Echonet Lite is a communication protocol that has revolutionized the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) industry by enabling seamless connectivity and control within smart HVAC products. This innovative technology allows HVAC systems to interact with other smart devices and central management systems, facilitating energy-efficient operations and improving overall comfort. Echonet Lite's open and standardized approach ensures compatibility among various HVAC brands and devices, promoting interoperability and ease of integration. Through this protocol, users can remotely monitor and adjust temperature settings, optimize energy consumption, and receive real-time data for better decision-making. Echonet Lite has undeniably ushered in a new era of intelligent HVAC solutions, enhancing both convenience and sustainability in our modern living spaces.
The Chowmain Echonet Lite driver opens Control4 integration into any Echonet Lite enabled Home Air Conditioner unit. Popular manufacturer's such as Mitsubishi, Panasonic, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Daikin and more already adopt the Echonet Lite protocol.
- HVAC Mode control
- Fan level control
- Temperature Feedback
- Setpoint Control
- Built in Scheduling
- Built in Presets
- Fault Detection
- Vertical/Horizontal Airflow control (Compatible units only)
- Operation Mode control (Normal, High-Speed, Silent) (Compatible units only)
What is Echonet or Echonet Lite?
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Does this driver support other Echonet Lite device types?
This driver only supports the "Home Air Conditioner" Device Class Group
Is there a minimum Echonet Lite version required?
This driver was built around the Echonet Lite version 1.12. Older versions may not work as expected.
What hardware will this work on?
- This Driver was tested on a Mitubishi unit that had access to the Mitsubishi WiFi Control App using the MAC-568IF-E module
- The following manufacturers support Echonet
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Why is this product so exciting?
Echonet Lite makes HVAC integration easy. On occassion without any additional hardware required, whether it be built into the unit or comes provided with the installation of the HVAC unit.
Do I need an active Internet Connection for this driver to work?
No. This driver communicates over the Local Area Network. A Static IP or DHCP reservation assignment is required on your network for the Echonet Lite device.
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.
Do you offer other drivers?
We have hundreds of drivers. Many of which are manufacturer sponsored and free. Please visit our website to view all available drivers including FREE drivers.
Version 20231129 - 29-NOV-2023
Fix issue with connecting to multiple Echonet lite devices on the same network.
Version 20230920 - 20-SEP-2023
- Initial release