I have a bunch of aqara sensors (door, weather, etc).
They were well discovered form the zigbee binding (latest 2.5.0 snapshot). However none of sensor things got a channel for battery level or battery voltage. How can I get the two channels? Is it possible to add these manually?
And another question. When i try to add a zigbee thing manually (PaperUI) ( Inbox>ZigBee Binding>Choose Thing), I can choose 10 different things, but I can’t choose the Generic ZigBee Device Thing. Is this right?
I have the same issue with the temperature/humidity/pressure sensors. Can the channel be added manually? Under “show properties” of the thing, zigbee_powerlevel = FULL is stated. So it seems to be working. Unfortunately the channel is missing. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Home Binding seems to use this channel, be I don’t want to buy and use the ZigBee - WiFi gateway for only this purpose. The zigbee binding has the battery-level channel implemented, but it is not recognised when the aqara sensors are added. Is there a workaround? I tried to link the channel in the *.items but this doesn’t worked.
I think that the device doesn’t support the standard ZigBee features, so it won’t be detected by the ZigBee Binding the is looking for standard ZigBee ZCL features. I don’t know this for sure though as I do not have this device so really can’t be sure with no information.
I think the best I could find was some scripts for xiaomi devices. The scripts shows some clusters, and looking at the door/window sensor, it seems like there is a battery as well. (not sure though, I´m no developer). The scripts is for Smartthings… But I would say the clusters are the same, right?
However, only the temperature and humidity readings are available as channels within Openhab.
Obviously I can use zigbee2mqtt and add the sensors using the MQTT binding, but I’d much rather just use the Zigbee binding.
Thanks Xiaomi I guess. It always sucks when there’s a standard and a company still decides to do their own thing.
Still, seeing that there seem to be quite a few people having Xiaomi sensors, can we expect the binding to be patched sometime in the future, or is that not going to happen?