November 9, 2023

Updated RFX433 and RFXmngr

Filed under: Firmware,Using — RFXCOM @ 2:46 pm

RFX433 FW version 2028    09-11-2023

  • 1byOne added
  • Livolo transmit updated and receive added
  • Novy receive corrected

RFX433 FW version 2027    16-10-2023

  • Lighting4 updated for Sonoff
  • AB400 transmit added
  • RM174RF SA41 needs Meiantech enabled
  • RSSI and Noise level updated

RFX433 FW version 2026    26-09-2023

  • Falmec fan added

RFX433 FW version 2025    13-09-2023

  • BlindsT21 added, for DDxxxx compatibility
  • Dooya/Brel bi-directional temporary solution for Home Assistant

RFXmngr version 54    09-11-2023

  • FAN command corrected
  • RFXsensor updated
  • DDxxxx hold commands added

RFXmngr version 53    05-10-2023

  • Orcon filter added
  • Honeywell ActiveLink relay added
  • Meiantech IR beam+tamper added
  • BlindsT21 DDxxxx added for compatibility

January 10, 2023

Updated RFX433 and RFX868X/RFXtrx868XL firmware

Filed under: Firmware,Using — RFXCOM @ 10:21 am

RFX433 FW version 17   10-01-2023

  • Gaposa, RTS and MCZ transmit protocols corrected

RFX433 FW version 16   09-01-2023

  • Signal level added
  • RAW data receive corrected
  • Alecto sensors added

RFXtrx868X, RFXtrx868XL and RFX868 FW version 17  09-01-2023

  • Ecowitt WN32 added
  • EcoWitt WH40 added
  • Itho HRU400 added

Updated RFXflash and RFXmngr

Filed under: Using — RFXCOM @ 10:11 am

RFXflash version 03-01-2023

  • Firmware file selection added for RFX433

RFXflash version 15-11-2022

  • Firmware file selection added for RFXtrxWifi/RFXtrxUSB hw version 3.2


RFXmngr version 01-01-2023

  • 868 – selection Alecto5500 changed to Fineoffset
  • RAIN10 – WH5360,WH5360B,WH40 added
  • RFX433,FWtypeRFX433,FWtypeRFX868 added

December 19, 2022

New RFX433 firmware and updated RFXmngr and 868 firmware

Filed under: Firmware,Using — RFXCOM @ 3:32 pm

RFXtrxWifi and RFXtrxUSB User Guide released

RFXmngr version

  • RFXtrx868 Itho HRU400 added
  • No check on FTDI USB is done

RFX433 FW released  15-12-2022

  • All transmit protocols as supported by the RFXtrx433XL Pro1 firmware
  • X10, ARC, AC and Oregon 3.0 receive supported. Other will follow.

RFXtrx868X, RFXtrx868XL and RFX868 FW version 16

  • Itho HRU400 added

RFXtrx868X, RFXtrx868XL and RFX868 FW version 11-15

  • FW release 15 12-12-2022
    Weather sensor negative temperature corrected
  • FW release 14 28-11-2022
    Orcon temp,co2,presence,filter added
  • FW release 13 02-11-2022
    Orcon added
  • FW release 12 31-10-2022
    ITHO CVE ECO RFT added
  • FW release 11 15-09-2022
    RSSI threshold Visonic adjusted.
    Davis wind direction corrected
    Davis negative temperature corrected
    Davis ID used

December 8, 2022

RFXtrxUSB / RFXtrxWifi with RFX433 or RFX868

Filed under: Using — RFXCOM @ 4:10 pm

The new RFXtrxUSB and RFXtrxWifi are available with a 433MHz transceiver or 868MHz transceiver.

The 868MHz transceiver supports the protocols:

  • Visonic PowerCode sensors,
  • FS20,
  • Itho CVE RFT
  • Itho CVE ECO RFT,
  • Orcon,
  • Edisio,
  • Alecto ACH2010, WS5500,
  • FineOffset WH2900,
  • Davis Vantage Vue EU.

The 433MHz transceiver is able to transmit all protocols that can be used by the RFXtrx433XL for example Somfy RTS, Dooya, Chacon, X10 ….
And in addition it can transmit the new Brel and Dooya protocol.
Receive is not yet fully implemented. At the moment X10, ARC, AC are supported for receive. We hope to add additional protocols soon.

October 8, 2021


Filed under: Using — RFXCOM @ 9:11 am

A limited number of RFXtrxLAN units is available now.  http://www.rfxcom.com/RFXtrxLAN

The RFXtrxLAN can have the RFXtrx433XL or RFXtrx868XL installed. After testing multiple LAN and WiFi controllers finally we found controllers that do not disturb the receive sensitivity at 433 and 868MHz so that the RFXtrx transceivers performs the best.
The RFXtrx XL transceivers can be placed anywhere in your home or your holiday home or whatever place as long as an Internet connection is available.
It is also possible to access the RFXtrx XL transceivers by multiple applications at the same time.

