thats funny, as i really searched the forums for fitting plugs and came to this post:
Who could have known that the same plug could behave differently in two home assistant setups with deCONZ
My setup shows the sensors by now (did a lot of repairing and deleting), but the current consumption (Wattage) does not update in realtime, it updates in five minute intervals, which differs from the upper post. There is no way to change the update interval or is it?
is there a way to manually change a plug from a light entity in deconz to a plug or sensor entity? The problem i am facing with the plug is, that deconz will only recognise it as a light and so my room tab will show lights as on when the plug is on (see image below). Problem is now, when i turn off the lights the plug goes off too. Not much of a problem in my sleeping room but big issue in the kitchen for example as the refrigerator will then turn off
Hi, your Phoscon App version is quite old (and propably also deCONZ version) when the plug is shown as a Light.
In newer Version it is shown in the “Plugs” devices section of the Phoscon app.
Which version of deCONZ do you have installed? I would suggest to install the newest version. It will also install the newest Phoscon App version.
But I don’t know how HA will show the plug. Because it is the task of the frontend how to display the devices. deCONZ just tell it is a ZigBee device with type ONOFF_Plugin_unit or something like that.
But perhaps a newer deCONZ version with perhaps a new DDF descripton file for the plug would solve the problem.
So please update deCONZ and re-pair the plug. Then report back.
I have tested the plug my self and it seems it only shows the consumption when it is above 4W (ca. 26A/230V) when it is lower it shows 0. Which is an issue of the plug itself.
But that is probably not your porblem.
deCONZ sends the “power” value via the ZHAPower Endpoint alongside the values “current” and “voltage”. But there is also a “power” vaule within the ZHAConsumption endpoint which also sends the “consumption” value.
So there is something not quite correct with the DDF of the plug. We will check what is the prober way to deal with that value and then probably update the DDF.
I just found out that the DDF was already updated 4 months ago. So I think since deCONZ version 2.24 or 2.25 it should be already working.
The deCONZ version in HA is a little behind because there where some other problems that had to be fixed. But I think there should be a new HA addon relese soon and then this problem with the Blitzwolf plug should be gone.