I’m a beginner of Openhab and I’m really enjoying it so far. The amount of options are amazing.
Because I am just new I have been reading a lot about what products are supported and what protocols work best for my particular use case.
I do have an issue with an existing wireless smart switch made by Deta where I can’t find the binding or the thing in Openhab.
I have configured the switch through the Grid Connect app and it’s connected to my mesh network via wireless but I am asking if it’s possible to add this type of switch to Openhab? I’ve tried adding a network device using both options but the device can’t be controlled. I really only want on/off control if possible but any other controls will be a bonus. I don’t mind using PaperUI or adding manually.
The ideal scenario (IMO), is to flash them with Tasmota or some other firmware (I read someone here uses ESPurna). Then you can simply control them using MQTT via openhab. You can still link OpenHAB to Google Home/Alexa if desired.
If you don’t want to go this route for some reason, I wonder if it’s compatible with the Tuya app, which some people here have found a way to integrate with openhab, although not via a binding. Examples:
Search the community for “Tuya”.
Good luck and let us know how you go. I am considering getting the Deta smart switches myself.
Today I bought the Arlec Grid connect smart plug from Bunnings here in New Zealand. I have successfully managed to Tazmotised the plug thanks to the Instructions from DigiBlurDIY (https://youtu.be/dt5-iZc4_qU) after you have Tasmota running configured it as a Generic (18) . GPIO13 - Button 1 (button with led light on top), GPIO14 Relay 2(22) and GPIO3 Relay3(23). Works like a charm. I will try some of the light switches next time I’m in Bunnings.