Zigbee Binding, Hue dimmer switch us version missing channels and showing generic channels

  • Platform information:
    • Hardware: Raspberry pi 3 B+

    • OS: openhabian 2.51

    • Java Runtime Environment: openjdk version “1.8.0_222”
      OpenJDK Runtime Environment (Zulu8.40.0.178-CA-linux_aarch32hf) (build 1.8.0_222-b178)
      OpenJDK Client VM (Zulu8.40.0.178-CA-linux_aarch32hf) (build 25.222-b178, mixed mode, Evaluation)

    • openHAB version: 2.51

  • Issue of the topic: Using ember husb zwve and zigbee radio to connect some devices. The hue binding is terrible with response times. Well, hue in general is slow through the api/google assistant and myopenhab. I attached a hue remote expecting what the example rule in the docs was displaying. However, my hue remote shows up as zigbee:device and only has dimmer, batterylevel, batteryalarm, batteryvoltage, binary input.
    I do not get any channels such as button1 or states that relate to the buttons the way I was expecting.
    When the device sends a signal it shows as dimming in different ways. If you press on or off it scrolls through what looks like a fading from 0-100 or the opposite. when pressing the dim keys, it does a similar thing but decreases or increases in amoutns of 10. So 0-10 scrolls on the log 10-20 and so on.

I can accept that the rules I write could take these commands and grab whatever the last one is and use that to determine the outcome of a rule. I would like to be able to use the 4 buttons and the multi click setups that hue has in it. Therule in the zigbee docs clearly shows that button presses like short an dlong exist for people. what am I missing, if anything on the remtoe connections? Can I just make up a thing with the same info that reports by paper ui integration? The response times are excellent and if I can get these remotes working the way I expected, then I can use them everywhere. The batteries last a ridiculous amount of time and the WAF is perfect.

  • Please post configurations (if applicable):
    Thing zigbee:coordinator_ember:stick “Zigbee USB Stick” [zigbee_port="/dev/ttyUSB1", zigbee_baud=57600, zigbee_flowcontrol=2, zigbee_childtimeout=864000, zigbee_concentrator=1, zigbee_meshupdateperiod=86400]

    • Items configuration related to the issue
      Dimmer BasementRemoteZDimmer “Level control” {channel=“zigbee:device:d27a62a2:00178801103284d0:00178801103284D0_1_dimmer”}
      Number BasementRemoteZBatterylevel “Battery level” {channel=“zigbee:device:d27a62a2:00178801103284d0:00178801103284D0_2_batterylevel”}
      String BasementRemoteZBatteryalarm “Battery alarm” {channel=“zigbee:device:d27a62a2:00178801103284d0:00178801103284D0_2_batteryalarm”}
      Number BasementRemoteZBatteryvoltage “Battery voltage” {channel=“zigbee:device:d27a62a2:00178801103284d0:00178801103284D0_2_batteryvoltage”}
      Switch BasementRemoteZBinaryinput “Binary input” {channel=“zigbee:device:d27a62a2:00178801103284d0:00178801103284D0_2_binaryinput”}

I have tried searching and started this whole endevour because of the missed or slow responses from hue remotes and the api. The searches all lead back to the ones that convinced me to get the new dongle. Is anybody out there using hue remotes with the zigbee binding and getting the items to display button presses and an actual hue remote reporting?