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# OpenSprinkler Binding

This binding allows good and flexible control over your OpenSprinkler devices. You can choose to manually start, stop or delay the stand alone watering programs that are stored and run fully from the OpenSprinkler device. Alternatively you can setup openHAB rules to control everything in more depth by setting up multiple station things for each watering zone to gain more in depth control. By using the internal programs and sensors of the OpenSprinkler device, it can remove the complexity of what happens to the watering if openHAB crashes, is rebooted, or drops out of WiFi range in the middle of your watering rules. Mixing the two concepts can also be done, the choice is yours.

# Supported Bridges

  • OpenSprinkler HTTP Bridge is required to communicate with an OpenSprinkler device through the network and should be added first.

# Supported Things

  • OpenSprinkler Station is for gaining advanced controls and status information over a single station (zone) of a device, e.g. to turn it on or off, or the time remaining.
  • OpenSprinkler Device is for device-specific controls that usually apply to multiple stations or main unit sensors, e.g. if rain was detected.

Recommend that you first add a single device thing and then if you need the extra controls, add as many of the station things as you wish.

# Discovery

OpenSprinkler devices can be discovered by the binding sending requests to every IP on your network. Due to this method used, it is very slow at finding devices and can saturate network bandwidth.

# Bridge ('http') Configuration

  • hostname: Hostname or IP address of the OpenSprinkler HTTP API.
  • port: Port the OpenSprinkler device is listening on. Usually 80.
  • password: Admin password of the API. Factory default is: opendoor
  • refresh: Number of seconds in between refreshing the Thing state with the API.
  • basicUsername: (optional) Only needed when the OpenSprinkler device is behind a basic auth enforcing reverse proxy.
  • basicPassword: (optional) Only needed when the OpenSprinkler device is behind a basic auth enforcing reverse proxy.

# Station Thing Configuration

The station thing must be used with a http bridge and has the following configuration properties:

  • stationIndex: The index of the station to communicate with, starting with 0 for the first station

# Channels

The following channels are supported by the station thing.

Channel Type ID Item Type Description
stationState Switch RW This channel indicates whether the station is on or off.
remainingWaterTime Number:Time R The time the station remains to be open.
nextDuration Number:Time RW The amount of time that will be used to keep the station
open when next manually switched on. If not set, this
value will default to 18 hours which is the maximum time
queued Switch RW Indicates that the station is queued to be turned on.
The channel cannot be turned on, only turning it off is
supported (which removes the station from the queue).
ignoreRain Switch RW This channel makes the station ignore the rain delay.

When using the nextDuration channel, it is advised to setup persistence (e.g. MapDB) in order to persist the value through restarts.

The following channels are supported by the device thing. NOTE: Some channels will only show up if the hardware has the required sensor and is setup correctly.

Channel Type ID Item Type Description
rainsensor Switch RO This channel indicates whether rain is detected by the device or not.
sensor2 Switch RO This channel is for the second sensor (if your hardware supports it).
currentDraw Number:ElectricCurrent RO Shows the current draw of the device.
waterlevel Number:Dimensionless RO This channel shows the current water level in percent (0-250%). The water level is
calculated based on the weather and influences the duration of the water programs.
signalStrength Number RO Shows how strong the WiFi Signal is.
flowSensorCount Number:Dimensionless RO Shows the number of pulses the optional water flow sensor has reported.
programs String RW Displays a list of the programs that are setup in your OpenSprinkler and when
selected will start that program for you.
stations String RW Display a list of stations that can be run when selected to the length of time set
in the nextDuration channel.
nextDuration Number:Time RW The time the station will open for when any stations are selected from the
stations channel. Defaults to 30 minutes if not set.
resetStations Switch RW The ON command will stop all stations immediately, including those waiting to run.
enablePrograms Switch RW Allow programs to auto run. When OFF, manually started stations will still work.
rainDelay Number:Time RW Sets/Shows the amount of time (hours) that rain has caused programs to be delayed.

# Textual Example


Bridge opensprinkler:http:http [hostname="", port=81, password="opendoor"] {
    Thing station 01 [stationIndex=0]
    Thing station 02 [stationIndex=1]
    Thing station 03 [stationIndex=2]
    Thing station 04 [stationIndex=3]
    Thing station 05 [stationIndex=4]
    Thing station 06 [stationIndex=5]
    Thing device device


Group stations
Switch Station01 (stations) { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:01:stationState" }
Number:Time Station01RaminingTime { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:01:remainingWaterTime" }
Switch Station02 (stations) { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:02:stationState" }
Switch Station03 (stations) { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:03:stationState" }
Number:Time Station03NextDuration { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:03:nextDuration" }
Switch Station04 (stations) { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:04:stationState" }
Switch Station05 (stations) { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:05:stationState" }
Switch Station06 (stations) { channel="opensprinkler:station:http:06:stationState" }

Switch RainSensor { channel="opensprinkler:device:http:device:rainsensor" }
Number:ElectricCurrent CurrentDraw {channel="opensprinkler:device:http:device:currentDraw"}


sitemap demo label="Main Menu"
    Frame {
        Switch item=Station01
        Selection item=Station03NextDuration mappings=[300="5 min", 600="10 min"]