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Air conditioning

TapHome system can be used to control air conditioning split units or outdoor units.

Below is the list of possible integration methods:

Data connection


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Pros:

  • Simple configuration
  • Minimum or zero additional costs
  • Full feature set

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Cons:

  • none


LG


  • Communication via RS485 (Bus) connection.
  • Multiple split units can be fully operated from TapHome with minimum additional costs.

  • Communication via RS485 (Bus) connection.
  • Multiple split units can be fully operated from TapHome with minimum additional costs.

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Daikin


  • Communication via TCP/IP in local network (no internet connection needed).
  • Multiple split units can be fully operated from TapHome with zero or minimum additional costs.

Compatible with split units supporting Daikin Online Controller. Search for this logo:

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Relay outputs

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Pros:

  • Works with many AC units

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Cons:

  • Necessary to wire each individual AC split unit
  • Not all features of the AC unit can be controlled

Relay outputs:

  1. G (fan)
  2. Y1 (compressor 1)
    Step by step configuration is described here: https://taphome.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/SUP/pages/316112901/AC+Unit+Control+Configuration

Third party KNX IrDA controller

TapHome KNX Gateway in combination with a third party KNX IrDA controller can replace AC remote controllers.

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Pros:

  • Works with all AC units with remote controllers

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Cons:

  • More expensive since both one TapHome KNX Gateway is necessary and a KNX IrDA controller for each individual AC split unit
  • KNX programming adds another complexity level



Window contact of air conditioning system

Connect potential-free TapHome DO output (12DO module) to open/close window contact of some air conditioning models.


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Pros:

  • Simple
  • Low cost

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Cons:

  • Not many air conditioning models support this directly. For some models, you can order extra card for this purpose.
  • This method only allows to switch AC between OFF and standard operation


IntesisBox communication hardware


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Pros:

  • Wide compatibility list (supports Daikin, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hisense, Midea, Mitsubishi Electric, LG, Panasonic Eherea / VRF, Samsung, Toshiba, etc.)

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Cons:

  • High price
  • More complex setup

Click here for more info: https://www.intesisbox.com/en/modbus/gateways/




Emulation of infrared beam (IrDA)

-Coming soon-

Wired TapHome IrDA controller is attached to every AC split unit.

 


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Pros:

  • Wide compatibility list
  • Low price per split unit

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Cons:

  • More complex installation, because specific presets have to be taught-in