Disable control portion of outlet controller

Is there a device handler that will disable the outlet control portion of a smart sense outlet controller? I would like to have one always be on so that I can just use it to measure power draw without risk of the outlet being shut off.

There isn’t any way with a DTH to prevent it being turned off physically at the device itself. That’s what lockboxes are for. :wink:


Unfortunately the problem is soft turn offs. Not hard ones. I don’t mind if it can still physically be turned off. Just not via the app.

Just create a custom DTH for the device based on SmartThings’ official one. In it, just comment out the “off” logic so it will never send an off command to the outlet.


@radiocolin - Here is a modified version of what I believe to be the official ST Smart Power Outlet that I have modified for you to always sends the Zigbee Turn On command no matter what is requested of it.

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metadata {
	// Automatically generated. Make future change here.
	definition(name: "SmartPower Outlet", namespace: "smartthings", author: "SmartThings", ocfDeviceType: "oic.d.smartplug") {
		capability "Actuator"
		capability "Switch"
		capability "Power Meter"
		capability "Configuration"
		capability "Refresh"
		capability "Sensor"
		capability "Health Check"
		capability "Light"
		capability "Outlet"

		fingerprint profileId: "0104", inClusters: "0000,0003,0004,0005,0006,0B04,0B05", outClusters: "0019", manufacturer: "CentraLite", model: "3200", deviceJoinName: "Outlet"
		fingerprint profileId: "0104", inClusters: "0000,0003,0004,0005,0006,0B04,0B05", outClusters: "0019", manufacturer: "CentraLite", model: "3200-Sgb", deviceJoinName: "Outlet"
		fingerprint profileId: "0104", inClusters: "0000,0003,0004,0005,0006,0B04,0B05", outClusters: "0019", manufacturer: "CentraLite", model: "4257050-RZHAC", deviceJoinName: "Outlet"
		fingerprint profileId: "0104", inClusters: "0000, 0003, 0004, 0005, 0006, 000F, 0B04", outClusters: "0019", manufacturer: "SmartThings", model: "outletv4", deviceJoinName: "Outlet"
		fingerprint profileId: "0104", inClusters: "0000,0003,0004,0005,0006,0B04,0B05", outClusters: "0019"

	// simulator metadata
	simulator {
		// status messages
		status "on": "on/off: 1"
		status "off": "on/off: 0"

		// reply messages
		reply "zcl on-off on": "on/off: 1"
		reply "zcl on-off off": "on/off: 0"

	preferences {
		section {
			image(name: 'educationalcontent', multiple: true, images: [

	// UI tile definitions
	tiles(scale: 2) {
		multiAttributeTile(name: "switch", type: "lighting", width: 6, height: 4, canChangeIcon: true) {
			tileAttribute("device.switch", key: "PRIMARY_CONTROL") {
				attributeState "on", label: 'On', action: "switch.off", icon: "st.switches.switch.on", backgroundColor: "#00A0DC", nextState: "turningOff"
				attributeState "off", label: 'Off', action: "switch.on", icon: "st.switches.switch.off", backgroundColor: "#ffffff", nextState: "turningOn"
				attributeState "turningOn", label: 'Turning On', action: "switch.off", icon: "st.switches.switch.on", backgroundColor: "#00A0DC", nextState: "turningOff"
				attributeState "turningOff", label: 'Turning Off', action: "switch.on", icon: "st.switches.switch.off", backgroundColor: "#ffffff", nextState: "turningOn"
			tileAttribute("power", key: "SECONDARY_CONTROL") {
				attributeState "power", label: '${currentValue} W'

		standardTile("refresh", "device.power", inactiveLabel: false, decoration: "flat", width: 2, height: 2) {
			state "default", label: '', action: "refresh.refresh", icon: "st.secondary.refresh"

		main "switch"
		details(["switch", "refresh"])

// Parse incoming device messages to generate events
def parse(String description) {
	log.debug "description is $description"

	def event = zigbee.getEvent(description)

	if (event) {
		if (event.name == "power") {
			def value = (event.value as Integer) / 10
			event = createEvent(name: event.name, value: value, descriptionText: '{{ device.displayName }} power is {{ value }} Watts', translatable: true)
		} else if (event.name == "switch") {
			def descriptionText = event.value == "on" ? '{{ device.displayName }} is On' : '{{ device.displayName }} is Off'
			event = createEvent(name: event.name, value: event.value, descriptionText: descriptionText, translatable: true)
	} else {
		def cluster = zigbee.parse(description)

		if (cluster && cluster.clusterId == 0x0006 && cluster.command == 0x07) {
			if (cluster.data[0] == 0x00) {
				log.debug "ON/OFF REPORTING CONFIG RESPONSE: " + cluster
				event = createEvent(name: "checkInterval", value: 60 * 12, displayed: false, data: [protocol: "zigbee", hubHardwareId: device.hub.hardwareID])
			} else {
				log.warn "ON/OFF REPORTING CONFIG FAILED- error code:${cluster.data[0]}"
				event = null
		} else {
			log.warn "DID NOT PARSE MESSAGE for description : $description"
			log.debug "${cluster}"
	return event ? createEvent(event) : event

def off() {
// Mopdified per user request to make sure outlet always stays on.
//	zigbee.off()

def on() {
 * PING is used by Device-Watch in attempt to reach the Device
 * */
def ping() {
	return zigbee.onOffRefresh()

def refresh() {
	zigbee.onOffRefresh() + zigbee.electricMeasurementPowerRefresh()

def configure() {
	// Device-Watch allows 2 check-in misses from device + ping (plus 1 min lag time)
	// enrolls with default periodic reporting until newer 5 min interval is confirmed
	sendEvent(name: "checkInterval", value: 2 * 10 * 60 + 1 * 60, displayed: false, data: [protocol: "zigbee", hubHardwareId: device.hub.hardwareID])

	// OnOff minReportTime 0 seconds, maxReportTime 5 min. Reporting interval if no activity
	refresh() + zigbee.onOffConfig(0, 300) + zigbee.electricMeasurementPowerConfig()

Fantastic. Thanks for teaching a man to fish :slight_smile:


Random add-on question. Since the outlet is now always “on”, how hard would it be to swap the display to just show the power monitor data rather than on/off?

Years later and this still works. Posting here in case anyone else is curious, my use case was roughly the same. Need the switch to be always “on” and monitor power, but never be turned off (for a washing machine). Here is the code I modified similar to above, using a copy of the “Z-Wave Metering Switch” device handler as a template. Works perfectly! :slight_smile:

def off() {
//		zwave.basicV1.basicSet(value: 0x00),
		meterGet(scale: 2)
	], 3000)
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