I actually already have Aqara buttons running but they only have one button, the Ikea button has two. I think it needs it’s own device handler, sadly.
When you add the Xiaomi Aqara switch, you can define to switch on/off with the single button.
I think what @dmcn means is, that with a DH for this device you would have a nice looking 2-button wireless button…
That would be the best way.
Didn’t thought about that, how stupid.
I’ve spent three hours trying to pair the new Tradfri outlet to Smartthings and use the remote to control it at the same time but to no avail.
I can pair the outlet to ST and control it, I can pair the outlet to the small two button remote it came with but I can’t do both at the same time.
Has anyone managed to do this?
Probably, as with the bulbs, you’ll have to pair both the switch and the outlet with smartthings and then pair the switch with the outlet.
Do these measure power consumption?
Do any of you that have purchased this outlet also have Xiaomi Aquara devices? Xiaomi’s non-standard Zigbee doesn’t work well with many repeaters, but reportedly and very unexpectedly, works well the Trådfri bulbs, so I’m very curious if these will be inexpensive and reliable repeaters for Xiaomi devices?.
Not available in North America yet. A bonus would be if any of you have XCTU and could map your network to confirm for sure if it’s a viable router for Xiaomi or not.
I’ve had a few tries at pairing mine with a remote as well as smartthings and had no luck, still need to try with one of the remotes that come with the outlet once they become available in my area.
Re the xiaomi devices, I couldn’t answer that but I’ve had no issues with my xiaomi devices since I started using IKEA bulbs so that does seem to be true.
Bought 6 today, just paired the first one. Crazy easy, relocated easily, working well. Good price if a bit chunky so may be awkward in some places. Mind I don’t have a huge number of devices in the house, but they are all Zigbee.
What Device Type did you use in Smartthings IDE for Tradfri Outlet?
I use “ZigBee Switch”
I used Zigbee Switch, working fine.
Im having an issue pairing these plugs. I bought 5 of them. 3 of them paired up just fine.
The other 2 plugs I tried pairing several times but they would not work. Theres no issue adding the ‘‘thing’’. It shows up in IDE. I update them to zigbee switch. It shows as Zigbee switch in the app. However, when I try to power them on and off, it just hangs. Its never actually able to control the switch.
I tried deleting and re-adding the 2 switches several times but keep running into this issue. Anyone have an idea whats going on?
Is anyone able to offer some advice on pairing these outlets to the smartthings hub.
I’m trying to pair an outlet but my hub can’t see it. I’ve tried switching the outlet on and off and also holding the reset button for 3 and 10 seconds but still no luck.
I’ve also tried adding the outlet automatically and by selecting manually add in the smartthings app.
I read in a few places that a remote might be needed to pair but i can’t really understand why this would be necessary…
Also when i press the reset button I don’t really feel much and there’s no flashing on the lights to suggest it’s going into pairing mode.
Any instructions or step by step guides would be really appreciated otherwise I’ll have to send them back and they’re the only zigbee outlets I could find
The two I bought in the UK paired on first attempt. I pressed and held the rest button for about 10 secs and then searched in the smartthings app and added them.
Now saying that, I bet I have jinxed myself now, because I am buying two more this afternoon and I bet they don’t connect
Paired 3 successfully over the weekend. Hopefully below might help if you want to compare. When I reset them they were powered on:
- Plugged them in fresh out of the packaging. They were powered on, solid white light.
- Used a paper clip to press the reset button. Heard a click and the light started flashing,
then went to a dull glow after holding the rest button in for 12 seconds.
- Added Thing in the phone app and gave it a name, pressed save.
- Logged into the IDE and set them all as Zigbee Switch Power
Working very well since.
If they still won’t pair, I would send them back as faulty.
How audible was the click that you heard? How hard did you have to press the reset button?
I feel like I may not have been hitting the button correctly. I barely heard a thing and the button must have been tiny as it barely moved.
At least i know the light should flash and glow now. That’s great information.