Dave Sparks wrote: »
Are any of the other units beside Sanyo (which does not) able to program an hourly change in temperature? If you are running off solar and have the increase in power until noon and the decrease untill sundown it would be great to put some intelligence into the system. I know Rich uses the solid state restart to sort of accomplish this but that really is another problem that might not be needed (as much) if the unit was being programmed.
What about a learning remote that could run a program for hourly programed temperature delta? Any ideas?
techntrek wrote: »
It would be pretty Frankenstein, but you could open up the remote and add external wires to the temp up/down control pads. Then you could use several options to precisely change the temp. The hard-wired optional thermostat might be better for this.
SteveK wrote: »
No Dave I've not tried this controller. My solar setup is woefully inadequate to even consider what you intend. If I am understanding this correctly, you wish to utilize times at which the solar gain and sulight exposure to the panels is highest to invest more into the thermal mass of the home. Conversely less when there is less sun. Correct? It would seem that with 8 setpoints you could set a pretty smooth bell curve of tightly woven setpoints over the course of an 8 hour day. I might be overly simple here too. It's happened before....
solar_dave wrote: »
Perhaps you need to look at a different brand that provides a ceiling mounted indoor unit.
techntrek wrote: »
Can anyone with a Mitsubishi confirm the actual max wattage, in heating and cooling mode? Looking to order one soon and I'm starting to figure out logistics - like if I'll put the one in my most-used room on my UPS panel so I can run it from batteries or Prius (or my larger genset when it is running).