Pairing ST ZigBee switch with new hub without physical access


(Cory S) #1

So, I use a ST switch to control a kegerator, which is sealed into my bar with a couple of cans of expanded foam. I think I’d sooner knock a hole in the wall then try and get that thing out.

If I unpair the switch from the old hub before hooking up the new one, will the new hub find it without me having to press a button on it?

If not, then does anyone have any other idea to trick it into a pairing mode before removing it from the old hub?


(sidjohn1) #2

To my knowledge, you need access to the button to pair. Maybe a a long pokey stick to get through the foam would help?


(Cory S) #3

Afraid that wouldn’t work. The switch is directly behind the kegerator. What if I turned the breaker for the switch it is plugged into off and on after unpairing it?


(Patrick Stuart [@pstuart]) #4

Is it ZigBee or zwave?

St doesn’t support this as far as I can tell, by ZigBee does have commands for forcing a device into join mode, which removes it from existing mesh and allows it to be discoverable by other meshes.

I don’t believe st built this, yet.

If it is zwave, then it is possible as well but again st hasn’t built the controller shift needed to do it.


(Cory S) #5

It’s the SmartThings branded second generation zigbee wall wart switch.


(Patrick Stuart [@pstuart]) #6

Yeah those are hard to reset too. Timing of release of button is short.