has anyone configured a Homematic Thermostat in openhab to control it with alexa?
The thermostat has a heatingmode channel, but this is readonly.
To set the heating mode to manual, auto or boost you have to write values to other channels.
by the way:
is there a way to easy export item definitions as text, so i can post the configuration here in the forum?
I configured the thermostat as follows:
I created a group for the thermostat with alexa-metadata “value: thermostat”.
Underneath the group I configured items for currenttemperature and settemperature.
(alexa-metadata “value: Thermostat.CurrentTemperature” and “value: Thermostat.SetTemperature”)
This is working as it should be.
I have 4 items for the following channels:
control_mode is the read-only value, which holds the status of the thermostat.
If you want to change the status, for example you have to switch auto_mode to on.
Then the thermostat switches to auto_mode, control_mode receives the value auto_mode and the switch turns back to off.
If you want to switch to manual mode, you have to send the temperature to manu_mode.
Then the thermostat switches to the desired temperature in manual mode, control_mode receives the value manu_mode
Is this enough or do you have any other questions?