Author Topic: New plugin for Beca Energy Heating/Underfloor Heating Thermostats  (Read 240 times)

Offline mbarne36

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Hi.

I got a bit annoyed when Heatmiser EOL'd their range of WiFi heating thermostats, and replaced them with SmartStat and NEO range. For a start the SmartStat can't be talked to, and the NEO needs an extra hub box, making a purchase of a single thermostat about ?175.

So I found a new Thermostat range from a company called BecaEnergy (http://www.becaenergy.com), and I found these stats on Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/BECA-95-240VAC-Programmable-Underfloor-Thermostat/dp/B01NCWL1O7/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1503045986&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=becca+16a+thermostat

At just ?54 they seemed like a steal. I wrote to BecaEnergy and asked for the API and they returned it to me in 4 hours ! (blimey!!)

So I bought one, and I leveraged the Heatmiser plugin created by @racarter (thanks Alan!  ;D) to create a BecaEnergy Plugin.

The functionality is not as rich as the Heatmiser (basic by comparison) - but reporting ambient temp, setting a Set Point Temperature, and changing Modes - what more do you need?

It works great. Let me know if anyone wants it.

Offline jjrr

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Re: New plugin for Beca Energy Heating/Underfloor Heating Thermostats
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2017, 07:26:14 am »
Hi.

I?m new in Vera and own too a compatible Beca Energy Chinese thermostat , mine is not the original from beca but a rebranded model SML-1000GDW.
You can see it here :
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Touchscreen-Colourful-Programmable-Wifi-Thermostat-for-on-off-Control-of-Water-Valve-and-GasBoiler-Dry-Contact/32771448876.html?spm=a2g0s.13010208.99999999.262.LITJR2

Will be awesome if can integrate on any Home Automation System.
Can you provide all the info about the beca api you said and how you build the plugin for Vera and how can we do it to port to other systems (like Openhab, Home Assistant, etc...).

Thank you !
« Last Edit: August 28, 2017, 10:36:36 am by jjrr »

Offline mingnoi

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Re: New plugin for Beca Energy Heating/Underfloor Heating Thermostats
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 01:05:25 am »
i Need Thank You