IR Remote Climate

This climate component allows you to control compatible AC units by sending an infrared (IR) control signal, just as the unit’s handheld remote controller would.

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There is a growing list of compatible units. If your unit is not listed below you should submit a feature request (see FAQ).

Name

Platform name

Supports receiver

Arduino-HeatpumpIR

heatpumpir

Ballu

ballu

yes

Coolix

coolix

yes

Daikin

daikin

yes

Fujitsu General

fujitsu_general

yes

Hitachi

hitachi_ac344 hitachi_ac424

yes

LG

climate_ir_lg

yes

Mitsubishi

mitsubishi

TCL112, Fuego

tcl112

yes

Toshiba

toshiba

yes

Whirlpool

whirlpool

yes

Yashima

yashima

This component requires that you have configured a Remote Transmitter.

Due to the unidirectional nature of IR remote controllers, this component cannot determine the actual state of the device and will assume the state of the device is the latest state requested.

However, when receiver is supported, you can optionally add a Remote Receiver component so the climate state will be tracked when it is operated with the original remote controller unit.

# Example configuration entry
remote_transmitter:
  pin: GPIO32
  carrier_duty_percent: 50%

climate:
  - platform: coolix       # adjust to match your AC unit!
    name: "Living Room AC"

Configuration Variables:

  • name (Required, string): The name for the climate device.

  • sensor (Optional, ID): The sensor that is used to measure the ambient temperature. This is only for reporting the current temperature in the frontend.

  • supports_cool (Optional, boolean): Enables setting cooling mode for this climate device. Defaults to true.

  • supports_heat (Optional, boolean): Enables setting heating mode for this climate device. Defaults to true.

  • receiver_id (Optional, ID): The id of the remote_receiver if this platform supports receiver. see: Using a Receiver.

  • All other options from Climate.

Advanced Options

  • id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.

  • transmitter_id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID of the remote transmitter.

Arduino-HeatpumpIR

The heatpumpir platform supports dozens of manufacturers and hundreds of AC units by utilising the Arduino-HeatpumpIR library.

This platform should only be used if your AC unit is not supported by any of the other (native) platforms. No support can be provided for Arduino-HeatpumpIR, because it is a third party library.

This platform utilises the library’s generic one-size-fits-all API, which might not line up perfectly with all of the supported AC units. For example, some AC units have more fan speed options than what the generic API supports.

Additional configuration must be specified for this platform:

  • protocol (Required, string): Choose one of Arduino-HeatpumpIR’s supported protcols: aux, ballu, carrier_mca, carrier_nqv, daikin_arc417, daikin_arc480, daikin, fuego, fujitsu_awyz, gree, greeya, greeyan, hisense_aud, hitachi, hyundai, ivt, midea, mitsubishi_fa, mitsubishi_fd, mitsubishi_fe, mitsubishi_heavy_fdtc, mitsubishi_heavy_zj, mitsubishi_heavy_zm, mitsubishi_heavy_zmp, mitsubishi_heavy_kj, mitsubishi_msc, mitsubishi_msy, mitsubishi_sez, panasonic_ckp, panasonic_dke, panasonic_jke, panasonic_lke, panasonic_nke, samsung_aqv, samsung_fjm, sharp, toshiba_daiseikai, toshiba

  • horizontal_default (Required, string): What to default to when the AC unit’s horizontal direction is not set to swing. Options are: left, mleft, middle, mright, right, auto

  • vertical_default (Required, string): What to default to when the AC unit’s vertical direction is not set to swing. Options are: down, mdown, middle, mup, up, auto

  • max_temperature (Required, float): The maximum temperature that the AC unit supports being set to.

  • min_temperature (Required, float): The minimum temperature that the AC unit supports being set to.

Using a Receiver

Note

This is only supported with select climate devices, see “Supports receiver” in the table at the top of the page.

Optionally, some platforms can listen to data the climate device sends over infrared to update their state ( for example what mode the device is in). By setting up a remote_receiver and passing its ID to the climate platform you can enable this mode.

When using a receiver it is recommended to put the IR receiver as close as possible to the equipment’s IR receiver.

# Example configuration entry
remote_receiver:
  id: rcvr
  pin:
    number: GPIO14
    inverted: true
    mode:
      input: true
      pullup: true
  # high 55% tolerance is recommended for some remote control units
  tolerance: 55%

climate:
  - platform: coolix
    name: "Living Room AC"
    receiver_id: rcvr

climate_ir_lg Climate

Additional configuration is available for this platform

Configuration variables:

  • header_high (Optional, Time): time for the high part of the header for the LG protocol. Defaults to 8000us

  • header_low (Optional, Time): time for the low part of the header for the LG protocol. Defaults to 4000us

  • bit_high (Optional, Time): time for the high part of any bit in the LG protocol. Defaults to 600us

  • bit_one_low (Optional, Time): time for the low part of a ‘1’ bit in the LG protocol. Defaults to 1600us

  • bit_zero_low (Optional, Time): time for the low part of a ‘0’ bit in the LG protocol. Defaults to 550us

# Example configuration entry
climate:
  - platform: climate_ir_lg
    name: "AC"
    sensor: room_temperature
    header_high: 3265us # AC Units from LG in Brazil, for example use these timings
    header_low: 9856us

toshiba Climate

Additional configuration is available for this model.

Configuration variables:

  • model (Optional, string): There are two valid models

    • GENERIC: Temperature range is from 17 to 30 (default)

    • RAC-PT1411HWRU-C: Temperature range is from 16 to 30; unit displays temperature in degrees Celsius

    • RAC-PT1411HWRU-F: Temperature range is from 16 to 30; unit displays temperature in degrees Fahrenheit

Note

  • While they are identified as separate models here, the RAC-PT1411HWRU-C and RAC-PT1411HWRU-C are in fact the same physical model/unit. They are separated here only because different IR codes are used depending on the desired unit of measurement. This only affects how temperature is displayed on the unit itself.

  • The RAC-PT1411HWRU model supports a feature Toshiba calls “Comfort Sense”. The handheld remote control has a built-in temperature sensor and it will periodically transmit the temperature from this sensor to the AC unit. If a sensor is provided in the configuration with this model, the sensor’s temperature will be transmitted to the RAC-PT1411HWRU in the same manner as the original remote controller. How often the temperature is transmitted is determined by the update_interval assigned to the sensor. Note that update_interval must be less than seven minutes or the RAC-PT1411HWRU will revert to using its own internal temperature sensor; a value of 30 seconds seems to work well. See Sensor Component for more information.

whirlpool Climate

Additional configuration is available for this model.

Configuration variables:

  • model (Optional, string): There are two valid models

    • DG11J1-3A: Temperature range is from 18 to 32 (default)

    • DG11J1-91: Temperature range is from 16 to 30

See Also