[RELEASE] IKEA window roller blinds

There might be a better way, but I created a group and added the shades as dimmers. I can now tell Alexa to "Turn on study shades" to open and "Turn off study shades" to close.


I have the same group thing setup. Setting it to a percentage works fine with voice commands. I didn't know to try off and on for open and close. Thank you for that!

I was just hoping to use more natural language which works for the individual shades, just not when they're grouped.

So I updated the firmware on one of my Fyrtur shades and a handful of the open/close buttons they come with and wanted to share my findings
(Firmware dated 6/5/23 - Release Notes)

  • The shade now reports battery as 200% (after about 2 weeks it dropped to 199%). I tried hitting the configure button, factory reset/re-pair multiple times with the same result. I assume the device code could be modified to address this
  • The batteries in the buttons never lasted more than 24hrs in the past so I never used them. After the update I now have 9 paired without any obvious battery issues going on 3 weeks. Oddly some of the buttons report battery at 100% while others don’t report it at all.

I think there’s a real possibility that the buttons might be a reliable option going forward….we will see how long they last

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I was able to fix this for my blinds by replacing line 104 and 105 of the blind driver to (make sure to back up your driver by making a copy of it before making changes):

if (debugOutput) log.debug "attr: ${descMap?.attrInt}, value: ${descMap?.value}, descValue: ${(Integer.parseInt(descMap.value, 16)/2)}"
            sendEvent(name: "battery", value: (Integer.parseInt(descMap.value, 16)/2))

I'm having this same issue since updating.

I'm also seeing the blinds break Homekit integration after this update. Still investigating, but I think the blinds are now seen as the "accessory out of compliance" Maybe because of the battery reporting?

Thanks for figuring that out. I will note that for me it was line 105 and 106, plus I had to remove the "Preformatted text" from the end of your code in order for it to let me save.

Also note for other implementing this, you need to hit "refresh" on your blind device page before you'll see the updated battery number.

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Thanks for that. Oddly, it was lines 103 and 104 in mine and I thought I had the latest, but doesn't matter. It's easy to locate the two lines needing the "/2" and new parens.

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Hope it helps others searching for knowledge: I also updated 7x Fyrtur blinds to latest FW (24.4.13) and had two problems. 1) 200% battery reporting and 2) Rejoining the blind to Hubitat C8 would not complete. The hub would hear the blind in pairing state but never progress past initializing (so that I could name it, etc) and blind itself stayed in slow blink pairing mode until timeout. Tried a million things, including pulling a blind down and placing it immediately next to the hub to pair but the ultimate fix was to reboot the zigbee radio with power level 16 (was 8). Suddenly all near and far blinds paired quickly and i could get rid of a few repeaters as well.

Noted above, but in case you want to resolve in the driver.

Hopefully someone smarter than me can have the driver detect firmware version and have the battery report correctly on older drivers. Till then, this tweak makes them report properly.