New integration for REMKO Heatpump

Hi,

I have running at home a REMKO Heatpump WKF-Compact. There is currently no integration for Home Assistant. So I have created a very basic integration. It read a few sensors. Also, you can modify settings using the rest_commands.

I have a few specific cases I want to switch to standby the heating/cooling mode. For example, in case a door has been opened for a certain time or the energy price is very expensive at a given moment.

So I have shared my code so you can create a similar dashboard like below:

Also, I have documented the rest_command so you can also switch between modes.

You can find the code and documentation in my repository: GitHub - jovana/remko-heat-pump: remko.de SmartControl - API

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know!

Have Fun!

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Hi Jo.
Thanks for doing lots of excellent work. I had been looking for a REMKO integration for a while.
I have installed the files from Github and with some tweaks got it to work.
At first it gave errors, but I seem to have resolved them now.

  • Had to rename the folder to remko_heatpump (and not remko_heat_pump), as on Github
  • Had to modify init.py and remko.py to include a ‘.’ before const
  • Had to modify sensor.py to include ‘.’ before ‘remko’ and ‘const’
  • In const.py had to change to;
    DOMAIN: str = “remko_heatpump”
    BASE_API_URL: str = “http://xxx.xxx.xx.xx

Now the sensors show up nicely.

I would like to also control the heat-pump with some commands, but here it gets a bit technical?
How did you get to your Status of DHW and Heating toggle-buttons in the dashboard? Did you make several rest commands that you call? And how do you transfer the status with the command?
Many thanks
Rolf

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I am also quite interested where you got the code table from, there are some commands I’d like to give to the WKF as well, like do a SWW (party mode).
Thanks in advance!

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Cool you are using my code! It was a struggle to have it working. Also good feedback on the fixes I will update this in the repro. I have also a newer version running myself not that much changes but more or less optimizations. I will update this in the repo.

About the toggel switches I have created rest_commands for this. I will share examples in the repo for this.

Last week I have changes a bit on turning on and off for cooling and heating per floor. I figured out the honywell zone manager I have takes up quit a bit of power when the valves are open.

Will update you later this week💪

I have found the codes by reverse engineering the cgi api on the remko interface. I have created the tables from this information. Remko.de does not give any help on this probably the even don’f understand what we are doing.

I don’t understand what the sww party mode is but I know and can find the codes for you. I will publish this also in the update.

Did you already check this page: Create rest_command for management by Home Assistant · jovana/remko-heat-pump Wiki · GitHub

After adding this you can use the rest_commands in your automations.

If you missing something let me know and I will update this also.

Okay, I have updated the repo. Small fixes. The only thing I have changed is the PowerConsumptionSensor so you can create a power consumption item on your energy dashboard.
Go to helpers and add a new “Riemann sum integral sensor”. After that, you can add as additional device to the energy dashboard.

Hi Jo,
I’m new to HA, and am probably making a trivial mistake in getting your Remko Heatpump integration working on our WKF100. All sensors report 0 or N/A values…
Could it be the API or codes have changed? I’m running version 4.27.

I also get “int() can’t convert non-string with explicit base” errors on the RemkoHeatpump().api_request calls that expect a numeric result:

  • RequestedWatertankTempSensor,
  • PowerConsumptionSensor,
  • CurrentWatertankTempSensor,
  • CurrentOutsideTemperatureSensor,
  • CurrentHeatingCircuitTemperatureSensor,
  • CurrentHeatingWaterTemperatureSensor.
    I resolved the error by casting the call to str (ie. str(RemkoHeatpump().api_request(<api code>))

Ho Jan,

I dont have version 4.27.
Can you confirm you get a response if you go to the address: http://BASE_API_URL/cgi-bin/webapi.cgi (check your ip address).

Sometimes (if ha just start) it does not give any results so this error’s can occur a few times a day in the logs. I think the remko interface is not quick enough.

Hi Jo,
I do have the Remko browserinterface (http://BASE_API_URL) but no response on the webapi.cgi.

Can you check your browser console log → network to find out what path the web interface is connecting?

Je wil see something like the below image.

Probably the newer version has a new webapi path.

This is a good blog if you need help on accessing your developer tools in your browser: Accessing the Browser Console and Network Logs - HappyFox Support

Hi Jo,
I hope this is what you mean:


and this (same screen but selected another row):

Hi Jan,

Sorry for the delay, very busy these day’s.
It seems like you have a newer or other system. I will send you a DM about this.

Jo

Hi @Jovana, @jan59 ,

did you have a update on this issue? It looks like I am facing the same issue as Jan with another version and no access to the CGI via URL.

Thanks

Hi,

I did not receive any updates from Jan about this.
The problem we have now is the version I have running in my REMKO unit is older, so it seems there is a newer endpoint I don’t know of. REMKO doesn’t have any test software or demo versions available so I can not troubleshoot on the API connector.

I have asked to update my system to the latest version, but no response jet.

BTW is one thing you can try, but not sure if this is working:
Change the URL from http://BASE_API_URL/cgi-bin/webapi.cgi to http://BASE_API_URL/ucresponse.cgi

If I am changing it to:
http://BASE_API_URL/cgi-bin/ucresponse.cgi I receive a long number:
27DCE533202218C0A8B23D2104001C0027F1FD874D40F69CBA9624BC274C9A2880342878DB3BCB

I modified this URL in the remko.py file. Do I need to trigger the integration to see the sensors?

But the Sensor showing just “0” as the value coming back. Any idea what I can test to troubleshoot and test?

@Jovana Any hint on how I can troubleshoot and test?

I have the same issue my software is on version 4.26.

Did you figure it out?