Daikin SkyFi (BRP15A61) Driver for Control4
HVAC installation in the United States is easy as thermostats all utilise a universal standard and as such can be replaced easily by a 3rd party thermostat such as Control4’s thermostat. Unfortunately HVAC manufacturers outside of the United States do not always utilise this standard and some countries like Australia and New Zealand have proprietary RS485 based bus’s that are specific to the HVAC manufacturer and model.
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 SkyFi module for their Daikin Ducted, Sky Air and certain VRV indoor units (that have the P1 and P2 terminals).
Unlike other solutions this unit is manufactured by Daikin and as such will not void the warranty of the HVAC system should you connect it to their bus. It is also extremely cost effective making integration of HVAC to Control4 so affordable that integration of HVAC becomes a no brainer. The Chowmain Daikin SkyFi driver integrates the SkyFi module and provides full 2 way control over temperature, HVAC mode, setpoint, fan speed, timer functions and zone control. Setup of hardware and driver should take you no more than 30 minutes once you get the hang of it.
This driver will only work on Control4 OS 2.6 and above.
- HVAC Modes – OFF, AUTO, HEAT, COOL, DRY, FAN
- FAN Speeds – LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH, AUTO
- Temperature Feedback
- Setpoint Control
- Zone Name import *
- Zone On/Off (Open/Shut) *
- Timer Function (Turn on system in x hours and off in x hours).
- Outside Temperature Feedback *
- Filter Clean Notification on Navigator.
- Ability to program On/Off and Zone commands via programming tab.
* If fitted to the HVAC system.