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#270592 17-May-2020 07:25
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looking at possibly adding this to my home control. I have 2 Mitsubishi heat pumps and while they current have Wifi control, the system they use is only open to Alexa and when I tried it, was really clunky.

 

I now use HomePod and Siri for all of my voice control and see that Sensibo supports Siri Shortcuts. Just wondering if anyone is using Sensibo with Siri and can report their experience?

 

the other question I have is about placement, what’s the IR like in terms of being side on or off axis from the heat pump? I don’t have a PowerPoint with direct line of sight unfortunately. 

 

 





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  #2485087 17-May-2020 08:39
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Hmmm, I seen recently that mitsi supports google assistant now too, maybe a combination of Google assitant and IFTTT can solve your problems?




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  #2485089 17-May-2020 08:51
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sdavisnz: Hmmm, I seen recently that mitsi supports google assistant now too, maybe a combination of Google assitant and IFTTT can solve your problems?

 

I’ll look in to, thanks.





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  #2485092 17-May-2020 09:12
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I installed a 240 to usb mech inside the cover giving me a usb plug at the heat pump and used doublesided tape to affix the sensibo right under the ir receiver on a fujitsu. Works great and only a 10cm visible pigtail.




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  #2485093 17-May-2020 09:19
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JeremyNzl:

 

I installed a 240 to usb mech inside the cover giving me a usb plug at the heat pump and used doublesided tape to affix the sensibo right under the ir receiver on a fujitsu. Works great and only a 10cm visible pigtail.

 

 

possibly beyond my electrical skill set :-)





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I’ve got two Sensibos for my two Mitsubishi heat pumps. One of them works 100% of the time, the other likes to disconnect itself from the network every few hours and disappears for days at a time.

The Siri support is not great I’m afraid – I ended up buying an Echo Dot just to control the Sensibos. I don’t know why the developers don’t just do full HomeKit integration; the Shortcuts “workaround” is half-assed.

Edit: the placement is actually quite flexible, I have both of mine sitting almost directly underneath the heat pumps (which are wall mounted). If your Mitsubishi remote works at the angle you want, the Sensibo will too, easily.

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Do you have a link or pic of that 240 to usb mech?




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  #2485101 17-May-2020 09:33
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sdavisnz: Do you have a link or pic of that 240 to usb mech?

 

 

 

https://www.clipsal.com/products/detail?CatNo=30USBCM&tab-document-1=0

 

 

 

Pretty much this


 
 
 
 


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Thanks, sorry about triple post, must be something wrong with the website




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  #2485181 17-May-2020 14:13
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Benjip: I’ve got two Sensibos for my two Mitsubishi heat pumps. One of them works 100% of the time, the other likes to disconnect itself from the network every few hours and disappears for days at a time.


Mine does this as well, I've got it plugged into a TP-Link wifi mains switch, power cycling that fixes the Sensibo every time.



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Ended up buying two Sensibo Sky units. Have managed to hide the main living area one behind the TV as the HP is on a 90-degree angle to it. They are working well with Siri shortcuts and homekit. When I say Hey Siri, its bedtime. My Apple TV, HT Receiver, TV and Heartpump all turn-off, the blinds all open and the lights to the bedroom all come on dimmed. Home automation heaven :-)





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Ended up buying two Sensibo Sky units. Have managed to hide the main living area one behind the TV as the HP is on a 90-degree angle to it. They are working well with Siri shortcuts and homekit. When I say Hey Siri, its bedtime. My Apple TV, HT Receiver, TV and Heartpump all turn-off, the blinds all open and the lights to the bedroom all come on dimmed. Home automation heaven :-)

 

 

You sure you want to turn off your HEARTPUMP??!!! 





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  #2487530 21-May-2020 09:21
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lol, whoops, not that old that I need a heartpump quite yet. 





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