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# Anel NET-PwrCtrl Binding v1

Monitor and control Anel NET-PwrCtrl devices.

Anel NET-PwrCtrl HUT2 (opens new window) Anel NET-PwrCtrl IO (opens new window) Anel NET-PwrCtrl HOME (opens new window)
Anel NET-PwrCtrl HUT 2 (opens new window) Anel NET-PwrCtrl IO (opens new window) Anel NET-PwrCtrl HOME (opens new window)

NET-PwrCtrl devices are power sockets / relays that can be configured via browser but they can also be controlled over the network, e.g. with an Android or iPhone app - and also with openHAB via this binding. The NET-PwrCtrl HUT and NET-PwrCtrl IO also have 8 I/O pins which can either be used to directly switch the sockets, or they can be used as general input switches in openHAB. Here is a video demonstrating a switch and a dimmer (voice is German), explanation of the setup is given in the diagram below:

Anel example (opens new window)

Anel demo setup (opens new window)

Note that the binding is still untested for other devices than the NET-PwrCtrl HUT, because I do not own any of the others. I suppose the binding works well with the NET-PwrCtrl IO because it has the same features, but it may not yet work for the others!

# Binding Configuration

The binding can be configured in the file services/anel.cfg. In the table below, <name> must be an identifier that is also used for the item bindings.

Key Default Required Description
<name>.host net-control recommended IP or network address
<name>.udpReceivePort 77 No UDP receive port
<name>.udpSendPort 75 No UDP send port
<name>.user user7 No User name
<name>.password anel No Password
refresh 60000 No Global refresh interval in milliseconds
cachePeriod 0 No Cache the state for cachePeriod minutes so only changes are posted (optional, defaults to 0 = disabled). Example: if period is 60, once per hour all states are posted to the event bus; changes are always and immediately posted to the event bus.

# Notes

  • At least one option must be set for an identifier for the binding to work.
  • The most obvious and important option is host, it is in fact mandatory if multiple devices are used.
  • The host name, ports, and credentials are device-specific settings that must be configured via the device's browser interface.
  • Port numbers above 1024 are recommended because ports below 1024 are typically reserved and their access restricted on some devices/networks.
  • For multiple devices, different ports must be used.

# Item Configuration

There are different types of item bindings, all of them are qualified with the device's identifier used in the binding configuration:

The device's name is a string type, the device's temperature is a number:

String anelName "Anel1 network name [%s]" { anel="anel1:NAME" }
Number anelTemperature "Anel1 temperature [%s]" { anel="anel1:TEMPERATURE" }

The actual relay states are also switchable if they are not locked. Note that the locked states and the relay's names are read-only.

Switch f1 { anel="anel1:F1", autoupdate="false" }
String f1name { anel="anel1:F1NAME" }
Switch f1locked { anel="anel1:F1LOCKED" }

The I/O states are only switchable if they are configured as 'input' (point of view of the anel device), otherwise they are read-only. Again, the names are also read-only.

Switch io1 { anel="anel1:IO1" }
String io1name = { anel="anel1:IO1NAME" }
Switch io1isinput { anel="anel1:IO8ISINPUT" }

Note: all read-only properties must be configured via the device's browser interface.

General format and full list of binding items:

item item type purpose changeable
NAME String device's name no
TEMPERATURE Number device's temperature no
F1NAME String name of relay 1 no
F2NAME String name of relay 2 no
F3NAME String name of relay 3 no
F4NAME String name of relay 4 no
F5NAME String name of relay 5 no
F6NAME String name of relay 6 no
F7NAME String name of relay 7 no
F8NAME String name of relay 8 no
F1LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 1 is locked no
F2LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 2 is locked no
F3LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 3 is locked no
F4LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 4 is locked no
F5LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 5 is locked no
F6LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 6 is locked no
F7LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 7 is locked no
F8LOCKED Switch whether or not relay 8 is locked no
F1 Switch state of relay 1 only if F1LOCKED = OFF
F2 Switch state of relay 2 only if F2LOCKED = OFF
F3 Switch state of relay 3 only if F3LOCKED = OFF
F4 Switch state of relay 4 only if F4LOCKED = OFF
F5 Switch state of relay 5 only if F5LOCKED = OFF
F6 Switch state of relay 6 only if F6LOCKED = OFF
F7 Switch state of relay 7 only if F7LOCKED = OFF
F8 Switch state of relay 8 only if F8LOCKED = OFF
IO1NAME String name of I/O 1 no
IO2NAME String name of I/O 2 no
IO3NAME String name of I/O 3 no
IO4NAME String name of I/O 4 no
IO5NAME String name of I/O 5 no
IO6NAME String name of I/O 6 no
IO7NAME String name of I/O 7 no
IO8NAME String name of I/O 8 no
IO1ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 1 is input no
IO2ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 2 is input no
IO3ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 3 is input no
IO4ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 4 is input no
IO5ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 5 is input no
IO6ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 6 is input no
IO7ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 7 is input no
IO8ISINPUT Switch whether I/O 8 is input no
IO1 Switch state of I/O 1 only if IO1ISINPUT = ON
IO2 Switch state of I/O 2 only if IO2ISINPUT = ON
IO3 Switch state of I/O 3 only if IO3ISINPUT = ON
IO4 Switch state of I/O 4 only if IO4ISINPUT = ON
IO5 Switch state of I/O 5 only if IO5ISINPUT = ON
IO6 Switch state of I/O 6 only if IO6ISINPUT = ON
IO7 Switch state of I/O 7 only if IO7ISINPUT = ON
IO8 Switch state of I/O 8 only if IO8ISINPUT = ON
SENSOR_TEMPERATURE Number sensor temperature (device firmware >= 6.1) no
SENSOR_HUMIDITY Number sensor humidity (device firmware >= 6.1) no
SENSOR_BRIGHTNESS Number sensor brightness (device firmware >= 6.1) no

# Example Rules

Although the device's configuration can be used to directly switch a relay with an input channel, the very same can be done with this rule:

rule "regular switch on Anel1 IO1 input for relay 1"
when Item io1 changed then

An input channel can also be used as a push button (also demonstrated in the video (opens new window)):

rule "push button switch on Anel1 IO2 input for relay 2"
when Item io2 changed to ON then
    f2.sendCommand(if (f2.state != ON) ON else OFF)

In combination with the MiLight Binding (opens new window), this rule uses I/O 3 as dimmer for MiLight bulb milight_zone1 (also demonstrated in the video (opens new window)).

As long as I/O 3 is pressed, the bulb dims up until its brightness reaches 100%.

var org.openhab.model.script.actions.Timer timer2

rule "switch dimmer on Anel1 IO3"
when Item io3 changed to OFF then
    timer2 = createTimer(now.plusMillis(333)) [|
        val int newValue = (milight_zone1.state as DecimalType).intValue + 5
        if (newValue > 100) {
            timer2 = null
        } else if (timer2 != null) {
            if (io3.state == OFF)