Everything Xbee


#326

I do not own one but looking at the data sheet it should work just make sure you get the
XU-Z11 version.
A lot more money than the Xbee3.
It also does not look like it has as good of range as the Xbee3. (66 feet vs 3937 feet)


#327

@BorrisTheCat

I use it with...

I also bought an antenna and a little extension cable so I could mount everything in a box

You can probably buy the bits cheaper but I wanted it quickly

Andy


#328

I have bought enclosures for Arduino boards before. I found this one for an Xbee with a Parallax USB board:

I don’t own one of these but just wanted to point out you have options to make your xbee look clean.


#329

Similarly, here's one for the Grove board, for Xbees with PCB antennas.


#330

ArstenA is me... When I designed this I had the intention of using TPU so it is flexible and easier to open and close. This enclosure is working quite good so far.


#331

Is it possible to have the xbee as a repeater but set it not to accept any device for routing?


#333

Can you elaborate? A repeater is the same thing as a router in xbee-speak.


#334

Ok, is there a setting to prevent other zigbee devices from using this as a repeater. Like @vjv, I just want this for mapping but when I do a scan. I see at least 10 devices connecting to this xbee. Removing this after the scan screw up my mesh and some device needed a reset.


#335

Ah, you mean connecting only as an endpoint, and using the mapping feature.

The software says it can't be done, however somehow I was able to do it on my first try. I posted a screenshot above. But I haven't been able to replicate it since, so I don't know if it was a fluke or if I inadvertently exposed some loophole.


#336

Can anyone recommend a device like the Xbee to do Zwave?

I was having issues with my Zwave network which I found but would have been way faster if I had a Zwave mapping device.


#337

It isn't an online solution like Xbee... But... Zensys Tools if on Windows and OZWCP if on *nux.

Oh, and there is always this, too... For those that really want to mess around (cheapest price I've ever seen it - $149).


#338

Does anyone know how to completely remove the Xbee from Hubitat? I removed it from the device list but when I do a scan it still shows as connected to HE. Is there a way to completely remove it? Thanks


#339

You must delete the xbee config, doing a reflash.


#340

So I reset the config to default and re flash? Do you mean re flash the firmware with the defaults?


#341

I think just resetting the config to default and writing it would do the trick, but I would reflash it for furure it's ready to be paired


#342

Ok I'll try that. Thanks for your help!


#343

I've got a weird thing going on. The XBee only shows up the routers, not the end points. I have a stack of them.

I've made sure they are active on the network, and also I've been pressing them (buttons, etc).

What what make it do this? Do I have a setting incorrect somewhere?

Edit: i've checked all those DNI's and they are all routers. I have at least 20 endpoints somewhere in there too, just not sure why they are not appearing.


#344

Was this working and then just stopped working, or you're trying to get setup for the first time?


#345

I just re-added my Xbee to the mesh (it has been added before). I was away for 5 weeks and turned it off.

What would cause something to eat endpoints? And not send the information on to the XBee?

Edit: I do have a few Xiaomi power sockets, which I heard over at SmartThings that they dont operate well as repeaters. They seem to be working well at repeaters, although I do have a few issues recently, so I want to map my mesh and see what's going on.


#346

Hmmm, no experience with the Xiaomi sockets. I'm running Trådfri and no issue. However, like you I have not powered mine up for a bit of time. I may just be in for a surprise.

Will try that later tonight and let you know if I see anything weird. Are you running XCTU on Windows or Mac?