Fine Offset Weather Station Binding: Discussion

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Hi @Br3Ak3R
i’ve got the same issue with my Waldbeck Huygens weather station.
Did you manage to solve this problem?

I would be grateful for any hint.

Good evening!

An observation that could maybe help others with a similar problem. When I created the items in OH 3.4.0 the rain rate item was created as “Number:VolumetricFlowRate” with unit “l/min”. However it seems that the channel of the weather station thing delivers “mm/h”. For some reason that still worked in OH 3.4.0, but in OH 4.0.1 I got the following error in the log files:

2023-08-06 20:23:54.483 [WARN ] [penhab.core.library.items.NumberItem] - Failed to update item 'Weather_Station_Rain_Rate' because '0 mm/h' could not be converted to the item unit 'l/min'

I then changed the item type to plain “Number” and set the unit meta data to “mm/h”. With that change it works again, no more error in the log files.


You might have to recreate your Thing if created in the UI. After that it should be Number:Speed.

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Thanks! In my case the channel in the Thing is already “Number:Speed”, but the item was still “Number:VolumetricFlowRate”. Maybe the OH upgrade to 4.0.1 changed the type of the channel and that is what then caused the incompatibility with the previously created item?

If your Thing is file-based, then yes, the item type of the channel was automatically updated.

However, that PR was merged before the update instructions were added for making it possible to migrate channels of managed Things, and I don’t think it was retrofitted:

So if you have managed Things (created from the UI), it shouldn’t have happened automatically. Not because we didn’t want that, but simply because it wasn’t possible at the time. :slight_smile:

Hmmm, my Thing was created via the UI and still was updated somehow. I have never used file-based configuration, everything in my system is created via the UI. :thinking:

is anyone getting correct values ​​from the “rain-hour” channel? I get the constant value “10mm”
I’m using OH3.4.5 and a GW2000. On Ecowitt, I get correct values for hourly rainfall

Just bought a ecowit wittboy, very nice to see that there is a binding and lots of Oh:ers already using it :+1:

I have several soil moisture sensors (ecowitt WH51). Humidity report is ok but low battery is not. Using ecowitt web ui I can see when the battery is low but this info does not flow to openHAB (lowBattery item is always off).