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#306196 4-Jul-2023 00:56
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I'm using the SwiCago library to control a Mitsubishi heatpump with an 8266; there's an option to read the timer status from the hp.getStatus function:-




rootTimers["mode"] = currentStatus.timers.mode;




However I can't see any way to turn the timers on or off, or set the timer mode. Any idea if it's possible?


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  #3099413 4-Jul-2023 06:22
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I've never investigated this, as I use it via Home Assistant.


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  #3099705 4-Jul-2023 15:32
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Yeah the code/libraries for use with Home Assistant don't seem to have timer access either. I'm guessing HA would have its own separate timing implementation which would be an easy enough thing to write into a standalone esp8266 sketch, but it would be tidier to be able to just control the heat pump's own timer. 


If the IR remote can set the timer, and the Arduino library has code to retreive the timer status, it seems like it should be straightforward to access the timer settings but this function isn't in any of the libraries, anywhere. It just seems odd that it's the one thing that's been left out. 

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