Zwave Roller Shutter control

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Which association groups besides 1: Lifeline are needed for reporting the position at all times without polling?

The ones dedicated to the controller. The naming is determined by the user who adds that association group to the database. Mostly it is “Group 1”, “Group 3” (for a lot of Fibaro devices), “Reporting” or “Controller”.

To my knowledge, the association groups are defined by the Z-Wave devices. It’s not something I can define myself (it’s a device / controller property).

The FGR-223 (Firmware v5.1) has 3 association groups defined:

  • 1: Lifeline (1 node can be assigned - is set to 1: Controller)
  • 2: Roller Shutter (up to 5 nodes can be assigned - left blank)
  • 3: Slats (up to 5 nodes can be assigned - left blank)

Correct. But still you have to define it in the database and give it a name.
Your are talking about zwave plus devices: the binding will set the association group of plus devices to the controller automatically.
But there are still devices out there where you have to set the association group to the controller manually.

Before Chris changed the code of the zwave binding to have the association groups set automatically we had five or more posts in this forum every day with “My item status does not update, what am I doing wrong” :grinning:


If I tried to start from a new installation and using openhabian instead of installing from Apt would it be advised to also reset the zwave stick?
For the default polling values ​​shown above, do I need to change them?

There should be no need to reset the stick. The Z-Wave network is stored on the stick. You should just need to add the controller & set the port. Discovering devices again should find all your Z-Wave devices.
If you are going to re-use Items from your old installation, be sure to give your stick the same ThjingId as the old one. The device ThingIds are based off the stick.

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I started from a new clean installation, installing the stable version of openhabian and searching in the zwave network for my roller shutter widom devices now tells me unknown device.

Before use zwave bindings I reset the zwave usb.

In the compatibility page of the documentation I find the device:

In fact I used it even before moving on to the milestone but now I want to use the stable versione.
Why now I don’t have compatibility?

Sitemap -

Because the default widget for a Group is to display the group members with a click.
If you want non-default e.g. a Switch widget, you have to say so in the sitemap.

Because you’ve downgraded zwave binding version. There has I think been quite a bit of work with rollershutters in this binding since 2.4

Your device was added to the database in February 2019, you will need a zwave snapshot binding newer than that date.

But the compatibility related to the documentation page of the website page isn’t with the stable version without updating the binding?

If I use the latest milestone version with its zwave binding update I have continuous connections and disconnections reported on the things configuration page of both usb aeotec and also on the devices.
But in that case, with difficulty the roller shutter is recognized.

The docs content are always on the latest snapshot bindings.

Ok, how can I do for update only the zwave binding in the stable version of openhabian?
There is a step guide?

Do you recommend using the script after the new stable openhabian installation or download the binding jar and copy it to the folder?

Both should work fine, the only thing you have to remember are the dependencies which may have to be installed manually without the script.
As always: do a backup before you are upgrading.

A new stable 2.5 version of openHAB will be released on December 15. It is up to you whether to update just the binding now, move to 2.5rc1. or wait for 2.5 stable.

I tring with a new installation of openhabian stable version and after install the last zwave binding with the script all work well.

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A new stable version should be released on December 15. Be sure to remove your manually installed binding first.

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I installed the zwave binding with the script, if now I want to update openhabian, I must uninstall the binding before? By script?
What is the best method?
Do the devices remain stored because they reside in the aeotec zstick?

Yes, the stick stores the devices in the network, but your Things are also stored in the jsondb.

The best is to just delete the zwave and xstream jars from /addons/. The script could be unsed to delete the zwave jar, but it doesn’t remove the third party libraries with it, since the script does not know if anything else still depends on them. You should clear the cache too, but the upgrade script will do that.