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Chowmain - Daikin Wifi Split System Driver for Control4 

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 BRP072A42 Wifi module 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 BRP072A42 module 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. 

Features 

  • Configurable HVAC Modes – OFF, AUTO, HEAT, COOL, FAN, DEHUMDIFICATOR 
  • Configurable Fan Speeds – AUTO, SILENT, LOW, LOW/MEDIUM, MEDIUM, MEDIUM/HIGH, HIGH 
  • Setpoint Control 
  • Swing Direction Control 
  • Temperature Feedback 
  • Ability to add Presets 
  • Ability to perform Scheduling 

Frequently Asked Questions 

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 BRP072A42 module 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 BRP072A42 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. This driver is only compatible with the BRPXXXAXX and the BRPXXXBXX models.  It is not compatible with the BRPXXXCXX models.

NOTE. This module will not work with Daikin Ducted, Cassette or VRV Indoor HVAC systems. For those HVAC systems see our Daikin Skyfi Driver

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. If you cannot source one easily then we recommend purchasing one online from Peninsula Air Conditioning 

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. 

How do I find out more information about the driver? 
Please see the links below for more information about the driver. 

Chowmain Website

Download Installation Guide

How do I buy the driver? 
This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. 

Download Driver / Purchase Licence

Who do i contact for technical support? 
This driver is developed by Chowmain software & apps and is distributed and supported by Houselogix, Inc. 

Support 

Do you provide trial licences? 
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 48 hour trial. This is activated once you add the driver to the project. No additional steps are necessary. 

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Note it has come to our attention that Daikin released a new. BRPXXXCXX model.  Our driver is currently not compatible with this model.  As such currently this driver is only compatible with the BRPXXXAXX and the BRPXXXBXX models.

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