I feel like I’m going round in circles when I’m not looking for anything conceptually complex.
A) to be able to set associations between multichannel switches using SmartThings (nice to have, but not imperative)
B) to be able to see within the SmartThings app which switches are on or off at any one time (remembering that these are switches on multichannel devices), irrespective of whether the switch’s status was changed by a smartapp, on my phone, or physically
C) be able to trigger individual switches on a multichannel device by a smartapp or scenes etc
It doesn’t seem like I’m asking for the world, but in some ways it seems like I am…!
Multichannel is a specific set of command sets in the Z wave specification. It is for devices that have multiple endpoints.
The Aeotec smart strip is indeed a multi channel device, but it is not using multi channel association, which the vitrum devices do use. So the commandsets being used are a little different. See the discussion in the following thread for the technical details: