January 3, 2018, 4:34am
I’m still new to all this, but I’ve now added a couple Multi sensors to my setup and Samsung support suggested I add a Zigby outlet to my house to extend the signal as the sensors are at the edge of the house (though currently I haven’t seen any hint of outages, though battery has dropped like a rock (seemingly) with this repeatedly cold weather (though it’s likely just the cold holding down the readings).
That said, it got me thinking. I also have Z-Wave Plus devices in the same area and I’d hate to go adding a bunch of outlets but all tied to one option. Does anyone make combo units that would extend the range for both techs (or more)?
Is that the best way to go?
The only one I have seen was the Iris with the custom device handler.
[RELEASE] Iris Smart Plug (3210-L) Zigbee Plug with Z-wave Repeater
If you’re in the USA, the Iris outlet is your ticket. Although I didn’t think it needed the custom handler anymore?
January 3, 2018, 6:15am
Runs perfectly/local w/the “SmartPower Outlet” Smartthings DTH…see this thread for pairing info and then switch to the SmartPower Outlet DTH:
The Iris Smart Plug is a rebranded Centralite on/off plug which looks remarkably similar to the SmartThings SmartPower Outlet. In fact, this is a new version of the same hardware which adds a very interesting feature; A Z-Wave Plus repeater within the Zigbee HA 1.2 Plug.
Because this device has two different wireless protocols within it, it will effectively be treated as two separate devices within SmartThings. The following is how you will need to pair each device and get it working within your system:
First: The Zigbee Outlet
In order to pair the Zigbee Outlet, first add the devicetype at the bottom of this post to your IDE. Once you have the devicetype added and published, open the SmartThings …
@SteveWhite created a new DTH for the Zwave repeater part of this outlet that is a very nice DTH - I’ve switched to it for the Zwave part of the plug:
I am releasing the DeviceType code that I wrote to manage the often flakey Z-Wave repeaters found in the Iris V2 Smart Plugs manufactured by CentraLite.
This DTH has a few features that can be very useful in troubleshooting the reliability and stability of these devices. Currently it seems that delayBetween() is currently broken (again) and sends all commands at once, regardless of the specified duration. These devices are notorious for being overwhelmed and will frequently fail to respond to Z-Wave commands if they receive too many in a short period of time. As a workaround, this DTH implements a series of scheduled events to ensure that the device has sufficient time to process commands that it receives.
This DTH can be used for all currently connected Iris Repeaters. It also conta…