Could you give a little more information on how you did this? I have a MrCool and it has the weird USB connector. I purchased a dongle from @sergge but I think I need to create something similar to yours. Where did you get the USB connector from? Did you have to modify it?
Did you check this thread?
We all started there, me including, some more info provided there. If you need something more, please reply in there, we can shed more light on it.
Thanks, I did check that thread and posted in there, I’m still not sure what options I have. I’m not that technical with soldering and all that, I also don’t want to mess the unit up, so I’m looking for a solution which I can add the dongle without affecting the MrCool unit.
I updated my original post with more photos and new yaml code, as there was an update to the ESPHome component in the meantime. It is all external, no modifications to the AC unit, but you need posses some soldering and electronics skill in order to create what I did. There might be some other solutions available to you if you look around. Don’t know how to help more…
Thank you, I will take a look, appreciate it!
Model: WS012GMFI22HLD-16 wall unit.
Model: RB012GMFILDFHD-16 ducted unit.
This unit does NOT have the USB-style port however you can add the “Smart Kit” from Pioneer for it which does. That kit’s $99 but includes the OSK-103 stick so you could sell that to recover a bit. Or find a less expensive way to purchase. I tried to map the 4-pin port the “Smart Kit” connects to but am insufficiently skilled for that.
Looking good with both of these. These have the USB-style receptacle with the raised edges. I used @VitalyZ’s board design and a dremel to adapt the male USB plug to fit the port. Awesome!
Edited to add Market and Year info as well as 2nd ducted unit.
I’ve been messing with this esphome setup for a couple days now. I have read up on how to get my midea ac units integrated, and I have them working. But I need to be able to control the led lights on the display. I know I don’t need to do anything to control them on the iot dongle. But how do I add the custom comfiguration. I read the documentation regarding this, but it’s vague and unhelpful. Everyone assumes you just know where and how to add this stuff to the configuration yaml and they give you an “example” to go by. But do I need to rename anything or what? I’ve tried adding the example verbatim but it’s no use. I don’t need all the extra garbage in the example either just the switch to turn off the led.
I don’t think this is the wrong topic as this is the esp home component thread. That and I don’t think it’s necessary to add the or transmitter gpio either as the original dongle allowed for the led to be controlled from the app over cloud. My question was more about where I’m supposed to add the switch inclusion to. Is it added to the main config yaml or do I need to add it to each of the units separately in the yamls used by esphome?
That kinda defeats the purpose of having a community forum. The other post is more about hardware modding and such. I’m asking questions about stuff that’s been gone over in this post already. Why even make a forum post if you don’t want people to interact with it? Why isn’t it a locked thread? Why am I having this conversation with you instead of getting the information I asked for?
@wbarber69 Don’t get me wrong… but read the 1st topic of this thread please…this thread is NOT the technical support thread, this is a list for the models supported by the main thread only…
And since me nor @paddy0174 are moderators, neither one of us can lock this thread…
Market: PT, ES
2nd unit with higher output power:
Market: PT, ES
Everything works fine out of the box. I bought the iot-uni-dongles from dudanov on the tindie shop.
Thanks so much for this! Works on my Pioneer WS009GMFI17HLD.The thermostat for this unit is horrible about staying reasonably close to the set temperature, and this made it so I could automate my own thermostat! Life is much better
Manufacturer: Royal Clima (Midea)
Model: Triumph Inverter
Model ID: RCI-TN29HN (Wi-Fi Ready)
I install 2 ac. One with ESP01+Adapter and another with wemos d1 mini v3 + shifter
All work great. Thanks a lot
Manufacturer: MaxiCool (Midea)
Installed in 3 A/C units,all with ESPHOME ESP01S+Adapter
All work great. Thanks.
Manufacturer: Simando/Dimstal (Midea/Coolix)
I’m trying to make my Mr Cool diy 12k working so far all I get is unknown for everything and it shows 32°F any ideas as to what I’m doing wrong? I’ve swapped TX and Rx to no help.
I finally got to update this list. Sorry for the wait!
All devices named in posts above are now added to the list (=this is only to remind me )
Thanks to all, that keep adding their models!
I want to confirm that it works too with:
Model: Ukura (U35Wi/o)
Basically any A/C that can take in OSK103 (or newer OSK105) will work with midea-ac & esphome.
For ESP-Module Dongle info: https://github.com/dudanov/iot-uni-dongle (On photo my module based on iot-uni-dongle circuit)
The following AC is working with this component:
(There is an other model with lesser performance: Airfel LTXN25UBV1B/LRXN25UBV1B, I think it is the same electronics, so it has to work)