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#233446 16-Apr-2018 17:10
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We're having the Fujitsu ARTG54LHTC ducted system installed into our new build. The installer tells me that even though there is a Wireless App available it requires disconnecting the Wall Controller as it uses the only available interface. They tell me the wall controller offers a whole lot of installer functionality not available in the app. They're unwilling to disconnect the controller.

 

At a minimum I'd like the ability to remotely switch on and off the system. Timers are great but there will always be cases when we're coming home as a family and may want to heat/cool the house before getting home.

 

     

  1. Can anyone confirm if the installer is correct?
  2. Is there is way to offer a wireless interface at the same time as the wall controller?
  3. Is there an option of connecting an IR module to the system so I could at least use my RMMini3 to control it remotely?

 

Failing the above then a wifi power outlet could do the job but it's an ugly solution to what should be a simple problem.


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  #1997206 16-Apr-2018 17:35
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Do the specifications say it has an IR receiver? If the wall controller has a 7 day timer I don't think remote control will be that useful in practice.




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  #1997221 16-Apr-2018 18:17
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I know what you mean and the remote use may be limited. But what use is Alexa and Home Assitant if I can’t show off control over the HVAC?! :)

Seriously there will be times when we are returning home and wish to cool the house before our arrival. The wife cannot stand flies in the house so the house is kept closed during the worst fly infestation times.

Seems crazy these vendors haven’t implemented some simple APIs.

 
 
 
 


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  #2009414 7-May-2018 17:36
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Manual says you can use a wireless controller.

 

https://www.fujitsugeneral.com.au/docs/default-source/Product-Operating-Manuals/operating-manual---artg30_54lhta_artg30_54lhtb.pdf?sfvrsn=0

 

The optional wireless remote controller can be used. When
you use the wireless remote controller, there are the following
differences as compared with using the wired remote
controller.
[Additional functions for wireless remote controller]
• SLEEP timer
• TIMER
• 10 °C HEAT operation
you can use both wireless and wired remote controller
simultaneously, however, the functions listed above will be
restrict

 

 

 

 

 

If you can get that to work, get a Broadcom RM Pro or similar device that can blast IR at it and along with Home Assistant HASSIO with the Climate custom addon you should be able to fully control it.

 

 


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