I know that @sipvoip and some others are using the Pokeys57E with Openhab. The device is very appealing when looking at cost per input. However, the only drawback is that I cannot find a lot of instances of people using this device outside of a few posts on this forum. I have a few questions, I am hoping people on this forum might be able to answer.
I have all of my windows and doors (interior/exterior) pre-wired for contacts. For my exterior doors, I am using an HAI/leviton Omnipro. I would like to use the Pokeys for my windows and interior doors.
- I have been using GRI door contacts with EOL resistors - there is no EOL resistor with a Pokeys, just a pull-up resistor attached to the panel itself, correct? In that case there is no “trouble” state you can detect w/ the pokeys, right?
- The board looks sort of small, how do you get 57 pullup resistors cleanly attached? Does anyone have a picture they can share?
- How quickly (in combination) with the modbus binding can you detect a contact change?
I would like to a pokeys for several places where I had 4-wire security wire run and instead use inexpensive one-wire sensors.
- How do you power 30 or so 1-wire sensors? A power distribution block of some sort? Pictures would be great.
- Do you still use a pull-up resistor when you move a zone to 1-wire mode?
- I would like to measure temp / humidity. I think I would use something like this? Any recommendations for a good place to get surface mount enclosures for those?
- I would like to (in the same location as the temp/humidity sensor) measure light. Is that possible with one-wire and the pokeys? I am not seeing a light of light sensors for one-wire? I did see one I2C version from adafruit.
- Most of my stuff is currently mounted inside of enclosures, which keeps them neat and tidy. How are people mounting these? Pictures would be great.
Any help would be appreciated!