Tuya

MSRP: $75.00
Chowmain LTD
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Version: 20210506
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Overview

Tuya enabled products are everywhere.  You may not recognise the name but the technology is embedded in many brands for off the shelf home automation / IoT solutions that you can find at your local Home Depot, Walmart, Bunnings, K-Mart, Costco and other retailers.

Tuya Smart is a global IoT platform that enables smart home products to come to life for brands, OEMs, manufacturers, and retail chains.

Chowmain has integrated the Wifi Tuya enabled Smart Home products into Control4 with two way control and feedback.  This provides affordable easy to retrofit solutions for a wide range of devices from a variety of brands that utilise the Tuya architecture for bi-directional control and feedback.

Supported Device Types

The following device types and controls are supported

Climate Type

  • Driver
    • Thermostat
  • Commands available - ON, OFF, SET HVAC MODE, SET FAN MODE, SET SETPOINT
  • Feedback available - POWER STATE, HVAC MODE, FAN MODE, SETPOINT, ROOM TEMPERATURE
  • Example Devices (could include others)
    • Thermostats
    • Split Systems
    • Wall Furnaces
    • Oil Heaters
    • Portable heaters and air conditioning systems
    • Patio Infrared Heaters

Cover Type

  • Driver
    • Blind
  • Commands available - UP, DOWN, STOP
  • Feedback available - UP or DOWN
  • Example Devices (could include others)
    • Blinds
    • Curtains
    • Roller Shutters
    • Garage Doors

Fan Type

  • Driver
    • Fan
  • Commands available - ON,OFF,SPEED
  • Feedback available - POWER STATE, SPEED
  • Example Devices (could include others)
    • Ceiling Fan
    • Tower Fan
    • Desk Fan

Light Type

  • Drivers
    • ON/OFF ONLY
      • Lightv2 (on/off) - Power
    • RGBW
      • Lightv2 (dimmer) - Brightness
      • Lightv2 (dimmer) - Color
      • Lightv2 (dimmer) - Temperature
  • Commands available - ON,OFF,BRIGHTESS,COLOR,COLOR TEMP
  • Example Devices (could include others)
    • In-wall Light Switches
    • In-wall Light Dimmers
    • Downlights
    • Light Bulbs
    • LED Stripes
    • Christmas Lights
    • Festoon Lights
    • Driveway Lighting
    • Spot Lights

Switch Type

  • Drivers
    • LIGHT
      • Lightv2 (on/off) - Power
    • SWITCH
      • Experience Button (definable to your local power outlet type or 4 different power on/off icons)
      • Relay Binding
  • Commands available - ON,OFF
  • Example Devices
    • Light Switches (single or multigang)
    • In-wall Power Outlets
    • Powerboards
    • Smartplugs
    • Robot Vacuum Cleaners
    • Air Purifiers
    • Aroma Diffusers
    • Kettles
    • Mosquito Traps
    • Star light projectors
    • Water Valve

FAQ

What cool products can i integrate with Tuya?

  • Robot Vacuum cleaners can start and return to charger with a simple on/off control (using the SWITCH driver).
  • Blind automation is now more affordable than even thanks to the numerous tuya enabled curtain rails, blind motors, blind controllers and more reducing the price of shading down dramatically.
  • Air purifier (PM2.5) based integration is now possible with on/off control.
  • Smart Kettles can now be controlled!
  • Outdoor IR Patio Heaters can now be controlled.

Where can i buy Tuya enabled products?

Many of these products are available to purchase from onshelf / online retailers such as

  • Aliexpress
  • Amazon
  • Best Buy
  • Bunnings
  • Costco
  • eBay
  • Kogan
  • K-mart
  • Lidl
  • Officeworks
  • Sam's Club
  • Tesco
  • Walmart
  • and others

Note that these are not branded as Tuya but may contain the powered by Tuya logo on it.

What brands utilise Tuya?

Tuya has over 90,000 product SKUs with 500 types of products servicing 220 countries around the world with over 180,000 brand partners.  Brand partners include (but not limited to)

  • 3A
  • 3Stone
  • Aisirer
  • Allomn
  • Amysen
  • Amzdest
  • Anko
  • Anncoe
  • Aoycocr
  • Arlec
  • Aseer
  • Atlantis
  • Aukey
  • Aunics
  • Auselect
  • Avatar
  • Avatto
  • Beacon
  • Bestten
  • BlitzWolf
  • Bneta
  • Breville
  • Bright
  • Brilex
  • Brilliant SMART
  • Calex
  • CE Smart Home
  • Connect SmartHome
  • Connex
  • Commercial Electric
  • Curv 360
  • Deta
  • Dilisens
  • Eachen
  • Eco4life
  • eMylo
  • Ener-J
  • Energizer
  • Eva Logik
  • Feit
  • GDTech
  • Geeni
  • Girien
  • Gosund
  • Heyvalue
  • Home Awesome
  • Hyleton
  • iSwitchoz
  • Kaigelin
  • Kogan
  • Konyks
  • KMC
  • Jasco
  • Jaycar
  • Jeeo
  • Jesled
  • Jetstream
  • Jinvoo
  • Jorago
  • LE LampUX
  • Laser
  • Lenovo
  • LoraTap
  • Makegood
  • Martin Jerry
  • Maxcio
  • Merkury
  • Mirabella
  • Moes
  • Monser
  • Offong
  • Orange
  • Poweradd
  • Prime
  • Qualitel
  • Sana
  • Sansui
  • Stitch
  • TCP Smart
  • TopGreener
  • TreatLife
  • Vtac
  • Wofea
  • Woox
  • Zemismart

Are there any limitations?

  • This driver requires cloud based communications
  • This driver will not work with Tuya hub type devices.  As such zigbee devices nor ir devices will work.
  • This driver polls for feedback once every 10 minutes.  Note commands are instant.
  • Some devices will not discover.  For those devices you can manually import them in however they will be one-way devices only.

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.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

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 #20210506 - 04-MAY-2021
⦁ Fixed state feedback for RGBW driver.
⦁ Added support for beca thermostats (the math is different)

Version #20210504 - 04-MAY-2021
⦁ Fixed advanced lighting scenes for lighting drivers.
⦁ Fixed issue with toggle command for RGBW driver.
⦁ Fixed issue with get connected state and get light level for lighting drivers.

Version #20210429 - 29-APR-2021
⦁ Initial Release