mqtt switch platform let you control your MQTT enabled switch.
In an ideal scenario, the MQTT device will have a
state_topic to publish state changes. If these messages are published with
RETAIN flag, the MQTT switch will receive an instant state update after subscription and will start with correct state. Otherwise, the initial state of the switch will be false/off.
state_topic is not available, the switch will work in optimistic mode. In this mode, the switch will immediately change state after every command. Otherwise, the switch will wait for state confirmation from device (message from
Optimistic mode can be forced, even if state topic is available. Try to enable it, if experiencing incorrect switch operation.
To enable this switch in your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yml entry switch: - platform: mqtt command_topic: "home/bedroom/switch1/set"
- name (Optional): The name of the switch. Default is ‘MQTT Switch’.
- state_topic (Optional): The MQTT topic subscribed to receive state updates.
- command_topic (Required): The MQTT topic to publish commands to change the switch state.
- availability_topic (Optional): The MQTT topic subscribed to receive availability (online/offline) updates. The payload is the same for the command_topic.
- payload_on (Optional): The payload that represents enabled state. Default is “ON”.
- payload_off (Optional): The payload that represents disabled state. Default is “OFF”.
- optimistic (Optional): Flag that defines if switch works in optimistic mode. Default is
- qos (Optional): The maximum QoS level of the state topic. Default is 0 and will also be used to publishing messages.
- retain (Optional): If the published message should have the retain flag on or not.
- value_template (Optional): Defines a template to extract a value from the payload.
Make sure that your topic match exact.
some-topic are different topics.
In this section you find some real life examples of how to use this sensor.
The example below shows a full configuration for a switch.
# Example configuration.yml entry switch: - platform: mqtt name: "Bedroom Switch" state_topic: "home/bedroom/switch1" command_topic: "home/bedroom/switch1/set" availability_topic: "home/bedroom/switch1/available" payload_on: "ON" payload_off: "OFF" optimistic: false qos: 0 retain: true
For a check you can use the command line tools
mosquitto_pub shipped with
mosquitto to send MQTT messages. This allows you to operate your switch manually:
$ mosquitto_pub -h 127.0.0.1 -t home/bedroom/switch1 -m "ON"