# TapoControl Binding

This binding adds support to control Tapo (Copyright © TP-Link Corporation Limited) Smart Home Devices from your local openHAB system.

# Supported Things

The following Tapo-Devices are supported

# P100/P105 SmartPlug (WiFi)

  • Power On/Off
  • Wi-Fi signal (SignalStrength)
  • On-Time (Time in seconds device is switched on)

# L510_Series dimmable SmartBulb (WiFi)

  • Light On/Off
  • Brightnes (Dimmer) 0-100 %
  • ColorTemperature (Number) 2500-6500 K
  • Wi-Fi signal (SignalStrength)
  • On-Time (Time in seconds device is switched on)

# L530_Series MultiColor SmartBulb (WiFi)

  • Light On/Off
  • Brightnes (Dimmer) 0-100 %
  • ColorTemperature (Number) 2500-6500 K
  • Color (Color)
  • Wi-Fi signal (SignalStrength)
  • On-Time (Time in seconds device is switched on)

# L900 MultiColor LightStrip (WiFi)

  • Light On/Off
  • Brightnes (Dimmer) 0-100 %
  • ColorTemperature (Number) 2500-6500 K
  • Color (Color)
  • Wi-Fi signal (SignalStrength)
  • On-Time (Time in seconds device is switched on)

# Prerequisites

Before using Smart Plugs with openHAB the devices must be connected to the Wi-Fi network. This can be done using the Tapo provided mobile app. You need to setup a bridge (Cloud-Login) to commiunicate with your devices.

# Discovery

Discovery is done by connecting to the Tapo-Cloud Service. All devices stored in your cloud account will be detected even if they are not in your network. You need to know the IP-Adress of your device. This must be set manually in the thing configuration

# Bridge Configuration

The bridge needs to be configured with by username and password (Tapo-Cloud login) . This is used for device discovery and to create a handshake (cookie) to act with your devices over the local network.

The thing has the following configuration parameters:

Parameter Description
username Username (eMail) of your Tapo-Cloud
password Password of your Tapo-Cloud

# Thing Configuration

The thing needs to be configured with ipAddress.

The thing has the following configuration parameters:

Parameter Description
ipAddress IP Address of the device.
pollingInterval Refresh interval in seconds. Optional. The default is 30 seconds

# Channels

All devices support some of the following channels:

group channel type description things supporting this channel
actuator output Switch Power device on or off P100, P105,L510, L530, L900
brightness Dimmer Brightness 0-100% L510, L530, L900
colorTemperature Number White-Color-Temp 2500-6500K L510, L530, L900
color Color Color L530, L900
device wifiSignal system.signal-strength WiFi-quality-level P100, P105, L510, L530, L900
onTime Number:Time seconds output is on P100, P105, L510, L530, L900

# Channel Refresh

When the thing receives a RefreshType command the thing will send a new refreshRequest over http. To minimize network traffic the default refresh-rate is set to 30 seconds. This can be reduced down to 10 seconds in advanced settings of the device. If any command was sent to a channel, it will do an immediately refresh of the whole device.

# Full Example

# tapocontrol.things:

tapocontrol:bridge:myTapoBridge                     "Cloud-Login"               [ username="[email protected]", password="verysecret" ]
tapocontrol:P100:myTapoBridge:mySocket              "My-Socket"                 [ ipAddress="192.168.178.150", pollingInterval=30 ]
tapocontrol:L510_Series:myTapoBridge:whiteBulb      "white-light"               [ ipAddress="192.168.178.151", pollingInterval=30 ]
tapocontrol:L530_Series:myTapoBridge:colorBulb      "color-light"               [ ipAddress="192.168.178.152", pollingInterval=30 ]
tapocontrol:L900:myTapoBridge:myLightStrip          "light-strip"               [ ipAddress="192.168.178.153", pollingInterval=30 ]

# tapocontrol.items:

Switch       TAPO_SOCKET      "socket"                { channel="tapocontrol:P100:myTapoBridge:mySocket:actuator#output" }