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Zipatile with Benexet P1 Dongle and Hue Light

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Hi,

some questions regarding the Zipatile: Does the Benext P1 Dongle work with the Zipatile? And do I need a Hue bridge to control Hue lights, or can they be controlled direct from the Zipatile?

Thanks!

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Does somebody already have some experience with question above and Zipatile?

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Hi, for the Hue you always will need a bridge as that is not Zigbee HA but other Zigbee protocol. This also means that you will need zipatile with Zigbee version. As to the P1 I have no idea but as far as Im aware there is no USB connectivity on zipatile (the only one mixroUSB is used for ethernet/ cable connection via an ethernet to usb adapter).

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Thank you for the quick answers! So if i understand correctly even if I have the Zipatile with Zigbee, i need to have the HUE bridge to control the HUE lights?

The P1 Module is Z-wave compatible (wireless), so no need of usb or other connection, you can just plugin the module in your energy meter device.

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@Attila: that is not properly correct: I have the Zipatile WITHOUTH ZigBee Support and my Hues are working just fine with it :) But yes, you absolutely need the bridge: The Zipatile connects to the bridge (same manner as the Hue-compatible smartphone apps).

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Hi Christoph, thanks for the correction. So basically Zipatile must be using the IP connectivity rather than the Zigbee protocol. Makes sense.

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Did somebody got the P! dongle to work on the Zipatile?

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