Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini BLE Sensor

The inkbird_ibsth1_mini sensor platform lets you track the output of Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini Bluetooth Low Energy devices using the ESP32 Bluetooth Low Energy Tracker Hub. This component will track the temperature, humidity and the battery level of the IBS-TH1 Mini device every time the sensor sends out a BLE broadcast. Note that contrary to other implementations, ESPHome can track as many IBS-TH1 Mini devices at once as you want.

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Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini Temperature and Humidity Sensor over BLE.

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# Example configuration entry
esp32_ble_tracker:

sensor:
  - platform: inkbird_ibsth1_mini
    mac_address: 38:81:D7:0A:9C:11
    temperature:
      name: "Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini Temperature"
    humidity:
      name: "Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini Humidity"
    battery_level:
      name: "Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini Battery Level"

Configuration variables:

  • mac_address (Required, MAC Address): The MAC address of the Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini device.

  • temperature (Optional): The information for the temperature sensor.

    • name (Required, string): The name for the temperature sensor.

    • id (Optional, ID): Set the ID of this sensor for use in lambdas.

    • All other options from Sensor.

  • humidity (Optional): The information for the humidity sensor

    • name (Required, string): The name for the humidity sensor.

    • id (Optional, ID): Set the ID of this sensor for use in lambdas.

    • All other options from Sensor.

  • battery_level (Optional): The information for the battery level sensor

    • name (Required, string): The name for the battery level sensor.

    • id (Optional, ID): Set the ID of this sensor for use in lambdas.

    • All other options from Sensor.

Setting Up Devices

To set up Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini devices you first need to find their MAC Address so that ESPHome can identify them. So first, create a simple configuration without any inkbird_ibsth1_mini entries like so:

esp32_ble_tracker:

After uploading the ESP32 will immediately try to scan for BLE devices such as the Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini. When it detects these sensors, it will automatically parse the BLE message print a message like this one:

[13:36:43][D][esp32_ble_tracker:544]: Found device 38:81:D7:0A:9C:11 RSSI=-53
[13:36:43][D][esp32_ble_tracker:565]:   Address Type: PUBLIC
[13:36:43][D][esp32_ble_tracker:567]:   Name: 'sps'

Note that it can sometimes take some time for the first BLE broadcast to be received. Please note that address type should say ‘PUBLIC’ and the device name should be ‘sps’, this is how you find the Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini among all the other devices.

Then just copy the address (38:81:D7:0A:9C:11) into a new sensor.inkbird_ibsth1_mini platform entry like in the configuration example at the top.

Note

The ESPHome Inkbird IBS-TH1 Mini integration listens passively to packets the device sends by itself. ESPHome therefore has no impact on the battery life of the device.

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