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webcmg
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@webcmg Hi, I'm using a free bit of software called 'Home Assistant' that can run on almost anything including old PCs. link: www.home-assistant.io/

I'm using the below Home Assistant Vaillant integration to monitor the all the Vaillant kit, Pump/Cylinder/Controls.

Link: github.com/thomasgermain/vaillant-component

It's helped me a lot by getting a bit more understanding about what was happening under the hood and optimising our consumption but I appreciate it needs a wee bit of technical know how. 

Finally got a HA install setup. Struggling to add the custom repositories, what url/address did you use? 


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@webcmg Hi, instructions are in the link at the bottom.

First you install HACS, then add the Vaillant Component repository. When adding the device, give it the internal IP address and username/password. It also prompts for the serial number but I don't think it matters.

Note: It says it doesn't work with Sensoapp however that's the smartphone App I use and it's fine for reading temperatures & electricity usage.

https://github.com/thomasgermain/vaillant-component

 

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webcmg
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@webcmg Hi, instructions are in the link at the bottom.

First you install HACS, then add the Vaillant Component repository. When adding the device, give it the internal IP address and username/password. It also prompts for the serial number but I don't think it matters.

Note: It says it doesn't work with Sensoapp however that's the smartphone App I use and it's fine for reading temperatures & electricity usage.

https://github.com/thomasgermain/vaillant-component

 

Thanks, but I've not been able to add it as a repository from github yet. I tried the github url but states its not a valid repository. If I try a deeper url it just returns errors... 


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Colin
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@webcmg Did you manage to install HACS? 

Once you're into HACS, click the top right with three dots to add the custom repository.

Screenshot 2022 07 24 at 22.35.51
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webcmg
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Posted by: @colin

@webcmg Hi, instructions are in the link at the bottom.

First you install HACS, then add the Vaillant Component repository. When adding the device, give it the internal IP address and username/password. It also prompts for the serial number but I don't think it matters.

Note: It says it doesn't work with Sensoapp however that's the smartphone App I use and it's fine for reading temperatures & electricity usage.

https://github.com/thomasgermain/vaillant-component

 

@colin getting there slowly... installed HACS. Installed the custom repository, but really can't see where I can add a device.  Appreciate you're not technical support, but any futher advice would be most welcome! Thanks.


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webcmg
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Posted by: @colin

@webcmg Hi, instructions are in the link at the bottom.

First you install HACS, then add the Vaillant Component repository. When adding the device, give it the internal IP address and username/password. It also prompts for the serial number but I don't think it matters.

Note: It says it doesn't work with Sensoapp however that's the smartphone App I use and it's fine for reading temperatures & electricity usage.

https://github.com/thomasgermain/vaillant-component

 

@colin getting there slowly... installed HACS. Installed the custom repository, but really can't see where I can add a device.  Appreciate you're not technical support, but any futher advice would be most welcome! Thanks.

@colin just found it in integrations. It is a steep learning curve!


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webcmg
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Posted by: @colin

@webcmg Hi, instructions are in the link at the bottom.

First you install HACS, then add the Vaillant Component repository. When adding the device, give it the internal IP address and username/password. It also prompts for the serial number but I don't think it matters.

Note: It says it doesn't work with Sensoapp however that's the smartphone App I use and it's fine for reading temperatures & electricity usage.

https://github.com/thomasgermain/vaillant-component

 

@colin getting there slowly... installed HACS. Installed the custom repository, but really can't see where I can add a device.  Appreciate you're not technical support, but any futher advice would be most welcome! Thanks.

@colin just found it in integrations. It is a steep learning curve!

@colin thank you for your help (again!). Not sure what I do now I have the sensors listed.  Assume they are now actively monitoring and I will be able to view on a graph somewhere, but that's for another day.  First need to get the SMETS2 smart meter connected.


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Colin
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@webcmg Well done! You've got the hardest part out the way in getting the sensors added for the custom integration. Now you'd create a new dashboard and add the sensors. Play around with it until you're happy you've picked the right ones. Example of mine below.

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 Which SMETS2 monitor did you go with?


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webcmg
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Posted by: @colin

@webcmg Well done! You've got the hardest part out the way in getting the sensors added for the custom integration. Now you'd create a new dashboard and add the sensors. Play around with it until you're happy you've picked the right ones. Example of mine below.

image

 Which SMETS2 monitor did you go with?

I have a Chameleon IHD7 and the meter is a WNC UBC-TN6, need to look at the available options... so basically not sure yet.


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@colin I only seem to have total usage (Cooling, DHW, Heating with Total Kwh, Total Yield for each) of the Vaillant kit rather than real time usage, am I missing something?

SmartSelect 20220731 183701 Home Assistant

 


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Colin
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@webcmg. Here's what I see for my Vaillant devices and sensors (excluding the my Vaillant Ambisense TRVs). From the Vaillant sensors, I monitor Cylinder Temp, Flow temp, kWh for DHW and kWh for Heating. 

 

Screenshot 2022 07 31 at 19.30.46
Screenshot 2022 07 31 at 19.32.05
Screenshot 2022 07 31 at 19.31.26
Screenshot 2022 07 31 at 19.31.10
Screenshot 2022 07 31 at 19.31.44

 


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