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ioBroker getting start on PLCnext device (e.g. EPC 1522)

An Pham 23 April 2021 min. read
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Hi PLCnext’s guy


Yesterday thank to Jan Christoph Müller I have installed ioBroker on my PLCnext device (EPC 1522). I’m now happy to share it with you.


I have:

  • Pluggit ventilator, which works with Modbus TCP. Last month I have made a small project with Visu+. But I’m not really satisfied with it
  • Some Shelly relais, which works with mqtt
  • Some Xiaomi “smart home” devices like “Yeelight”, vacuum cleaner…
  • I want to have one system for all devices

Why ioBroker?


  • is well-known on smart home’s system. It works on many devices (and of course on our plcnext device)
  • has many templates/libraries for smart home device
  • works with docker

How to?

1. Log on your device with browser (IE; Firefox, Chrome…):

2. Go to Docker


3. Give your log-in information on Docker Portainer

4. Go to “App template” –> “custom template” –> “Add custom template”


5. Fill the information of your template.


Hint: at “Web editor” you can copy and paste this text

version: ‘2’



    restart: always

    image: buanet/iobroker:latest

    container_name: iobroker

    hostname: iobroker


      – “8081:8081”


      – iobrokerdata:/opt/iobroker

6. now click on “create custom template” at the end of the page

7. go back to “Custom template” on the left side and choose your lately create template

8. click on “deploy the stack” (and wait… time for your coffee :D)


9. After “coffee’s time” check on your left side under “container” whether your “ioBroker” works


10. Now log on your ioBroker over:

11. Here we go, you can now make your first configuration with ioBroker


I hope, that you enjoy this blog.

If you have any questions, pls. ask me. Next time will show you my application with my Pluggit’s ventilator (Modbus TCP).


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