[SOLVED] Aeotec multisensor 6 setup checklist

I have skimmed through most of the threads related to this zwave device. But they are either not covering my needs , related to old bindings or very old…
I pulled the trigger on the aeotec multisensor after seeing a few examples of it in use. Now I cannot find those examples anymore and I am at loss…
Thing is created and I created a number item intended to report temperature. But there is nothing when I then link it to a widget in HApanel or in the paperui control. it says -NaN in paperui control…

It is currently USB powered btw…

My final ambition is to have all the values reported to influx/grafana… though it seems far away right now.

Do I need to activate something for it to report?
can I debug this and verify if it is even reporting something?


If you setup Items linked to the Thing channels, you should see information logged by OH.

hmm, openhab log file? that one is very silent, nothing since it was found :confused:

Have you defined Items? If not you will see nothing. Actually the information may be in events.log I use frontail which shows both intermixed.

Yes, one item(actually three) one “number” item linked to the temperature channel and the other to battery and third to motion (“switch item”). though the latter ones I feel might me harder to use as reference for any logging info. I will look for event.log brb

wooaa! indeed thank you… proof of life
2019-11-03 14:57:12.597 [hingStatusInfoChangedEvent] - ‘zwave:device:689f3d91:node18’ changed from OFFLINE (COMMUNICATION_ERROR): Node is not communicating with controller to ONLINE
2019-11-03 14:57:16.462 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - test_temp_sensor changed from 18.7 °C to 19 °C
2019-11-03 14:59:16.178 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - test_temp_sensor changed from 19 °C to 20.1 °C
2019-11-03 15:01:46.013 [ome.event.ItemUpdatedEvent] - Item ‘test_temp_sensor’ has been updated.

Now… why dont I get this into the HABpanel? :confused:

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Sorry, I mainly use the Basic UI at the moment.

ah, though… I dont get any value reported there either. Is there any extra steps needed that I have missed(?) apart from the above. Or should it just work out of the box if the item is correctly defined?

You need to set up a sitemap for the Basic UI.

Here are the HABPanel docs.

Yes I have a sitemap, though I must re-read so I have not missed any vital config. I seem to be able to manipulate the temperature value shown with a slider in the widget. Though its still chilly here :smiley:
and now I also have a value in the BasicUI, so to me it seems that the item is not reporting correctly all the way but at least its alive! Thanks for guiding me to the eventlog!!

when playing with the slider:
2019-11-03 15:49:56.984 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - test_temp_sensor changed from 19.0 °C to 34.0 °C
2019-11-03 15:50:26.126 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘test_temp_sensor’ received command 21
2019-11-03 15:50:26.129 [nt.ItemStatePredictedEvent] - test_temp_sensor predicted to become 21
2019-11-03 15:50:26.138 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - test_temp_sensor changed from 34.0 °C to 21.0 °C
2019-11-03 15:50:27.931 [ome.event.ItemCommandEvent] - Item ‘test_temp_sensor’ received command 28
2019-11-03 15:50:27.936 [nt.ItemStatePredictedEvent] - test_temp_sensor predicted to become 28
2019-11-03 15:50:27.950 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - test_temp_sensor changed from 21.0 °C to 28.0 °C

and after posting it went back to a real value(I think)… I am just abit to impatience maybe…
2019-11-03 15:59:14.128 [vent.ItemStateChangedEvent] - test_temp_sensor changed from 28.0 °C to 24.6 °C

If you are the thermostat to change the set pioint to 28C it will take a while for your heating system to heat up the area to the temperature sensor reports the higher air temperature. The air does not instantaneously heat up. :wink:

haha! yeah, the funny part was that that is a Temperature sensor not controlling anything. Guess I changed some setting because after playing abit with report settings it’s now working as I want. I even got the motion sensor working :slight_smile: and now next adventure is to get all that to influxdb… phew


If you handle the sensor, your body heat changes the sensed value. :wink: