Alexa shows wrong device type for Qubino DIN Dimmer

Hi,

Taking my first steps with Hubitat, but have long experience with other (Z-Wave) platforms.

I included two Qubino DIN Dimmers without a temp sensor. Hence only a dimmer device on the Hub.

However, when I enable the dimmers on Alexa they show as device type Temperature Sensor. They do respond correctly to spoken on/off commands, and when in a group, but you cannot control the device in the Alexa app.

Looking at the Amazon Echo Skill status page I see three lined for the Qubino Din Dimmer for level, temperature, and switch. As these devices do not have a temperature sensor, that entry should not be there.

Is there a way to change how the Amazon Echo Skill reports the device type to Alexa? Or do I need to wait on a code update from Hubitat?

Cheers Rene

Not to my knowledge.

The work around would be to create a virtual dimmer corresponding to each of your Qubino dimmers.

Expose these virtual dimmers to Alexa, and not the Qubino dimmer. Then setup automations (using the Mirror app) where changes to the virtual dimmer are mirrored by the actual dimmer).

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Another alternative to @aaiyar’s mirrored device option is to use a custom driver instead where you remove the temperature capability. Most of SmartThings Groovy device handlers can be ported with a few edits. I found Qubinos device handlers on their support website and the DIN DTH here:

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@MrFarmer I don't have a Qubino DIN (I have a Flush 1D) but happy to attempt to modify this driver to attempt to get it to work for you. Let me know.

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This is a much better option, and eliminates the need to keep a virtual device in sync with a physical device - definitely the way to go!

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Thanks for the pointers. I copied the driver took out the temp capability and related functions. I had to replace "physicalgraph"with "hubitat" in the zwave events, but other then that it seems to be working. This driver now also exposes all the configuration variables.

I looked at the development documentation, but that seems, eh well, minimal at best. Any other sources I could use?

Cheers Rene

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Awesome glad you got it working.

Other than what’s in the Qubino support site you can always reach out to them for further questions.

Hi,

I updated the driver code and it is found on github here Qubino DIN Dimmer Driver no Temp

Cheers Rene

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