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  • sputnik
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    Once I get the plugin working, I'm planning to automate the climate as well except it will initiate automatically only when HS senses that there is motion/occupancy in the morning at a certain area of the house. Since my schedule varies, the climate will start only when necessary.

    The other thing is smarter auto garage door opening and closing. Currently, I have a somewhat complicated but reliable setup in place that uses phone geofencing, motion sensors, and camera based AI for when the car returns home (which is much smarter than using Homelink), but I'm hoping to use this plugin to also automate the garage door opening when the car is inside, and then closing the door once the car is out. Homelink is very limited so it's not really an option in my case. Not sure if it'll work, but roughly, I'm thinking of waking the car up when there is motion in the garage. When the driver side door is opened then that will open the garage door (generally it's rare for me to open the door if I'm not going to drive). Maybe even use the shift state, though I'm guessing probably not due to the update lag. I wish Tesla's api had seat sensing, but I may be able to get it to work without it.

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  • JohnnyBman
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    Originally posted by richardfj View Post
    The most useful functionality I have set up is for HS to warn me if I need to plug the car in to be charged. I set up an event to change a virtual device if the car is located at home, with the charging port closed and with a range of less than 120 miles. When the virtual device indicates an active “needs charging” status, I blink the top 2 LEDs on all my wall switches until the car is plugged in.
    Great idea. Just got my Model 3 a month ago. I don't have any wall switches yet, so I just have it send me a text at 9:00 PM if the conditions are met (less than 40%, location=home, charge port=closed).

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  • shill
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    Originally posted by Dave_D View Post
    Hi Shill Any thoughts on using the tesla plugin for supporting powerwalls?
    Without one of my own, I couldn't develop, test or support it effectively enough. I think I may have seen where someone already had something they were working on for that, so you might be able to track that down here on the forums.

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  • Dave_D
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    Hi Shill Any thoughts on using the tesla plugin for supporting powerwalls?

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  • shill
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    Originally posted by richardfj View Post
    The most useful functionality I have set up is for HS to warn me if I need to plug the car in to be charged. I set up an event to change a virtual device if the car is located at home, with the charging port closed and with a range of less than 120 miles. When the virtual device indicates an active “needs charging” status, I blink the top 2 LEDs on all my wall switches until the car is plugged in.
    I love the idea of blinking an LED! Need to add that to my logic.

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  • richardfj
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    The most useful functionality I have set up is for HS to warn me if I need to plug the car in to be charged. I set up an event to change a virtual device if the car is located at home, with the charging port closed and with a range of less than 120 miles. When the virtual device indicates an active “needs charging” status, I blink the top 2 LEDs on all my wall switches until the car is plugged in.

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  • shill
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    I got my car in November, so my primary reason for creating the plugin was to turn on the climate system before I leave for work in the morning when it was cold outside. I turn it on 5 minutes before my typical departure time (if it's a weekday, I'm "Home", the car is "Home", and my virtual "Work Day" device is turned on), and if it's been running for 15 minutes and I haven't left the house yet, it turns off automatically to prevent too much unnecessary battery drain.

    That quickly grew to include similar logic around leaving work once it got warm out!

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    I also try to forcibly wake the car before expected travel times so it's more likely to be ready, respond to bluetooth presence, etc.:

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    And just last night I was at my daughter's last band concert and was recording all the songs, which drained my battery to the point it ultimately died before it was time to leave. So I used her phone to login to HomeSeer, unlocked the car, opened the trunk for her, and used "Remote Start" to let me drive home even with a dead phone

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  • shill
    started a topic How are you using the plugin?

    How are you using the plugin?

    I'd love to hear how you're using this plugin - it might give me some ideas for how to build in more functionality in the future!
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