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    ioBroker adapter for KEBA KeContact P20 or P30 and BMW i wallbox

    Control your charging station and use automatic regulation e.g. to charge your vehicle by photovoltaic surplus and battery storage using its UDP protocol.


    Install this adapter via ioBroker Admin:

    1. Open instance config dialog
    2. Enter the IP address of your KEBA KeContact wallbox
    3. Adjust the refresh interval if needed
    4. Save the configuration
    5. Start the adapter


    KeContact IP Address

    This is the IP address of your KEBA KeContact or BMW i wallbox.

    Firmware check

    Once a day adapter will check if a newer firmware is available at KEBA website. This information will be printed to log as warning.

    Passive Mode

    Activate this option if you wnat to control your wallbox by your own and yu do not wish this adapter to do some automatics. In this case all subsequent options regarding PV automatics and power limitation will be ignored.

    Subsequent wallbox

    Activate this option if this a subsequent wallbox in your environment. Currently, only one wallbox can be managed actively. All others (seperate instances) must check this option because of only one instance can receive broadcast messages. This wallbox/instance will be running in passive mode.

    Load charging sessions

    You can check this option to periodically download the latest charging sessions (30) from your wall box. ATTENTION for users from version v1.1.1 and below: you have to check this option to still receive for charging sessions!

    Refresh Interval

    This is the interval in seconds how often the wallbox should be queried for new charging values.

    The default value is 10 minutes which is a good balance between the load for the KeConnect and having up-to-date information in ioBroker.

    PV automatics

    To charge your vehicle accordingly to a surplus (e.g. by photovoltaics) you can also define states which represent surplus and regard of main power. These value are used to calculate amperage which can be used for charging. By additional values you can define

    • a state for current power of battery storage, so the photovoltaics automatics will use it additionally for charging your vehicle
    • toggle X1 option if you want to use X1 input from charging station to control whether to charge with full power or by photovoltaic automatic
    • a different mimimum amperage than the default 6 A (only needed for e.g. Renault Zoe)
    • a value of regard power that may be used to start charging (that means charging will start even if not enough surplus is available - suggested 0 W for 1 phases charging, 500 W to 2000 W for 3 phases charging)
    • an increment for amperage (suggested 500 mA)
    • a value of regard that may be temporarily used to uphold charging session (that means charging will stop later even if enough surplus is no longer available - starting regard will be added - suggested 500 W)
    • minimum duration of charging session (even if surplus is no longer sufficient, a charging session will last at least this time - suggested 300 sec)
    • time to continue charging session each time surplus is no longer sufficient (to bridge the time on cloudy days)

    power limitation

    You can also limit max. power of your wallbox to limit main power. E.g. when running night-storage heaters you might have to respect a maximum power limitation. If you enter a value, your wallbox will be limited continously to not pass your power limit. Up to three states of energy meters can be specified for limitation. All values will be added to calculate current consumption. An extra checkbox is used to specified whether wallbox power is included (in this case wallbox power will be subtracted from the state values).

    dynamic options

    Additionally there are some states to influence behaviour of photovoltaics automatic on the fly, e.g. by a script of your own updating these values according to your needs)

    • kecontact.0.automatic.photovoltaics - actives photovoltaics automatic (true) or will charge vehicle with maximum power when set to false
    • kecontact.0.automatic.calcPhases - defines the current number of phases to be used for charging calculation. This is needed for Keba Deutschland edition and can be used for initial charging session for all charging stations
    • kecontact.0.automatic.addPower - defines an amount of watts of regard allowed to charge your vehicle (same as in options)
    • kecontact.0.automatic.pauseWallbox - stops every charging session immediately as long a set to true
    • kecontact.0.automatic.limitCurrent - limits your charging to specified amperage in mA (0 = no limitation)

    Sample: To charge your vehicle with a constant amperage of 6A regardless of surplus, set photovoltaics to false and limitCurrent to 6000.


