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Home Assistant - 2nd Gen Switch RGB working!

Just got my new Switch setup and paired in Home Assistant. It looks like most things are working, but I’m not sure how/if I can set the LED alerts?
Searching through the site I found “Home Assistant (Advanced Features Coming Soon – it’s in review)” posted for supported hubs. Is that in review with Inovelli or Home Assistant? And is there a git ticket or anything I can follow?

Super excited to take advantage of the LED alerts! And I’ve got cash ready when the new dimmers are available :wink:

EDIT - Fully working now. A few posts down explains the RGB Notifications, and a few posts further down is a table for the Scene data.

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Hey @platup – let me check with Eric M. – great question!

On the 12th, here’s what he told me:

I’m waiting on the open-zwave config files to make their way to Home Assistant. All the features will work when that happens. You can manually update the open-zwave config on your personal install before that though.

Let me quickly follow up with him and see if he can help. He’s been buried in working on this dimmer firmware, so I’ve just been letting him do his thing!

Thanks for the tip! I spent some time looking into Open-Zwave and Home Assistant.
It looks like Open-Zwave 1.6 is pending for Home Assistant due to python zwave issues. So central scenes, etc… are pending until then.

Either way, I was able to manually update the config, so the power sensors are all labeled correctly now. And I’ve manually setup a few scenes (double tap up, tripple tap up, etc…).
However, I’m still not sure how to trigger the RGB LED/Notifications? Any tips on where to look?

Hey no problem!

Alright, so I got a couple screenshots from Eric (he works in UT, so we don’t share an office) from his HA setup and here’s what he sent me – hopefully this helps. If it doesn’t, shoot me a PM and I’ll connect you both so he can walk you through it.

In other words, what you’re doing is configuring Parameter 8.

You’ll have to use (download it to your computer) this spreadsheet to determine the various Parameter settings (for Parameter 8) until we are able to write some sort of custom calculator app or something for our site.

To use this, do the following:

  • Select the color you want from Cell B2
  • Select the level from Cell C2
  • Select the duration from Cell D2
  • Select the effect from Cell E2
  • Use the config value from I1 and enter it in the, “Value” part of the Service Data

Hope this helps!

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Perfect! Thank you. I’ve got it working 100%
Now I just need a couple of those dimmers :wink:

Although I’ll probably self justify needing another switch with the LED Notification before then :crazy_face:

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2 more questions…
Does the “Config Button” send a scene ID and Data similar to the up/down scenes?

Also, out of curiosity, is there a similar method to the LED Notification to enable and disable the led on the Gen 1 scene switches/dimmers?
I have several in “smart/always powered” mode and a couple are next to a GE switch. It would be nice to turn the “blue led” on when the lights are off, etc…

FYI, I liked the notification so much, it didn’t take long to justify a second switch (got it yesterday).

I received my 2nd switch but I’m stuck trying to get the scenes to work.
I’m looking to use it to control a few smart lights.
I’ve got several of the Gen 1’s with scenes controlling smart lights in Home Assistant.
I checked the zwcfg_…xml file and noticed the central scene section for the 2 switches seemed to be missing a couple of lines, so I edited it to match the gen 1’s, but that didn’t help. Below is the section from the xml file.

		<CommandClass id="91" name="COMMAND_CLASS_CENTRAL_SCENE" version="1" request_flags="4" issecured="true" innif="true" scenecount="0">
			<Instance index="1" />
			<Value type="int" genre="system" instance="1" index="0" label="Scene Count" units="" read_only="true" write_only="false" verify_changes="false" poll_intensity="0" min="-2147483648" max="2147483647" value="0" />
			<Value type="int" genre="user" instance="1" index="1" label="Top Button Scene" units="" read_only="false" write_only="false" verify_changes="false" poll_intensity="0" min="-2147483648" max="2147483647" value="7860" />
			<Value type="int" genre="user" instance="1" index="2" label="Bottom Button Scene" units="" read_only="false" write_only="false" verify_changes="false" poll_intensity="0" min="-2147483648" max="2147483647" value="7860" />
		</CommandClass>

Any suggestions?

The Notifications are working great though :laughing:

–Edit–
Never mind, I had a light bulb moment right after typing the question and was able to pull it from the Zwave logs.
The above works, but the “scene_data” for a single press up or down is “7680” for the Gen2 where it was “0” for the Gen1’s.

Is there a list of the scene data for the other scenes?

Let me check with Eric M – Home Assistant is like a whole new level for me!

