OneWire Binding

The OneWire binding integrates OneWire (also spelled 1-Wire) devices. OneWire is a serial bus developed by Dallas Semiconductor. It provides cheap sensors for temperature, humidity, digital I/O and more.

Getting Started

The OneWire File System (OWFS, provides an abstraction layer between the OneWire bus and this binding. It is assumed that you already have a working OWFS installation. Besides your sensors, you need a busmaster device (e.g. DS9490R).

Supported Things


Currently only one bridge is supported. The owserver is the bridge that connects to an existing OWFS installation.


There are different types of things: the simple one (basic), multisensors built around the DS1923/DS2438 chip (ms-tx) and more advanced sensors from Elaborated Networks ( (ams, bms), Embedded Data System ( and Brain4Home ( (bae091x).

** Important: Breaking Change **

The thing types ms-th, ms-tv, counter2, digitalio, digitalio2, digitalio8, ibutton, temperature have been removed.


Discovery is supported for things. You have to add the bridges manually.

Thing Configuration

It is strongly recommended to use discovery and Paper UI for thing configuration. Please note that:

  • All things need a bridge.
  • The sensor id parameter supports only the dotted format, including the family id (e.g. 28.7AA256050000). DS2409 MicroLAN couplers (hubs) are supported by adding their id and the branch (main or aux) in a directory-like format in front of the sensor id (e.g. 1F.EDC601000000/main/28.945042000000).
  • Refresh time is the minimum time in seconds between two checks of that thing. It defaults to 300s for analog channels and 10s for digital channels.
  • Some thing channels need additional configuration, please see below in the channels section.

OWFS Bridge (owserver)

There are no configuration options for the owserver besides the network address. It consists of two parts: address and port.

The address parameter is used to denote the location of the owserver instance. It supports both, a hostname or an IP address.

The port parameter is used to adjust non-standard OWFS installations. It defaults to 4304, which is the default of each OWFS installation.

Bridges of type owserver are extensible with channels of type owfs-number and owfs-string.

Generic (basic)

The basic thing supports iButton-like chips (DS1420, DS2401/DS1990A), temperature sensors (DS18B20, DS18S20, DS1822), digital i/o chips (DS2405, DS2406, DS2408, DS2413) and counter chips (DS2423).

It has two parameters: sensor id id and refresh time refresh.

Depending on the chip, either present, temperature, digitalX or counterX channel(s) are added. X is the number of the channel, starting from 0.

Multisensor (ms-tx)

The multisensor is build around the DS2438 or DS1923 chipset. It always provides a temperature channel.

Depnding on the actual sensor, additional channels (current, humidity, light, voltage, supplyvoltage) are added. If the voltage input of the DS2438 is connected to a humidity sensor, several common types are supported (see below).

It has three parameters: sensor id id, refresh time refresh and manualsensor (advanced option).

Known DS2438-base sensors are iButtonLink ( MS-T (recognized as generic DS2438), MS-TH, MS-TC, MS-TL, MS-TV. Unknown multisensors are added as generic DS2438 and have temperature, current, voltage and supplyvoltage channels.

In case the sensor is not properly detected (e.g. because it is a self-made sensor), check if it is compatible with one of the sensors listed above. You can use manualsensor to override the auto-detected sensortype by setting DS2438, MS_TH, MS_TV, MS_TL or MS_TC.

Elaborated Networks Multisensors (ams, bms)

These things are complex devices from Elaborated networks. They consist of a DS2438 and a DS18B20 with additional circuitry on one PCB. The AMS additionally has a second DS2438 and a DS2413 for digital I/O on-board. Analog light sensors can optionally be attached to both sensors.

These sensors provide temperature, humidity and supplyvoltage channels. If the light sensor is attached and configured, a light channel is provided, otherwise a current channel. The AMS has an additional voltageand two digitalX channels.

It has two (bms) or four (ams) sensors. The id parameter (id) has to be configured with the sensor id of the humidity sensor.

Additionally the refresh time refresh can be configured. The AMS supports a digitalrefresh parameter for the refresh time of the digital channels.

Since both multisensors have two temperature sensors on-board, the temperaturesensor parameter allows to select DS18B20 or DS2438 to be used for temperature measurement. This parameter has a default of DS18B20 as this is considered more accurate. The temperature channel is of type temperature if the internal sensor is used and of type temperature-por-res for the external DS18B20.

