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How to change device type? Aeon Smart Switch to bmmiller custom device


#1

I got some aeon labs smart energy switches last week, and plugged my washer and dryer in to them. I’d like to get rid of the on/off switch functionality, and saw bmmiller’s custom device type. I added it in my smartthings api graph page, but am unsure how to use it now. I tried removing and re-adding the dryer, but it just comes up as it used to. Still showing On / Off on the home screen, and tapping “Configure” doesn’t do anything.

How can I tell that it’s using the custom device type for this unit?


#2

Go back into the IDE, find the switch, click on Edit, scroll down to device type, and select your new device type.


Philio PST02-1A
#3

So if I change it to the other device type, should the big green “On” tile disappear, or should it just be non-functional?


#4

I have no idea because I don’t use that device type. I have my own (for looks/functionality), plus I still want to control the switch from the app in the event of a water leak at my washer, or some other emergency with my washer or dryer that I’m not already monitoring.

Do you have a link the device type you’re using? Here’s what mine looks like:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/constjs/SmartThings-Devices/master/aeon_smart_switch_v2.device.groovy


#5

You may already know all this, but just in case:

After that, as John mentioned, you need to get the device to configure so that it will use the device type.


#6

I’ve gotten it straightened out now. I think part of my confusion was that the new device type looked nearly identical, or I didn’t notice! I went through the device code, and commented out and otherwise removed the switch / actuator pieces, and reassigned stuff so that the power button would be gone, and hopefully not interactive with anything that would call it.