Post Requests for Zigbee Edge Drivers Here (community-created)

Hi @ramki_cmc

Sorry, I have no idea what this device is.

Hi,
I just bought the Ikea Rodret and I guess in the same boat as everyone else :frowning: …But you did mention ‘touchlink’ with an existing driver…What does that mean ???
Thanks

Touchlink applies to some Zigbee devices.

It allows you to bind a “Controller“ like a handheld remote to a smart bulb or light switch so that when you press a button on the controller the bulb will turn on or off without having to send a message through the smartthings hub.

When both the controller and the bulb are already connected to the smartthings Zigbee network, you can use this method to control the bulb, even if the controller just shows up as a “zigbee thing” in the smartthings app.

So, even though the controller won’t show up in routines in the smart things app, so you can’t use it with any other kinds of devices, you can at least use it as a parallel means of control for some zigbee devices. It doesn’t require any custom code.

This method of binding two Zigbee devices together is called “touchlink” and is part of the independent third-party zigbee standards. Not all Zigbee devices can do it, but it can be useful.

People have been using it for years to bring hue dimmers into their setup even though the dimmer itself only looked like a thing in the smartthings app. And reportedly it also works with some IKEA devices.

To use this method, the sequence matters.

  1. add both the controller and the target device to Smartthings. It’s fine if the controller only shows up as a “Zigbee thing”. Ideally, you’d want the target device to have a functional edge Driver, so you can use it with other routines as well.

  2. after both show up in the smartthings app, follow the manufacture instructions for using the touchlink method to bind the two together.

If you try to use touchlink before adding both devices to your smartthings network, the controller will probably steal the Target device from smartthings, and you will no longer be able to control it except from the controller. So just make sure both devices show up in your smartthings app list of devices before you try touchlink.

Also, do NOT Reset the Target device before using touch link. That would also remove it from smartthings.

you want to have the Target device Already working in smartthings, have the controller added to smartthings as a zigbee thing, and then use touchlink to bind them together, as a parallel means of control.

Again, this will only work with some Zigbee Devices being bound to some other Zigbee Devices. But it can definitely be useful. :sunglasses:

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Thanks for the quick response and excellent explanation !!!

The last time I had an issue with a new device I wanted to add to my network, I remember the ‘old’ device handlers and how I could just easily add/modify them…I guess those days are gone…ha ha ha

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I have no experience with Hue lights with this function, but for IKEA I would advise, while doing this, switching off power to all bulbs, except of course for the one you want to bind. Avoids surprises as this doesn’t necessarily seem to pair with the nearest light.

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Hi, Can somebody help direct me toward a driver channel that can accustom this fingerprint for the Samsung hub?

Item: https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256805177214872.html?gatewayAdapt=glo2usa4itemAdapt

Manufacturer Code
_TZ3000_fa9mlvja

Model
TS0041

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Hi Mariano, any update on my july request ?

Thanks a lot !

Hi @SneakX2018

I added it on July 31, with other 8 requests. You were tagged and should have received an email.

Another user reported a pairing problem, which was resolved and he is using it with 5 bulbs, as you can see in the subsequent posts.

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Oh sorry thanks a lot !

That’s great. It’s been so long since I could use my IRIS 3405-L. I bought your legacy drivers years ago and they were great.

I bought three Button Aqara Switch E1 but none of the drivers available for similar modells worked.
Here is the details of the device I have. I would be very happy if you can help me about the drivers.

Manufacturer: Aqara
Model: ZNQBKG31LM


edit: more detail added:

@veonua @taustin @Mariano_Colmenarejo

Please read the first post in this thread. The developers will need to know the “fingerprint” of the device, not just what’s printed on the case, before they can help you.

You can get this at the official web ui to your SmartThings account. It’s the combination of the manufacturer ID and the model number.

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You’re right. Sorry about that. Edited my post and added that relevant page to my post.

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Hi @Arter

Please, change to zigbee thing Mc driver to see cluster used. I nee know endpoints and if it uses cluster standard 0006 or a custom cluster

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Hello Mariano,
When I try to change it to MC drivers it gives me the following errors:

But, Zigbee Thing Mc driver too?

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now I’ve got this after changing to Zigbee Thing MC:


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@arter

Well, that’s right, but you have such a large font of text on your phone that you miss part of cluster information.

Please, Copy from device history