Hey @platup, other Eric here. I honestly am not sure what scene data each scene creates. I only played with a couple scenes and just recorded what was in the log, but didn’t make a list. I’ll try to make one when I get a chance, but if you beat me too it, feel free to post it. :wink:

Ok, I’ve pulled a list of the scenes:

Button Press Scene ID Scene Data
1 x Up 2 7680
1 x Down 1 7680
2 x Up 2 7860
2 x Down 1 7860
3 x Up 2 7920
3 x Down 1 7920
4 x Up 2 7980
4 x Down 1 7980
5 x Up 2 8040
5 x Down 1 8040
1 x Config 3 7680

I also had to add a 3rd line in the zwcfg_xxxxxx.xml file.

Mine now looks like:

  	<CommandClass id="91" name="COMMAND_CLASS_CENTRAL_SCENE" version="1" request_flags="4" issecured="true" innif="true" scenecount="0">
  		<Instance index="1" />
  		<Value type="int" genre="system" instance="1" index="0" label="Scene Count" units="" read_only="true" write_only="false" verify_changes="false" poll_intensity="0" min="-2147483648" max="2147483647" value="0" />
  		<Value type="int" genre="user" instance="1" index="1" label="Top Button Scene" units="" read_only="false" write_only="false" verify_changes="false" poll_intensity="0" min="-2147483648" max="2147483647" value="0" />
  		<Value type="int" genre="user" instance="1" index="2" label="Bottom Button Scene" units="" read_only="false" write_only="false" verify_changes="false" poll_intensity="0" min="-2147483648" max="2147483647" value="0" />
  		<Value type="int" genre="user" instance="1" index="3" label="Config Button Scene" units="" read_only="false" write_only="false" verify_changes="false" poll_intensity="0" min="-2147483648" max="2147483647" value="0" />
  	</CommandClass>

Notes - For anyone wanting to setup scene support in Home Assistant
Since Home Assistant doesn’t support Central Scenes by default (yet), a file has to manually be edited to add support.

  1. The file that needs to be edited is /config/xmlcfg_(some random chars).xml
  2. You’ll need to Stop the Zwave Network while editing the file. This can be done in the Zwave configuration section of Home Assistant.
  3. The last 3 “<Value type=“int”…” lines in the example above will need to be added to the “COMMAND_CLASS_CENTRAL_SCENE” section of the Inovelli controller. Assuming it was just added, it should be the last device in the xml file.
  4. Once all that is done, start the Zwave network again.

Now an Event Trigger can be setup in HASS for the Event Type “zwave.scene_activated”
And the Event Data can look something like:

entity_id: zwave.inovelli_unknown_type_0002_id_0001
scene_data: 7680
scene_id: 2

Edit with the values from table above to trigger different scenes.
4th post down describes setting up the Notifications.

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@platup Awesome, thanks for posting! Can you mark your post as the “solution” so it will be referenced in your first post?

I was able to trigger a notification but I’m not sure how to clear it. Is there a special “clear” value?

Nevermind, I read the manual. It’s 0.

For people using node-red I created a node “node-contrib-inovelli-status-manager” (you can npm install it if it isn’t published and installable from the palette). It is meant to be used before a svc: zwave:set_config_parameter node.

It doesn’t do much but it makes selecting the parameters (especially the color) for the status led much easier. LMK if you run into any problems via github issues (this is my first time making a node)

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Do u mind attaching the flow json file ?

Hey @mattp - glad you found it. You can also double-tap the config button (granted this is a temporary clear as the notification will trigger again, but just wanted to throw it out there).

Sure. I just published a new version that fixes a duration issue (I set the max too high, 255 should turn it on indefinitely until changed) as well as displaying a node status w/ the current color that it sent downstream for reference (the number representation of it at least).

Basic scene setting (trigger the node and set it directly to one switch)
[{“id”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“type”:“tab”,“label”:“Flow 1”,“disabled”:false,“info”:""},{“id”:“e23e089f.6aecb8”,“type”:“inject”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“topic”:"",“payload”:"",“payloadType”:“date”,“repeat”:"",“crontab”:"",“once”:false,“onceDelay”:0.1,“x”:680,“y”:240,“wires”:[[“b38bd8b8.5a2af8”]]},{“id”:“b38bd8b8.5a2af8”,“type”:“inovelli-status-manager”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“nodeid”:“1”,“color”:“107”,“level”:10,“duration”:30,“display”:“2”,“x”:910,“y”:240,“wires”:[[“531f74fb.6c3d3c”]]},{“id”:“531f74fb.6c3d3c”,“type”:“api-call-service”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“server”:"",“service_domain”:“zwave”,“service”:“set_config_parameter”,“data”:"",“mergecontext”:"",“x”:1200,“y”:240,“wires”:[[]]}]

