We've already shown you how to integrate Yoctopuce sensors in Home Assistant, by configuring a Yoctopuce hub to exchange data with an MQTT broker on the local network. But how do you go about integrating in Home Assistant sensors installed in another site without access to the local network, or even in the middle of nowhere with only a GSM connection?
Our free VirtualHub (for Web) tool lets you collect measures taken in the middle of nowhere with a YoctoHub-GSM-4G. By adding Yocto-Visualization (for Web), you can easily obtain a web interface for viewing measure graphs in real time. This week, we'll give you a few tips on how to get great results with this configuration, while minimizing the energy consumed by the YoctoHub-GSM-4G.
A few weeks ago, we shared with you the first steps in integrating an existing pool control system into Home Assistant. This post follows up on that project, with the replacement of the old fixed-speed pump with an IntelliFlo Whisterflo VSF variable-speed pump, which we control using a Yocto-RS485-V2.
As Yoctopuce modules can now be controlled by MQTT, we propose this week a concrete example of their use in a system entirely controlled by Home Assistant. The goal of this project is to obtain a control panel gathering all the important parameters to check the state of a private pool, and to implement some simple regulation automations that can then be easily refined to optimize the pool energy consumption.
After the encouraging results of our integration of Yoctopuce sensors in Home Assistant via the MQTT gateway, we could not resist the temptation to integrate our actuator modules as well. But to do so, we had to start by improving our MQTT support by enabling MQTT to send commands to the modules. Here is a presentation of these improvements.
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