Inkbird IBS-TH1 and IBS-TH1 Mini BLE Sensor¶
inkbird_ibsth1_mini sensor platform lets you track the output of Inkbird IBS-TH1 and IBS-TH1 Mini Bluetooth
Low Energy devices using the ESP32 Bluetooth Low Energy Tracker Hub. This component will track the
temperature, external temperature (non mini only), humidity and the battery level of the IBS-TH1 device every time the
sensor sends out a BLE broadcast. Note that contrary to other implementations, ESPHome can track as
many IBS-TH1 devices at once as you want.
If an external temperature sensor is connected to the IBS-TH1, measurement from the internal sensor is not sent. Only one sensor will work at a time.
# Example configuration entry esp32_ble_tracker: sensor: - platform: inkbird_ibsth1_mini mac_address: 38:81:D7:0A:9C:11 temperature: name: "Inkbird IBS-TH1 Temperature" external_temperature: name: "Inkburd IBS-TH1 External Temperature" humidity: name: "Inkbird IBS-TH1 Humidity" battery_level: name: "Inkbird IBS-TH1 Battery Level"
mac_address (Required, MAC Address): The MAC address of the Inkbird IBS-TH1 device.
temperature (Optional): The information for the temperature sensor.
external_temperature (Optional): The information for the external temperature sensor.
humidity (Optional): The information for the humidity sensor
battery_level (Optional): The information for the battery level sensor
Setting Up Devices¶
To set up Inkbird IBS-TH1 devices you first need to find their MAC Address so that ESPHome can
identify them. So first, create a simple configuration without any
After uploading the ESP32 will immediately try to scan for BLE devices such as the Inkbird IBS-TH1. 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 among all the other devices.
Then just copy the address (
38:81:D7:0A:9C:11) into a new
entry like in the configuration example at the top.
The ESPHome Inkbird IBS-TH1 integration listens passively to packets the device sends by itself. ESPHome therefore has no impact on the battery life of the device.