RFLink Sensor

The rflink component support devices that use RFLink gateway firmware, for example the Nodo RFLink Gateway. RFLink gateway is an Arduino firmware that allows two-way communication with a multitude of RF wireless devices using cheap hardware (Arduino + transceiver).

First you have to set up your rflink hub.

After configuring the RFLink hub sensors will be automatically discovered and added.

RFLink sensor ID’s are composed of: protocol, id and type (optional). For example: alectov1_0334_temp. Some sensors emit multiple types of data. Each will be created as its own

Once the ID of a sensor is known it can be used to configure the sensor in HA, for example to add it to a different group, hide it or configure a nice name.

Assigning name to a sensor:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: rflink
        name: Temperature Outside

Configuration variables:

  • automatic_add (Optional): Automatically add new/unconfigured devices to HA if detected (default: True).
  • devices (Optional): A list of devices with their name to use in the frontend.

Device configuration variables:

  • name (Optional): Name for the device, defaults to RFLink ID.
  • sensor_type (Required): Override automatically detected type of sensor. For list of values see below.
  • unit_of_measurement (Optional): Override automatically detected unit of sensor.
  • aliases (Optional): Alternative RFLink ID’s this device is known by.

Sensor type values:

  • average_windspeed
  • barometric_pressure
  • battery
  • weather_forecast
  • doorbell_melody
  • command
  • co2_air_quality
  • current_phase_1
  • current_phase_2
  • current_phase_3
  • distance
  • firmware
  • humidity_status
  • humidity
  • hardware
  • kilowatt
  • light_intensity
  • meter_value
  • total_rain
  • rain_rate
  • total_rain
  • revision
  • noise_level
  • temperature
  • uv_intensity
  • version
  • voltage
  • watt
  • windchill
  • winddirection
  • windgusts
  • windspeed
  • windtemp

Hiding/ignoring sensors

Sensors are added automatically when the RFLink gateway intercepts a wireless command in the ether. To prevent cluttering the frontend use any of these methods:

Device support

See device support