Connected Aquarium

Probably this one:

I think there is a (recently released) updated version of this device, but I’m not sure if the newer version has the same capability as the previous version.

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I use a similar setup in my pool. …

Basically using a Fibaro open/closed door sensor mated with an analog temperature sensor (DROK DS18B20 3M Probe) to turn on and off zwave switches (GoControl Z-Wave Isolated Contact Fixture Module - FS20Z-1). The GoControl Z-Wave switches are the same as using Aeotec smart strip.

Works well.

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I’ve ordered a temp sensor and Fibaro Contact Sensor.
I’ve had a look at the manual for the contact sensor online and cannot see any parameter that needs setting to use the external temp sensor.
Can I assume that I connect the external sensor then power it up and associate it and it just works?
Sorry for the obvious question but just thinking ahead.

I use the Fibaro Contact Sensor with the extra temp probe sold with the Fibaro. I suppose all probes will work the same.
There is a device handler here on the forum for the sensor with tempareture probe. What is very important is to connect the probe before the sensor is joined to the Z-Wave network. I’ve read somewhere that if you don’t do it like that, the system will not recognise the temperature probe.

Sorry but I need more help here.
My previous contact sensor was proven to be faulty so I go a replacement.
I connected the external temp sensor as follows.
With wires entering from the right and working down I have connected red (top), yellow then green.
I successfully paired the sensor and it has allocated the Z-Wave Door/Window Sensor Modified DTH.
The open/ close capability is working ok but I’m not seeing any temp capability.
Can someone confirm the wiring and DTH please.
Thanks in advance.

I’m using the same probe as in post 3.

This is the DH I’m using:

It took me several attempts to get it reporting temperature correctly. Part of this is due to the fact that it seems to always initially report 32° F and then update to show the correct temperature after a minute or so. There is some wiring information that comes with the Fibaro sensor. There is also a review for the temp probe on Amazon that I also used to match up the wiring since the probes don’t always come with much documentation.

Same experience as @allison. I had initially thought the temp part is not working, but it started reporting the temp after about half an hour if I remember correctly.

Well I think I’ve got the wiring correct but it just remains blank.
Using JJ’s DH as suggested.
Even tried swapping the wiring for all 6 combinations. All to no avail.
Any other suggestions gratefully received.
BTW I’ve only tried the top 3 connections as per manual.

You did connect the temperature sensor before adding the device to the ST hub?

Still no joy.
Below is a picture with writing from a friendly spider indicating how I have the external temp sensor connected.
As per manual I wired it up before pairing with ST.
If anyone is using one of these sensors and is able to have a look I would appreciate confirmation, or otherwise, that this is correct.

EDIT: From the temp sensor manual colours are as follows:-
Red = VCC.
Yellow = Data.
Green = GND

Still not working but just as an aside, when this is being used as a temp sensor, does the motion sensor stop working.

You mean the contact sensor? No, it keeps working (so the device shows open/close/tamper events, as well as temperature)

Sorry, yes I did mean the contact sensor.
OK when I shift the wires around after pairing it, in some wiring combinations it just stops working. So I just wanted to make sure.
Are you using the DROK sensor mentioned in post 3?
If so would it be possible for you to let me know what coloured wires are in what terminal.
This is getting extremely frustrating and I need to make sure everything is connected correctly before sending it back.
I’ve already had a faulty contact sensor. :frowning:

No sorry, I’m using the small sensor sold by Fibaro.

Ok thanks.

I have this temp sensor hooked up to an Arduino. I recall reading if you hook the wires backwards you can fry the probe. I am wondering if you did that. :disappointed_relieved:

Who has the best price for this sensor in US or Canada? The only Canadian source that I found has it for about $80CAD.

Thanks for the info.
The problem I have is that nobody seems able to confirm how it should be connected.
I think I have it correct but i don’t know.
There’s no point in me changing it if I connect it up again incorrectly.

Did you manage to get your temperature probe working?

Yes. First contact sensor was faulty.
New sensor paired ok but showed nothing in temp.
Got a new external temp sensor and this worked ok.
I think i must have zapped the original temp sensor with all my playing with the faulty contact sensor.
All good now.