Anyone know anything about these and related items, and specifically how hard integration might be?
Reading between the lines, is this a 433MHz system?
Does that mean that they won’t work?
If so, then, no they won’t without some kind of gateway.
I supose that you could use IFTTT to take a trigger from ST and pass on to Energeine. This though would require both gateways and extra expense as well as the energeine hardware not having direct intergration into the ST app / interface.
I created a connector for this a few days ago. It does use the MiHome gateway for integration. Let me know how you get on.
I have to admit, I was more expecting to have to hang an RF dongle out the back of a PI and work from there! Nice job.
Does that mean you need a Pi to make it work with ST?
No. This uses the MiHome gateway that comes with the heating bundle linked at the top of this topic.
So in theroy it should be possible to get the energy monitor on the plugs to give usage info into ST’s and collect that data?
I think so. This is the API available and I believe the real_power attribute provides this but not 100% sure. https://mihome4u.co.uk/docs/api-documentation/subdevices-api/show-subdevice-information
I am just picking up on this - I have just had a new Screwfix flyer come through the door and this has shown the MiHome platform as being very interesting.
I see they have light switches and also double gang in wall sockets for only £20…
If this can integrate with ST this would make this quite a powerful, neat and competitive priced solution for most of us in the UK. But only if it can be controlled with ST, I know I can link it via IFTTT but this is often laggy…
With your smart app you say it may be easy to setup but realistically how easy is this?
There is a documented API available, it’s just a case of finding the time to add this. Unfortunately I don’t have any MiHome switches, just the eTRVs but if there is enough interest, i can attempt to add this as part of the Mihome connect app.
As I have no devices to test, i will need to rely on other people to report and feedback if I implemented this functionality in the future.
It’s worth noting Jamie that the wall sockets are ‘receive only’ so from my understanding, if you use them with either the mihome gateway or integrate with smartthings, you’d only be able to control them and wouldn’t be able to get the current status!
Add me to the interested list Alex. I have just started using your Hive and MiHome etrv apps (great job. thanks) and would be keen to see other MiHome products added.
That is interesting for safety I would want to know if it was on or off so lacking this ability is a bit of an oversight.
I’ll have to do some research.
There’s nothing that can be done as the technology used in MiHome is not stateful like z-wave or zigbee.
Are you sure if MiHome will not respond with correct state of sockets?
I can see the power state in api documentation
Whilst several of their products are one way (Control only) some like their eTRV’s and the Mi|Home Adapter Plus are two way.
According to the Mihome website
Mi|Home Adapter Plus
This product is a transmitter and receiver and therefore will let the user know when an action has been carried out and the current status of their device. It also provides for energy monitoring. Requires the Mi|Home Gateway.
So for anyone who already has the MiHome gateway for their eTRV’s these plugs are a reasonable option and with the API available would be feasible to add to SmartThings as @Alyc100 has done with his excellent eTRV DTH and Smartapp.
Apologies for previous (now deleted) post about comfort plugs. I thought I was in the Smappee thread!
What a tit!