Zwave water valve device handler creation help


(Ronald Balu) #1

Hello all, Ive ordered a zipato zwave water valve controller, and I notice it doesn’t directly integrate with ST. I have no coding experience whatsoever, but I went to go create a device handler and I noticed that there is a template already there for zwave water valves and it seems to have the open and closed commands that I need. If I don’t edit the template and save and publish as is will my device automatically work with this device handler? or do I need to edit the code with some information unique to my device so it recognizes it.


#2

After you’ve joined the device, just edit the device in the IDE and change the “Type” field to use that DTH template.


(Ronald Balu) #3

When you say after I’ve joined the device do you mean the ST hub will discover the device on its own even though it isn’t officially supported and I will see it pop up when I go to add things ?


#4

Yep. It depends on the “fingerprint” the device sends to ST during the join process. If the device isn’t identified, ST will add it as a “Thing” after you start the inclusion process.

Once it’s added, edit it in the IDE and change the device Type to zwave water valve.


(Ronald Balu) #5

Okay thanks you I will update when I receive the device. I appreciate the help