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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #105 on: September 09, 2017, 11:33:00 am »
Update!

I had taken mine out of my setup for a while and today I had some time to look at it again.  I re-added the sensor to the Vera Lite controller (I'm still on 1.7.947) as a Generic Z-Wave device and was pleasantly surprised to see it being recognised as the FGBS221 with two inputs and a temperature sensor.  It was however still not recognising anything on the two inputs, so I went back to my email archive and found the following instructions from Vera support

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In order for the inputs to work properly after the inclusion you will need to add a variable to each of the inputs. To do that please go to Devices and press on the arrow pointing to the right for each input and then Advanced > New Service and add the variable form below

Service: "urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:ZWaveDevice1",
Variable: "BasicSetCapabilities",
Value: "00=U0,FF=T0"

I looked at the BasicSetCapabilities value first and noticed it had different values there.  I then followed the above instruction (so adding the parameter, even though it is already there) and reloaded the interface once done.

And now the inputs work!
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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #106 on: September 09, 2017, 02:55:01 pm »
sensor inputs are reporting the correct state instantly and temperatures are also reported

You have temp reading AND inputs from the same sensor?
According to the Fibaro manual it is either temp or binary inputs. It would be nice to have both at the same time

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #107 on: September 09, 2017, 03:03:58 pm »
yes, both temp and the 2 inputs!

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #108 on: September 09, 2017, 03:31:42 pm »
That's a very good news for me!
I have one (working without problems, and without any modification of the settings), but suggested by manual (and phone talk with support) I didn't even try to attach temp sensor. And that would be really nice at the location where I have it.

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #109 on: September 09, 2017, 03:41:21 pm »
That's a very good news for me!
I have one (working without problems, and without any modification of the settings), but suggested by manual (and phone talk with support) I didn't even try to attach temp sensor. And that would be really nice at the location where I have it.
please be aware that for the temp to work you have to do the inclusion with temp probes already attached. So in your case that means you have to exclude first.

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #110 on: September 10, 2017, 02:42:05 am »
Yes, I'm aware of that (according to the manual every change in configuration of temp. sensors need exclusion/re-inclusion to be working) but thanks for reminding!

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #111 on: October 08, 2017, 05:21:48 pm »
interstingly enough I have a few of the sensors working perfectly (some with temperature sensors attached, some without).
today I added 2 more binary sensors on latest firmware on a vera plus, one with temp, one without. the temp came up but stopped updating. Only the first input correctly trips, the others dont react at all. This is so annoying.

This is similar to what I am seeing. I have a chain of 4 temp sensors and at one point they all stopped working on a previous firmware. Then I excluded and re-included them and all but the last one were working, so I left it as it was. Then I though the last sensor may have been broken and removed that and now the last sensor in the chain (previously sensor 3) has stopped reporting. Therefore it looks like it will stop reporting on the last sensor. This sounds very much like a bug to me.

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #112 on: November 08, 2017, 03:55:51 pm »
I found this device in a drawer and tried to include it to my Vera Edge running the latest FW 1.7.3231. I get two motion sensors but no temperature sensor from the attached DS18B20? I don't get any response from the binary sensors either. Tried to change the BasicSetCapabilities values but no luck.

I have tried the device on a RPi3 running HASS with an Aeon Z-Wave stick. The binary sensors works there.

Doesn't UI7 support this device anymore?

EDIT: Got the binary sensors working after a couple of reboots! Yay! I still do not get any temperature sensors from the attached DS18B20?
« Last Edit: November 08, 2017, 03:58:18 pm by n0ir »

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #113 on: November 10, 2017, 03:49:28 am »
As far as I know there were problems with older units (older firmware). You can check if temp sensors are attached correctly and not damaged.
I have two FGBS-001's both with two temp. sensors attached (I plan to increase number of sensors to 4 in one unit) and they are working fine, both binary and temp. sensors.
I've purchased them during last quarter, so both are new ones with (if nothing changed during last couple of months) latest firmware.

