Introducing enOcean

The EnOcean technology is an energy harvesting wireless technology used primarily in building automation systems, and is also applied to other applications in industry, transportation, logistics and smart homes. Modules based on EnOcean technology combine micro energy converters with ultra low power electronics, and enable wireless communications between batteryless wireless sensors, switches, controllers and gateways.

How to install enOcean Stuff

The enOcean USB Key

First, you need to buy an enOcean USB Dongle

that you should plug on the pi in any USB available port.

EnOcean software

Then some nodes are needed in Node-RED to communicate with the USB Key.

Install the nodes

Click the right menu in the Node-RED web page. Choose Manage Palette then Install.

  • Type ttb-enocean in the edit box and click the OK button.

  • Wait for the install

The installation may take up to 5 minutes (a progress bar shows the progress), depending on what is already installed on your device.

  • Then reboot and then refresh the web browser page.

  • Browse the palette and look at the newly added nodes.

A first simple flow

Now it is possible to use enOcean devices.

Look at the following documentations:

There is no integration of actuators (plugsā€¦) to date.

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