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-Type Output-Mode Tested color group
GE-KL200 switched yellow
GE-KM200 switched, dimmed yellow
GE-TKM210 switched, dimmed yellow
GE-SDM200 switched, dimmed yellow
GE-UMV200 1-10V dimmed yellow
GR-KL200 standard output-mode grey
GR-KL210 standard output-mode grey
GR-KL220 standard output-mode grey
SW-KL200 switch, powersave, wipe black, yellow
SW-UMR200 single switched, combined switch, combined 2 stage switch, combined 3 stage switch yellow , black
SW-ZWS200 switch, powersave, wipe black, yellow
BL-KM200 switch, pwm blue
  • 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-ID Label Description
appScene Apartment-Scene Represents a digitalSTROM Apartment-Scene.
zoneScene Zone-Scene Represents a digitalSTROM Zone-Scene.
groupScene Group-Scene Represents a digitalSTROM Group-Scene.
namedScene Named-Scene Represents 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 Label Parameter ID Description Required Advanced
Network address dSSAddress Network address of the digitalSTROM-Server. true false
User name userName Name of a registered user to authenticate to the digitalSTROM-Server. user name and password or Application-Token false
Password password Password of a registered user to authenticate to the digitalSTROM-Server. user name and password or Application-Token false
Application-Token applicationToken The Application-Token to authenticate to the digitalSTROM-Server. user name and password or Application-Token false

Server information

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

Parameter Label Parameter ID Description Required Advanced
dSID dSID The unique identifier of a digitalSTROM-server. false false

General configuration:

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

Parameter Label Parameter ID Description Required Advanced default
Sensor update interval sensorDataUpdateInterval Sets the seconds after the digitalSTROM-Device sensor data will be updated. If the priority is higher than 'never'. false false 60
Total power update interval totalPowerUpdateInterval Sets the interval in seconds, after the digitalSTROM total power consumption and total electric meter sensor data will be updated. false false 30
Days to be slaked trash bin devices defaultTrashBinDeleateTime Sets the days after the temporary saved digitalSTROM-Device configuration from not reachable digitalSTROM-Devices get permanently deleted. false false 7
Wait time sensor reading sensorWaitTime Waiting 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. false true 60

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-Name Description
serverCert The SSL-Certificate of the digitalSTROM-Server.
dS-Installation-Name The digitalSTROM-System installation name.
version The digitalSTROM-Server-Application version.
distroVersion The digitalSTROM-Server firmware version.
Hardware The digitalSTROM-Server hardware identifier.
Revision The digitalSTROM-Server hardware revision number.
Serial The digitalSTROM-Server hardware serial number.
Ethernet The digitalSTROM-Server IEEE mac address.
MachineID The digitalSTROM-Server unique id.
Kernel The 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 Label Parameter ID Description Required Advanced
ID dSID The unique identifier of a digitalSTORM-device. true false

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 Label Parameter ID Description Required Advanced Default
Active power refresh priority activePowerRefreshPriority Sets the refresh priority for the active power sensor value. Can be never, low priority, medium priority or high priority. false false never
Electric meter refresh priority electricMeterRefreshPriority Sets the refresh priority for the electric meter sensor value. Can be never, low priority, medium priority or high priority. false false never
Output current refresh priority outputCurrentRefreshPriority Sets the refresh priority for the output current sensor value. Can be never, low priority, medium priority or high priority. false false never

Properties

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

Property-Name Description
dSUID The unique identifier of a digitalSTORM-device with virtual devices.
deviceName he name of a digitalSTROM-Device.
meterDSID Identifier of the meter to which the device is connected.
hwInfo The hardware type from this digitalSTROM-Device.
zoneID The digitalSTROM-Device is part of this zone.
groups The digitalSTROM-Device is part of this user-defined or functional groups.
output mode The current digitalSTROM-Device output mode e.g. 22 = dimmable.
funcColorGroup The 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-Name Description
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-Name Description
hwName The hardware name of the digitalSTROM-Meter
swVersion The software version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
apiVersion The api version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
dspSwVersion The dsp software version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
dSUID The dSUID of the digitalSTROM-Meter
deviceName The user defined name of the digitalSTROM-Meter
armSwVersion The arm software version of the digitalSTROM-Meter
hwVersion The 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 Label Parameter ID Description Required Advanced
Zone ID or name zoneID The zone id or zone name of the temperature controlled zone. true false

Properties

Property-Name Description
controlMode The currently configured control mode.
controlDSUID The dSID of the meter or service that runs the control algorithm.
controlState The currently configured control state.

digitalSTROM-Scenes

The digitalSTROM-Scenes can be defined with following parameters.

Parameter Label Parameter ID Description Required Advanced
Zone ID or name zoneID The zone ID or zone name of the called scene. 0 or empty is broadcast to all. false false
Group ID or name groupID The group ID or group name of the called scene. 0 or empty is broadcast to all. false false
Scene ID or name sceneID The call scene ID or scene name, e.g. preset 1 for scene ID 5. Callable scenes are from 0 to 126. false false

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 ID Item Type Description supported device type
light_dimmer Dimmer The light_dimm channel allows to dimm a light device. GE, SW
light_switch Switch The light_switch channel allows to turn a light device on or off. GE, SW
light_2_stage String The 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_stage String The 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
shade Rollershutter The shade channel allows to control shade device e.g. a roller shutter or awnings. GR
shade_angle Dimmer The shade_angle channel allows to control the relative slat position in percent of blinds. GR
general_dimmer Dimmer The general_dimmer channel allows to control the power of a device e.g. a ceiling fan. SW
general_switch Switch The general_switch channel allows to turn a device on or off e.g. a HIFI-System. SW
general_2_stage String The 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_stage String The 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_switch Switch The heating_switch channel allows to turn a heating device on or off. BL
heating_dimmer Dimmer The heating_switch channel allows to control the value in percent of heating valve. BL

digitalSTROM-Zone-Temperature-Controlled

Channel Type ID Item Type Description
heating_temperature_controled Number The heating_temperature_controled channel allows to set a target temperature of a zone.
heating_dimmer Dimmer The heating_switch channel allows to control the value in percent of heating valve.

