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Topic # 81485 13-Apr-2011 17:16
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Hey guys,

We have a Luxaire air-con/heat pump (the one from the warehouse) which is controlled by it's own logic controller, and using a ir remote.

Has anyone bypassed this to run this air-conditioner (or any) through a nice web-enabled thermostat?


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  Reply # 458707 14-Apr-2011 13:18
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Most of the air con companies sell a separate Lonworks or BACnet protocol interface card for connection to industrial controllers/SCADA systems and the like.  They are very expensive.

Most offer additional plug in cards for very basic on/off/fault/some remote setpoint adjustment capabilities which you can interface with your own controller relays.

Very few brands have built in web capabilities, though some can offer some computer software as a paid extra.

Those warehouse heat pumps were non inverter types from memory.  I really doubt you would find any instantly compatible products for a non major brand product.  What exactly are you aiming to do and can it be done with the remote/timers etc instead?

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  Reply # 458737 14-Apr-2011 13:58
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Plan was to connect it to an arduino duemilanove kit.

There are some wonderful web-based thermostat projects that could be co-opted.



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  Reply # 477697 4-Jun-2011 11:50
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Any success? I was keen to see if I could make a computer control my heat pump to provide better timing, weather reaction and the like.

I found;wap2 describing the remote control format on a Panasonic.

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