Modbus - Humidity Bricklet

This is the description of the Modbus protocol for the Humidity Bricklet. General information and technical specifications for the Humidity Bricklet are summarized in its hardware description.

API

A general description of the Modbus protocol structure can be found here.

Basic Functions

BrickletHumidity.get_humidity
Function ID:

1

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • humidity -- uint16

Returns the humidity of the sensor. The value has a range of 0 to 1000 and is given in %RH/10 (Relative Humidity), i.e. a value of 421 means that a humidity of 42.1 %RH is measured.

If you want to get the humidity periodically, it is recommended to use the CALLBACK_HUMIDITY callback and set the period with set_humidity_callback_period.

Advanced Functions

BrickletHumidity.get_analog_value
Function ID:

2

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • value -- uint16

Returns the value as read by a 12-bit analog-to-digital converter. The value is between 0 and 4095.

Note

The value returned by get_humidity is averaged over several samples to yield less noise, while get_analog_value gives back raw unfiltered analog values. The returned humidity value is calibrated for room temperatures, if you use the sensor in extreme cold or extreme warm environments, you might want to calculate the humidity from the analog value yourself. See the HIH 5030 datasheet.

If you want the analog value periodically, it is recommended to use the CALLBACK_ANALOG_VALUE callback and set the period with set_analog_value_callback_period.

BrickletHumidity.get_identity
Function ID:

255

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • uid -- char[8]
  • connected_uid -- char[8]
  • position -- char
  • hardware_version -- uint8[3]
  • firmware_version -- uint8[3]
  • device_identifier -- uint16

Returns the UID, the UID where the Bricklet is connected to, the position, the hardware and firmware version as well as the device identifier.

The position can be 'a', 'b', 'c' or 'd'.

The device identifier numbers can be found here

Callback Configuration Functions

BrickletHumidity.set_humidity_callback_period
Function ID:

3

Request:
  • period -- uint32
Response:

no response

Sets the period in ms with which the CALLBACK_HUMIDITY callback is triggered periodically. A value of 0 turns the callback off.

The CALLBACK_HUMIDITY callback is only triggered if the humidity has changed since the last triggering.

The default value is 0.

BrickletHumidity.get_humidity_callback_period
Function ID:

4

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • period -- uint32

Returns the period as set by set_humidity_callback_period.

BrickletHumidity.set_analog_value_callback_period
Function ID:

5

Request:
  • period -- uint32
Response:

no response

Sets the period in ms with which the CALLBACK_ANALOG_VALUE callback is triggered periodically. A value of 0 turns the callback off.

The CALLBACK_ANALOG_VALUE callback is only triggered if the analog value has changed since the last triggering.

The default value is 0.

BrickletHumidity.get_analog_value_callback_period
Function ID:

6

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • period -- uint32

Returns the period as set by set_analog_value_callback_period.

BrickletHumidity.set_humidity_callback_threshold
Function ID:

7

Request:
  • option -- char
  • min -- uint16
  • max -- uint16
Response:

no response

Sets the thresholds for the CALLBACK_HUMIDITY_REACHED callback.

The following options are possible:

Option Description
'x' Callback is turned off
'o' Callback is triggered when the humidity is outside the min and max values
'i' Callback is triggered when the humidity is inside the min and max values
'<' Callback is triggered when the humidity is smaller than the min value (max is ignored)
'>' Callback is triggered when the humidity is greater than the min value (max is ignored)

The default value is ('x', 0, 0).

The following meanings are defined for the parameters of this function:

  • x: off, for option
  • o: outside, for option
  • i: inside, for option
  • <: smaller, for option
  • >: greater, for option
BrickletHumidity.get_humidity_callback_threshold
Function ID:

8

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • option -- char
  • min -- uint16
  • max -- uint16

Returns the threshold as set by set_humidity_callback_threshold.

The following meanings are defined for the parameters of this function:

  • x: off, for option
  • o: outside, for option
  • i: inside, for option
  • <: smaller, for option
  • >: greater, for option
BrickletHumidity.set_analog_value_callback_threshold
Function ID:

9

Request:
  • option -- char
  • min -- uint16
  • max -- uint16
Response:

no response

Sets the thresholds for the CALLBACK_ANALOG_VALUE_REACHED callback.

The following options are possible:

Option Description
'x' Callback is turned off
'o' Callback is triggered when the analog value is outside the min and max values
'i' Callback is triggered when the analog value is inside the min and max values
'<' Callback is triggered when the analog value is smaller than the min value (max is ignored)
'>' Callback is triggered when the analog value is greater than the min value (max is ignored)

The default value is ('x', 0, 0).

The following meanings are defined for the parameters of this function:

  • x: off, for option
  • o: outside, for option
  • i: inside, for option
  • <: smaller, for option
  • >: greater, for option
BrickletHumidity.get_analog_value_callback_threshold
Function ID:

10

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • option -- char
  • min -- uint16
  • max -- uint16

Returns the threshold as set by set_analog_value_callback_threshold.

The following meanings are defined for the parameters of this function:

  • x: off, for option
  • o: outside, for option
  • i: inside, for option
  • <: smaller, for option
  • >: greater, for option
BrickletHumidity.set_debounce_period
Function ID:

11

Request:
  • debounce -- uint32
Response:

no response

Sets the period in ms with which the threshold callbacks

are triggered, if the thresholds

keep being reached.

The default value is 100.

BrickletHumidity.get_debounce_period
Function ID:

12

Request:

empty payload

Response:
  • debounce -- uint32

Returns the debounce period as set by set_debounce_period.

Callbacks

BrickletHumidity.CALLBACK_HUMIDITY
Function ID:

13

Response:
  • humidity -- uint16

This callback is triggered periodically with the period that is set by set_humidity_callback_period. The response value is the humidity of the sensor.

The CALLBACK_HUMIDITY callback is only triggered if the humidity has changed since the last triggering.

BrickletHumidity.CALLBACK_ANALOG_VALUE
Function ID:

14

Response:
  • value -- uint16

This callback is triggered periodically with the period that is set by set_analog_value_callback_period. The response value is the analog value of the sensor.

The CALLBACK_ANALOG_VALUE callback is only triggered if the humidity has changed since the last triggering.

BrickletHumidity.CALLBACK_HUMIDITY_REACHED
Function ID:

15

Response:
  • humidity -- uint16

This callback is triggered when the threshold as set by set_humidity_callback_threshold is reached. The response value is the humidity of the sensor.

If the threshold keeps being reached, the callback is triggered periodically with the period as set by set_debounce_period.

BrickletHumidity.CALLBACK_ANALOG_VALUE_REACHED
Function ID:

16

Response:
  • value -- uint16

This callback is triggered when the threshold as set by set_analog_value_callback_threshold is reached. The response value is the analog value of the sensor.

If the threshold keeps being reached, the callback is triggered periodically with the period as set by set_debounce_period.