    1.4.0 (2022-03-31)

    • (Sneak-L8) support for battery storage in photovoltaics automatics
    • (Sneak-L8) add state selector in settings dialog

    1.3.4 (2022-01-30)

    • (Sneak-L8) fix invalid assignment to message (sentry IOBROKER-KECONTACT-S)
    • (Sneak-L8) update charging timestamp more often to prevent toogling
    • (Sneak-L8) update more information even in passive mode

    1.3.3 (2021-12-11)

    • (Sneak-L8) fix error when message to display is empty (sentry IOBROKER-KECONTACT-Q)
    • (Sneak-L8) new option whether power of wallbox is included in surplus/regard

    1.3.2 (2021-11-09)

    • (Sneak-L8) firmware check for x-series no longer supported due to changes on website of Keba

    1.3.1 (2021-11-01)

    • (Sneak-L8) fix wrong type of timeQ in charging reports

    1.3.0 (2021-08-16)

    • (Sneak-L8) new adapter base generated by adapter creator
    • (Sneak-L8) support multiple wallboxes

    1.2.3 (2021-08-14)

    • (Sneak-L8) fix wrong P20/P30 detection

    1.2.2 (2021-07-28)

    • (Sneak-L8) new: limit max. charging current dynamically
    • (Sneak-L8) support BMW charging station (Keba OEM, Sentry IOBROKER-KECONTACT-3)
    • (Sneak-L8) support P20 charging station (Sentry IOBROKER-KECONTACT-B)
    • (Sneak-L8) optimized power calculation for Deutschland edition

    1.2.1 (2021-07-20)

    • (Sneak-L8) support X1 contact of charging station to switch photovoltaics automatic
    • (Sneak-L8) prevent a crash case (Sentry IOBROKER-KECONTACT-2)

    1.2.0 (2021-06-07)

    • (Sneak-L8) support for compact mode
    • (Sneak-L8) using to track errors
    • (Sneak-L8) support for KeContact P30 Deutschland edition

    1.1.3 (2021-04-26)

    • (Sneak-L8) new time option to continue charging session with regard
    • (Sneak-L8) optimized calculation of surplus (prevent alternating amperage)

    1.1.2 (2021-04-02)

    • (Sneak-L8) default state of photovoltaics automatic set to true for new users
    • (Sneak-L8) new option to select whether charging sessions list should be downloaded and be saved in states or not, do so only once an hour ATTENTION for users from version v1.1.1 and below: you have to check this option to still receive for charging sessions!
    • (Sneak-L8) firmware version check
    • (Sneak-L8) expanded readme

    1.1.1 (2021-02-25)

    • (Sneak-L8) internal state update prevented recognition of state change

    1.1.0 (2021-02-20)

    • (Sneak-L8) intermediate results saved as states values
    • (Sneak-L8) additional power for charging session as state

    1.0.3 (2021-02-08)

    • (Sneak-L8) new options for minimal amerage (e.g. Renault Zoe) and permanent regard value


    • Added readout of last 30 Charging Sessions from Wallbox; Enabled 'setenergy' State to send and set Charging Goal in Wh to Wallbox

    1.0.1 (2020-08-20)

    • (Sneak-L8) add missing german translation for IP address setting

    1.0.0 (2020-08-20)

    • (UncleSam) change settings layout to material design, first offical version

    0.3.2 (2020-08-04)

    • (Sneak-L8) in PV automatics mode wallbox will be disabled as long as no vehicle is plugged

    0.3.1 (2020-07-23)

    • (Sneak-L8) do not start charging when vehicle is plugged even if current is too low for photovoltaics automation

    0.3.0 (2020-07-21)

    • (Sneak-L8) regulate wallbox by PV automatics independant from state curr user

    0.2.6 (2020-07-20)

    • (Sneak-L8) try again to regulate wallbox by currtime instead of curr as suggested

    0.2.3 (2020-05-24)

    • (Sneak-L8) fix call to display PV automatics after vehicle is plugged, fix object in energy meter states

    0.2.2 (2020-05-13)

    • (Sneak-L8) display information about photovoltaics automatic also at begin of charging
    • (Sneak-L8) delayed display of photovoltaics automatic when vehicle is plugged (8 sec)

    0.2.1 (2019-11-14)

    • (Sneak-L8) handle values of undefined in getStates
    • (Sneak-L8) better recognition of max power function

    0.2.0 (2019-02-05)

    • (Sneak-L8) added automatic regulation by output photovoltaics unit
    • (Sneak-L8) added possibility to limit wallbox to keep total power below a limit
    • (Sneak-L8) added state to display text on wallbox

    0.1.0 (2019-01-12)

    • (Apollon77) Updated CI testing, update basic files

    0.0.3 (2017-07-04)

    • (UncleSamSwiss) Improved UDP datagram sending
    • (UncleSamSwiss) Added all known writable states

    0.0.2 (2017-06-25)

    • (UncleSamSwiss) Improved UDP socket handling (thanks to ehome)
    • (UncleSamSwiss) Added reading all known states

    0.0.1 (2017-06-11)

    • (UncleSamSwiss) Initial version


    This project is not affiliated directly or indirectly with the company KEBA AG.

    KeConnect is a registered trademark of KEBA AG.


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