Electric Baseboard thermostat control via ST

@Navat604 & @gwydionjhr: I see that there are at least two DTHs out there — one written by infofiend, and one from Sinopé proper. Which one do you use? Any particular reason?

The one by @infofiend is more up-to-date and way better.

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Hello J-F,

any news on the release of the updated handler for the Z-Wave models?

Hi Paul,

Sadly, no.
SmartThings has some higher priority before they can address our update.

Be sure that I will gladly announce the update once it’s deployed

Hey J-F,

thanks for the fast reply.

That is indeed too bad. I understand that you are doing your best but unfortunately it is a situation that is not very helpful to your company. I own and really like your Z-Wave model and to complete my setup, I would need to add another 3. But I am reluctant to do so since everything seems to have stalled.
I would have expected to not only have the new handler fully supported, but also to be well into new features by now. It’s been 6 months. That is a lifetime in smart home world.

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Hi Paul,

Just in case you didn’t know, I published the code of the updated device handlers on github since SmartThings was taking so much time to update the official device handler on the platform.

You may use this with your Stelpro Ki Z-Wave thermostat.

Thanks again,

Hello again J-F

I have the version you posted, and I do see the arrow icons, but they do not work. I can set the setpoint through Alexa and also through Google Home, I even have a virtual switch that works. But in it’s own panel in Smartthings, I can’t adjust the setpoints.

Hey J-F,

never mind. I found the problem. Apparently the device handler did not update properly. I created a new one with the code you posted and it’s all working now.

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Well, it would appear that I do have a problem after all. After upgrading to the latest version of the device handler yesterday, everything was working. This afternoon, I can no longer adjust the setpoint from the Smartthings app.
I can still adjust the setpoint from Google Home, Alexa and even ActionTiles. But no with it’s own app.

Hello again J-F,

I didn’t call on you directly on my last message, so might not have been notified. Are you aware of a problem with the z-wave handler?
I’m having an issue as listed on my prior post.
Thanks

Hi Paul,

I just tested it, and I saw what you mean.
It appears that another platform update broke something in the device handler (because the device handler was not modified in nearly a year).

Hey J-F,

any chance you can fix it? That is a rather important feature, as there is no other easy way to modify the setpoint while out of the house.
By the way, thank you for always getting back to us to respond. Not everyone does. It’s a credit to you Sir.

Hi Paul,

Since I didn’t make any change on the device handler in a year, I assume something is broken in the SmartThings platform.
Could you tell me since when you experiment the issue?
Give me as much info as you can, I will do my best to bring a fix asap

That is difficult since these thermostats are in my second home in Montreal.
I came back in the last days of April. I restarted the whole system in the same evening and noticed right away that I didn’t have your last version installed. I re-installed the latest version and I thought everything was working perfectly. I seem to remember being able to set the setpoint from the app.
The next day, I could no longer adjust the setpoint. That was 3-4 days ago.

I think we received an update to the Smarttings app about that same time.

See my answer in the Stelpro Release thread

BTW, I’ve been working with Sinope on their new line of zigbee thermostats…

The DTH is being tested now, and it will support all ST standard thermostat capabilities. This is great for smart rules engines (CoRE/webCoRE and SmartRules), but especially when used with my zoned heating/cooling smartapps which can control your home temperature on a room by room basis using the concept of virtual zones…

The virtual zones can be scheduled during the day for targeted heating/cooling & more comfort & energy savings. You can now easily control your zoned rooms’ temp delta to make some rooms hotter/cooler from ST with the virtual zone DTH.

More to come very soon…
Regards.

Hi, Just to let you know that Sinope’s new zigbee smart thermostats for electric heating are now available for purchase.
Don’t hesitate if you have any questions!

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Can you fully control them all at once via ST or you still have to go through a web interface?

Hi frederixx,
Yes, you can control them directly through SmartThings. No web interface needed.