  • Easy to configure, no software installation
  • Easy to install the RFXtrx XL
  • Maximum RF performance
  • Also possible to use for other serial devices (at 3V3 logic level)

For  more information open this link: RFXtrxLAN

March 4, 2020

Updated RFXmngr and Pro1, Pro2 and ProXL1 firmware version 1043

Filed under: Firmware,Using — RFXCOM @ 4:43 pm

FW release 433_1043  04-03-2020

  • receive undec MDremote
  • Mertik G6R-H4TD (DRU) run-up and run-down added
  • Bresser sensor added
  • Globaltronics GT-WT-01 added in XL
  • Cherubini blinds added in XL

RFXmngr version

  • Mertik G6R-H4TD (DRU) run-up and run-down added
  • LucciAirDC Speed 1 to 6 added
  • Cherubini added
  • Cherubini middle position added

December 2, 2018

Updated RFXmngr and Pro1, Pro2 and ProXL1 firmware version 1033

Filed under: Firmware,Using — RFXCOM @ 2:48 pm

Firmware version 433_1033

  • Copy RFY device enabled

RFXmngr version

rfu1,2,3 added to enable RFY copy from one to another RFXtrx

See chapter 9.1 in the RFXtrx User Guide how to copy a RFY device

October 19, 2018

RFXtrx433XL information

Filed under: Firmware,Using — RFXCOM @ 6:18 pm

Large memory size:
The RFXtrx433XL has got a double size memory so that it can have now all currently supported protocols in one firmware version.

Pro firmware:
The protocol detection in the receiver is totally redesigned which makes it now possible to enable multiple protocols.
In the older Ext and Ext2 firmware for the RFXtrx433E some protocols were not received or not reliable received if another protocol was enabled. The ProXL firmware does not have this limitation. This firmware design is also available for the RFXtrx433E as Pro1 and Pro2. Because of the memory limitation there are still 2 versions for the RFXtrx433E.

RF noise level:
The new Pro firmware (Pro1, Pro2, ProXL) detects the RF noise level during startup of the receiver and RF signals above this level are processed. It is required to install the RFXtrx433XL on a good location with a low level of RF noise so that a good receive quality is guaranteed. The Noise level is displayed in RFXmngr on the Main tab. A value of 92 with the standard antenna is acceptable but lower is better. A general rule is to place the RFXtrx433XL not close to a Raspberry PI, routers or other electronic equipment, power cables or metal pipes.

Important note: The RFXtrx433XL must only be programmed with ProXL firmware. If an Ext or Pro2 is flashed in the RFXtrx433XL it will stay in the bootloader and it needs a special procedure to get it operational again, the enclosure must be opened and a temporary connection (without soldering) must be made on the Printed Circuit Board. The recovery procedure is available in the RFXtrx User Guide chapter 19.

Changed USB interface:
The RFXtrx433XL has another USB FTDI interface chip. It uses the same USB drivers as used by the RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx433E and needs no action in the operating systems.

Serial interface connection:
There is a connection available for a serial interface to replace the USB connection. This connection can be used to connect a RS232 or LAN interface. See chapter 18 in the RFXtrx User Guide. Select an interface that does not produce RF noise. As an example RFXCOM has tested the USR-TCP232 LAN interface but this interface module produces too much RF noise at 433MHz and the RFXtrx receives only sensor at a very short distance.

Smart meter interface:
There is a special serial interface connection on the RFXtrx433XL PCB to connect the Dutch P1 smart meter or an interface for the French Teleinfo meters. See chapter 16 & 17 in the RFXtrx User Guide. Support for this P1 connection is expected soon in Domoticz and Homeseer.

May 5, 2015

Multiple weather sensors

Filed under: Using — RFXCOM @ 12:29 pm

Communication Failures will sometimes arise if you have 2 or more weather sensors of the same type and with the same channel selected. One or two sensors are sometimes not received for a few hours. The reason is that they transmit during this period on the same moment. The interval time differs a very little bit for each sensor and the transmit period shifts slowly and at a certain time both sensors transmit on a different time again and are received again.

The solution is to select another channel on each sensor of the same type or use different sensor types.
Note: TEMP1, TEMP2 are different types but THR128 and THC138 are the same types as they are both TEMP1 sensors!
The THGR810 is a 10 channel sensor and you can use 10 of these sensors without having the Communication Failure due to sensor transmission overlap.
If different channels are selected or different types are used and communication failures occur an out of range is the most expected problem. Don’t install the sensors near metal objects because this can limit the range too.

It can still happen that sensors transmit at the same time when having different sensor types or different channels selected but not for a long period and Communication Failures will not appear due to this.

For the list of supported weather sensor types see: http://www.rfxcom.com/oregon

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