Keep-alive
How to decode the keep-alive packet and how to set new keep-alive period

Keep-alive command explanation

Periodically sent message which contains the most important device data.
The data is described in Table 3.
Byte index
Bit index
Hex value - Meaning
0
-
01 – Keep-alive command for firmware <= 3.4 81 - Keep-alive command for firmware >= 3.5
1
-
XX – Target Temperature set by the rotary encoder. Currently 0x05 <= XX <= 0x1E
2
-
XX – Temperature measured by the device sensor.
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For firmware <= 3.4
t,[Β°C]=(XXβˆ—165)/256βˆ’40t,[Β°C]= (XX*165)/256-40
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For firmware >= 3.5
t,[Β°C]=(XXβˆ’28.33333)/5.66666t,[Β°C]= (XX-28.33333)/5.66666
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3
-
XX – Relative Humidity measured by the device sensor.
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RH,[%]=(XXβˆ—100)/256RH, [\%] = (XX * 100) / 256
4
-
XX – Motor position in steps, bits 7:0
5
-
XX – Motor range in steps, bits 7:0
6
7:4
X – Motor position in steps, bits 11:8
6
3:0
X – Motor range in steps, bits 11:8
7
7:4
X – Battery voltage. Voltage = 2 + X * 0.1, [V]
7
3
Set to 1 if open window functionality is enabled and such condition is met. Cleared otherwise.
7
2
Set to 1 if too high motor current consumption was measured. Cleared otherwise.
7
1
Set to 1 if too low motor current consumption was measured. Cleared otherwise.
7
0
Set to 1 if device temperature sensor is broken, cleared if it works properly.
8
7
Set to 1 if manual temperature set through the rotary encoder is disabled. Set to 0 otherwise.
8
6:0
Reserved
Table 3
Example keep-alive: 0x011D5A78FA2C01F080
Decoding:
  • 0x01 – Command code (according to Table 2). Shows that keep-alive data follows
  • 0x1D – Target temperature is 29
  • 0x5A – Sensor temperature; 0x5A = 90; 90*165/256-40 = 18,0078125 deg. Celsius
  • 0x78 – Sensor humidity; 0x78 = 120; (120*100)/256 = 46,875 % relative humidity
  • 0xFA2C01 – Byte indexes 4, 5 and 6; Motor position = 0x0FA = 250; Motor range = 0x12C = 300;
  • 0xF0 – Battery voltage and status; 0xF = Battery voltage = 2+ 15*0,1 = 3,5VDC; 0x0 = All status flags are cleared.
  • 0x80 – Rotary encoder is disabled (Child Lock is enabled).
Example keep-alive 2: 0x01185C5CDFDF118000
  • 0x01 – Command code (according to Table 2). Shows that keep-alive data follows
  • 0x18 = Target temperature is 24
  • 0x5C = Sensor temperature; 0x5c = 92; 92 *165/256-40 = 19,296875 deg. Celsius
  • 0x5C= Sensor humidity; 0x5c = 92; 92*100/256 = 35,9375 % relative humidity
  • 0xDFDF11 = Byte indexes 4, 5 and 6; Motor position = 0x1DF = 479; Motor range = 0x1DF = 479
  • 0x80 = Battery voltage and status; 0x8 = Battery voltage = 2 + 8*0,1 = 2,8 VDC; 0x0 = All status flags are cleared.
  • 0x00 = Rotary encoder is enabled (Child lock is disabled).
Devices with firmware version 3.5 and above: - The byte at index 0 is changed to 0x81
- New formula is used for measured temperature calculation: (XX-28.33333)/5.66666
SET keep-alive period
GET keep-alive period

Set Keep-alive period command explanation

Sets the period for the Vicki keep-alive command messages. See table 4 for details.
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Byte index
Hex value - Meaning
0
02 – The command will set Vicki keep-alive period.
1
XX – keep-alive period in minutes. Value 0x00 isn’t applicable. Default value: 0x03.
Example command: 0x020A
The example sets the keep-alive period to 10 minutes.
Note that the period value must respect the LoRaWAN messages duty cycle limitations. Otherwise the message will be sent when this is allowed. Also, the bigger period value, the less battery discharge. In most of cases, min. allowed period is 3 minutes and recommended values are 10 minutes or greater.

Get keep-alive period command explanation

This command is used to get Vicki period of the keep-alive command messages. Server sends the command code and the response is sent from Vicki together with the next keep-alive command. The keep-alive in the response is omitted for clarity.
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Byte index
Sent request
Received response
0
12 – The command code.
12 – The command code.
1
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XX – device keep-alive period in minutes.
Example command sent from server: 0x12;
Example command response: 0x1209 – Vicki keep-alive is 9 minutes.
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