Rollershutter item for string command channel

(Stefan) #1

Hi, I’m quite new to openHAB, so please be patient.

I managed to get my Rollotron Rollershutter be controlled via a Broadlink RM3 through the Broadlink binding (

The RM3 IR Commands are set in “transform/”

UP = 26004c007b127b11137a127a137a127a1379137a1379137a127a14797b117b127b127b11137a120003c37a137a13117b117b127a127b117b127b117b127a127b127b7a127a137a137a12127b11000d05000000000000000000000000
DOWN = 26009800127a137a7b127a12137a127a137a127a127a137a127a137a127a127b7b117b127b117b00035b127a14797c107c1114781578147815781478157814781479147814787d107d107d0f7d000358157814787c117c101479127a137a127a137a127a127b127a127a137a7b127a127b127b00035a137a127a7c117b11137a127a137a127a127b127a127a1378147a137a7b117b127b127b000d05
STOP = 26004c00147815787d0f7d107c117d0f157814787c117c111379147815781478157813791479140003c1127a137a7b117b127b127c101378147a7b127c10147914781479137915781379147913000d05000000000000000000000000

The item is set up as a String:

String BEDROOM_SHUTTER "Rollo Zimmer" <blinds> (gBedroom) { channel="broadlink:rm3:088a9bc9:command" }

And the Sitemap looks like this:

sitemap bedroom label="Schlafzimmer"
    Switch item=BEDROOM_SHUTTER label="Rollo"  mappings=[UP="UP", DOWN="DOWN", STOP="STOP"]

This works as it should. The only issue is, that I have to use String item type.

If I change the item to the type “Rollershutter”, the command does not work anymore. I do not see any log output, and the rollershutter does not move.

Rollershutter BEDROOM_SHUTTER "Rollo Zimmer" <blinds> (gBedroom) { channel="broadlink:rm3:088a9bc9:command" }

I guess the problem is, that the rm3 channel expects a string command, but the Rollershutter item type does not use the strings in the transform.

How can I change my config, to use the Rollershutter item type togther with the string command channel?



(Andrew Pawelski) #2

Whats not working with how you have it with string and switch?


(Stefan) #3

Using the predefined Rollershutter item type would be nicer and makes it easier to reuse later on i more complex setups, I guess…

Also Rollershutter provides some predefined nicer looking GUI compared to String type.

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(Stefan) #4

Ah, now I got it, the trick is, to define the Broadlink RM3 as a separate item, and not the rollershutter itself:

String Broadlink_rm3_bedroom "Broadlink RM3 Zimmer" <blinds> (gBedroom) { channel="broadlink:rm3:088a9bc9:command" }
Rollershutter Bedroom_Shutter "Rollo Zimmer" <blinds>

Dimmer Bedroom_Lamp "Deckenlampe Zimmer" <lightbulb> (gBedroom) {channel="hue:0100:ecb5fa081c84:6:brightness"}

The sitemap then uses the dummy rollershutter:

sitemap bedroom label="Schlafzimmer"
    Switch item=Bedroom_Lamp label="Deckenlampe"
    Switch item=Bedroom_Shutter label="Rollo"

And a rule to convert the Rollershutter command to the broadlink command:

rule "Bedroom_Shutter_Broadlink"
    Item Bedroom_Shutter received command

Done :slight_smile:

Thanks anyways for the help.