I'm pretty new to Hubitat, but we've installed one at the new office and loving it so far!
We already had a Lutron system in place, so I've been upgrading the existing Pico remotes to 5 button ones, so the middle 3 buttons can control IKEA blinds via Hubitat and Zigbee. So far I've got about 10 blinds and lights running fine on one floor.
I'm starting to work on the floor below though, and the blinds are struggling to connect to the Hubitat upstairs. As they are all battery powered, none are repeaters. Does anyone know of an 'install' level repeater - one that I can hide away in trunking or a cupboard somewhere? I don't want it to be plugged in anywhere that someone could just turn it off. In an absolute ideal world, a POE device would be great. I'm running the Hubitat on POE (via a POE-> USB adapter) which means I can hide it in a false ceiling!
Actually.... can another Hubitat act as a repeater? Can you configure multiple ones to talk to each other?
IKEA also has a US plug version if you are in the states. As @Cobra stated above, this one also can be plugged directly into a USB port. I'm using one to extend the reach into my garage with no issues. -Joel
We're in the UK (Edinburgh). Annoyingly, the actual distance isn't that far - but the building is built of Niddrie Bricks which have a really high iron content! It plays havoc with any RF signal sadly.
I just thought I'd re-visit this, now that 2.2.4 has been released. It rocks!
I ordered up another 2 HE's in the end, to make sure I could cover the whole building. Within about 2 hours of them arriving, I had them in position, powered up, configured, meshed and connected to all the devices I needed to. Everything is working perfectly from the Lutron Picos that we have installed.
Now to work on a dashboard Thanks guys - it's an awesome solution.