Mopeka Pro Check BLE Sensor

The mopeka_pro_check sensor platform lets you track the output of Mopeka Pro Check LP and Mopeka Pro Plus Bluetooth Low Energy devices using the ESP32 Bluetooth Low Energy Tracker Hub. This component will track the tank level, distance, temperature, and battery percentage of a Mopeka Pro Check LP or Mopeka Pro Plus Residential BLE device every time the sensor sends out a BLE broadcast.

Warning

This sensor component only supports the Mopeka Pro Check and Pro Plus devices. The original Mopeka Check sensors are not supported.

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Mopeka Pro Check LP over BLE.

esp32_ble_tracker:

sensor:
  # Example using 20lb vertical propane tank.
  - platform: mopeka_pro_check
    mac_address: D3:75:F2:DC:16:91
    tank_type: 20LB_V
    temperature:
        name: "Propane test temp"
    level:
        name: "Propane test level"
    distance:
        name: "Propane test distance"
    battery_level:
        name: "Propane test battery level"

  # Custom example - user defined empty / full points
  - platform: mopeka_pro_check
    mac_address: D3:75:F2:DC:16:91
    tank_type: CUSTOM
    custom_distance_full: 40cm
    custom_distance_empty: 10mm
    temperature:
        name: "Propane c test temp"
    level:
        name: "Propane c test level"
    distance:
        name: "Propane c test distance"
    battery_level:
        name: "Propane c test battery level"

Configuration variables:

  • mac_address (Required, MAC Address): The MAC address of the Mopeka device.

  • tank_type (Required): The tank type the sensor is measuring. See below.

  • custom_distance_full (Optional): distance sensor will read when it should be considered full (100%). This is only used when tank_type = CUSTOM

  • custom_distance_empty (Optional): distance sensor will read when it should be considered empty (0%). This is only used when tank_type = CUSTOM

  • level (Optional): The percentage of full for the tank sensor

  • distance (Optional): The raw distance/depth of the liquid for the sensor in mm.

  • temperature (Optional): The information for the temperature sensor. This temperature is on the sensor and is not calibrated to ambient temperature.

  • battery_level (Optional): The information for the battery percentage sensor. Sensor uses a standard CR2032 battery.

Tank Types

Currently supported Tank types are:

  • 20LB_V - 20 LB vertical tank

  • 30LB_V - 30 LB vertical tank

  • 40LB_V - 40 LB vertical tank

  • CUSTOM - Allows you to define your own full and empty points

Setting Up Devices

To set up Mopeka Pro Check / Pro Plus devices you first need to find their MAC Address so that ESPHome can identify them. So first, create a simple configuration with the esp32_ble_tracker and the mopeka_ble component like so:

esp32_ble_tracker:

mopeka_ble:

After uploading, the ESP32 will immediately try to scan for BLE devices. For Mopeka Pro Check / Pro Plus devices you must press and hold the green sync button for it to be identified. For all sensors found the mopeka_ble component will print a message like this one:

[20:43:26][I][mopeka_ble:040]: SENSOR FOUND: D3:75:F2:DC:16:91

Then just copy the address (D3:75:F2:DC:16:91) into a new sensor.mopeka_pro_check platform entry like in the configuration example at the top.

Note

The ESPHome Mopeka Pro Check BLE integration listens passively to packets the Mopeka device sends by itself. ESPHome therefore has no impact on the battery life of the device.

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