It’s now 4 years since I first connected a RX-Multi to control my garagedoors from Telldus. Since then I have slowly moved towards Home Assistant and Z-wave.
The RX-Multi has been unstable and stopped working recently. As I was moving away from 433MHz, the natural choice was Z-wave. I had the Aeotec Garage door controller on my wishlist for a long time, but it was a little expensive when I have two garage doors.
Inspired by the blogpost from duppeditten.com, I decided to try the Qubino Flush 1D Relay.
I used a power cord from a computer that I stripped and Wago-connectors to split the power to both relay’s.
The Qubino is set to auto-include on the first seconds, if not already included to a gateway. To prevent any error in the inclusion, I connected one to the power first and included it in Home Assistant.
I mounted both relay’s in a junction box. I considered taking of the motor-cover and mounting them inside the motor – but it was to cold too do more than necessary 🙂
For the impulse signal, I found a lamp cord that I connected to Q1 and Q2 (or Q arrow up and Q arrow down), and to the impulse connectors on my motors.
In Home Assistant I edited the config parameter 11: Automatic turning off relay after set time to 1 second.
There is a lot of options here. The Qubino has sensor inputs, that you can use with a magnetsensor to report if the door is open or closed. I already had some old magnetsensors mounted on my doors.
You can also connect a temperature-sensor.
As mentioned, you can also mount the Qubino inside your motor, by taking of the cover.