Minoston 2 channel plug

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Hello, I’m finally getting to this and I’m having problems. I copied the install script to bu.sh, chmod 777, ran it and I’m getting this error. I’m running it on a Raspberry Pi 3. Can someone help?

I know now 2.5 has been released, that script no longer functions.
Version 2.5 Stable of openHAB would have those changes I made months ago.

Sorry but I have no idea what to do other than reformat and install the newest version of Raspbian. Is that what you would recommend?

No need to start all over (reformat).
If your device has been added to the official zwave database, you´ll just need to install the latest Zwave binding, either manual (using 5ivers script) or if you´re running the latest Oh 2.5 Stable, it may have been updated as well.
Exclude the device and include it again. And you should be good to go.

Well that was easy, all I had to do was update Openhab. thank you for the help!

I seem to have the same issue of the device not resolving against the database

Openhab is updated to the latest release 2.5.4 from 2.5.3 does not seem to resolve the issue and the device in known in the database according to:

Any suggestions regarding how to resolve?
Thank you.

The database entry is not complete, so will not be in the binding.

Yes :slight_smile: - fix the errors in the database.

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Thanks for the quick repose Chris. Do you need anything from me or do you already have the information needed to solve the problem, not knowing if the below info is helpful.

Ideally, if you can update the database it would really be appreciated. I can update the category as I can see it’s a switch, but I don’t have any oft the other information which is normally in the manual (eg any configuration), and uploading a PDF of the manual (maybe I can find this online).

If you are able to add the information it would really be great - you need to register on the database site and just let me know your username so I can update your access.


I have uploaded the users manual under the product page

My username is: Torben.Madsen

Thank you.

Thanks. I’ve updated your access already so you are able to edit etc. I see there are some parameters, so these will need to be added along with the association groups. If you can also paste in some of the useful text to the overview and include/exclude sections that will be useful as this goes into the OH online documentation.


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This is a community maintained database. Welcome.

I have nearly the same issue, but with the device MP21Z (one channel mini smart plug from Minoston - https://products.z-wavealliance.org/products/3973). My current OH version shows “2.5.9 Release build” (version shown after login to ssh openhab@localhost -p 8101) and “2.5.9-1” (with the command: dpkg --list | grep openhab) running on ubuntu 20.04.1.

Referring to this list here https://github.com/openhab/org.openhab.binding.zwave/blob/2.5.x/doc/things.md
there are already database entries for MP20Z and MP22Z, but not for MP21Z. Now I would like to add a new entry to the database by using the MP22Z database entry as a template which is just an outdoor one channel plug and I assume, both will be very similar. But unfortunately all links which are posted in this chat to cd-jackson internet pages (e.g. https://www.cd-jackson.com/index.php/zwave/zwave-device-database/zwave-device-database-guide) are not longer available so I can’t find the instructions to add/enhance the device database. I don’t know why, but I can’t find other instructions how to change the database locally for testing and I also want to contribute the changes… maybe someone can help me!

But unfortunately all links which are posted in this chat to cd-jackson internet pages (e.g. https://www.cd-jackson.com/index.php/zwave/zwave-device-database/zwave-device-database-guide) are not longer available

The database moved earlier this year. The Database Guide is here.

Thanks a lot for your really fast response. I will try to add this device following these instructions.

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Oops, just find out, that the device is already in the device database (since 2020-10-25, link: https://opensmarthouse.org/zwavedatabase/1304). But in my current installation of OH 2.5.9-1, it’s not yet included. The console bundle:list shows this line:

230 │ Active │ 80 │ 2.5.9 │ openHAB Add-ons :: Bundles :: ZWave Binding

I’ve downloaded the current snapshot
but I’m not sure if can just do a bundle:uninstall of the current and install the new 2.5.12-SNAPSHOT with the console without destroying something in my ZWave installation/configuration. Also I’m not sure if I can revert to the original if something will went wrong. Is this the recommended way or may I change something on the file system instead?

The only location in the file system for such a file is
but because it’s in “/tmp/” I think it’s not a good idea to do this in the filesystem…
Maybe you can give me a hint.
Thanks in advance,

The script also has a README listing the manual installation steps.Basically tou uninstall the old binding, put the new jar file in the addons directory and it gets automatically installed. Delete your zwave Thing from OH and rediscover/readd to get the new settings it keeps the same Thing ID so your Items and rules still work.

Stable 2.5.11 should have that device in it. so upgrading OH is another option.

Uninstalling the binding will not remove any Things, Links, or Items, so you should have no worries. Easier to update to the latest stable OH release, or use…

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Thanks a lot Bruce and Scott for your help! In the meantime I’ve found and added the repository https://dl.bintray.com/openhab/apt-repo2 to my ubuntu installation and done a regular OH update to 2.5.11-1 which includes now the device and it was found without any issues (I was not aware that the newest OH version was not automatically used with the standard ubuntu update/upgrade mechanisms).

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It is if you use the official OH repos as listed in the installation documentation for Linux.