How to controll (some) devices via MQTT and the rest via ZHA !? (managing Aqara Curtain Driver E1)

I own a set of ‘Aqara Curtain Driver E1’ drivers and try to control them via Home Assistant without Aqara hub. I first tried that using a Sonoff P usb ZHA, which worked partly. :frowning:

Since I was not content with that I did buy the newer Sonoff E usb, which does not interface with the Curtain driver at all :rage:

So yesterday, I did install MQTT / core-mosquitto … which is running … however I have really no idea how to have devices controlled by MQTT

More over I have no Idea if it is possible to control one set of devices via ZHA and some other devices via MQTT

So my questions are:

  • is a combination of MQTT and ZHA possible !?
  • if so how to add an device to MQTT (in the latest Home Assistant version)
  • if someone managed to get ‘full’ control over the Aqara Curtain Driver E1 device (without using the Aqara hub), I would love to hear how