The last parameter is the lightsensor option to configure if an ambient light sensor is attached. It defaults to false. In that mode, a current channel is provided. If set to true, a light channel is added to the thing. The correct formula for the ambient light is automatically determined from the sensor version.

Embedded Data System Environmental sensors (edsenv)

This thing supports EDS0064, EDS0065, EDS0066 or EDS0067 sensors. It has two parameters: sensor id id and refresh time refresh.

All things have a temperature channel. Additional channels (light, pressure, humidity, dewpoint, abshumidity) will be added if available from the sensor automatically.

Brain4Home BAE091x (bae091x)

Currently this thing only supports BAE0910 sensors. All functional pins of this sensor have multiple functions which can be configured individually. For detailed information of each mode, please see the official documentation. Each pin has the can be configured as disabled. The necessary channels are automatically added.

Pin 1 (pin1) has only one function counter (channel counter). Pin 2 (pin2) can be configured as digital output (output, channel digital2) or pulse width modulated output (pwm, software PWM 4, channels freq2, duty4). Pin 6 (pin6) can be configured as digital in-/output (pio, channel digital6) or pulse width modulated output (pwm, software PWM 3, channels freq1, duty3). Pin 7 (pin7) can be configured as analog input (analog), digital output (output, channel digital7) or pulse width modulated output (pwm, hardware PWM 2, channels freq2, duty2). Pin 8 (pin8) can be configured as digital input (input, channel digital8), digital output (output, channel digital8) or pulse width modulated output (pwm, hardware PWM 1, channels freq1, duty1).

Please note: support for this sensor is considered experimental.


Type-ID Thing Item readonly Description
absolutehumidity ms-tx, ams, bms, edsenv Number:Density yes absolute humidity
current ms-tx, ams Number:ElectricCurrent yes current
counter counter2 Number yes countervalue
dewpoint ms-tx, ams, bms, edsenv Number:Temperature yes dewpoint
dio digitalX, ams Switch no digital I/O, can be configured as input or output
humidity ms-tx, ams, bms, edsenv Number:Dimensionless yes relative humidity
humidityconf ms-tx Number:Dimensionless yes relative humidity
light ams, bms, edsenv Number:Illuminance yes lightness
owfs-number owserver Number yes direct access to OWFS nodes
owfs-string owserver String yes direct access to OWFS nodes
present all Switch yes sensor found on bus (yes = ON)
pressure edsenv Number:Pressure yes environmental pressure
supplyvoltage ms-tx Number:ElectricPotential yes sensor supplyvoltage
temperature temperature, ms-tx, edsenv Number:Temperature yes environmental temperature
temperature-por temperature Number:Temperature yes environmental temperature
temperature-por-res temperature, ams, bms Number:Temperature yes environmental temperature
voltage ms-tx, ams Number:ElectricPotential yes voltage input
bae-pwm-frequency bae091x Number:Frequency no frequency for PWM output
bae-pwm-duty bae091x Number:Dimensionless no duty cycle (0-100%) for PWM output
bae-di bae091x Switch yes digital input
bae-do bae091x Switch no digital output
bae-pio bae091x Switch yes digital in-/output
bae-analog bae091x Number:ElectricPotential yes analog input
bae-counter bae091x Number yes countervalue

Digital I/O (dio)

Channels of type dio channels each have two parameters: mode and logic.

The mode parameter is used to configure this channels as input or output.

The logic parameter can be used to invert the channel. In normal mode the channel is considered ON for logic high, and OFF for logic low. In inverted mode ON is logic low and OFF is logic high.

Humidity (humidity, humidityconf, abshumidity, dewpoint)

Depending on the sensor, a humidity or humidityconf channel may be added. This is only relevant for DS2438-based sensors of thing-type ms-tx. humidityconf-type channels have the humiditytype parameter. Possible options are /humidity for HIH-3610 sensors, /HIH4000/humidity for HIH-4000 sensors, /HTM1735/humidity for HTM-1735 sensors and /DATANAB/humidity for sensors from Datanab.

All humidity sensors also support absolutehumidity and dewpoint.

OWFS Direct Access (owfs-number, owfs-string)

These channels allow direct access to OWFS nodes. They have two configuration parameters: path and refresh.

