalstrom:SW:dSS:SW-ZWS-200:general_switch" }

//Rollershutter (GR-KL200)
Rollershutter Shutter { channel="digitalstrom:GR:GR-KL200:shade" }

//Blind (GR-KL220)
Rollershutter BlindPosition { channel="digitalstrom:GR:GR-KL210:shade" }
Dimmer BlindAngle { channel="digitalstrom:GR:GR-KL210:shade_angle" }

//Scene (Scene1)
Switch Scene { channel="digitalstrom:namedScene:dSS:Scene1:scene" }

//binary input device (SW-UMR-200)
Switch SensorSwitch { channel="digitalstrom:SW:dSS:SW-UMR-200:binary_input_change_over_heating_cooling" }

//indoor climate (dSiSens200)
Number TempIndoor { channel="digitalstrom:dSiSens200:dSS:dS-iSens200:temperature_indoors" }
Number HumidityIndoor { channel="digitalstrom:dSiSens200:dSS:dS-iSens200:relative_humidity_indoors" }

//target temperature (zoneTemperatureControl)
Number Temperature { channel="digitalstrom:zoneTemperatureControl:dSS:zoneTemperatureControl:heating_temperature_controlled" }

demo.sitemap:

sitemap demo label="Main Menu"
{
  Frame label="System" {
   Frame label="digitalSTROM-Server"{
      Text item=TotalActivePower 
      Text item=TotalElectricMeter 
    }
  
   Frame label="digitalSTROM-Meter"{
      Text item=TotalActivePowerDsm
      Text item=TotalElectricMeterDsm
    }
  }
  
  Frame label="Climate" {
   Frame label="heating/cooling"{
      Switch item=SensorSwitch 
    }
    
   Frame label="iSens200"{
      Text item=TempIndoor
      Text item=HumidityIndoor
    }
    
   Frame label="Target temperature"{
      Slider item=Temperature
      Text item=Temperature
    }
  }
  
  Frame label="Shade"{
   Frame label="Rollerschutter"{
      Slider item=Shade 
      Text item=Shade
    }
    
   Frame label="Blind"{
      Slider item=BlindPosition 
      Slider item=BlindAngle
    }
  }
  
  Frame label="Scenes"{
    Frame label="TV scene"{
      Switch item=Scene 
    }
  }
  
  Frame label="HiFi" {
    Frame label="TV light"{
      Slider item=Brightness 
      Switch item=Brightness
      Text item=ActivePower 
      Text item=OutputCurrent 
      Text item=ElectricMeter 
    }
    
   Frame label="TV"{
      Switch item=DeviceSwitch
    }  
  }
}

General-Informations

digitalSTROM-Scenes

The device scene configuration will be saved persistently to the thing properties, if the thing is not textual configured (because textual configured things will not be persisted), to update the device state faster. For that each scene configuration of each device has to be read out first, because of the digitalSTROM-rule 9 that requires a waiting period of one minute, that take some time so that at the first start a scene call can be take some time to read it out and update the device state. To read it out faster only the discovered or called scenes will be read out.

Note: Because the digitalSTROM-Server can't inform the binding about save scene events at this time, the persistently saved scene configurations can't be updated. The current troubleshooting to read out the new scene configuration after a save scene action at the digitalSTROM-Server is the following:

  1. delete the thing to delete the persistently saved scene configuration
  2. restart the server to delete the temporary saved scene configuration
  3. add the thing again to read out the scene configuration again.

Initial state of digitalSTROM-Scenes and devices

To get the device and scene state after a server start or restart, the binding uses the last called group scenes of digitalSTROM. Because of that there are two things to be observed:

  1. If a device status has changed through a device scene or a directly set output value, the status is maybe not correct.
  2. If the last called group scene was not read out yet, it can takes some time until the status will be updated.

Textual configuration notice

If you configure your system with textual configuration files, like *.thing, there is one things you have to consider.

  • The feature of the persisting of scene-configurations, to get the scene-configurations after a restart faster (see digitalSTROM-Scenes above), will not support textural configured things, because the properties cannot be persist in this case.

Rule specific notice

If you want to create a rule, which uses things of the digitalSTROM-Binding, there are also two things you have to consider.

  1. If the rule contains several digitalSTROM-Devices, which can be summarized in a digitalSTROM-Scene, e.g. some lights in a zone, please use a equivalent supported scene. That will significantly reduce the communication to the digitalSTROM-Server, increases performance and does not bypass the digitalSTROM state-machine.
  2. If you implement your own temperature control algorithm for a zone/room, e.g. because you want to use other temperature sensors, and call more than one digitalSTROM-BL-KM200, please use the zone_temperature_control for valve value control. The zone_temperature_control for valve value control will call all digitalSTROM-BL-KM200 with one command and increases the performance. To get the needed channel at the zone_temperature_control you have to choose a control mode unequal to pid-controlled for the affected zone at the digitalSTROM-heating-control-app.