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Ubisys C4 #

Model C4
Vendor Ubisys
Description Control unit C4
Supports action
Picture Ubisys C4

Notes #

General #

The ubisys C4 remote control unit seems to be primarily targeted to be directly bound to other ZigBee devices to control them. Therefore it does not emit plain “click” events or similar but can be configured to send ZigBee commands like on, off, toggle, cover up, cover down etc. from up to 6 endpoints (4 with on/off, level and scene clusters for lights and another 2 to control window covering devices). When used with Zigbee2MQTT all endpoints get bound to the coordinator automatically. Therefore all actions will be sent to the coordinator and forwarded to MQTT in addition to being sent directly via ZigBee to other devices that have potentially been bound manually (see Binding for more information). In it’s factory reset configuration an ubisys C4 just sends a toggle command (originating from endpoints 1 to 4 respectively) for each input. Therefore basic keypresses on attached momentary switches can be processed through Zigbee2MQTT even without further input configuration.

Configuring Inputs #

By publishing to zigbee2mqtt/[FRIENDLY_NAME]/set the following device attributes can be set to configure inputs:

    "configure_device_setup": {
        "inputConfigurations": [0, 0, 0, 0],
        "inputActions": [
            [0, 13, 1, 6, 0, 2],
            [1, 13, 2, 6, 0, 2],
            [2, 13, 3, 6, 0, 2],
            [3, 13, 4, 6, 0, 2]

For further details on these attributes please take a look at the ubisys C4 Technical Reference Manual, chapter “7.8.5. Device Setup Cluster (Server)” and the “ZigBee Device Physical Input Configurations Integrator’s Guide” (which can be obtained directly from ubisys upon request). Please note that there seems to be a size limit on the amount of data that can successfullly be written to inputActions, so not all configurations theoretically possbile might work in reality.

By publishing to zigbee2mqtt/[FRIENDLY_NAME]/get/configure_device_setup the values of the configuration attributes can also be read back from the device and be printed to the normal Zigbee2MQTT log.

OTA updates #

This device supports OTA updates, for more information see OTA updates.

Manual Home Assistant configuration #

Although Home Assistant integration through MQTT discovery is preferred, manual integration is possible with the following configuration:

  - platform: "mqtt"
    state_topic: "zigbee2mqtt/<FRIENDLY_NAME>"
    availability_topic: "zigbee2mqtt/bridge/state"
    icon: "mdi:gesture-double-tap"
    value_template: "{{ value_json.action }}"

  - platform: "mqtt"
    state_topic: "zigbee2mqtt/<FRIENDLY_NAME>"
    availability_topic: "zigbee2mqtt/bridge/state"
    icon: "mdi:signal"
    unit_of_measurement: "lqi"
    value_template: "{{ value_json.linkquality }}"

  - platform: "mqtt"
    state_topic: "zigbee2mqtt/<FRIENDLY_NAME>"
    availability_topic: "zigbee2mqtt/bridge/state"
    payload_on: true
    payload_off: false
    value_template: "{{ value_json.update_available}}"