Are Iris V1 Outlets ZigBee repeaters?


I have ten of “Iris V1 Outlets”

They wouldn’t work on my old ST hub.
I tried one a few days ago on my new HE and it paired under “Iris V1 ZigBee” discovery.
I was thinking about using them to replace a few WiFi outlets which I have way too many of.
But I wonder… will they work as ZigBee repeaters?

I believe they will only repeat for other Iris v1 devices, but I am not 100% certain about that.

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they do. but for only v1 units

Mine is repeating other zigbee devices, Sengled LED strips, a HD fan controller, Iris V2 motion and contact sensors, my Yale zigbee lock. Verified by using this http://hubIPAdress/hub/zigbee/getChildAndRouteInfo

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Tagging you because you know more about these and their AlertMe equivalents than anyone else I know.

Thanks, @aaiyar!

In my experience they’ll act as repeaters for absolutely any Zigbee device. The only time I’ve had issues is when first generation Xiaomi wall switches were also present, but then they cause problems even with other Xiaomi devices. :wink:


I have one of these devices and wanted to know how to check to see if it works. I saw a link but it's broken. Thanks for any help with how to determine? Thanks

Which specific Iris V1 device? Only the line-powered Iris V1 devices (like outlets) will repeat for any other zigbee device. With that said, Iris V1 devices are not compatible with the C-8 hub.

You have to put in the IP Address of your hub where it says hubIPadress.

It looks like it is working to repeat. I'm curious what the difference between Child and Neighbor data is?

Child Data:

[Laundry Door Sensor, A4DC, type:EMBER_SLEEPY_END_DEVICE]
[Back Living Room Window Sensor, DCE2, type:EMBER_SLEEPY_END_DEVICE]

Neighbor Table Entry

[Jack Daniels Light, 1189], LQI:182, age:5, inCost:1, outCost:1
[Iris Repeater Signal, 554C], LQI:220, age:5, inCost:1, outCost:1
[Front Light Living room Switch, 6930], LQI:236, age:4, inCost:1, outCost:1
[Xmas Tree Light, A573], LQI:132, age:5, inCost:1, outCost:1
[Back Living Room - Light, EBFA], LQI:224, age:4, inCost:1, outCost:1

Zigbee devices have 'role types': coordinator, router, end device. Routers discover routes (via 'route request' broadcasts), repeat signals for unicast and broadcast messages, and 4 times a minute will track the link quality of up to 16 nearby routers in the mesh-- these are its neighbors. From those status exchanges Zigbee routers will give preference to the best neighbors when choosing routes (both transmission and reception quality are taken into account).

The routers serve another function-- as parent devices to a (relatively) fixed set of end devices that have joined to it as 'child' devices. These are typically battery powered; they don't repeat and don't maintain routing information. Instead child devices maintain just a single link to one specific router and depend on it to discover routes, store and forward their messages, as well as buffer incoming messages which the child retrieves during periodic wakeup cycles. A child device maintains thisd single link until it detects it has been lost (at which time it attempts to join another parent) or it has been commanded to 'leave' by its current parent.

The hub has both coordinator and router roles-- you can observe its neighbor and child tables via getChildandRouteInfo. Similar tables are maintained in other Zigbee routers in the mesh.