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Device Drivers • Hubitat
Device Drivers • Hubitat

This article will discuss how to check and install a Device Driver and provides a table of Device Drivers for Hubitat

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Written by Eric Hines
Updated over a week ago

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Please use the article below to understand more about Hubitat Device Drivers. We will discuss first how to check to see if an Inovelli Device Driver is installed, followed by how to install a Device Driver. Finally, we will provide a Device Driver table that matches your Inovelli product with an Inovelli Device Driver.

What is a Device Driver?

Hubitat Device Drivers integrate your Inovelli Smart Devices into the Hubitat Platform (this is different than an Edge Driver, which is what SmartThings uses - if you use SmartThings, please see our Edge Driver Article). Device drivers enable all Hub Connected device integrations to run locally on the Hub, offering a number of benefits including speed, reliability, and enhanced functionality.

In other words, your Inovelli smart home device has some of the most advanced firmware on it and in order for Hubitat to fully understand what's written on the Inovelli product, it needs to have an, "interpreter" to tell it how to access certain settings and/or turn it on/off.

For example, an Inovelli Blue Series 2-1 Switch has over 65 parameters installed on it allowing for advanced customization. In order to change these parameters via the Hubitat app, your hub needs a way to understand what those parameters are and how to access them. This is where the Device Driver comes in to help. But it's not just the parameters that the hub needs to understand, it's also how the switch is structured. By understanding how the switch is structured, the hub can not only communicate turning on/off/dimming, but also communicate that this switch has scene control, notifications, power monitoring, and more.

Without an Device Driver installed, the hub defaults to a generic one that may not know how to communicate properly with your product and that can lead to many issues such as: devices losing the ability to dim, network problems, lack of access to parameters, and more.

Checking For an Inovelli Device Driver in Hubitat

To check and see if you have an Inovelli Device Driver installed in Hubitat, please follow the instructions below:

  • Open up your Hubitat web app and click on, "Drivers Code" in the menu

  • Search to see if your Inovelli Driver is installed (if you do not know what driver your product uses, please reference the Inovelli Driver Table below)

If you do not see your driver listed, then you will need to install the Device Driver.

Installing an Inovelli Device Driver in Hubitat

If you've determined that you need to install an Inovelli Device Driver in Hubitat, please follow the instructions below:

  • Open up your Hubitat web app and click on, "Drivers Code" in the menu (you may have to click on, "Advanced" if you don't see this option)

  • Click on, "+ New Driver"

  • Click on, "Import" and a box should appear that says, "Import Code from Website" and it will ask you for a URL - follow the instructions below to attain the URL:

    • Go to the, "Inovelli Device Driver Resource Table" at the bottom of this article and locate your Inovelli product

    • Under the, "Inovelli Device Driver Name" Column (third column), right click on the hyperlink and click, "Copy Link Address"

  • Once you've copied the relevant URL, paste it into the section titled, "Insert URL to Import Text into Code Editor" and click, "Import" (followed by, "OK" when asked if you want to override the text in the editor)

  • Click, "Save"

Once the Device Driver is installed, you'll need to apply it to your Inovelli product.

NOTE: All future Inovelli products that use this handler will automatically pick up the handler when they are paired so you will not need to install this handler ever time.

Applying an Inovelli Device Driver in Hubitat

If you've installed your Inovelli Device Driver and your product is displaying something other than an Inovelli Device Driver, you'll have to apply the Inovelli Device Driver to your product. To do so, please follow the instructions below:

  • Open up your Hubitat web app and click on, "Devices" in the menu

  • Locate your Inovelli smart product and click on it

  • Next, scroll down to the bottom to the section where it says, "Device Information" and find the drop-down titled, "Type" and click on it

  • Search for the Inovelli Driver that corresponds to your Inovelli device and select it (NOTE: Oftentimes, the drop-down is not in alphabetical order and your custom drivers will be listed at the bottom)

    • If you are unsure of the Driver's name, please use the, "Inovelli Device Driver Resource Table" below - Column 1 will show the product name and Column 3 will show what the Driver is named

  • Finally, click on, "Save Device" and your driver will be applied - you are now ready to use your Inovelli device

Inovelli Device Driver Resource Table

Please use the below table to understand what Inovelli Device Driver you need for your product. To see the full repository, please visit our GitHub page, which can be found here: Inovelli GitHub - Hubitat Repo

Product Name


Inovelli Device Driver Name

Blue Series - 2-1 Switch


Blue Series - Fan Switch


Blue Series - Fan/Light Canopy Module

NOTE: You will need to install all three drivers separately.


Red Series - 2-1 Switch


Red Series - Dimmer Switch


Red Series - On/Off Switch


Red Series - Fan/Light Switch


Red Series - RGBW Bulb


Red Series - Lightstrip


Red Series - Sensor


Black Series - Dimmer Switch


Black Series - On/Off Switch


Gen 1 - Non-Scene Dimmer Switch


Gen 1 - Scene Dimmer Switch


Gen 1 - Dimmer Toggle Switch


Gen 1 - Non-Scene On/Off Switch


Gen 1 - Scene On/Off Switch


Gen 1 - On/Off Toggle Switch


Gen 1 - 1-Channel Smart Plug


Gen 1 - 2-Channel Smart Plug


Gen 1 - Dimmer Smart Plug


Gen 1 - 1-Channel Outdoor Plug


Gen 1 - 2-Channel Outdoor Plug


Gen 1 - Door/Window Sensor


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