Setting multiple switches w/ the same scene (e.g. if your garage door is open and you want the status on all your inovelli switches to be red)
[{“id”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“type”:“tab”,“label”:“Flow 1”,“disabled”:false,“info”:""},{“id”:“e23e089f.6aecb8”,“type”:“inject”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“topic”:"",“payload”:"",“payloadType”:“date”,“repeat”:"",“crontab”:"",“once”:false,“onceDelay”:0.1,“x”:680,“y”:240,“wires”:[[“b38bd8b8.5a2af8”]]},{“id”:“b38bd8b8.5a2af8”,“type”:“inovelli-status-manager”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“nodeid”:"",“color”:“107”,“level”:10,“duration”:30,“display”:“2”,“x”:910,“y”:240,“wires”:[[“531f74fb.6c3d3c”,“7c297c51.a04874”,“b723e1f.8abd12”,“d010294e.c69128”]]},{“id”:“531f74fb.6c3d3c”,“type”:“api-call-service”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:“node 1”,“server”:"",“service_domain”:“zwave”,“service”:“set_config_parameter”,“data”:"{ “node_id”: 1 }",“mergecontext”:"",“x”:1150,“y”:200,“wires”:[[]]},{“id”:“7c297c51.a04874”,“type”:“api-call-service”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:“node 2”,“server”:"",“service_domain”:“zwave”,“service”:“set_config_parameter”,“data”:"{ “node_id”: 2 }",“mergecontext”:"",“x”:1150,“y”:240,“wires”:[[]]},{“id”:“b723e1f.8abd12”,“type”:“api-call-service”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:“node 3”,“server”:"",“service_domain”:“zwave”,“service”:“set_config_parameter”,“data”:"{ “node_id”: 1 }",“mergecontext”:"",“x”:1150,“y”:280,“wires”:[[]]},{“id”:“d010294e.c69128”,“type”:“api-call-service”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:“node 4”,“server”:"",“service_domain”:“zwave”,“service”:“set_config_parameter”,“data”:"{ “node_id”: 1 }",“mergecontext”:"",“x”:1150,“y”:320,“wires”:[[]]},{“id”:“2f9b477.d2230b8”,“type”:“comment”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“info”:“Note: node id is not set on the status manager, it is set on the svc calls and the svc call only inherits the value and other params”,“x”:860,“y”:200,“wires”:[]}]

example flow where you want to programatically override settings (e.g. in a certain case you want to set a different color or blink/pulse instead of solid or whatever)
[{“id”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“type”:“tab”,“label”:“Flow 1”,“disabled”:false,“info”:""},{“id”:“b38bd8b8.5a2af8”,“type”:“inovelli-status-manager”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“nodeid”:"",“color”:“107”,“level”:10,“duration”:30,“display”:“2”,“x”:910,“y”:240,“wires”:[[“531f74fb.6c3d3c”]]},{“id”:“531f74fb.6c3d3c”,“type”:“api-call-service”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:“node 1”,“server”:"",“service_domain”:“zwave”,“service”:“set_config_parameter”,“data”:"{ “node_id”: 1 }",“mergecontext”:"",“x”:1110,“y”:240,“wires”:[[]]},{“id”:“2f9b477.d2230b8”,“type”:“comment”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“info”:“You can send payload parameters to override status manager settings (e.g. programatically setting a color or pulse type)”,“x”:700,“y”:200,“wires”:[]},{“id”:“e23e089f.6aecb8”,“type”:“inject”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“topic”:"",“payload”:"",“payloadType”:“date”,“repeat”:"",“crontab”:"",“once”:false,“onceDelay”:0.1,“x”:540,“y”:240,“wires”:[[“35c95880.f6fe18”]]},{“id”:“35c95880.f6fe18”,“type”:“function”,“z”:“f651da8c.4816f8”,“name”:"",“func”:“return {\n payload: {\n color: 1,\n display: 3,\n }\n}”,“outputs”:1,“noerr”:0,“x”:690,“y”:240,“wires”:[[“b38bd8b8.5a2af8”]]}]

Wow… this is cool stuff. I will try out today… thanks…

Dang this is next level. Really cool @pdong!

I took a slightly different approach to setting LED colors. I am not familiar with node-RED, so I created a script in home assistant that I can just call when needed.

When the script is called from an automation, I can just pass some variables to the script, and it will calculate the correct value.

  • Color = red, orange, green, blue, yellow, cyan, or 0-255
  • duration =0-255, or “on”
  • effect = off, solid, fast_blink, strobe, slow_blink, pulse
  • level = 1-10
  • node_id = the node# to pass the parameter to
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