I am having trouble setting up my 433mhz fireplace using an rfxtrx.
I have got my Somfy blinds, and the TapTile controller in my bathroom working ok, but it doesn’t seem to pickup my fireplace remote control.
I can send and receive commands using RFXmgr on Windows so I’m certain that the rfxtrx is capable.
I have tried setting ‘automatic_add’ for Cover, Senor, Light, and Switch, but still nothing.
Did you have any success in getting this to work? I’m in the same position with Somfy blinds working correctly and the gas fire working through RFXMGR but I can’t get Home Assistant to detect the existing remote signals using the same options and also tried binary sensor.
In case anyone else is looking for a way to control their fireplace using a Mertik Maxitrol remote, I managed to get this working using OpenMQTTGateway, running on an ESP8266 NodeMCU, with a cheap 433MHz transmitter for sending codes to my fireplace. All for less than $10,
In Home Assistant, I then created two switches. One is for power on/off and the other is for flame up/down. I created buttons for these in the Lovelace UI. All working quite nicely.
@aerodolphin Due to having to use Ethernet, I am currently controlling our fireplace using ESPHome and an ESP32-POE with 433MHz transmitter.
In case it’s of any help, below is my configuration YAML in ESPHome. As you can see, I have four commands (power on/off, and flame up/down). Each command is defined as a switch (i.e. 433MHz transmitter sends the code to the fireplace), as well as a binary sensor (HA detects when the original remote’s buttons are pressed, and also when the 433MHz transmitter sends the codes). The binary sensors are not really necessary, but I really wanted to make sure I was able to go full circle (due to being a control freak ).
Based on the message from @Marsman, I have successfully added controls for the Mertik G6R-H4T5 to Home Assistant. After capturing the command codes with RFXmgmr, I have added the following code to configuration.yaml:
Hi Corne. Is it possible to supply me all the events from all the buttons. My remote broke and I would like to control my fireplace by home assistant instead of replacing the remote witch is really expensive and I already have a rfxcom. I can pair it as a new remote.
I just found out that the Mertik Maxitrol has a (expensive) WiFi module that communicates using a serial interface with the gasblock controller (G6R-R4AU). So the WiFi module is nothing more than a protocol convertor.
If someone does have the WiFi module, we could monitor the serial connection and the integration in HA is piece of cake.