WiFi Dehumidifiers

I need to get a couple dehumidifiers. Anyone know which WiFi dehumidifiers will integrate with SmartThings?
TIA

It’s a short list. I wrote an Edge driver for the Midea Cube, but the setup requires some technical skill. If you are good with command line and python, it may be an option.

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Nope…
Is that the only dehumidifier you know of?

As @blueyetisoftware notes, there’s nothing with an official integration at this time, unless there’s something in the Asian region.

We would need to know what country you are in (the device selection does vary), and whether you have a smartthings/Aeotec hub or not.

There are a couple of possibilities now, but nothing with a full two way integration that is simple or easy.

  1. as @blueyetisoftware mentioned, he does have a method for getting integration with the midea dehumidifier. It will require that you have a SmartThings/Aeotec hub and as he mentioned a willingness to get into some code.

  2. if you can wait a few months, it’s entirely possible that there will be some matter compatible options. If so, those should work out of the box with no custom code required. But they aren’t here yet.

  3. some dehumidifiers can work with some thermostats, and then you may be able to find a thermostat with smartthings integration. For example, I know ecobee works with some dehumidifiers. That said, I am reluctant to recommend this as a candidate right now just because quite a few people have been reporting problems with thermostat integration on the new platform. :thinking:

  4. there are several dehumidifiers, like Nedis and sea breeze, which have quite good Ifttt channels, and then you could use Ifttt. That would not require a smartthings hub. But you would have to research each individual candidate model to see which options are available through this integration.

  5. alexa routines can also work as an intermediary for anything you can voice control with Alexa. But this is typically only one way partial integration. For example, if the dehumidifier has its own remote or its own thermostat, smartthings wouldn’t know when those settings were changed. So it will work for some people, but not others. again, no smartthings hub is required. At the time of this posting, Frigidaire, midea, and Govee all had dehumidifiers that work with Alexa.

https://www.amazon.com/Dehumidifiers-Works-Alexa/s?rh=n%3A267557011%2Cp_n_amazon_certified%3A16741513011

  1. there are some universal remotes and IR blasters more typically used with ceiling fans and air conditioners, but do work with some dehumidifier models. These IR Blasters will include bond, SwitchBot mini hub, and Cielo. None require a SmartThings hub.

Cielo will look like a thermostat in the SmartThings app, so it is a nice integration for air conditioners, but can be confusing for dehumidifiers. The others look more like a typical TV remote with scene options.

Again, these are only partial one-way integrations, so they will work for some people, but not others.

  1. SwitchBot robot button pushers. An interesting option is to add a SwitchBot button pusher just to push existing buttons on the dehumidifier device. This can work well, but it can also get expensive because you need one for each button. And again, it’s one way. It’s probably best for situations where you just need to press the power button, but it can be used for other setups as well. No SmartThings hub required.

  1. Tuya “tap to run” scenes in the smart life app.

Tuya is a major manufacturer of home automation devices in Asia, which are then re-branded by many other companies and sold under those names.

If all you need is on and off and you get a dehumidifier that works with the Tuya Smart life app, then you will probably be able to use tap to run scenes to get partial one-way integration. But that’s about it.

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So, as you can see, there are some options, but nothing simple.

If it was me, I would just wait and see what matter brings. :thinking: but I understand that might not be possible if you need to get the dehumidifiers right away.

TY!
In SW Virginia - US

Yes, I can wait on an integrated one. Can get a plain one for now for my basement.

Right now, I’ve got the Google Nest router/wall to wall for the lock/temp/etc. Planning on multiple Samsung smart appliances in the next few months… AFTER my electrical gets an update here soon, (just bought an old house).

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The driver I have doesn’t require a server on the network. There is a command line utility in python required to get a token from their cloud server. After that, the token is manually entered into the ST device through settings. From that point forward it is all local like a normal LAN device. That initial process is just a hurdle for some people which is why I haven’t released it yet.

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Thanks for the correction, I’ve edited my post above. :sunglasses:

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If you get one that works with Alexa, or Ifttt, you’ll be able to at least turn it on and off from smartthings if you want to do that. But otherwise, yes, waiting to see what’s available in a few months makes sense, I think.

I have dehumidifiers upstairs and down. I use multisensors (Zooz temp/humidity) with 15a zigbee smartplugs. I have rules to operate the dehumidifiers when the humidity exceeds my setpoint, and then turns it off when it’s 5% below. I have them set to only run at times when I don’t mind the noise.

It’s painless and cheap (sensors and plugs were about $65 all together). The only caveat is that I haven’t got them running into a drain, so I have to dump the tanks every day.

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I have a 2 year old Honeywell dehumidifier. Instead of using the Honeywell app I am am using the Smart Life app. I set it for continuous run in the SmartLife app and created both on and off tap-and-run automations in the SmartLife App. The 2 tap-and-run automations get imported into SmartThings and I use a temperature and humidity sensor connected to SmartThings to control the unit along with other things.

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Hey there! Does your edge driver support the U shaped AC? If so, I’m interested in giving it a go and a bit of coding isn’t too scary, albeit not my forte.

No. I only implemented support for the Midea cube and some similar dehumidifiers. The process of integrating these requires installing some tools on your machine to open up the Midea cloud auth token and get a local token from it. It isn’t super clean, so I never released it.

I’m picking up a Midea Cube this weekend and would love to get this working with SmartThings if that’s still an option.