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jgalak

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Ductless air conditioning
« on: January 14, 2013, 02:48:23 pm »
We are considering a multi-head ductless Central AC system for the new house, probably from Fujitsu.  Does anyone know if these things support any sort of control inputs for integration into HA, and if so, does LMCE support any of them out of the box?

They generally have IR remotes, so in a pinch IR blasters can control them, but it'd be kind of a PITA to set that up in each room...

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Re: Ductless air conditioning
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013, 06:27:21 pm »
I know that Zennio do an AC controller for KNX -  although that's no good if you're not using KNX, or your unit is not supported.

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Similarly it would appear that there is a zwave one.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2013, 06:29:36 pm by trentend »

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Re: Ductless air conditioning
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 01:11:43 am »
The zwave looks great, and would simplify things, though I'd still prefer some sort of "direct"control - Ethernet, serial, etc.

With a multi-head system, each head is independently controlled by an IR remote, so I'd need one of these per room.  Wat I'm hoping for is some sort of way to plug directly into the "central brain" of the system, and control the whole thing.  Not sure if that's possible...

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Re: Ductless air conditioning
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 06:31:50 am »
Ask the dealer.

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Re: Ductless air conditioning
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 07:02:49 pm »
System installed.  Dealer has no idea.  Will have to see what the manual says (or what I can find on the unit) once construction is done.

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Re: Ductless air conditioning
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 07:11:06 pm »
* posde wonders, why people install stuff without first making sure it does support what it should support...

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Re: Ductless air conditioning
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 07:55:52 pm »
Because my research shows its the best ductless system on the market, and in a pinch I can control it with an IR blaster.  Would just prefer to have a more robust, 2-way connection.