This custom component developed is an alternative for the standard build in mitemp_bt integration that is available in Home Assistant. Unlike the original mitemp_bt integration, which is getting its data by polling the device with a default five-minute interval, this custom component is parsing the Bluetooth Low Energy packets payload that is constantly emitted by the sensor. The packets payload may contain temperature/humidity/battery and other data. Subsequently, the sensor platform became an integration.
Advantage of this integration is that it doesn’t affect the battery as much as the built-in integration. It also solves connection issues some people have with the standard integration (due to passivity and the ability to collect data from multiple bt-interfaces simultaneously). Read more in the FAQ.
Currently supported sensors:
LYWSDCGQ, CGG1, LYWSD02, LYWSD03MMC, CGD1, MHO-C303, MHO-C401, JQJCY01YM, HHCCJCY01, GCLS002, HHCCPOT002, WX08ZM.
A list of all supported sensors with their description and image is available here.
This topic was created in addition to github issues as a place where you can more freely discuss the operation of the component, ask for support, leave feedback and share your experience.
If you are looking for support, please spend some time reading our Frequently Asked Questions, as it may already contain the answer to your question.