Raspihats Switch


The raspihats switch platform allows you to control the digital outputs of your raspihats boards.

To use your raspihats boards in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
switch:
  - platform: raspihats
    i2c_hats:
      - board: DI6acDQ6rly
        address: 0x60
        channels:
          - index: 0
            name: Fan Office
            invert_logic: true
            initial_state: true
          - index: 1
            name: Light Office

Configuration variables:

  • i2c_hats (Optional): Array of used I2C-HATs.
    • board (Required): The board name.
    • address (Required): The board I2C address, hex value.
      • channels (Required): Array of used digital output channels.
        • index (Required): Digital output channel index.
        • name (Required): Friendly name to use for the frontend.
        • invert_logic (Optional): Inverts the output logic, default is False.
        • initial_state (Optional): Initial state, default is None, can also be True or False. None means no state is forced on the corresponding digital output when this switch is instantiated.

Directions for installing smbus support on Raspberry Pi

Enable I2c interface with the Raspberry Pi configuration utility:

# pi user environment: Enable i2c interface
$ sudo raspi-config

Select Interfacing options->I2C choose <Yes> and hit Enter, then go to Finish.

Install dependencies for use the smbus-cffi module and enable your homeassistant user to join the i2c group:

# pi user environment: Install i2c dependencies and utilities
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libi2c-dev i2c-tools python-dev libffi-dev

# pi user environment: Add homeassistant user to the i2c group
$ sudo usermod -a -G i2c homeassistant

Check the i2c address of the sensor

After installing i2c-tools, a new utility is available to scan the addresses of the connected sensors, so you can see the sensor address:

$ /usr/sbin/i2cdetect -y 1

It will output a table like this:

     0  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  a  b  c  d  e  f
00:          -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
20: -- -- -- 23 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
30: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
40: 40 -- -- -- -- -- UU -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
50: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
60: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
70: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 77

For more details about the Raspihats add-on boards for Raspberry PI, visit raspihats.com.