How to setup Sonoff Pow R1 for ESPHome
I have some old Sonoff Pow (version 1) smart DIY switches in my home that I wish to repurpose them using ESPHome. Here is the guide on how I flash ESPHome firmware into my Sonoff Pow smart switches.
Here are the stuffs I used in this guide...
- Sonoff POW R1 switches
- ESPHome Dashboard. Mine is running on Docker in Synology NAS.
- FTDI Friend from Adafruit to connect Sonoff POW to my PC via USB.
- Windows PC
- First, go to ESPHome Dashboard in your Windows PC browser.
8. Copy and paste this into the editor…
esphome: name: sonoffpowbedroomtv # <= Change this esp8266: board: esp01_1m # Enable logging logger: # Enable Home Assistant API api: password: !secret api_password ota: password: !secret ota_password wifi: ssid: !secret wifi_ssid password: !secret wifi_password fast_connect: true # Required for hidden SSID # Enable fallback hotspot (captive portal) in case wifi connection fails ap: ssid: "Sonoffpowbedroomtv" # <= Change this password: "xxxxxxx" captive_portal: binary_sensor: - platform: gpio pin: number: GPIO0 mode: input: true pullup: true inverted: true name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Button" # <= Change this - platform: status name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Status" # <= Change this switch: - platform: gpio name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Relay" # <= Change this pin: GPIO12 output: # Register the blue LED as a dimmable output .... - platform: esp8266_pwm id: blue_led pin: GPIO15 inverted: false light: # ... and then make a light out of it. - platform: monochromatic name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Blue LED" # <= Change this output: blue_led sensor: - platform: hlw8012 sel_pin: 5 cf_pin: 14 cf1_pin: 13 current: name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Current" # <= Change this voltage: name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Voltage" # <= Change this power: name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Power" # <= Change this energy: name: "Sonoff Pow Bedroom TV Energy" # <= Change this update_interval: 10s
14. Press and hold the switch button and plug in the FTDI to your computer USB port. Release button after plug in.
It's done. You should see 8 new entities created in your Home Assistant.