Showcase your Shelly Setups

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Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:16 pm
aaronlionsheep offline
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Location: Virginia, USA

Showcase your Shelly Setups

This thread is intended to showcase the different ways in which the Shelly devices can be used. This might help a user understand how a Shelly device might be useful to them.

I will start this off by showing how I used the Shelly Bulb Duo (https://shop.shelly.cloud/shelly-duo-wifi-smart-home-automation#322). I have an Insteon SwitchLink Dimmer switch that controls an outlet in my bedroom. After a room rearrangement, the outlet controlled by the dimmer switch was unused and I had no way to control my lamp.

With the Shelly Bulb Duo (~$10 USD), I was able to gain the ability to control white temperature AND I was able to link the Dimmer switch to control the bulb.

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Devices in Indigo
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Using a trigger that triggers on any Insteon command coming from the switch, I was able to set the action to match the OnOff state of the bulb to the OnOff state of the switch. This allows for the switch to already be off, manually control the Duo and turn it on (switch is still off) and then I can turn the switch off which will cause the trigger to match the Bulb's On/Off to the switch's OnOff - which is still off. I chose this over triggering on a state change because if the switch is off, turning to off again will not change the state and "sync" the Bulb to the switch.

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Trigger Conditions
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Trigger Actions
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I imaging something similar could be done for cases where you have a switch already in place, but a light you wish to control is not on the same circuit. Depending on the lifespan of these Bulbs, it can be cheaper than having to buy a $50 USD Insteon OnOff module or Dimmer module. Plus you get control of the white temperature.

In summary: Insteon wall switch is able to control my Shelly Duo which is on a different circuit. I can once again turn my lights off AFTER I have gotten in bed!

Posted on
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:09 pm
cuhouse offline
Posts: 87
Joined: Feb 21, 2007
Location: Virginia, USA

Air Compressor Daily Purge using ShellyMQTT and Shelly 1

Hopefully you find this useful and it gives you an idea for your own automations.

I am using Aaron's ShellyMQTT plugin with a Shelly 1 to perform the daily maintenance function of purging a large upright air compressor tank. Purpose built purge valves with timers can be purchased for ~ $30 - $150, however, this was a fun project and nice to have under Indigo control.

I used the following primary items:
Shelly 1 (UL Version) - USD 16.79
Water Proof Project Box - USD 6.55
12V DC Wall Wart - USD Free Junk Box
1/4 inch DC Normally Closed Valve - USD $24.99 EBAY (Similar to the one I purchased)

The 12 V DC supply is wired so that it powers both the Shelly 1 and the load. I think this provides a clean (kludge free) installation.
Set the jumper on the Shelly 1 for 12V DC operation (see diagram)
Add device to Indigo using the Shelly MQTT plugin
Set a schedule to open the valve each day. The action is currently set for 10 seconds but not sure if this is actually long enough.

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Schematic
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Far Shot
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In the Box
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Mounted
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The Valve
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Indigo 7.4, Catalina , Dedicated late 2014 Mac Mini, PowerLinc 2413U, Aeon Labs Gen 2 .

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