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #114 on: December 02, 2017, 08:26:23 am »
Since Vera support can't solve this issue.
What is alternative for Fibaro universal sensor, especially for binary inputs/outputs.
I need this very badly.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year for everyone

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #115 on: December 03, 2017, 06:28:18 am »
Just today I am doing an exclusion and re-inclusion to make my temp sensors work again. They just stop reporting, one at a time, from the last in the chain to the first. I have a newer FGBS which I have been testing for a few weeks and I am now going to use that in my main house instead of the old one as it seems to work better. only time will tell.

Is there any way to tell which firmware version we have on the FGBS as someone above mentioned that a newer version might work ? I was actually contemplating buying a Fibaro lite just to update the firmware until I found out that there is no new customer update-able firmware available. I do have a spare FGBS which I can send to Fibaro for an update if available.

I will move the old one to the storage shed and connect 3 probes to it so I will have some redundancy.

One would have thought that Vera would be able to address these issues. How about we all get together and send the same message to Vera support ? That way we might get them to notice us ?

"Dear Vera support,

I am the owner of a Fibaro FGBS-001 Z-Wave module. Unfortunately the reliability of using this module in the Vera ecosystem is not acceptable. Can you please look into adding better support for this and other Fibaro devices in your controllers to increase stability"

Regards,

<name here>"

What do you think ?

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #116 on: December 03, 2017, 09:46:20 am »
It's very good idea. Let's all of us start it the same day. For example Wednesday, December 6th.

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #117 on: December 03, 2017, 06:35:43 pm »
@kulfsson
Mind your wishes, because they may be granted ;)

Remember that according to Fibaro support it should work "either-or" (either you have temperature sensors, or binary sensors).
If Vera will do full support according to the specification, we may loose ability to use both types of sensors at the same time.

How long it took your unit to drop sensors?
I upgraded one of my FGBS' to have 4 temperature sensors and two binary as well. It works fine, but I have this setup for about two weeks, so I can't tell anything about stability yet.

By the way, you can check firmware in the variable section for the device. I have there this: 271,4101,0

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #118 on: December 03, 2017, 07:12:40 pm »
For information I have two FGBS001 devices with different firmware versions. Both worked ok originally with my V2 on UI5. I migrated them both over to a Vera Edge running 1.7.2931 recently. The older device Included as a Fibar device and has four DS18B20's attached. All of these showed as generic motion sensor devices but work ok when I write over the device file with D_TemperatureSensor1 XML & JSON files  and both inputs work when I create the additional BasicSetCapabilities as described earlier in the thread. This device has the following version info: 3,3,42,1,9 from the parent variable control panel.

The second FGBS001 which is newer device has one DS18B20. Although the device is at least 2 years old, I believe the box indicated it had v2.1 software which I believe is the current EU release. When Included it recognised the DS18B20 and displayed the temperature sensor widget correctly without having to overwrite with the D_Temperature files. It was recognised by Vera as a Fibaro device with the FGBS221 as the model. It gives the version no as: 3,3,40,3,49. Both inputs seem to work after setting the BasicSetCapabilities (they may have worked correctly beforehand but I didn't wait to check).

Even when running the FGB001 on the V2 occasionally one of the DS18B20's would stop reporting. Sometimes power cycling the device worked, other times polling or executing "Configure Node Now" would restart-it. I suspect based on that the problem maybe on the Fibaro side rather than Vera.

I think if you are having problems (or not)  with the FGBS001 it would be helpful to clarify which device version number Vera is reporting, which Vera model and firmware you are running and for completeness which region as some people seem to be having real problems with basic functionality of the device and others seem to have no issues?

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Re: Fibaro FGBS-001 universal binary sensor with UI7 !!
« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2017, 03:21:01 am »
OK, so in my case I use EU version, It worked flawlessly from the very beginning, I didn't have to create any BasicSetCapabilities nor change device files.
In my case versioninfo is 3,3,52,2,1 (for both units I have) so it is different than yours (newer?).
I've bought them just 3-4 months ago, so they are relatively new.