Guide me!, add new device Single Switch 2 FIBARO

I just bought a new device(Single Switch 2 FIBARO SYSTEM FGS 213 ZW5 V3.2) , can you help me add to Smartthings Hub

Thanks very much.

Tagging @RobinWinbourne , he is an expert on these. :sunglasses:

You first need to add a custom device type handler (DTH / DH) to your online IDE account… if you’re not sure how to do this look here:

Here’s some code I prepared earlier:

The device needs to be within a few meters of the hub when adding otherwise it won’t add in secure mode and the DTH won’t work.

With the above done, click ‘add a thing’ on the bottom of your things list in the smartthings app.

Then, with the micro module powered up, triple click the switch connected to S1 (or triple click the ‘b’ button on the module itself).

The device will appear on your screen, you can give it a name and click done.

NOTE - ST probably won’t select the correct DTH on its own as I don’t think I listed the fingerprint properly in the code… you’ll therefore need to go back to the IDE, go to the ‘devices’ page and edit the device to use the DTH you added earlier.

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I did.
This is a great community.

Thanks @RobinWinbourne @JDRoberts and all!

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But has a message when control

As per my note above… the DTH fingerprint is wrong in my code and ST has therefore selected a different DTH (You have the one for the double switch selected - 223).

You need to manually select the correct DTH:

Go into the IDE, go to the devices page, click the device, click edit, change ‘type’ to ‘Fibaro Single Switch’… it will be at the very bottom of the drop-down list, separate from the default DTH’s that are in alphabetical order.

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Thank you. Great

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I’ve had a stab at correcting the fingerprint details in my code, so if you update again from my github you should find that future installs auto-select the correct DTH.

I’ve only got one of these particular devices and it’s tied into so many rules that I don’t want to test it, as removing and re-including the device will break all my rules.

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Kindly, i’ve tried to add the Fibaro to ST but no Sucess, tried the triple click on B switch, as for Clicking the S1, it’s not even active, it isn’t toggling the on off of the lamp connected. by the way i’m using the 2 way switching mode using the momentary wire diagram

tacking in consideration that the ST was around 50 cm from the wall switch

any LED indication? no status changes, LED blink RED when AC power is connected,
the B button toggle the load on and off, so i relay is working, but can’t pair it with ST

please advice,

@RobinWinbourne

Hi Robin,

I’ve suddenly run in to problems with one of my Fibaro FGS-213 Single Switches. It stopped working in both the SmartThings App and in ActionTiles. I was using the Fibaro Single Switch 2 ZW5 Device Handler. It worked for about a year without a problem, and then suddenly stopped turning off or on in the app, and trying to change a parameter and resynching results in failure.

I then removed the device using the IDE, and triple clicked the switch to add the device to SmartThings. It added, but I still had the same problem of it not working in the app.

I sense it has to do with not pairing securely within SmartThings. I remember you helped me with the Fibaro Dimmer by eliminating lines in the Device Handler that no longer required Secure Pairing.

Is this possible with the Single Switch too? I find trying to pair securely is not easy with my set up, even when I move the SmartThings hub close to the module, as I have many modules close together. So would prefer not to have to rely on Secure pairing.

Thanks!
David.

Update: I gave it a try at moving the SmartThings hub much closer to the Fibaro module. Even though there are around 10 Fibaro modules in close proximity in that room, secure inclusion worked, and I can once again turn the switch on and off in the app. So all good!

Well, that led to a disaster all of my own making. When I replugged the hub in, I accidentally used another power cord that fitted the SmartThings hub, but wasn’t the native SmartThings Hub power cord. I woke up to the hub no longer showing any sign of life. So I am picking up a new hub today and have to go through the whole process of re-setting every Fibaro module and adding them to the new hub. I am pretty sure this won’t be a seamless experience!

Now I know why I am loathe to do anything more than the minimum to get things working!

Update 8 hours later:
To continue my monologue, in case anyone is listening, I left my SmartThings Hub unplugged for around 8 hours. When I plugged it back in, power was resumed. So it appeared it needed some time out. I had also removed the batteries, which also may have been related. Anyway, it has saved me hours of resetting and adding all my modules to a new SmartThings Hub … for now.

Would be great if there were pre-emptive things that I could do to make transfer to a new hub easier, in case my current hub fails…