Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: AirPatrol WiFi Smart Air Conditioner Controller - Control Your Home AC or Heat Pump from Your Phone While Saving up to 25% on Energy Bills | Compatible with Alexa & Google Home | for iOS & Android
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The AirPatrol WiFi Smart Air Con Controller is the perfect device to turn your old split system air con into a smart device.
The product is compact but built well, comes with an Australia power adapter and connects to your wifi very easily by following a few very clear steps
Once connected to your network it is easy to add to your Google Home assistant and then control your Air Con with your voice or even when you're not at home - it's a fantastic addition to your smart home setup
Be aware you cannot have non alphanumeric characters as a password on your wifi. Who doesn’t these days. This forced me to change my wifi password and messed up other smart home devices and had to setup everything all over again. Don’t buy this product.
Whomever designed the "pairing" process with this needs to go back to school, or my device is also brain dead. Apparently if you push the pairing button too long, it goes into some other mode with the pairing light flashing. You can only complete the install correctly if the pairing light is steady. A QUICK PUSH of the pairing button put it in this mode for me. Success!
I fiddled with it for an hour before discovering only a short press of the pairing button on my unit would set the light steady. Then the unit would broadcast it's set-up wifi network and allow the set-up process to complete seamlessly.
I have no idea what the flashing light on pairing is supposed to do. If you hold the pairing button too long, the pairing light flashes and the unit won't broadcast it's set-up network.
Maybe I am blind and this is in the doc and I did not see it, but ymmv.
After set-up the unit works well and controls a non-wifi enabled mini split better than I expected. No issues.
The device itself seemed to be OK, the real problem with this device is the app. First, it was very buggy in setting up the unit, failing several times and giving different errors. No "show password" option when setting up wifi, really? Then once I got the device setup, the options to add my Mitsubishi mini-split made no sense. Just went generic, but then recognizing the remote failed. Finally got past that and got the device working with my system. Everything seemed to be working fine, until I later tried to connect remotely and it would not connect. I'm going to return and get the Cielo unit. Their app seems to be much further past the apparently beta stage of the Airpatrol app.
I got the AC in my hands because of this and I love it! I'm a lazy person, it's kind of obvious because I wouldn't buy this if I wasn't lol and it is nice that I don't have to stand up every now and then just to lower or increase the temperature in the room. I'm a fan of the app, there aren't any glitches or bugs that can slow down the program and it's very responsive to every command. Based on my experience with this, it's worth the purchase.