Yes, there is an addon indeed but you don’t need it to connect or run ESPHome native API. I’ve compiled all of my firmware using terminal on my Windows PC, I don’t think the RPI3B is suitable for that task… I can test, compile and upload everything with ease.
What device does this problem occurs? Sonoff Basic? I’ve also had problems with the LED being on when relay as turned on. This was solved by removing the
status_led component and creating a light entity inside the project. Here is an example:
- platform: gpio
- platform: esp8266_pwm
- platform: output
- light.turn_on: led
- light.turn_off: led
- platform: monochromatic
This will create a switch entity that turns on the led according to the current state.
status_led feature can now be achieved by the new trigger Otto just released:
wifi_connected, using automation.
ESPHome was just updated last night with great new features and fixes. I really recommend you investing some time on it.
Let me know if you need any help with it.