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There are currently four models of Tellstick:

All versions support 433 MHz trancievers, ZNet Lite also support ZWave.

Agocontrol support is tested for the first three versions.

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Install the basic software

Add the following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

 deb stable main

Get keys:

 wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add - 

The key fingerprint is 70C4 10C9 D73D 53E8 38B3 1C58 5A94 9181 E501 EA76 Telldus Technologies AB <>

To install telldus-core, do

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install telldus-core

Install on Raspberry Pi A/B/B+

There's no binary distribution for the armht CPU architecture, but it's quite simple to install from source.Raspberry Pi Tellstick instruction

For the Raspberry Pi 2 (armhf), you can go ahead with the "normal" installation as decribed above, no compilation from source needed.

Install package

apt-get install agocontrol-tellstick


Tellstick device configuration

All configuration is stored in /etc/tellstick.conf. Example:

user = "nobody"
group = "plugdev"
deviceNode = "/dev/tellstick"
ignoreControllerConfirmation = "false"
controller {
  id = 1
  # name = ""
  type = 1
  serial = "xxxxxxxx"
device {
  id = 1
  name = "WallWart1"
  controller = 0
  protocol = "arctech"
  model = "selflearning-switch"
  parameters {
    # devices = ""
    house = "12345678"
    unit = "1"
    # code = ""
    # system = ""
    # units = ""
    # fade = ""

Devices are picked up by the software and will be visible in

Agocontrol Tellstick service configuration

Configuration for the agocontrol service goes into /etc/opt/agovontrol/conf.d/tellstick.conf. Example:

# Any value but "Net" will use Tellstick (Duo) code
# Net will use Tellstick NET code
StickVersion = Duo

# Sensor poll interval, in seconds
# (only used with StickVersion Net)
SensorPollInterval = 300

# The rest of this file concern devices that can generate events (like ON/OFF, temperature change, humidity change)
# These devices typically generate an echo.
# To ignore repeated events from the same device witin this many milliseconds:
Delay = 500

# It's not uncommon to pick up sensors from your neighbourhood, these can be ignored with
IgnoreModels = codeswitch
IgnoreDevices = S135,S7,S167

# Per-device override, using Tellstick device ID as section name
Desc=Wall switch in bedroom
# Override echo cancellation period
Delay = 950

Ignore = Yes

Desc=Temp sensor outdoors

More info

Device handler is executed as a service, agotellstick
logging goes to /var/log/syslog

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