I am struggling to use a Thermostat with the new native OH3 HomeKit integration. What I have done:
- Created a group “gThermos”
- Tried to assign it to all 4 required items (Current Temperatur, Target Temperature, Current Heating Cooling Mode, Target Heating Cooling Mode) directly in the item with the Metadata UI (great stuff btw).
- Current Temp, Target Temperature is easy.
- Current and Target Heating Cooling Modes are the challenge as my Eurotronic Z-Wave Thermostat just offers one Mode item.
With my previous homebridge I had two virtual items for current and target heating cooling (while just current was changed through a formula). Based on a formula and the dimmer state I could make the button active when the dimmer state was above 10% and deactivated when below.
Having this understanding in mind I tested any combination including my old homebridge setup, or assigning the one thermostat mode to both required HomeKit metadata states. Nothing worked. The thermostat shows up in my Home app, but doesn’t reflect the heating on / off indication of the button. And I receive lots of complaints in the log that the wrong string is used.
Has anybody already managed to have a working heating/off indication of the thermostat with OH3 HomeKit?