The openHAB Documentation Has Moved

The documentation has moved to openhab.org/docs and openhab.org/addons.

Please use the link below to be redirected to the new version of this article, and update your bookmarks.

Z-Weather Z-Wave weather interface

This describes the Z-Wave device Z-Weather, manufactured by Z-Wave.Me with the thing type UID of zwaveme_zweather_00_000.

The Z-Weather supports routing. This allows the device to communicate using other routing enabled devices as intermediate routers. This device is unable to participate in the routing of data from other devices.

The Z-Weather does not permanently listen for messages sent from the controller - it will periodically wake up automatically to check if the controller has messages to send, but will sleep most of the time to conserve battery life. The wakeup period can be configured in the user interface - it is advisable not to make this too short as it will impact battery life - a reasonable compromise is 1 hour. The wakeup period does not impact the devices ability to report events or sensor data. The device can be manually woken with a button press on the device as described below - note that triggering a device to send an event is not the same as a wakeup notification, and this will not allow the controller to communicate with the device.

Overview

No device information is provided in the database. Consider updating the database to improve the documentation.

Channels

The following table summarises the channels available for the Z-Weather -:

Channel Channel Id Category Item Type
Binary Sensor sensor_binary Door Switch
Sensor (luminance) sensor_luminance Temperature Number
Sensor (velocity) sensor_velocity   Number
Sensor (barometric pressure) sensor_barpressure Temperature Number
Sensor (temperature) sensor_temperature Temperature Number
Sensor (relative humidity) sensor_relhumidity Humidity Number
Sensor (dew point) sensor_dewpoint Temperature Number
Electric meter (pulses) meter_pulse Energy Number
Electric meter (kWh) meter_kwh Energy Number
Battery Level battery-level Battery Number

Binary Sensor

Indicates if a sensor has triggered.

The sensor_binary channel supports the Switch item and is in the Door category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

The following state translation is provided for this channel to the Switch item type -:

Value Label
ON Triggered
OFF Untriggered

Sensor (luminance)

Indicates the current light reading.

The sensor_luminance channel supports the Number item and is in the Temperature category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Sensor (velocity)

Indicates the current velocity.

The sensor_velocity channel supports the Number item. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Sensor (barometric pressure)

Indicates the barometric pressure.

The sensor_barpressure channel supports the Number item and is in the Temperature category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Sensor (temperature)

Indicates the current temperature.

The sensor_temperature channel supports the Number item and is in the Temperature category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Sensor (relative humidity)

Indicates the current relative humidity.

The sensor_relhumidity channel supports the Number item and is in the Humidity category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Sensor (dew point)

Indicates the dewpoint.

The sensor_dewpoint channel supports the Number item and is in the Temperature category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Electric meter (pulses)

Indicates the pulse count.

The meter_pulse channel supports the Number item and is in the Energy category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Electric meter (kWh)

Indicates the energy consumption (kWh).

The meter_kwh channel supports the Number item and is in the Energy category. This is a read only channel so will only be updated following state changes from the device.

Battery Level

Represents the battery level as a percentage (0-100%). Bindings for things supporting battery level in a different format (e.g. 4 levels) should convert to a percentage to provide a consistent battery level reading.

The battery-level channel supports the Number item and is in the Battery category.

Device Configuration

The following table provides a summary of the 2 configuration parameters available in the Z-Weather. Detailed information on each parameter can be found in the sections below.

Param Name Description
1 Wind Speed Action Threshold Available Parameters: 0 - Off 1 - 30 in milliseconds Default = 6 m/s
2 Twilight Action Threshold Set from 0 - 100 % Default = 37% (street lighting)
  Wakeup Interval Sets the interval at which the device will accept commands from the controller
  Wakeup Node Sets the node ID of the device to receive the wakeup notifications

Parameter 1: Wind Speed Action Threshold

Available Parameters: 0 - Off 1 - 30 in milliseconds Default = 6 m/s

Values in the range 0 to 30 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 6.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_1_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Parameter 2: Twilight Action Threshold

Set from 0 - 100 % Default = 37% (street lighting)

Values in the range 0 to 100 may be set.

The manufacturer defined default value is 37.

This parameter has the configuration ID config_2_1 and is of type INTEGER.

Wakeup Interval

The wakeup interval sets the period at which the device will listen for messages from the controller. This is required for battery devices that sleep most of the time in order to conserve battery life. The device will wake up at this interval and send a message to the controller to tell it that it can accept messages - after a few seconds, it will go back to sleep if there is no further communications.

This setting is defined in seconds. It is advisable not to set this interval too short or it could impact battery life. A period of 1 hour (3600 seconds) is suitable in most instances.

Note that this setting does not affect the devices ability to send sensor data, or notification events.

This parameter has the configuration ID wakeup_interval and is of type INTEGER.

Wakeup Node

When sleeping devices wake up, they send a notification to a listening device. Normally, this device is the network controller, and normally the controller will set this automatically to its own address. In the event that the network contains multiple controllers, it may be necessary to configure this to a node that is not the main controller. This is an advanced setting and should not be changed without a full understanding of the impact.

This parameter has the configuration ID wakeup_node and is of type INTEGER.

Association Groups

Association groups allow the device to send unsolicited reports to the controller, or other devices in the network. Using association groups can allow you to eliminate polling, providing instant feedback of a device state change without unnecessary network traffic.

The Z-Weather supports 4 association groups.

Group 1: Life Line

This group supports 1 nodes.

Group 2: Wind Speed

Wind speed is higher than 6 m/s (22 Km/h) This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 3: End of Dawn

At the end of the dawn if it becomes bright This group supports 5 nodes.

Group 4: End of Dusk

At the end of the dusk if it becomes bright This group supports 5 nodes.

Technical Information

Endpoints

Endpoint 0

Command Class Comment
COMMAND_CLASS_NO_OPERATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BASIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_SENSOR_BINARY_V0  
COMMAND_CLASS_SENSOR_MULTILEVEL_V6  
COMMAND_CLASS_METER_V3  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_GRP_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_DEVICE_RESET_LOCALLY_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_ZWAVEPLUS_INFO_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_CONFIGURATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_MANUFACTURER_SPECIFIC_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_POWERLEVEL_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_BATTERY_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_WAKE_UP_V2  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_VERSION_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_LANGUAGE_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_MULTI_CHANNEL_ASSOCIATION_V0  
COMMAND_CLASS_MULTI_CMD_V1  
COMMAND_CLASS_ASSOCIATION_COMMAND_CONFIGURATION_V0  

Did you spot an error in the above definition or want to improve the content? You can contribute to the database here.