While @NorthernMan54’s implemenation of rtl_433_ESP ist the greatest, it really depends on the 433 Mhz devices which you have and want to use with OpemMQTTGateway
Sorry do you mean NorthernMan54’s implementation of rtl_433_ESP “IS or ISNT” the greatest?
Each module/library (RF, RF2, Pilight and rtl_433_ESP) is only compatible with certain devices, so my ESP8266 RF library gateway will be needed and be useful for as long as I have my compatible RF power sockets. The same with yours, depending on what 433 Mhz devices you have.
I get that the librarys are specific to the devices that they support… but at the moment, i’m at the beginning of my smart home building process and have no idea what other devices i might acquire so would rather side with the library that the largest support for the most devices. If RTL_433 is that library than i might need to look at that. Is there crossover between the libraries? So for example a certain RF433 reed window sensor could work under 3 different libraries if its particularly well supported?
Again, the multi-gateway is only really necessary if you have devices which are only supported by multiple modules/libraries. The important thing to remember though is that only the active module can then receive and send to devices, not ideal for RF contact or motion sensors.
Hmmm. So does this mean that once i set my gateway up on say pilight on the multi image it will only talk to devices over the pilight library until i change the library over via mqtt to say RF? Or does it mean that all 4 libraries can exist on the ESP32 and can fight for air time but only one device can talk at a time to each library.
The same applies to bluetooth, which is not compatible with the mutil-gateway, due to size restrictions, but also due to the fact that RF reception/transmissions would be impossible during BT active time and vice versa.
Thats strange, i’ve been using OMG v0.93 with RF and BLE both on the same device for a year now and havn’t noticed any particular issues with running both on the device? could that be due to me using the larger antenae?
Sorry, I don’t actually.
What kind of RF devices do you actually have? Looking at the compatibility list you might actully find that a single protovol gateway might be enough for your purpose.
I have an BSSB RF315MHZ actuated bed
A load of GS-WDS07 reed 433mhz magnetic reed switches
Ilumos 433mhz Dimmer Switches
I’m pretty sure there’s no single library that covers those 3… Am i right in thinking that the RM4 Pro supports more RF devices than the OpenMQTTGateway? Just curious as i believe all 3 three of those devices were learnable by the device and whatever RF library is relies on…