Simple Temp device

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Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:47 pm
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Simple Temp device

Hi all,

My father has a small cabinet where all stuffs are packed (well organized with cable and so on)
MacMini, Modem/router, switches and so on.
He would like to monitor the temperature inside the cabinet and he found this Fibaro device:

https://www.amazon.it/Fibaro-FGBRS-001-Temperature-Freestanding-Wireless/dp/B075JPQRB6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1533488391&sr=8-1&keywords=Fibaro+FGBRS-001

Is ti supported by Indigo?
Which other possibility do I have to get temperature?

Ah, in the cabinet there is also a raspberry with pibeacon installed.
Maybe just a sensor connected to rPi?

Thanks
Marco

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:03 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

With the use of the RFXtrx433E you can receive multiple sensors, not only temp/hum. The FT007TH is supported for example:
https://www.conrad.de/de/renkforce-ther ... 25532.html

And in addition you can control Intertechno, Somfy RTS blind motors.....

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:36 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

I don't know if Indigo supports the temperature sensor you linked to. I don't believe that Indigo supports a temp sensor attached to a Fibaro door and window switch--but that may have changed when I wasn't looking.

I think it would be fairly easy to add a temp sensor to the rPi you already have in there, however, and that's the route I'd try first. There are compatible temperature sensors available or I think you can use a Dallas DS18B20 and a step-down resistor. Both options would be very low cost.

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:10 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

+1 for using the Pi and Karl’s plug-in. I use this to monitor a wine fridge to keep my son’s medication at the right temperature. Plenty of examples for wiring this to the Pi, but if any issues I can help document for you. I am sure you can probably buy them with headers wired on eBay.

Once setup it works really well.

Thanks,
Neil

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:00 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

I use this device to monitor the three zones in my wine cabinet. Works very well with Indigo.

https://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-fibaro-universal-sensor

It will support up to 4 of these, which appear as separate temperature devices:

https://www.vesternet.com/ds18b20-programmable-resolution-1-wire-digital-thermometer


Alternatively, if you only want to monitor one temperature you could connect a DS18B20 to on of these:

https://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-fibaro-universal-door-window-sensor-gen5

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:29 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

That looks a neat solution. How do you power the universal sensor?

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Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:13 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

I put it in a box with a little modular mains to 5v supply but I’d imagine a battery pack would last a decent number of months.

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Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:57 pm
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Re: Simple Temp device

racarter wrote:
I put it in a box with a little modular mains to 5v supply but I’d imagine a battery pack would last a decent number of months.


Hi, according to the Fibaro Binary Sensor Manual the supply voltage should be 9-30v DC. Are you sure it works with 5v?

I have used this power supply from Amazon UK with Fibaro Sensors (Binary Sensor and Window/Door) and it works fine:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00V2YFX3M/

You can set them to a voltage of your choice: 3/4.5/5/6/7.5/9/12v. They are rated at 600mA for 3v ouput which were the lowest I could find. At full power they consume 100mA at 220v input which is 22 watts but they will be using a lot less than that with these low powered Fibaro devices. They are German so I would be inclined to believe a lot better than cheapo Chinese imports.

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Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:46 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

Turribeach wrote:
racarter wrote:
I put it in a box with a little modular mains to 5v supply but I’d imagine a battery pack would last a decent number of months.


Hi, according to the Fibaro Binary Sensor Manual the supply voltage should be 9-30v DC. Are you sure it works with 5v?


Yes, slip of the typing fingers I'm afraid. I used one of these:

https://www.rapidonline.com/vigortronix-vtx-214-005-112-5w-ac-dc-power-supply-single-output-12v-84-2356

with one of these:

https://www.rapidonline.com/vigortronix-vtx-214-pcb1-ac-dc-converter-mounting-kit-1w-10w-84-2157

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Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:53 am
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Re: Simple Temp device

Turribeach wrote:

I have used this power supply from Amazon UK with Fibaro Sensors (Binary Sensor and Window/Door) and it works fine:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00V2YFX3M/

You can set them to a voltage of your choice: 3/4.5/5/6/7.5/9/12v. They are rated at 600mA for 3v ouput which were the lowest I could find. At full power they consume 100mA at 220v input which is 22 watts but they will be using a lot less than that with these low powered Fibaro devices. They are German so I would be inclined to believe a lot better than cheapo Chinese imports.


Just looking to do the same and wondering, do you just cut the end off and strip the 2 wires to use? I have all old 22v power supply lying around and wondering if I just cut the barrel connector off the end and use that?



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