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# Hydrawise Binding


The Hydrawise binding allows monitoring and control of Hunter Industries's (opens new window) line of Hydrawise (opens new window) internet connected irrigation systems.

# Supported Things

# Cloud Thing

The Cloud Thing type is the primary way most users will control and monitor their irrigation system.
This allows full control over zones, sensors and weather forecasts.
Changes made through this Thing type will be reflected in the Hydrawise mobile and web applications as well as in their reporting modules.

# Cloud Thing Supported Channel Groups

channel group ID
All Zones

# Local Thing

The Local Thing type uses an undocumented API that allows direct HTTP access to a irrigation controller on the user's network.
This provides a subset of features compared to the Cloud Thing type limited to basic zone control.
Controlling zones through the local API will not be reported back to the cloud service or the Hydrawise mobile/web applications, and reporting functionality will not reflect the locally controlled state.

Use Cases

  • The Local thing can be useful when testing zones, as there is no delay when starting/stopping zones as compared to the cloud API which can take anywhere between 5-15 seconds.
  • This is also useful if you wish to not use the cloud scheduling at all and use openHAB as the irrigation scheduling system.

# Local Thing Supported Channel Groups

channel group ID
All Zones

# Thing Configuration

# Cloud Thing

Configuration Name type required Comments
apiKey String True
refresh Integer True Defaults to a 30 seconds polling rate
controllerId Integer False Optional id of the controller if you have more then one registered to your account

To obtain your API key, log into your Hydrawsie Account (opens new window) and click on your account icon, then account details:


Then copy the API key shown here:


# Local Thing

Configuration Name type required Comments
host String True IP or host name of the controller on your network
username String True User name (usually admin) set on the touch panel of the controller
password String True Password set on the touch panel of the controller. This can be found under the setting menu on the controller.
refresh Integer True Defaults to a 30 seconds polling rate

# Channels

# Channel Groups

# Zone Channel Group

Up to 36 total zones are supported per Local or Cloud thing

channel group ID Description
zone1 Zone 1 channel group
zone2 Zone 1 channel group
... Zone 3 - 35 channel group
zone36 Zone 36 channel group

# Sensor Channel Group

Up to 4 total sensors are supported per Cloud Thing

channel group ID Description
sensor1 Sensor 1 channel group
sensor2 Sensor 2 channel group
sensor3 Sensor 3 channel group
sensor4 Sensor 4 channel group

# Forecast Channel Group

Up to 4 total weather forecasts are supported per Cloud Thing

channel group ID Description
forecast1 Todays Forecast
forecast2 Day 2 Forecast
forecast3 Day 3 Forecast
forecast4 Day 4 Forecast

# All Zones Channel Group

A single all zone group are supported per Cloud or Local Thing

channel group ID Description
allzones commands for all zones

# Channels

channel ID type Groups description Read Write
name String zone, sensor Descriptive name R
icon String zone Icon URL R
time Number zone Zone start time in seconds R
type Number zone Zone type R
runcustom Number zone, allzones Run zone for custom number of seconds W
run Switch zone, allzones Run/Start zone RW
nextrun DateTime zone Next date and time this zone will run R
timeleft Number zone Amount of seconds left for the running zone R
input Number sensor Sensor input type R
mode Number sensor Sensor mode R
timer Number sensor Sensor timer R
offtimer Number sensor Sensor off time R
offlevel Number sensor Sensor off level R
active Switch sensor Is sensor active / triggered R
temperaturehigh Number:Temperature forecast Daily high temperature R
temperaturelow Number:Temperature forecast Daily low temperature R
conditions String forecast Daily conditions description R
day String forecast Day of week of forecast (Mon-Sun) R
humidity Number forecast Daily humidity percentage R
wind Number:Speed forecast Daily wind speed R

# Full Example

Group SprinklerZones
Group  SprinklerZone1 "1 Front Office Yard" (SprinklerZones)
String SprinklerZone1Name "1 Front Office Yard name" (SprinklerZone1) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone1#name"}
Switch SprinklerZone1Run "1 Front Office Yard Run" (SprinklerZone1) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone1#run"}
Switch SprinklerZone1RunLocal "1 Front Office Yard Run (local)" (SprinklerZone1) {channel="hydrawise:local:home:zone1#run"}
Number SprinklerZone1RunCustom "1 Front Office Yard Run Custom" (SprinklerZone1) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone1#runcustom"}
DateTime SprinklerZone1StartTime "1 Front Office Yard Start Time [%s]" (SprinklerZone1) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone1#nextruntime"}
Number SprinklerZone1TimeLeft "1 Front Office Yard Time Left" (SprinklerZone1) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone1#timeleft"}
String SprinklerZone1Icon "1 Front Office Yard Icon" (SprinklerZone1) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone1#icon"}

Group  SprinklerZone2 "2 Back Circle Lawn" (SprinklerZones)
String SprinklerZone2Name "2 Back Circle Lawn name" (SprinklerZone2) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone2#name"}
Switch SprinklerZone2Run "2 Back Circle Lawn Run" (SprinklerZone2) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone2#run"}
Switch SprinklerZone2RunLocal "2 Back Circle Lawn Run (local)" (SprinklerZone2) {channel="hydrawise:local:home:zone2#run"}
Number SprinklerZone2RunCustom "2 Back Circle Lawn Run Custom" (SprinklerZone2) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone2#runcustom"}
DateTime SprinklerZone2StartTime "2 Back Circle Lawn Start Time" (SprinklerZone2) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone2#nextruntime"}
Number SprinklerZone2TimeLeft "2 Back Circle Lawn Time Left" (SprinklerZone2) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone2#timeleft"}
String SprinklerZone2Icon "2 Back Circle Lawn Icon" (SprinklerZone2) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone2#icon"}

Group  SprinklerZone3 "3 Left of Drive Lawn" (SprinklerZones)
String SprinklerZone3Name "3 Left of Drive Lawn name" (SprinklerZone3) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone3#name"}
Switch SprinklerZone3Run "3 Left of Drive Lawn Run" (SprinklerZone3) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone3#run"}
Switch SprinklerZone3RunLocal "3 Left of Drive Lawn Run (local)" (SprinklerZone3) {channel="hydrawise:local:home:zone3#run"}
Number SprinklerZone3RunCustom "3 Left of Drive Lawn Run Custom" (SprinklerZone3) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone3#runcustom"}
DateTime SprinklerZone3StartTime "3 Left of Drive Lawn Start Time" (SprinklerZone3) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone3#nextruntime"}
Number SprinklerZone3TimeLeft "3 Left of Drive Lawn Time Left" (SprinklerZone3) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone3#timeleft"}
String SprinklerZone3Icon "3 Left of Drive Lawn Icon" (SprinklerZone3) {channel="hydrawise:cloud:home:zone3#icon"}