Airtopia takes the complexity out of integrating the enhanced control of split system air conditioners.
The Airtopia current transformer sensor 5100CT80 can be located 20 metres from the controller using speaker wire (stranded 20-24 gauge wire) or a CAT5 pair. Take note of the polarity when joining the wires. If connecting in a switchboard, make sure the cabling meets the insulation standards (refer to your licenced electrical installer).
The Airtopia temperature sensor 5100DTSM can be located up to 100 metres from the controller using speaker wire (stranded 20-24 gauge wire) or a CAT5 pair. Take note of the polarity when joining the wires.
You can extend the IR transmitter (IR Blaster) 20 meters from the controller by using speaker wire (stranded 20-24 gauge wire) or a CAT5 pair. Take note of polarity when joining the wires. The IR transmitter should be mounted as close as possible to the air conditioner’s IR receiver window – ideally directly over the IR receiver window or within 10mm adjacent to the window.
IR transmits in a spectrum you can’t see, however the front facing camera of your mobile phone can detect it. Ensure that the IR transmitter is correctly connected to the controller with the (white/grey lead) terminated at terminal 4 and the white lead terminated at terminal 3. Send a command and when your front facing camera is correctly positioned near the IR transmitter you should see a white dot about one or two seconds after the command is issued.
Ideally, the IR transmitter should be placed over the IR receiver window face, or 5-10mm adjacent to the window face.
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Installing most Airtopia products is easy. It requires little or no knowledge of local area networks and no need to learn IR codes. If you can install extra low voltage cables and follow our simple installation guide then you may be qualified. We provide excellent support and look forward to working with you.
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Airtopia offers a 12 month warranty, which starts when the controller is commissioned. If your controller doesn’t work, just return it to Airtopia or your local reseller for inspection. If failure is due to an Airtopia component then we will replace your unit.
Our online systems will normally identify most issues and resolve them without any need to return the unit. When the unit can’t be powered on and connected to our cloud service for systems checks Airtopia provides a return to factory replacement warranty.
Airtopia’s current transformer (CT) must be installed by a licensed electrician. We recommend mounting the CT at a convenient location near the switchboard that provides the mains feed to the air conditioner power.
No components of your air conditioner should be affected if your Airtopia controller is installed correctly. Air conditioner operation with the Airtopia controller is the same as using the original remote control because an IR transmitter is used to send commands. The temperature sensor only monitors room temperature and the current transformer is a clamped device that requires no rewiring of your original installation.
The Airtopia controller is specifically designed for retrofitting. It makes an old air conditioner ‘smarter’ and more convenient to use.
The Airtopia app works with as many devices as you (or any user) provide login details to. If any user or device gives a command to one air conditioner, then that command will be transmitted to all devices automatically.
Any number of Airtopia controllers can be installed in a building or home network. Zone names are allocated to the room or air-conditioner location. The app provides a list of available zones that you select and then control.
The Airtopia controller only requires an internet connection if the user wants to control the air conditioner when they are away from the home or office. The internet is also necessary to first set up the controller or when checking for updates.
The Airtopia cloud service will automatically check when your device is online for the latest update and if necessary, will automatically and seamlessly install it.
The best part about Airtopia products is that they can operate with and without home automation systems. Airtopia provides a user friendly app for all smart devices operating IOS, Android and Windows. Download you app from here (hyperlink to app)
Your BAS or BMS can communicate directly with Airtopia via Modbus over TCP/IP or indirectly via other protocols such as Bacnet using an appropriate protocol converter. Contact our engineering team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details how to add Airtopia to your commercial system.