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HOW TO SET UP SHELLY DIMMER WITH MQTT

INTRODUCTION:

This shelly device allow you to control a the dimming of a light.
It can Turn on/off a light and control the fading all in one device.

Step 1:

After wiring the device as expalned in the shelly cloud web site,
connect into the shelly hotspot and write the default IP address (192.168.33.1) in your browser search bar.

How to connect inside the shelly web interface

Step 2:

In order to set the shelly in wifi client mode:

1. Get inside internet security settings

2. Wifi client

3. Check the box inside called Connect the Shelly device to an existing WiFi Network

How to set the wifi client mode to shelly device

Step 3:

To set the MQTT inside this device:

1. Internet security settings

2. Advanced-Developer settings

3. Check the box Enable action execution via MQTT

4. Set the server IP address

5. Set the QoS (Quality of Service) to 2.

How to set the MQTT protocol inside web interface

Step 4:

Open your Eve automation software and create a new MQTT gateway,
here is a guide that explane how to do it.

MQTT protocol gateway creation

Step 5:

Add a switch component into the project, change its gateway to the one you created before.

How to change the gateway to components

Step 6:

Set up the topics, you can check the topics’s composition in the shelly website.
All the three topics that we will set have an accurate explanation inside the shelly website.

By clikcing this link you will be able to see the configuration

How to set up the topics inside the componets

HOW TO SET THE DIMMER FUNCTION IN MQTT

Step 1.1:

To set the dimmering at a ligh with shelly MQTT, add a slider component into the project,
change the gateway to the MQTT we used in the switch.

Set up the Topics as shown in the picture below.

Click this link to be able to consult the Topic configuration.

How to set the topics in the dimmer component inside eve automation software

Step 1.2:

Set a dimmer component, by selecting the switch and the slider compoenent from the drop down menu inside it.

How to set a dimmer component with MQTT protocol inside Eve automation software

Step 1.3:

Lets check if all has been correctly set, download and innstal the MQTT fx software or open it in case you already have it.
Subscribe to the topic: shellies/shellydimmer-<deviceID>/light/0/#, and start switching on/off the switch inside the Eve remote app, you should be able to see
the topics working

How to debug the MQTT comunication with the broker
TROUBLE SHOOTING

1- Make sure to have the last version available for EVE manager and Eve X1 server firmware.

2- Make sure the shelly plug is connected in your network.

3- If you can’t connect to the broker check if the X1 server has been wired correctly.

Discover more about our Shelly dedicated solution.

FAQ:

My shelly dimmer won't connet to my wifi network.

Check if your connectio has particular firewall or if you put the wifi’s credentials correctly