Sensor-Channels

digitalSTROM-Devices which have sensors data.

Channel Type ID Item Type Description supported device type
active_power Number This channel indicates the current active power in watt (W) of the device." GE, SW, BL
output_current Number This channel indicates the current output current in milliamper (mA) of the device." GE, SW, BL
electric_meter Number This channel indicates the current electric meter value in killowatts hours (kWh) of the device. GE, SW, BL
temperature_indoors Number This channel indicates the current temperature indoors in Celsius (°C) of the device. dS-iSens200
temperature_outdoors Number This channel indicates the current temperature outdoors in Celsius (°C) of the device. ---
brightness_indoors Number This channel indicates the current brightness indoors in Lux (Lx) of the device. ---
brightness_outdoors Number This channel indicates the current brightness outdoors in Lux (Lx) of the device. ---
relative_humidity_indoors Number This channel indicates the current relative humidity indoors in percent of the device. dS-iSens200
relative_humidity_outdoors Number This channel indicates the current relative humidity outdoors in percent of the device. ---
air_pressure Number This channel indicates the current relative humidity outdoors in hectopscal (hPa bzw. mbar) of the device. ---
wind_speed Number This channel indicates the current wind speed in m/s of the device. ---
wind_direction Number This channel indicates the current wind direction in degree of the device. ---
precipitation Number This channel indicates the current precipitation in milliliter per square meter of the device. ---
carbon_dioxide Number This channel indicates the current carbon dioxide in parts per million of the device. ---
sound_pressure_level Number This channel indicates the current carbon dioxide in Dezibel (dB) of the device. ---
room_temperation_set_point Number This channel indicates the current room temperation set point in Celsius (°C) of the device. ---
room_temperation_control_variable Number This 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 ID Item Type Description supported device type
binary_input_presence Switch Will be activated, if a presence is detected. SW
binary_input_brightness Switch Will be activated, if the brightness is higher than a setted value. SW
binary_input_presence_in_darkness Switch Will be activated, if a presence is detected. Sensor has a integrated twilight sensor. SW
binary_input_twilight Switch Will be activated by twilight. SW
binary_input_motion Switch Will be activated, if a motion is detected. SW
binary_input_motion_in_darkness Switch Will be activated, if a motion is detected. Sensor has a integrated twilight sensor. SW
binary_input_smoke Switch Will be activated, if smoke is detected. SW
binary_input_wind_strenght_above_limit Switch Will be activated, if wind strength is above a user adjusted limit. SW
binary_input_rain Switch Will be activated, if rain is detected. SW
binary_input_sun_radiation Switch Will be activated, if the sun light is above threshold. SW
binary_input_temperation_below_limit Switch Will be activated, if the temperature is below a limit. SW
binary_input_battery_status_is_low Switch Will be activated, if the battery status is low. SW
binary_input_window_is_open Switch Will be activated, if a window is open. SW
binary_input_door_is_open Switch Will be activated, if a door is open. SW
binary_input_window_is_tilted Switch Will be activated, if a window is tilted. SW
binary_input_garage_door_is_open Switch Will be activated, if a garage door is open. SW
binary_input_sun_protection Switch Will be activated, if the sun light is too heavy. SW
binary_input_frost Switch Will be activated by frost. SW
binary_input_heating_operation_on_off Switch Will be activated, if heating operation is on, otherwise it will be deactivated. SW
binary_input_change_over_heating_cooling Switch Will be activated, if heating is activated, otherwise cooling is activated. SW

Metering-Channels

The digitalSTROM-Meters

Channel Type ID Item Type Description supported device type
consumption_Wh Number The consumption_Wh channel indicates the current power consumption in watt (W) of the circuit. circuit
energy_Wh Number The energy_Wh channel indicates the current electric meter value in killowatt hours of the circuit. circuit

The digitalSTROM-Server

Channel Type ID Item Type Description supported device type
total_consumption_Wh Number The total_consumption_Wh channel indicates the current consumption power in watt (W) of all connected circuits to the digitalSTROM-System. dssBridge
total_energy_Wh Number The 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 ID Item Type Description supported device type
scene Switch The scene channel allows to call or undo a scene from digitalSTROM. all scene-types

**Notes: **

Generally:

  • The digitalSTROM-Server only informs the binding about scene-commands. So if you set the output value of devices e.g. through the dSS-App, the binding will not be informed about the changes and you have to send a "refresh-command" to update the channel.
  • If you press a physical switch at your digitalSTROM-installation and the called scene-value is not red out yet, it can take a bit time to read it out and change the state of the channel. It the scene-value is red out, the state will change immediately. See also General-Informations/digitalSTROM-Scenes.

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.