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Offline mjbok

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Sensi thermostat plug-in
« on: February 10, 2015, 01:27:06 pm »
I recently had my furnace replaced which sucked.  Part of the installation included a Sensi thermostat which is controllable via phone or web.  Has anyone heard of this or any options/projects to create a Vera plug-in for this type of thermostat?

Offline strohlde

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 12:26:09 am »
I bought a pair of them - haven't installed yet. I heard rumors of an API (but I think only for biz partners and not end user) but I don't think their plan is for end user to be able to bring it into their home automation just yet but rather just use their app.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 12:30:07 am by strohlde »

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2016, 11:14:14 am »
Any new development with this thermostat that anyone knows of??

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2016, 01:31:38 am »
I'm working on a plugin for the Emerson Sensi right now.  I should have something available for beta testing in the next week or so.

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 08:03:59 pm »
Sounds good. Any progress? I assume you're doing some sort of trickery as Emerson has that thing locked down pretty good.

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 11:22:13 am »
I'm interested too. This is a great little thermostat for people that don't have a c-wire but would like app/remote control. Unfortunately, it doesn't (yet) talk to the Vera.

There is a java api wrapper.
https://github.com/mguterl/sensi

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2017, 06:58:23 pm »
Sorry all.  I didn't get notifications that anyone had replied to me.

I have a Vera plug-in for the Sensi that's been running for the last 5-6 months without any issues.  However, I've been totally unable to make it available on the app store.  I went round and around with their support and finally gave up.  I'm happy to make it available as a zip file for manual install for anyone that's interested.

Jalapeno

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 10:50:21 am »
Yes please. I have this thermostat too and would love to add it to my Vera. I was going to switch it out to one of the Trane Z-Wave units that I sell but I would like to test out the Sensi too.

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 03:14:47 am »
Very interested in this as well. I was happy to be able to include it with Echo but the lack of Vera support really kills most functionality for me. This would be great. very interested in what you are using that works.

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2017, 05:32:52 am »
any updates on the Sensi plug-in.  I have one and will be adding 3 more for zone heating.  Can you attach zip file to your post?
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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2017, 01:39:18 pm »
Since there is no plugin Available yet i would like to give you a solution to make sensi work with vera

unfortunately you will need to spend some money, the solution is to buy a WINK hub, this hub work with NEST and even the RING Doorbell,

so you can add the sensi thermostat on the wink and then pull the Wink device trought the Wink plugin on Vera


Offline Jalapeno

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2017, 04:50:28 pm »
Attached is a zip file of the plug-in, plus a PDF with the installation instructions.  I haven't ever installed it from scratch so I'm probably missing some steps and maybe some files.  Let me know if it doesn't work and we'll work through the process.

@Timothyegan, I only have a single thermostat so I haven't been able to test the code to handle multiple.  In theory the code is set up to handle up to 12, but I'm 99.99% sure you'll run into bugs.  Capture the logs from your Vera showing the error(s) and I'll fix them as soon as I can.

BTW, I got an email notification of yatagx's reply to this thread, but not from any of the others.  I'm not sure it there's something special that needs to be done to trigger them in the forum.  If you post a reply and don't get a response in a reasonable amount of time (couple of days?), PM me.  I think that will trigger an email directly.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 04:52:54 pm by Jalapeno »

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2017, 08:02:02 pm »
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! this worked perfectly. thank you for the pdf. it took a while (i left & came back with very low expectations of this working) but when i got back, there was the child thermostat, ready with settings. YOUR AWESOME!!!!! i really appreciate this :) finally i can have my thermostat on my vera!!

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2017, 09:27:13 pm »
Yay!  I wasn't sure the instructions were complete so I'm VERY happy it worked for you.  Let me know if you have any suggestions for documentation or program improvements.

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Re: Sensi thermostat plug-in
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2017, 06:38:15 pm »
hi Jalapeno,

I downloaded you zip to day and try to install following the steps in the PDF but as soon as I uploaded the files I got this error in my vera edge:

System error : Device: 22. Fail to load implementation file D_EmersonSensi1.xm

I continue with the steps and I'm able to create the device but then nothing happens.

I tried to reload the xml file but I get the same error.

any Ideas?

thanks in Advance