The path parameter is mandatory and contains a full path inside the OWFS (e.g. statistics/errors/CRC8_errors).

The refresh parameter is the number of seconds between two consecutive (successful) reads of the node. It defaults to 300s.

Temperature (temperature, temperature-por, temperature-por-res)

There are three temperature channel types: temperature, temperature-porand temperature-por-res. The correct channel-type is selected automatically by the thing handler depending on the sensor type.

If the channel-type is temperature, there is nothing else to configure.

Some sensors (e.g. DS18x20) report 85 °C as Power-On-Reset value. In some installations this leads to errorneous temperature readings. If the ignorepor parameter is set to true 85 °C values will be filtered. The default is false as correct reading of 85 °C will otherwise be filtered, too. Please note that the parameter value must not be set in quotation marks (see example below).

A channel of type temperature-por-res has one parameter: resolution. OneWire temperature sensors are capable of different resolutions: 9, 10, 11 and 12 bits. This corresponds to 0.5 °C, 0.25 °C, 0.125 °C, 0.0625 °C respectively. The conversion time is inverse to that and ranges from 95 ms to 750 ms. For best performance it is recommended to set the resolution only as high as needed.

BAE PWM (bae-pwm-frequency, bae-pwm-duty)

PWM output 1 and 3 (2 and 4) share a frequency channel pwmfreq1 (pwmfreq2). Each PWM output has its own duty cycle (pwmduty1 to pwmduty4).

The frequency channel has two configuration options (prescaler, reversePolarity). The prescaler sets the frequency range which can be used. Valid values are 0to 7 (0 => 245 Hz - 8 MHz, 1=> 123 Hz - 4 MHz, 2 => 62 Hz - 2 MHz, 3 => 31 Hz - 1 MHz, 4 => 16 Hz - 500 kHz, 5 => 8 Hz - 250 kHz, 6 => 4 Hz - 125 kHz, 7 => 2 Hz - 62.5 kHz). The default value is 0. The reversePolarity option is used to invert the output. It can be true or false. The default value is false.

The duty cycle can be set from 0-100%.

BAE PIO (bae-pio)

The PIO channel (programmable I/O channel) has two configuration options: mode and pulldevice. The modecan be set to inputor output. The default is input.

The pulldevice is only relevant for input mode. It can be configured as disabled, pullup, pulldown. The default is disabled.

Full Example

** Attention: Adding channels with UIDs different from the ones mentioned in the thing description will not work and may cause problems. Please use the pre-defined channel names only. **

This is the configuration for a OneWire network consisting of an owserver as bridge (onewire:owserver:mybridge) as well as a temperature sensor, a BMS and a 2-port Digital I/O as things (onewire:basic:mybridge:mysensor, onewire:bms:mybridge:mybms, onewire:basic:mybridge:mydio).


Bridge onewire:owserver:mybridge [ 
    ] {
    Thing basic mysensor [
        ] {
                Type temperature-por-res : temperature [
    Thing bms mybms [
        ] {
                Type temperature-por-res : temperature [

    Thing basic mydio [
        ] {
                Type dio : digital0 [
                Type dio : digital1 [
        Type owfs-number : crc8errors [


Number:Temperature      MySensor    "MySensor [%.1f °C]"            { channel="onewire:basic:mybridge:mysensor:temperature" }
Number:Temperature      MyBMS_T     "MyBMS Temperature [%.1f °F]"   { channel="onewire:bms:mybridge:mybms:temperature" }
Number:Dimensionless    MyBMS_H     "MyBMS Humidity [%.1f %unit%]"  { channel="onewire:bms:mybridge:mybms:humidity" }
Switch                  Digital0    "Digital 0"                     { channel="onewire:basic:mybridge:mydio:digital0" }
Switch                  Digital1    "Digital 1"                     { channel="onewire:basic:mybridge:mydio:digital1" }
Number                  CRC8Errors  "Bus-Errors [%d]"               { channel="onewire:owserver:mybridge:crc8errors" }


sitemap demo label="Main Menu"
    Frame {
        Text item=MySensor
        Text item=MyBMS_T
        Text item=MyBMS_H
        Text item=CRC8Errors
        Text item=Digital0
        Switch item=Digital1