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[Official Thread] RFXCOM Plugin Support Thread

#1 Post by bwoodworth » Tue May 01, 2012 2:26 pm

I have released a very early version of the RFXCOM plugin. It currently only supports temperature sensors, but I am adding support for more devices presently. Check out the RFXCOM website to see all of the supported devices.

If you have a device that is supported by the RFXCOM tranceiver, but not in the plugin yet, let me know and I will put it at the top of the list.

Supported device types
  • Temperature Sensors
    Humidity Sensors
    Barometers
    Rain Gauges
    Wind Sensors
    UV Sensors
    Current Meter
    Energy Meter
    Bath Scales

    Lighting
    • ARC
      ELRO
      Waveman
      EMW100
      EMW200
      Rising Sun
      Impulse
      AC
      HEU
      ANSLUT
      LightWaveRF
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Re: [Official Thread] RFXCOM Plugin Support Thread

#2 Post by Automate » Wed May 02, 2012 3:42 am

Can the RFXCOM be configured to communicated with devices that use different protocols at the same time? For instance can it be configured to communicate with both Oregon Scientific and 433Mhz X10?

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#3 Post by bwoodworth » Wed May 02, 2012 7:21 am

Yes. It can communicate with all of them at the same time.
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#4 Post by bwoodworth » Thu May 03, 2012 8:21 pm

I have posted an new version to the plugins page. It now supports humidity sensors, barometers and rain gauges.
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#5 Post by bwoodworth » Mon May 07, 2012 9:43 pm

New device types supported:

Wind
UV
Current
Energy
Scales
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#6 Post by Datahead » Tue May 08, 2012 3:37 pm

After reading the specs on the RFXCOM Transceiver it sounds like a worthwhile investment of $150 bucks! My question is will it take the place of the W800RF and do I need to set the USB up on a virtual com port? Figured I would ask these questions before I bought one. Also is the 433.92 Mhz for European devices and stuff or will it work with off the shelf stuff here in the US. If not would I have to get the RFXrec315 also?

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#7 Post by bwoodworth » Tue May 08, 2012 4:44 pm

It would not replace the w800rf since it is on a different frequency than the US X10 devices. I use the RFXtrx in conjunction with my W800RF. A majority of the devices that the RFXtrx supports are european, but there are devices available in the states that can be used with it. I am currently using it for weather sensors from Oregon Scientific. I have a couple wireless temperature sensors and a rain gauge.
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#8 Post by Automate » Tue May 08, 2012 4:48 pm

The RFXrec315 would work with US X10 wireless devices but since it is a receiver and not a transceiver it would not be able to controll any X10 devices. It could only listen to the signals they send out.

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#9 Post by bwoodworth » Tue May 08, 2012 4:52 pm

Automate wrote:The RFXrec315 would work with US X10 wireless devices but since it is a receiver and not a transceiver it would not be able to controll any X10 devices. It could only listen to the signals they send out.
That's right. The RFXrec315 would basically do the same thing as a W800RF.
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#10 Post by Datahead » Tue May 08, 2012 6:42 pm

Thanks Guys,
Is there a big price difference between the European products vs. US products??? Might be the way to go considering if I have my numbers correct wireless internet runs real close to the 315 Mhz of the W800RF and I have run into an issue when the antenna is to close to the wireless router.

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