OpenEVSE Sensor


This openevse sensor platform pulls data from an OpenEVSE Charging station equipped with an ESP8266-based wifi connection.

To enable this sensor in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yml entry
sensor:
  - platform: openevse
    host: IP_ADDRESS
    monitored_variables:
      - status

Configuration variables:

  • api_key (Required): Your Sonarr API key, found in Settings > General in the Sonarr Web UI.
  • host (Required): The IP address or hostname of your charger
  • monitored_variables array (Required): Conditions to display on the frontend.
    • status: The status of the charger (i.e., “Connected”, “Charging”, etc.)
    • charge_time: The number of minutes the charging has been charging, or 0 if it is not charging.
    • rtc_temp: The temperature reported by the real time clock sensor, or 0 if the sensor is not installed.
    • ir_temp: The temperature reported by the IR remote sensor, or 0 if the sensor is not installed.
    • ambient_temp: The temperature reported by the ambient sensor, or 0 if the sensor is not installed.
    • usage_session: The energy usage for the current charging session.
    • usage_total: The total energy usage for the device.