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Asynchronous Python Library for KNX

XKNX is an Asynchronous Python library for reading and writing KNX/IP packets.

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Overview

XKNX…

  • … does cooperative multitasking via asyncio and is 100% thread safe.
  • … provides support for KNX/IP routing and tunneling devices.
  • … has strong coverage with unit tests.
  • … automatically updates and synchronizes all devices in the background periodically.
  • … listens for all updates of all devices on the KNX bus and updates the corresponding internal objects.
  • … has a clear abstraction of data/network/logic-layer.
  • … provides Heartbeat monitoring for Tunneling connections + clean reconnect if KNX/IP connection failed.
  • … does clean connect and disconnect requests to the tunneling device.
  • … ships with Home Assistant.

Installation

XKNX depends on Python >= 3.9

You can install XKNX as Python package via pip:

pip install xknx

Hello World

import asyncio
from xknx import XKNX
from xknx.tools import group_value_write

async def main():
    async with XKNX() as xknx:
        # send a binary Telegram
        await group_value_write(xknx, "1/2/3", True)
        # send a generic 1-byte Telegram
        await group_value_write(xknx, "1/2/4", [0x80])
        # send a Telegram with an encoded value
        await group_value_write(xknx, "1/2/4", 50, value_type="percent")

asyncio.run(main())

For more examples please check out the examples page

Getting Help

For questions, feature requests, bugreports either join the XKNX chat on Discord, open an issue at GitHub or write an email.

Attributions

Many thanks to MDT technologies GmbH and Weinzierl Engineering GmbH for providing us each an IP Secure Router to support testing and development of xknx.