How does the Wi-Fi Control work?

The below diagram depicts the advanced process that enables you to remotely have bi-directional control of your air conditioner through your phone, allowing for superior comfort. For a step-by-step explanation, see below.

 

How does wifi for air conditioning control work?

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1. Wi-Fi Control App
For your smartphone, tablet or computer

For full Wi-Fi control over your air conditioner you require both a Wi-Fi Control account and a Mitsubishi Electric MAC-559IF-E Wi-Fi Control Adaptor. This will enable you to send instructions to your air conditioner, and within seconds (up to one minute) your air conditioner will receive and action the command. Your air conditioner will send a confirmation signal to your phone, so you can be confident that your command has been received. You are also able to check the temperature and settings of your air conditioner and adjust programming accordingly, via your smartphone, tablet or computer.

Download the 'Mitsubishi Wi-Fi Control App' on your smartphone for full control over your air conditioner system; click here for an online demonstration and download information.


2. Internet Connection between Smartphone and Server

To control your air conditioner your smartphone requires an active internet connection to send the command from your phone to your air conditioner via the server.
Read the list of minimum requirements

3. Black Diamond Technology Server

The Black Diamond Technologies (BDT) server facilitates the connection between your smartphone, tablet or computer and your air conditioner. Black Diamond Technologies Limited are the exclusive distributors of Mitsubishi Electric products in New Zealand.

Every minute the BDT server and your air conditioner communicate - this ensures commands sent via the Wi-Fi Control App are activated quickly. Also, scheduled rules which are stored on the server are activated automatically during this process. Your App will also be kept up to date with the status of your air conditioner due to a bi-directional signal. For example, if a remote control is used in the room, the settings will be updated on your App - ensuring you always have real time information about your system.

The server is also able to confirm your air conditioner is working correctly. However, if there is a fault your air conditioner will be able to send the fault code to your phone – making detecting and fixing issues simple.

4. Wireless Router

A Compatible WPS enabled wireless router with coverage to the air conditioner installation location.
Read the list of compatible routers and minimum requirements.

5. Wi-Fi Control Adaptor

The MAC-559IF-E Wi-Fi Control Adaptor connects discreetly to your air conditioner’s control board and should only be installed by an authorised installer. Its clever design means no wires will compromise the sleek style of your air conditioning system.

6. Wall Mounted Split System Air Conditioners

The MAC-559IF-E Wi-Fi Control Adaptor is available on all Mitsubishi Electric wall mounted split systems. The MAC-559IF-E Wi-Fi Control Adaptor can either be purchased as an optional upgrade when purchasing a wall mounted split system air conditioner, or retrofitted to an existing Mitsubishi Electric model.

 

 

Optional additional adapter MAC-559IF-E required per unit.