RFLink Sensor


The rflink integration supports devices that use RFLink gateway firmware, for example the Nodo RFLink Gateway. RFLink gateway is an Arduino firmware that allows two-way communication with a multitude of RF wireless devices using cheap hardware (Arduino + transceiver).

Configuration

First, you have to set up your RFLink hub.

After configuring the RFLink hub, sensors will be automatically discovered and added.

RFLink sensor ID’s are composed of: protocol, id and type (optional). For example: alectov1_0334_temp. Some sensors emit multiple types of data. Each will be created as its own.

Once the ID of a sensor is known, it can be used to configure the sensor in Home Assistant, for example to add it to a different group, hide it or configure a nice name.

Configuring a device as a sensor:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: rflink
    devices:
      alectov1_0334_temp: {}

Configuration Variables

automatic_add

(boolean)(Optional)

Automatically add new/unconfigured devices to Home Assistant if detected.

Default value:

true

devices

(list)(Optional)

A list of sensors.

rflink_ids

(map)(Required)

RFLink ID of the device

name

(string)(Optional)

Name for the device.

Default value:

RFLink ID

sensor_type

(string)(Required)

Override automatically detected type of sensor. For list of values see below.

unit_of_measurement

(string)(Optional)

Override automatically detected unit of sensor.

aliases

(list | string)(Optional)

Alternative RFLink ID’s this device is known by.

aliasses

(list | string)(Optional)

(deprecated) Alternative RFLink ID’s this device is known by.

Sensors types

Sensor type values:

  • average_windspeed
  • barometric_pressure
  • battery
  • weather_forecast
  • doorbell_melody
  • command
  • co2_air_quality
  • current_phase_1
  • current_phase_2
  • current_phase_3
  • distance
  • firmware
  • humidity_status
  • humidity
  • hardware
  • kilowatt
  • light_intensity
  • meter_value
  • total_rain
  • rain_rate
  • revision
  • noise_level
  • temperature
  • uv_intensity
  • version
  • voltage
  • watt
  • windchill
  • winddirection
  • windgusts
  • windspeed
  • windtemp

Hiding/ignoring sensors

Sensors are added automatically when the RFLink gateway intercepts a wireless command in the ether. To prevent cluttering the frontend use any of these methods:

Device support

See device support

Additional configuration examples

Multiple sensors with automatic_add disabled and aliases

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: rflink
    automatic_add: false
    devices:
      oregontemp_0d93_temp:
        sensor_type: temperature
      oregontemp_0d93_bat:
        sensor_type: battery
      tunex_c001_temp:
        sensor_type: temperature
        aliases:
          - xiron_4001_temp
      tunex_c001_hum:
        sensor_type: humidity
        aliases:
          - xiron_4001_hum
      tunex_c001_bat:
        sensor_type: battery
        aliases:
          - xiron_4001_bat