Switching on device at a fixed fime every day for x hours

How can I switch on device at a fixed fime every day for x hours? I have the relay with voltage output (soon) connected to a pump. It it possible to do it the pure velbus way?

Oh man

There are so many ways

How dynamic do you want it to be?

If you know for certain when and how long, you can add a Start Timer action between a button and the relay channel.
Then configure the button module and look at the Program tab.
From there you could add a trigger to the button at a Fixed time.

Remember to set the active program group for that module.

If you want it more dynamic and adjustable, Try a momentary / follow action between the button and the relay channel.

Then in the Program tab of the button module, add two Triggers.

“Press” at Wake Up 1
“Release” at Bed time 1

Then look at the advanced tab to see where those times are set.

These times can be adjusted in a UI using HomeAssistant / openHAB / OpenRemote for example.

Don’t forget to set the active program group and enable Alarm 1 times.

This can be done with button actions or via Operate of the button.

Good luck


You can be extra special and use lock out actions if you want add more control?

Float sensor that locks off the button or inhibits the pump relay?

Rain sensor that locks out button?

So so so many options

I always enjoy seeing / reading other people’s ideas.


Thank you - I feel like I’m in an electronic sweet shop!! For now - just fixed time for x hours. No fancy control yet…

I’ll be asking for more in March - the pump should only be started if there is a surplus (+ some extra to avoid switching of/off) of generated electricity measured in the main board. Finder meter + vebus pulse input module.

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Tried to look for this, but couldn’t find my alarm timers in AH.
Can you give a hint on how to set this up?

Oh right

I’m not familiar with HA that much.

Am I thinking of the wrong thing?
Or have you added clock controls?

This is an example of an automation that switches on a relais on a certain schedule:

step1- create the shedule you want in devices → helpers → shedule
step2- create a automation based on this example

alias: BUREAU maikel
description: ""
  - platform: state
      - schedule.schedule_bureau_maikel
  - condition: template
    value_template: "{{ trigger.to_state.state in ['on', 'off'] }}"
  - type: is_on
    condition: device
    device_id: febe5b47bc80ca85f5f2fab0b29a5567
    entity_id: 5a48786f19ac0195c55e03522cb4c718
    domain: binary_sensor
  - service: switch.turn_{{ trigger.to_state.state }}
      entity_id: 7409f2d75362db5cd6ee19d1dec1ad5d

Thanks for that.

It will help people.

I meant…

have you been able to add a way to change the “input module onboard timers”
Wake 1
Bed 1
Wake 2
Bed 2

Local or global?