Fibaro Thermostatic heat sensor bluetooth


#1

Good day

I’,m thinking, now that winter is coming, to invest in a smart thermostatic radiator thingy.
Now I found the fibaro one which includes a nice heat sensor… and I still need that :slight_smile:
Can this be paired. I know there is a bluetooth receiver in homey, but I read a lot about it still being deactivated / not being able to control devices etc etc.
How would that work?
vkr
victor


#2

If I look here I see that a radiator thermostat is supported by the app. So if that is the one you mention it is. But keep in mind that a radiator nob with temperature sensor sounds great at first but will be influenced by the radiator itself. So it is best to use also other temperature sensors into the equation if you should turn up the heat or not.

For instance when you use a motion sensor with temperature sensor you can add that one so that when the average temperature between all sensors equals x then turn up the heat… or something similar.

I know someone who had replaced all his radiator nobs by smart ones… after a couple of weeks he removed them again because the fact that the radiator nobs are influenced by the radiator and therefore sometimes would close to go full the next hour…


#3

SOrry, I wasn;t clear. it is about the sensor. not the nob.
They come bundled, but are seperate devices. I did realize about the influence of a sensor being so close to teh radiator. The nob is zigbee / zwave so should be fine indeed.
The sensor is bluetooth. that is why :slight_smile:


#4

Hi,

The sensor does work. The knob reports the temparature (through the zwave protocol) to Homey that it’s getting through BLE from the sensor. Tested it by placing the sensor outside, and the temperature dropped instantly.

I do have the issue that after recharging the knob it often stops the the measure_temperature and measure_battery reporting to Homey; I need to remove and readd the knob to Homey before temperature and battery reporting starts working again. Setting the target temprature keeps working (and the senson keep sending the acual temperture) to the knob so everything keeps working. Only the reporing to Homey stops.

I’m still figuring out how to include it all in into Homey, so if you have a suggestion please let me know :slight_smile:
Cheers,
/Cacti


#5

I will keep you posted. I’m getting my knob tomorrow. And started experimenting with Ifttt last night. So hey. We will see :sweat_smile: