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pyvesync_v2 is a library to manage Etekcity Switches

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pyvesync_v2 is a library to manage VeSync compatible smart home devices

Only compatible with python 3.5+

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Install the latest version from pip:

pip install pyvesync_v2

Supported Devices

  1. Etekcity Voltson Smart WiFi Outlet (7A model ESW01-USA)
  2. Etekcity Voltson Smart WiFi Outlet (10A model ESW01-EU)
  3. Etekcity Voltson Smart Wifi Outlet (10A model ESW03-USA)
  4. Etekcity Voltson Smart WiFi Outlet (15A model ESW15-USA)
  5. Etekcity Two Plug Outdoor Outlet (ESO15-TB) (Each plug is a separate object, energy readings are for both plugs combined)
  6. Etekcity Smart WiFi Light Switch (model ESWL01)
  7. Levoit Smart Wifi Air Purifier (LV-PUR131S)
  8. Etekcity Soft White Dimmable Smart Bulb (ESL100)
  9. Etekcity Cool to Soft White Tunable Dimmable Bulb (ESL100CW)
  10. Etekcity Wifi Dimmer Switch (ESD16)


To start with the module:

from pyvesync_v2 import VeSync

manager = VeSync("EMAIL", "PASSWORD", time_zone=DEFAULT_TZ)

# Get/Update Devices from server - populate device lists

my_switch = manager.outlets[0]
# Turn on the first switch
# Turn off the first switch

# Get energy usage data

# Display outlet device information
for device in manager.outlets:


The time_zone argument is optional but the specified time zone must match time zone in the tz database (IANNA Time Zone Database), see this link for reference: tz database. The time zone determines how the energy history is generated for the smart outlets, i.e. for the week starts at 12:01AM Sunday morning at the specified time zone. If no time zone or an invalid time zone is entered the default is America/New_York

#Devices are respectively located in their own lists that can be iterated over
manager.outlets = [VeSyncOutletObjects]
manager.switches = [VeSyncSwitchObjects] = [VeSyncFanObjects]
manger.bulbs = [VeSyncBulbObjects]

If outlets are going to be continuously polled, a custom energy update interval can be set - The default is 6 hours (21600 seconds)

manager.energy_update_interval = time # time in seconds

Example Usage

Get electricity metrics of outlets

for s in manager.outlets:
  s.update_energy(check_bypass=False) # Get energy history for each device

API Details

Manager API

VeSync.get_devices() - Returns a list of devices

VeSync.login() - Uses class username and password to login to VeSync

VeSync.update() - Fetch updated information about devices

VeSync.update_all_devices() - Fetch details for all devices (run VeSyncDevice.update())

VeSync.update_energy(bypass_check=False) - Get energy history for all outlets - Builds week, month and year nested energy dictionary. Set bypass_check=True to disable the library from checking the update interval

Device API

VeSyncDevice.turn_on() - Turn on the device

VeSyncDevice.turn_off() - Turn off the device

VeSyncDevice.update() - Fetch updated information about device

VeSyncDevice.active_time - Return active time of the device in minutes

VeSyncDevice.get_config() - Retrieve Configuration data such as firmware version for device and store in the VeSyncDevice.config dictionary

VeSyncDevice.firmware_update - Return true if Firmware has update available. VeSyncDevice.get_config() must be called first

Outlet Specific Energy Methods and Properties

VeSyncOutlet.update_energy(bypass_check=False) - Get outlet energy history - Builds week, month and year nested energy dictionary. Set bypass_check=True to disable the library from checking the update interval

VeSyncOutlet.energy_today - Return current energy usage in kWh

VeSyncOutlet.power - Return current power in watts of the device

VeSyncOutlet.voltage - Return current voltage reading

VesyncOutlet.weekly_energy_total - Return total energy reading for the past week in kWh, starts 12:01AM Sunday morning

VesyncOutlet.monthly_energy_total - Return total energy reading for the past month in kWh

VesyncOutlet.yearly_energy_total - Return total energy reading for the past year in kWh

Model ESW15-USA 15A/1800W Methods

The rectangular smart switch model supports some additional functionality on top of the regular api call

VeSyncOutlet.turn_on_nightlight() - Turn on the nightlight

VeSyncOutlet.turn_off_nightlight() - Turn off the nightlight

Air Purifier LV-PUR131S Methods

VeSyncFan.fan_level - Return the level of the fan (1-3) or 0 for off

VeSyncFan.filter_life - Return the percentage of filter life remaining

VeSyncFan.air_quality - Return air quality reading

VeSyncFan.auto_mode() - Change mode to auto

VeSyncFan.manual_mode() - Change fan mode to manual with fan level 1

VeSyncFan.sleep_mode() - Change fan mode to sleep

VeSyncFan.change_fan_speed(speed) - Change fan speed with level 1, 2 or 3

VeSyncFan.screen_status - Get Status of screen on/off

VesyncFan.display_on() - Turn Display on

VesyncFan.display_off() - Turn Display off

Dimmable Smart Light Bulb Method and Properties

VeSyncBulb.brightness - Return brightness in percentage (1 - 100)

VeSyncBulb.set_brightness(brightness) - Set bulb brightness values from 1 - 100

Tunable Smart Light Bulb Methods and Properties

VeSyncBulb.color_temp_pct - Return color temperature in percentage (0 - 100)

VeSyncBulb.color_temp_kelvin - Return brightness in Kelvin

VeSyncBulb.set_color_temp(color_temp) - Set color temperature in percentage (0 - 100)

Dimmable Switch Methods and Properties

VeSyncSwitch.brightness - Return brightness of switch in percentage (1 - 100)

VeSyncSwitch.indicator_light_status - return status of indicator light on switch

VeSyncSwitch.rgb_light_status - return status of rgb light on faceplate

VeSyncSwitch.rgb_light_value - return dictionary of rgb light color (0 - 255)

VeSyncSwitch.set_brightness(brightness) - Set brightness of switch (1 - 100)

VeSyncSwitch.indicator_light_on() - Turn indicator light on

VeSyncSwitch.indicator_light_off() - Turn indicator light off

VeSyncSwitch.rgb_color_on() - Turn rgb light on

VeSyncSwitch.rgb_color_off() - Turn rgb light off

VeSyncSwitch.rgb_color_set(red, green, blue) - Set color of rgb light (0 - 255)


The device.display_json() method outputs properties and status of the device

JSON Output for All Devices



  'Device Name': 'Device 1',
  'Model': 'Device Model',
  'Subdevice No': '1',
  'Status': 'on',
  'Online': 'online',
  'Type': 'Device Type',

JSON Output for Outlets

  'Active Time': '1', # in minutes
  'Energy': '2.4', # today's energy in kWh
  'Power': '12', # current power in W
  'Voltage': '120', # current voltage
  'Energy Week': '12', # totaly energy of week in kWh
  'Energy Month': '50', # total energy of month in kWh
  'Energy Year': '89', # total energy of year in kWh
  'Nightlight Status': 'on', #status of nightlight for 15A outlets
  'Nightlight Automode': 'manual', #auto/manual for 15A outlets
  'Nightlight Brightness': '50' #brightness of nightlight

JSON Output for Dimmable Switch

This output only applies to dimmable switch. The standard switch has the default device JSON output shown above

  'Indicator Light': 'on', # status of indicator light
  'Brightness': '50', # percent brightness
  'RGB Light': 'on' # status of RGB Light on faceplate

JSON Output for Bulbs

# output for dimmable bulb
  'Brightness': '50' # brightness in percent

# output for tunable bulb
  'Kelvin': '5400' # color temperature in Kelvin

JSON Output for Air Purifier

  'Active Time': '50', # minutes
  'Fan Level': '2', # fan level 1-3
  'Air Quality': '95', # air quality in percent
  'Mode': 'auto',
  'Screen Status': 'on',
  'Filter Life': '99' # remaining filter life in percent

Energy History Data

More detailed data is available within the VesyncOutlet by inspecting the dictionary.

The object includes 3 nested dictionaries week, month, and year that contain detailed weekly, monthly and yearly data['week']['energy_consumption_of_today']['week']['cost_per_kwh']['week']['max_energy']['week']['total_energy']['week']['data'] # which itself is a list of values


Running Tests

Test can be run with tox for python 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7. It will also run pylint and flake8 to test for style and formatting.

Run all tests:

$ tox
# Tests for python3.5, 3.6, 3.7, pylint and flake8 succeeded

Individual tests can be run with the -e flag:

$ tox -e py35
# Tests for Python 3.5 succeeded

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