Battery status as a device

Posted on
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:15 pm
MortenB offline
Posts: 44
Joined: Jan 24, 2015
Location: Fredrikstad - Norway

Battery status as a device

Hi everyone.

Back at using Indigo after two years of testing other software.
What is the best way to display the batterystatus of z-wave devices as a separate virtual device?
I want to use it in Node Red as well as having it in Indigo.

//Morten

Mac Mini with Indigo 6 - Testing Indigo 7
18 Qubino dimmers
6 Fibaro dimmers (v2)
13 Fibaro Smoke Sensors
13 HeatIt floor thermostats
Also running Node Red and OpenHab2

Posted on
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:01 am
jay (support) offline
Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 13354
Joined: Mar 19, 2008
Location: Austin, Texas

Re: Battery status as a device

I don't know anything about Node Red, but can you get it to look at variable values? That would seem to be the path of least resistance.

Jay (Indigo Support)
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Posted on
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:12 pm
Different Computers offline
User avatar
Posts: 1368
Joined: Jan 02, 2016
Location: East Coast

Re: Battery status as a device

Somebody on here posted an amazing python script that automatically compiles every battery operated device into a graphic. It even dynamically updates when you add a new battery device!

Refugee from SmartThings and so happy to be on Indigo now.
Sierra on an i5 running Harmony Hub, Hue, Security Camera, DomoPad, EPS Device Extensions EPS Smart Dimmer, MatplotLib, Plex, Scale Adapters, uniFiAP, Wunderground.

Posted on
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:18 am
MortenB offline
Posts: 44
Joined: Jan 24, 2015
Location: Fredrikstad - Norway

Re: Battery status as a device

jay (support) wrote:
I don't know anything about Node Red, but can you get it to look at variable values? That would seem to be the path of least resistance.

Well.. For NR to reach the value, I need to publish it trough MQTT so I need to get the battery-status into an "element" that is supported by one of the two MQTT plugins for Indigo.

Mac Mini with Indigo 6 - Testing Indigo 7
18 Qubino dimmers
6 Fibaro dimmers (v2)
13 Fibaro Smoke Sensors
13 HeatIt floor thermostats
Also running Node Red and OpenHab2

Posted on
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:38 am
DaveL17 offline
User avatar
Posts: 3424
Joined: Aug 20, 2013

Re: Battery status as a device

Different Computers wrote:
Somebody on here posted an amazing python script that automatically compiles every battery operated device into a graphic. It even dynamically updates when you add a new battery device!

You might be referring to this script, but I'm not sure that meets the OP's needs. (And thanks for the kind words!)

Posted on
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:05 am
MortenB offline
Posts: 44
Joined: Jan 24, 2015
Location: Fredrikstad - Norway

Re: Battery status as a device

Even if this is not what I'm looking for in this post, I will look into the script as I need an overview of all my batteries :)

Mac Mini with Indigo 6 - Testing Indigo 7
18 Qubino dimmers
6 Fibaro dimmers (v2)
13 Fibaro Smoke Sensors
13 HeatIt floor thermostats
Also running Node Red and OpenHab2

Posted on
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:58 am
Different Computers offline
User avatar
Posts: 1368
Joined: Jan 02, 2016
Location: East Coast

Re: Battery status as a device

That is in fact the script I use, up above. It's awesome!

Refugee from SmartThings and so happy to be on Indigo now.
Sierra on an i5 running Harmony Hub, Hue, Security Camera, DomoPad, EPS Device Extensions EPS Smart Dimmer, MatplotLib, Plex, Scale Adapters, uniFiAP, Wunderground.

Page 1 of 1

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron