The Daikin Airbase BRP15B61 lets you control your Daikin ducted or SkyAir system via apps on your phone or tablet. This module is easily can be easily retrofit without installation of new wiring as it is powered by (and communicates via) the Daikin P1 and P2 bus terminals and communicates via wifi.
Thanks to Chowmain the Airbase is now integrated into Control4 for full two way control and feedback over temperature, HVAC mode, setpoint, fan speed and zone 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.
- Auto detect HVAC Modes – OFF, HEAT, COOL, FAN and optional AUTO and DRY modes*
- Auto detect FAN Speeds – AUTO, LOW, MEDIUM, HIGH with optional LOW/MEDIUM, MEDIUM/HIGH, LOW (AUTO), MEDIUM (AUTO), HIGH (AUTO) and AIRSIDE*
- Setpoint Control
- Temperature Feedback
- Auto detect Zone Names*
- Zone State Control and 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. In order to integrate HVAC you had to install commercial grade HVAC solutions and get additional modules. There was no definitive and easy way to know if a HVAC solution was going to work without consulting a HVAC installer.
To put it simple it was just too hard and too expensive to integrate HVAC.
Now with the Airbase module installers can now easily integrate Daikin based Ducted and Sky based 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 systems dated back to 2003. 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 the SkyFi with?
The Airbase module is developed by Daikin for their Ducted, Ducted with Zone Control and Cassette/Under Ceiling based HVAC systems. The Airbase module will also work with VRV indoor systems with the P1-P2 terminals for a wired remote control. This should work with any of these systems that are manufacturered after 2003. Please contact Daikin to confirm if your HVAC system will be compatible if in doubt.
NOTE. This module will not work with Daikin Split HVAC systems. For Split HVAC systems see our Daikin Wifi Driver.
Can i control zones with this?
This module will allow for zone damper open and close via the Extras tab with 2 way feedback. The driver will pull in the zone names on first setup. Please name the zones using the official Daikin Airbase application prior to installing the driver.
Can i get individual temperature readings per zone?
The Daikin Airbase unit provides a single temperature reading for feedback. It does not provide individual zone readings. This is a limitation of the hardware.
Can i do schedule the HVAC system using this?
The Airbase module does not offer scheduling. We however have created a software based schedule within our driver so that Control4 can schedule the HVAC system.
Where can i purchase this module?
The module can be purchased from authorised Daikin dealers. The model number is BRP15B61. If you cannot source one easily then we recommend purchasing one online from Peninsula Air Conditioning - https://www.penair.com.au/
You can also find out more about Airbase from here.
Why do you only support OS 2.10 and above?
This driver requires functionality that is only available in OS 2.10. 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 90 day trial. Just add the driverCentral licencing driver and this driver and you're good to go. No registration required.
Version #20200427 – 27-APR-2020
- Resolved issue effecting zones not displaying due to & not being encoded as &
Version #20191212 – 12-DEC-2019
- Added Airside as a fanspeed
- Resolved issue with presets not firing
Version #20190513 - 13-MAY-2019
- Fixed issue where if the HVAC system is offline during Control4's bootup sequence it would not retry to obtain HVAC system capabilites. Now the driver will make an attemp every minute until it can contact the HVAC system.
Version #20190318 - 18-MAR-2019
- Added Zone State Feedback (Boolean)
Version #20190314 - 14-MAR-2019
- Initial Version