Ubisys J1

ModelJ1
VendorUbisys
DescriptionShutter control J1
Exposescover (state, position, tilt), power, linkquality
PictureUbisys J1

Notes

Configuring Inputs

In case the inputs need to be reconfigured (e.g. to use stationary switches instead of momentary ones or vice versa) this can be done in the same way as it is being done for the ubisys C4.

Configuration of device attributes

By publishing to zigbee2mqtt/FRIENDLY_NAME/set various device attributes can be configured:

{
    "configure_j1": {
        "windowCoveringType": xxx,
        "configStatus": xxx,
        "installedOpenLimitLiftCm": xxx,
        "installedClosedLimitLiftCm": xxx,
        "installedOpenLimitTiltDdegree": xxx,
        "installedClosedLimitTiltDdegree": xxx,
        "turnaroundGuardTime": xxx,
        "liftToTiltTransitionSteps": xxx,
        "totalSteps": xxx,
        "liftToTiltTransitionSteps2": xxx,
        "totalSteps2": xxx,
        "additionalSteps": xxx,
        "inactivePowerThreshold": xxx,
        "startupSteps": xxx,
        "totalSteps": xxx,
        "totalSteps2": xxx
    }
}
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For further details on these attributes please take a look at the ubisys J1 technical reference manualopen in new window, chapter "7.2.5. Window Covering Cluster (Server)".

As an alternative to the attributes listed above, the following properties may be used for convenience:

  • open_to_closed_s: corresponds to totalSteps, but takes value in seconds instead of in full AC waves
  • closed_to_open_s: ditto for totalSteps2,
  • lift_to_tilt_transition_ms: sets both liftToTiltTransitionSteps and liftToTiltTransitionSteps2 (they shall both be equal according to ubisys manual), but takes value in milliseconds instead of in full AC waves
  • steps_per_second: factor to be used for conversion, defaults to 50 full AC waves per second if not provided

By publishing to zigbee2mqtt/FRIENDLY_NAME/get/configure_j1 the values of the configuration attributes can also be read back from the device and be printed to the normal Zigbee2MQTT log.

Calibration

By publishing {"configure_j1": {"calibrate": 1}} to zigbee2mqtt/FRIENDLY_NAME/set the device can also be calibrated after installation to support more advanced positioning features (i.e. go to lift percentage / go to tilt percentage). This can be combined with setting attributes as shown above, for example:

{
    "configure_j1": {
        "calibrate" : 1,
        "windowCoveringType": 8,
        "lift_to_tilt_transition_ms": 1600
    }
}
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The calibration procedure will move the shutter up and down several times and the current stage of the calibration process will again be logged to the normal Zigbee2MQTT log for the user to get some feedback. For details on the calibration procedure please again take a look at the ubisys J1 technical reference manualopen in new window, chapter "7.2.5.1. Calibration". Please note that tilt transition steps cannot be determined automatically and must therefore be configured manually for the device to also support "go to tilt percentage". One possibility to determine the correct value is to take a video of the blinds moving from 0 to 100 percent tilt and then getting the exact timing from the video by playing it slow motion.

Home Assistant cover features when using MQTT discovery

The cover will be offered to Home Assistant as supporting lift and tilt by default, but for covers with reduced functionality this can be passed along to Home Assistant by disabling some of the topics in configuration.yaml, for example:

'0x001fee0000001234':
    friendly_name: cover_not_supporting_tilt
    homeassistant:
        tilt_command_topic: null
        tilt_status_topic: null
        tilt_status_template: null
'0x001fee0000001234':
    friendly_name: cover_supporting_neither_lift_nor_tilt
    homeassistant:
        set_position_topic: null
        set_position_template: null
        position_topic: null
        position_template: null
        tilt_command_topic: null
        tilt_status_topic: null
        tilt_status_template: null
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OTA updates

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

Options

How to use device type specific configuration

  • invert_cover: Inverts the cover position, false: open=100,close=0, true: open=0,close=100 (default false). The value must be true or false

Exposes

Cover

The current state of this cover is in the published state under the state property (value is OPEN or CLOSE). To control this cover publish a message to topic zigbee2mqtt/FRIENDLY_NAME/set with payload {"state": "OPEN"}, {"state": "CLOSE"}, {"state": "STOP"}. It's not possible to read (/get) this value. To change the position publish a message to topic zigbee2mqtt/FRIENDLY_NAME/set with payload {"position": VALUE} where VALUE is a number between 0 and 100. To change the tilt publish a message to topic zigbee2mqtt/FRIENDLY_NAME/set with payload {"tilt": VALUE} where VALUE is a number between 0 and 100.

Power (numeric, meter endpoint)

Instantaneous measured power. Value can be found in the published state on the power property. To read (/get) the value publish a message to topic zigbee2mqtt/FRIENDLY_NAME/get with payload {"power": ""}. It's not possible to write (/set) this value. The unit of this value is W.

Linkquality (numeric)

Link quality (signal strength). Value can be found in the published state on the linkquality property. It's not possible to read (/get) or write (/set) this value. The minimal value is 0 and the maximum value is 255. The unit of this value is lqi.