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

    Below is the list of possible integration methods:

    Data connection

    Pros:

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

    Cons:

    • none

    LG Air Conditioning via PI-485 and LGAP protocol

    • Communication via RS485 (Bus) connection.
    • Multiple split units can be fully operated from TapHome with minimum additional costs.
    • PI-485 can be provided by LG supplier or purchased directly from TapHome at sales@taphome.com for 124,50 Euro - recommended retail price without VAT

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    • 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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    In order to integrate Toshiba air conditioning units, please use a Modbus gateway called TCB-IFMB640TLE.

    • Communication with Gree via RS485 (Bus) connection.
    • No extra costs - RS485 gateway is included in U-MATCH Series DC Inverter AIR Conditioners
    • Multiple split units can be fully operated from TapHome

    Click here for more info about Gree integration

    Relay outputs

    Pros:

    • Works with many AC units

    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.

    Third party KNX IrDA controller

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

    Pros:

    • Works with all AC units with remote controllers

    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.

    Pros:

    • Simple
    • Low cost

    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

    Pros:

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

    Cons:

    • High price
    • More complex setup

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    Emulation of infrared beam (IrDA)

    -Coming soon-

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

     

    Pros:

    • Wide compatibility list
    • Low price per split unit

    Cons:

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