Deep Sleep Component¶
deep_sleep component can be used to automatically enter a deep sleep mode on the
ESP8266/ESP32 after a certain amount of time. This is especially useful with nodes that operate
on batteries and therefore need to conserve as much energy as possible.
deep_sleep first specify how long the node should be active, i.e. how long it should
check sensor values and report them, using the
Next, tell the node how it should wakeup. On the ESP8266, you can only put the node into deep sleep
for a duration using
sleep_duration, note that on the ESP8266
GPIO16 must be connected to
RST pin so that it will wake up again. On the ESP32, you additionally have the option
to wake up on any RTC pin (
While in deep sleep mode, the node will not do any work and not respond to any network traffic, even Over The Air updates. If the device’s entities are appearing as Unavailable while your device is actively sleeping, this component was likely added after the device was added to Home Assistant. To prevent this behavior, you can remove and re-add the device in Home Assistant.
# Example configuration entry
Some ESP8266s have an onboard USB chip (e.g. D1 mini) on the chips’ control line that is connected to the RST pin. This enables the flasher to reboot the ESP when required. This may interfere with deep sleep on some devices and prevent the ESP from waking when it’s powered through its USB connector. Powering the ESP from a separate 3.3V source connected to the 3.3V pin and GND will solve this issue. In these cases, using a USB to TTL adapter will allow you to log ESP activity.
run_duration (Optional, Time): The time duration the node should be active, i.e. run code.
Only on ESP32, instead of time, it is possible to specify run duration according to the wakeup reason from deep-sleep:
sleep_duration (Optional, Time): The time duration to stay in deep sleep mode.
touch_wakeup (Optional, boolean): Only on ESP32. Use a touch event to wakeup from deep sleep. To be able to wakeup from a touch event, Binary Sensor must be configured properly.
wakeup_pin (Optional, Pin Schema): Only on ESP32. A pin to wake up to once in deep sleep mode. Use the inverted property to wake up to LOW signals.
wakeup_pin_mode (Optional): Only on ESP32. Specify how to handle waking up from a
wakeup_pinif the wakeup pin is already in the state with which it would wake up when attempting to enter deep sleep. See ESP32 Wakeup Pin Mode. Defaults to
id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.
esp32_ext1_wakeup (Optional): Use the EXT1 wakeup source of the ESP32 to wake from deep sleep to wake up on multiple pins. This cannot be used together with wakeup pin.
pins (Required, list of pin numbers): The pins to wake up on.
mode (Required): The mode to use for the wakeup source. Must be one of
ALL_LOW(wake up when all pins go LOW) or
ANY_HIGH(wake up when any pin goes HIGH).
Only one deep sleep component may be configured.
ESP32 Wakeup Pin Mode¶
On the ESP32, you have the option of waking up on any RTC pin. However, there’s one scenario that you need
to tell ESPHome how to handle: What if the wakeup pin is already in the state with which it would wake up
when the deep sleep should start? There are three ways of handling this using the
IGNORE(Default): Ignore the fact that we will immediately exit the deep sleep mode because the wakeup pin is already active.
KEEP_AWAKE: Keep the ESP32 awake while the wakeup pin is still active. Or in other words: defer the activation of the deep sleep until the wakeup pin is no longer active.
INVERT_WAKEUP: When deep sleep was set up to wake up on a HIGH signal, but the wakeup pin is already HIGH, then re-configure deep sleep to wake up on a LOW signal and vice versa. Useful in situations when you want to use observe the state changes of a pin using deep sleep and the ON/OFF values last longer.
This action makes the given deep sleep component enter deep sleep immediately.
# ESP32 can sleep until a specific time of day.
This action prevents the given deep sleep component from entering deep sleep. Useful for keeping the ESP active during data transfer or OTA updating (See note below for more information).
- deep_sleep.prevent: deep_sleep_1
For example, if you want to upload a binary via OTA with deep sleep mode it can be difficult to catch the ESP being active.
You can use this automation to automatically prevent deep sleep when a MQTT message on the topic
livingroom/ota_mode is received. Then, to do the OTA update, just
use a MQTT client to publish a retained MQTT message described below. When the node wakes up again
it will no longer enter deep sleep mode and you can upload your OTA update.
Remember to turn “OTA mode” off again after the OTA update by sending a MQTT message with the payload
OFF. To enter the deep sleep again after the OTA update send a message on the topic
ON. Deep sleep will start immediately. Don’t forget to delete the payload before the node
wakes up again.
- topic: livingroom/ota_mode
- deep_sleep.prevent: deep_sleep_1
- topic: livingroom/sleep_mode
- deep_sleep.enter: deep_sleep_1
This action allows the given deep sleep component to enter deep sleep, after previously being prevented.
- deep_sleep.allow: deep_sleep_1