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Hass.io Core Add-on: TellStick

TellStick and TellStick Duo service.

Supports aarch64 Architecture Supports amd64 Architecture Supports armhf Architecture Supports armv7 Architecture Supports i386 Architecture

About

This add-on wraps around the telldus-core package to expose a service for your TellStick and TellStick Duo.

This integration allows users to add switches, lights, and sensors which are communicating with 433 MHz. There are a number of vendors (Capidi Elro, Intertechno, Nexa, Proove, Sartano, and Viking) who are selling products that work with TellStick.

For more details, please check the TellStick protocol list.

Installation

The installation of this add-on is straightforward and easy to do.

  1. Navigate in your Home Assistant frontend to Hass.io -> Add-on Store.
  2. Find the "TellStick" add-on and click it.
  3. Click on the "INSTALL" button.

How to use

Starting the add-on

After installation you are presented with a default and example configuration, to alter this you must follow both the JSON format and also be aligned with the valid parameters for Tellstick configuration file (tellstick.conf).

  1. Adjust the add-on configuration to match your devices. See the add-on configuration options below for more details.
  2. Save the add-on configuration by clicking the "SAVE" button.
  3. Start the add-on.

Home Assistant integration

You will need to add internal communication details to the configuration.yaml file to enable the integration with the add-on.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
tellstick:
    host: core-tellstick
    port: [50800, 50801]

To add lights, sensors and switches to Home Assistant, you need to follow the guidelines for each type individually that is described for Home Assistant.

For more information, check the Home Assistant documentation:

https://www.home-assistant.io/components/tellstick/

Configuration

After installation you are presented with a default and example configuration, to alter this you must follow both the JSON format and also be aligned with the valid parameters for Tellstick configuration file (tellstick.conf).

Example add-on configuration:

{
  "devices": [
    {
      "id": 1,
      "name": "Example device",
      "protocol": "everflourish",
      "model": "selflearning-switch",
      "house": "A",
      "unit": "1"
    },
    {
      "id": 2,
      "name": "Example device two",
      "protocol": "everflourish",
      "model": "selflearning-switch",
      "house": "A",
      "unit": "2"
    }
  ]
}

Please note: After any changes have been made to the configuration, you need to restart the add-on for the changes to take effect.

Option: devices (required)

Add one or more devices entries to the add-on configuration for each device you'd like to add. Please note the comma seperator between each device (see example above).

Option: devices -> id (required)

A unique number / identifier that must be unique for each device.

Option: devices -> name (required)

A name for your device, making it easy to identify it.

Option: devices -> protocol (required)

This is the protocol the device uses. For a full list of supported protocols (and thus valid values for this configuration option), check the TellStick protocol list.

Option: devices -> model (optional)

The model parameter is only used by some protocols where there exists different types of devices using the same protocol. This can be dimmers versus non-dimmers, codeswitch versus self-learning, etc.

Option: devices -> house (optional)

Depending on protocol the values here can vary a lot to identify or group per house or type.

Option: devices -> unit (optional)

Unit identifier, in most cases a value between 1 to 16 and often used in combination with the house.

Option: devices -> fade (optional)

Fade is either true or false and tells a dimmer if it should fade smooth or instant between values (only for IKEA protocol as it seems).

Option: devices -> code (optional)

A number series based on ones and zeroes often used for dip-switch based devices.

Service calls

If you wish to teach a self-learning device in your TellStick configuration:

Go to Home Assistant service call in Developer tools and select:

  • Service: hassio.addon_stdin
  • Enter service Data: {"addon":"core_tellstick","input":{"function":"learn","device":"1"}}

Replace 1 with the corresponding ID of the device in your TellStick configuration.

You can also use this to list devices or sensors and read the output in the add-on log: {"addon":"core_tellstick","input":{"function":"list-sensors"}}

Supported service commands

  • "function":"list" List currently configured devices with name and device id and all discovered sensors.

  • "function":"list-sensors"

  • "function":"list-devices" Alternative devices/sensors listing: Shows devices and/or sensors using key=value format (with tabs as separators, one device/sensor per line, no header lines.)

  • "function":"on","device":"x" Turns on device. ’x’ could either be an integer of the device-id, or the name of the device.

  • "function":"off","device":"x" Turns off device. ’x’ could either be an integer of the device-id, or the name of the device.

Support

Got questions?

You have several options to get them answered:

In case you've found an bug, please open an issue on our GitHub.

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