Author Topic: Zig bee dongle  (Read 939 times)

Offline itsligo

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
  • Karma: +0/-0
Zig bee dongle
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:10:11 am »
Hi, is it exist zig bee usb dongle for vera Edge?

Offline rafale77

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1514
  • Karma: +78/-26
  • HA ≠ IOT as a blue sky is cloudless.
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2017, 02:22:16 pm »
No, it is not just having a dongle. It is also having a driver for it on linux. I only know of one zigbee USB dongle and it combines zwave and zigbee.
openLuup (97 devices, 134 scenes, 20 apps) controlling HomeAss + VeraPlus (138 zwave nodes, 8 Zigbee nodes, 210 devices, 20 scenes , 2 app) Bridged to Homekit and Alexa. VeraPlus ExtRooted and network isolated.

Offline vosmont

  • Beta Testers
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 687
  • Karma: +60/-8
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 04:10:01 pm »
Hello,

there is ZiGate : https://zigate.fr/

If you want to use it on the Vera, you can use my plugin : https://github.com/vosmont/Vera-Plugin-ZiGateGateway

Offline ranneman

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 155
  • Karma: +7/-0
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2017, 02:17:47 am »
Vosmont, looks very impressive, really good. I was not aware of this option, good to know it exists. So I can look into Zigbee alternatives for the lights.
Vera lite UI7 Europe, Vera Plus, Zwave.me switches/dimmers, Zwave.me plus multi switch, Fibaro switches and multi sensors, Everspring sensors motion, temp., humidity. Honeywell Evohome, Greenwave, Sonos, Brel shades, RFXCOM, MiLights, Alexa.

Offline rafale77

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1514
  • Karma: +78/-26
  • HA ≠ IOT as a blue sky is cloudless.
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2017, 02:42:45 am »
very nice indeed. Not available everywhere though. It's a French company. I might actually get one of these.
openLuup (97 devices, 134 scenes, 20 apps) controlling HomeAss + VeraPlus (138 zwave nodes, 8 Zigbee nodes, 210 devices, 20 scenes , 2 app) Bridged to Homekit and Alexa. VeraPlus ExtRooted and network isolated.

Offline markcm

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 60
  • Karma: +1/-1
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 03:53:27 pm »
If any USA sources for this zigate zigbee adapter come available I would be interested. I see someone on ebay US selling these for $125, isn't that about 100% markup?

Offline Domoworking

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 59
  • Karma: +2/-0
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 06:49:48 pm »
It's unbelievable that the Vera Plus with built in zigbee seems to be so poorly supported, and that ZiGate seems to be the only solution. It a nonsense.... is there any comment from Vera?

Offline rafale77

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1514
  • Karma: +78/-26
  • HA ≠ IOT as a blue sky is cloudless.
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 09:46:25 pm »
As I wrote in many other threads, I am afraid that even if mcv wanted to add all these profiles to support devices, the hardware would not be able to follow. The CPU, DRAM and flash storage are very limited and are at the source of many problems people are reporting here. If you plan on just having a handful of devices the vera is fine but once you start growing the system, it just won't cut it. One solution could be to go with multiple controllers but then why would you want to run multiple interconnected zwave network meshes and zigbee meshes when you know that a larger mesh is more reliable? Anyway, I am planning to move to the Zigate on Openluup, and likely move to something else for zwave. I could help bring a few back for members here if people are interested when I go visit in September. I already ordered mine and my brother received it promptly in Paris.
openLuup (97 devices, 134 scenes, 20 apps) controlling HomeAss + VeraPlus (138 zwave nodes, 8 Zigbee nodes, 210 devices, 20 scenes , 2 app) Bridged to Homekit and Alexa. VeraPlus ExtRooted and network isolated.

Offline jeubanks

  • Beta Testers
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 224
  • Karma: +11/-4
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 11:03:25 pm »
Not sure if it will work with Vera (haven't tried)

There's the ConBee that is a USB stick that supports Zigbee (ZLL and ZHA) from the deCONZ project, they also have RaspBee for rpi.

Offline jchin

  • Sr. Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 47
  • Karma: +0/-0
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 12:18:45 am »
Doesn't ZigBee use WiFi signal channels?  Does it interfere with 2.4GHz WiFi?

Offline rafale77

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1514
  • Karma: +78/-26
  • HA ≠ IOT as a blue sky is cloudless.
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2018, 12:52:03 am »
Doesn't ZigBee use WiFi signal channels?  Does it interfere with 2.4GHz WiFi?

Yes except for Zigbee channel 26 which is outside of the US wifi spectrum.
openLuup (97 devices, 134 scenes, 20 apps) controlling HomeAss + VeraPlus (138 zwave nodes, 8 Zigbee nodes, 210 devices, 20 scenes , 2 app) Bridged to Homekit and Alexa. VeraPlus ExtRooted and network isolated.

Offline markcm

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 60
  • Karma: +1/-1
Re: Zig bee dongle
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2018, 02:24:47 pm »
Hello,

there is ZiGate : https://zigate.fr/

If you want to use it on the Vera, you can use my plugin : https://github.com/vosmont/Vera-Plugin-ZiGateGateway

Hello vosmont

Thank you for this contribution of zigate.

I have purchased a zigate and I am trying to integrate with my vera edge. Several other USA vera users are having the same issue I am having. We are hoping you can offer some help.

The ZIGATE app does install and can be accessed from both the VERA and ALTUI interface. The problem is that zigbee devices are not showing in the vera after using the inclusion function. I have followed the guidance from both the zigate.fr site (using google translate from French to English), and also followed the instruction from the read.me at github. Here are some additional details:

  • I used TESTGUI to test the zigate with my zigbee device, the result was successful
  • I have manually installed the files from github, and also installed ALT APP Store and installed zigate from there. When I used ALT APP Store the result indicated SUCCESS
  • I configured the serial port on my vera as instructed
  • When I start INCLUSION from ALTUI, the zigate blue LED changes from solid blue to slow blinking blue, when I power on my zigbee device the zigate blue LED blinds fast and then changes to solid blue
  • After the zigate LED returned solid blue, the zigbee device (a Sengled E11-G13 zigbee HA certified lamp) blinked 3 times
  • I also tried with a zigbee water sensor, with the same results
  • No errors are reported in the APP Error window

The ALTUI window for Discovered Devices reads "There's no discovered ZiGate device." It appears the zigate is communicating with both the vera and the zigbee device but with some error.

Can you offer any recommendations for me or the other USA users? Please let me know if you need additional information about my setup.

Again, thank you for any help you can offer.