node-red-contrib-ramp-thermostat 0.4.0

A Node-RED node that emulates a thermostat

npm install node-red-contrib-ramp-thermostat

NPM version

A Node-RED contrib-node that emulates a thermostat.

The ramp-thermostat controls an actuator depending on the current input temperature and the target temperature (setpoint).

Installation

Run the following command in your Node-RED user directory - typically ~/.node-red

$ npm install node-red-contrib-ramp-thermostat

Configuration

The target temperature is defined by a profile that provides the value depending on the current time 00:00-24:00. The profile consists of several points whose connections build a sequence of lines. The switching moment can be optimized by defining a gradient line like a ramp.

A profile has at least 2 points and should typically start at 00:00 and end at 24:00.

The hysteresis is used to prevent osciliation. The [+] value is added to the target and the [-] (absolute) value is subtracted from the target. Within this neutral zone no action accurs.

Usage

This node expects a numeric msg.payload containing the current temperature (number). The msg.topic should be set to setCurrent. It will calculate the target temperature depending on msg.payload at the current time and output 3 values:

  • state (boolean)
  • current temperature (number)
  • target temperature (number)

The state (true/false) is used to control an actuator. The current and target temperature outputs can be wired e.g. into an ui_chart node.

Runtime settings

setTarget

msg.topic: setTarget
msg.payload: nn.n (number)

The target will be valid until a new target or a profile is set again or until node-red is restarted.

setProfile

msg.topic: setProfile
msg.payload: profile-name

The profile-name is one of the existing profiles that are configured in the ramp-thermostat node.

You can even define an input profile (JSON):

msg.topic: setProfile
msg.payload: {"name":"myGreatProfile","points":{"00:00":16.0,"08:00":20.0,"20:00":20.0,"24:00":16.0}}

Examples

ramp-thermostat2

ramp-thermostat1

The profile is defined using 6 points:

"time" : temp

"00:00": 18.0
"03:00": 18.0
"06:00": 20.5
"18:00": 20.5
"20:00": 18.0
"24:00": 18.0

Node Info

Version: 0.4.0
Updated 2 months ago

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Nodes

  • ramp-thermostat
  • profile

Keywords

  • node-red
  • thermostat
  • profile
  • heating control
  • tmeperature control
  • energy saving
  • multtple heating zones
  • single room temperature control

Maintainers

  • cflurin