HVAC Split System integration has always been painful. As these systems are traditionally IR based dealers usually either integrate presets or learn every single code combination in. This makes it extremely cumbersome for Control4 dealers to source a reliable HVAC product and in many countries Control4 dealers do not even bother with HVAC integration because it is just too hard.
Luckily Daikin has released its BRP Wifi modules for their Daikin Split HVAC units. This is an extremely cost effective making 2 way integration of HVAC to Control4 with simple plug and play functionality.
The Chowmain Daikin Wifi driver integrates the BRP modules and provides full 2 way control over temperature, HVAC mode, setpoint, fan speed, swing direction control. We have also added additional functionality to the driver to handle presets and scheduling internally. Setup of hardware and driver should take you no more than 30 minutes once you get the hang of it.
- Configurable HVAC Modes – OFF, AUTO, HEAT, COOL, FAN, DEHUMDIFICATOR
- Configurable Fan Speeds – AUTO, SILENT, LOW, LOW/MEDIUM, MEDIUM, MEDIUM/HIGH, HIGH
- Ability to select adapter type (A or B)
- Setpoint Control
- Swing Direction Control
- Temperature Feedback
- Ability to add Presets
- Ability to perform Scheduling
Why is this product exciting?
In Australia and New Zealand (and other countries) HVAC integration has been hard because HVAC companies do not utilise the honeywell based wiring that most smart thermostats like Nest, Control4 and Honeywell use. Split Systems have been extremely hard as traditionally they only offer IR or RF based remote controls. In the past we have integrated these systems by learning every combination of IR code however this is extremely time consuming. Temperature feedback from the room has to also be provided by a 3rd party device making the solution costly.
Now with the BRP modules installers can now easily integrate Daikin based Split HVAC systems into Control4. The module is extremely affordable and will not void Daikin's manufacturer warranty on the HVAC system. This module is even backwards compatible with older systems. So dealers can now revisit old customers with compatible Daikin HVAC systems to upgrade their home automation system and integrate their HVAC system.
This really changes the HVAC game.
What HVAC systems can i use this driver with?
The BRP module is developed by Daikin for their Split based HVAC systems. The module will also work with any systems with the S21 port on the indoor PCB. Some Daikin Split Systems (Like the Daikin Zena) also comes preinstalled with this module. Basically if the system is compatible with the D-Mobile / Comfort Control iOS or Android application it will work. If in doubt please contact Daikin to confirm if your HVAC system will be compatible if in doubt.
Can i control fan direction with this?
Yes our driver allows for swing control. This is accessible under the Extras Tab.
Can i do schedule the HVAC system using this?
Yes our driver has built in presets and scheduling.
Where can i purchase this module?
The module can be purchased from authorised Daikin dealers. The model number is BRP072A42, BRP072A43 or BRP069BXX. If you cannot source one easily then we recommend purchasing one online from Peninsula Air Conditioning - https://www.penair.com.au/
Why do you only support OS 2.7 and above?
This driver requires functionality that is only available in OS 2.7. As such this driver will not work in earlier versions of Control4 OS.
Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes. See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.
I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 7 day trial. Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go. No registration required.
Version #20181004 - 04-OCT-2018
Updated to support B model adapters (select this in the properties of the driver)
Version #20170710 - 10-JUL-2017
Migrated to driverCentral.
Version #20170410 10-APR-2017
Added Fahrenheit support
Version #20161102 02-NOV-2016
Updated driver to support decimal places that use , instead of . this will fix effected l locales (eg germany)
Version #20161024 24-OCT-2016
Added compressor feedback. Driver now knows if the compressor is on or off rather than assuming it based on setpoint vs room temp.
Version #20160902 - 02-SEP-2016
Fixed issue with presets
Version #20160627 - 27-JUN-2016
Fixed issue that effects turning off the unit when in fan mode
Fixed issue that effects updating the Extras page to the current swing mode.
Version #20160216 - 16-FEB-2016