Hi Tommy, I am using your DH. Its great - thank you. I do however miss the report from the device. I am not sure if my LC13’s do wake up every 15 mins as i have told them to. I have had problems with the messing up before.
Do you know how i can check the wake up interval? Thanks!
Hey @tommysqueak. Thank you for your hard work to date, I have been driving x15 of these radiator valves with your driver for a while now.
I am curious if you have tried the official driver now available from smartthings for the Danfoss Living Connect valve and what you think of it compared to your driver? I haven’t myself, and would only want to move if people thought there was a significant upside.
I also think there’s a bug with the handler, in that because it’s a sleepy device the configuration changes don’t get sent when you save them, unless it’s awake. You can try waking the device manually and then immediately saving the a new wake-up interval from the config screen.
I haven’t heard of the official driver! Do you know where the code is or any other info? Be good to check it out and see how with inside knowledge how they approached it. With the lack of documentation, mine was based on a lot of sitting next to the radiator with trial and error.
Hi all, firstly this is a brilliant thread! Been really helpful in planning the move into controlling my rads.
This morning 14 Danfoss TRVs arrived at my door. I managed to pick up the 014G0012 ones with software 2.51 (according to the battery cover). The one I’ve got on a trial radiator was recognised immediately by smartthings as the LC-13 (happy days).
I can see that Brumster has successfully used these TRVs, I was wondering if the default handler is best to run them or if the DTH mentioned in this thread is more reliable or offers any benefit?
@MrRhubarb its a battery device. It therefore polls at a regular interval to pick up its config (and any SetPoint changes). Have a look at the setting of the device and it there should be a refresh time. Check the log for the device and you should see it wake and update.
@Louage with regard to the DTH. I have;t tried the default handler. I installed mine before ST started supporting the TRV. I’m still using @tommysqueak 's handler. That allows me to set an ON temp and an OFF temp, fits my use case perfectly.
Good places to start are the logs at https://graph-eu01-euwest1.api.smartthings.com/ide/logs To see if the sleepy (battery powered) device is checking in, the app sets it to 5mins but I think the default is 30mins, so it might be checking in at 30min intervals. If you press a button on the actual thermostat, it will checkin and you can see some action in the logs.
Maybe I’m just having difficulties understanding the following parameters:
On the app I’ve set it to 28 celsius (also on the the Connect itself) to test if the Connect starts turning up the heat, but when ever I press turn off, it does not respond. I’m kinda curious if the manual setting on the Connect interferes with ST?
Sorry for the lack of terminology… I guess it will come late
The custom handler supports more capabilities. Like the ability to behave like a thermostat. So widening the range of smartapps you can use to interact with this, as if it was a thermostat eg Google Assstant. Also the switch capability allows smartapps to treat it as a switch and turn on/off. eg routines can turn the radiator off.
If you added the device before publishing the custom device handler, your hub will assign the default handler to the device automatically. You can change the handler associated with the device from the IDE to the custom handler.
The ability to turn the rad On and Off (thanks @tommysqueak) works perfectly for me and my use case. I’ve got a number of rooms with rads on a zone that are used infrequently. Being able to turn those rad on and off is perfect.
Hi, you know that there is an app that can automatically turn on/off your TRVs and set your setpoints based on the concept of zones. You configure your rooms/zones/schedules and it will take care of the rest for you.