HA Zigbee dongle recommendation is anti-recommendation on GitHub page [solved]


On the ZHA page the 2nd recommendation for a dongle is the “SONOFF Zigbee 3.0 USB Dongle Plus Model “ZBDongle-E” (EFR32MG21 variant)” but when going to the GitHub page for the driver that this dongle is using, they are stating (emp. mine):

  • ITead Zigbee 3.0 USB Dongle (EFR32MG21) Model 9888010100045 Note! Currently not recommended due to stability issues.

Which page should I trust more?

That is the old dongle



Which one is the old? Both use the same chip (EFR32MG21). How to recognise new/old dongle? And is the old or new one the good one?

Is this the new or old?

See here for a comparison:

Your amazon link shows the new one.

Awesome thanks! That helped a lot!

Since ZHA links to the new one I assume the new one is the good one :smiley: