Qubino Shutter ZMNHCD configuration

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(Stefan M. Haller) #1

Dear reader

In the following lines I describe the steps to go through to achieve a working rollershutter configuration with Qubino (Goap) Flush Shutter devices in.

Shutter mode - Shutter is either UP or DOWN
Venention blinds - Shutter is UP / Down or partially down with lamellas tilt or not

If you have no lammellas but would like to control the position of the shutter, you will also need venetian blind mode. This is due to the fact, that percentage in shutter mode is only reported for 0 or 100%. At least to current knowledge.

The configuration of venetian blind mode is the most complex and needs time. If you have already included the ZMNHCDx device into openHAB you read the description part.


It sounds easy but it might result in head scratching. During my experience with OH 2.5.0 Milestone build it was not possible in all cases to exclude the choosen device correctly or include it again.

With the basic device recognition and default configuration, as it comes from the salespoint you would find a node xml file as follows.
network_df4ec3d7__node_6.xml (16.0 KB)
You can search through the file and will not find <endpointId>2<endpointId>in it.

This endpointId 2 is needed to get venetian blinds (lamellas) working correctly. So follow the steps from the description, but I would suggest to copy the original node file away before start. Keep in mind that, after the new inclusion the device gets a new NODE ID.

After successful 2nd inclusion the node file looks as follows:
network_df4ec3d7__node_10.xml (26.5 KB)

You immediately realize here that the file size is different. And when you search through the file you will luckily find endpointId 2 present.

Continuing with Item definition:

shutter.items :

Rollershutter SLR_shutter   "Sleeping Room Shutter [%d %%]"             (TopFloor) { channel="zwave:device:2f18a74d:node12:blinds_control"}
Rollershutter CSR1_shutter  "Children Sleeping Room Shutter1 [%d %%]"   (UpperFloor) { channel="zwave:device:2f18a74d:node11:blinds_control" }
Rollershutter CSR2_shutter  "Children Sleeping Room Shutter2 [%d %%]"   (UpperFloor) { channel="zwave:device:2f18a74d:node10:blinds_control" }

The %d delivers back the percentage value from the device. As you can see in the following picture.

home.sitemap excerpt:

	Frame label="Shutters" {
		Default item=SLR_shutter
		Default item=CSR1_shutter
		Default item=CSR2_shutter


Also the Icons in BasicUI reflect the position by percentage more ore less accurate.
With this the principal setup is completed.

Slats angle control:
In order to control the slats one needs to add a separate item into the items config and the sitemap.
As you already can see the screen looks different from the one i posted above.
note: The bitmap used for the slats is not common, but created by myself.

I’ll take only the first one in the picture to document the config details.

Dimmer SLR_sh_slats "Blendenwickel [%d %%]" <slats> (SlatsWS,TopFloor) { channel="zwave:device:2f18a74d:node12:blinds_control2" }

The slats angle is controlled through endpointId2. But OH does not tell you what entpoindId2 effectively is. So after some trials and support from Goap guys I managed to identify it as: “blind_control2”. The slats are working as otherwise described in the way as dimmer does, this is why you add a dimmer item in the config for it.

Slider item=SLR_sh_slats minValue=50 maxValue=100 step=5

When the slats are are open i.e in horizon flat. they report 50% no matter if the percentage is inverted or not. When they are fully closed they are either 0% or 100% depending what setting you prefer. My ones are set to inverted so fully closed would be 100%. That is why I defined minValue and maxValue in that way. The value for step I’ve just set for try.

It works nice so far. But the reporting back to the controller (especially percentage) is for some reason not always optimal. i.e on the screenshot you see 31% and 50% while they are closed 100% in reality.

I hope this helps others! Anybody who’s interested in and have questions please send me a PM or address me in a public thread.



How to configure venetian blinds for Qubino ZMNHCD1
(Marc Weber) #2

Thank you very much for your detailed explanation. I got my ZMNHCD working thanks to your tutorial (however, I had to do the inclusion/exclusion part several times and ultimately had to resort to using the zensys-tools to get exclusion without resetting the configuration), but still can’t figure out how to correctly do the slats tilting. I’m looking forward to hearing how you managed to get that working.


(Stefan M. Haller) #3

Welcome Marc

Glad to hear that the first part worked. I’m just updateing the slats control part now.