The loss or breakdown of the control panel from the air conditioner always causes a whole lot of problems, because it is simply impossible to turn on the equipment without it. Agree, it is far from always realistic to choose an original remote control for a specific model of air conditioner, especially if the model is outdated long ago.
In this case, buying a universal control panel is almost the only way out of the situation. With it, you can control any device using the air conditioner control codes prescribed in the instructions for the remote control. For proper remote control, you will need to set up the device for your equipment model.
Setting up a universal remote control does not require special knowledge or skills, since it has a common algorithm. Further in the article, detailed instructions will be presented that allow you to quickly configure the remote control for a specific model.
The content of the article:
- The principle of operation of the universal remote control
Instructions for setting up a universal remote control
- Setting up the remote control in manual mode
- Automatic remote control setting mode
- The remote stopped working after setting the code
- Conclusions and useful video on the topic
The principle of operation of the universal remote control
Externally, the universal remote control is absolutely no different from the original device for controlling the unit.
The plastic case is equipped with a small display that shows all the commands used. All buttons responsible for the standard functions of the equipment are signed in English.
A high-quality remote control from a trusted manufacturer can work with more than 4,000 models of air conditioners, while inexpensive devices can work with 1,000 different split systems
The main feature of universal remotes is a large number of established infrared beam transmission frequencies, while each of them corresponds to a specific model of equipment. You can find out if a particular remote control is suitable for your climate control equipment in the instructions for the product.
Such a remote control allows not only to turn on and off split system, but also to regulate the direction of the air flow, the temperature of the cooling and heating of the air.
In addition, almost any universal remote control for air conditioning has the following functions:
- HEAT – activates the room heating functions up to 30 °С.
- COOL – turns on the command to cool the room to 18 °C, while the temperature indicator may vary depending on the model of the device.
- DRY – reduces the humidity level in the chilled room by reducing the fan speed.
- FAN – regulates the fan speed depending on the needs of the user.
- AUTO – turns on the automatic mode of maintaining the optimal temperature inside the room.
Universal remotes are notable for their low cost, which cannot be said about buying an original remote control.
When choosing a more expensive model, you can be sure that such a universal remote control works with almost all branded models.
Unlike the original control device, the universal remote control will not be able to activate the function such as atmospheric air admixture.
All the so-called "bells and whistles" will be absent when controlling a universal remote control.
In this case, you can purchase a new original remote control, or choose a more suitable model of a universal device by contacting the service center employees for advice.
Instructions for setting up a universal remote control
Regardless of the model, all universal devices are configured according to the same principle, which consists in entering the necessary code into the remote control's memory. Ideally, an instruction with a table of codes for different models of climate equipment is attached to the remote control. The remote control is configured in two modes - automatic and manual.
Automatic mode is especially convenient if you do not know which model your air conditioner belongs to, or if its name is simply not in the code table. In any case, the first thing you need to do is to carefully study the instructions that come with the remote control.
Setting up the remote control in manual mode
Some remotes can only be configured in manual mode, which can take up to 2 hours.
After you have studied the instructions, you will need to program the air conditioner yourself, manually selecting the codes prescribed in the column of the manufacturer of your climate equipment.
For each air conditioner manufacturer, there are about 6 different codes that you have to manually enter to configure the universal device
Insert batteries into the remote control and turn it on by pressing the appropriate button. Next, the main modes of operation of your climate equipment should light up on it. You should also find the name of your equipment in advance in order to enter the appropriate code to set up the remote control.
Click on the button Select, then enter the first code from the table below the brand name. In this case, the code is entered using the number buttons on the remote control. Press "Select" again, and confirm the action by pressing the "OK" button.
Next, you will need to check all modes of operation of the air conditioner from the new remote control. If the main functions do not work, then you should try to enter the following code from the table. You may have to repeat this step several times until you find the correct code.
Automatic remote control setting mode
If the code for your split system is not in the presented table, then you should configure the device in automatic mode.
This method differs from the previous one only in that you do not have to manually enter all the codes.
Before buying a universal remote, make sure that in addition to the manual mode, it also supports automatic code search
Point the remote control at the equipment so that it can receive all its commands. Press the "Select" button and hold it for 30 seconds. During this time, the device will switch to the automatic code search mode, sending commands and going through all possible codes, starting from 0001.
After the remote control starts to control the air conditioner, you will hear a characteristic signal coming from the climate equipment. To stop the process of scanning codes, press any button on the remote control, then use the remote control to check if all the air conditioner commands work.
If the remote control only partially controls your air conditioner, without switching between its operating modes, then you should start the code search process again. You will have to do this exactly until the remote controls split system correctly.
The remote stopped working after setting the code
Even after finding the correct code, a situation may arise that the remote control completely stops working. First of all, you should check is the air conditioner connected to the network.
If the air conditioner is included in the system, and there were no power failures, it is important to check if the code you set has gone astray.
A similar situation may arise due to an elementary power failure that arose against the background of its congestion with other electrical appliances in your home.
If the remote control works, try again to set the auto code search or enter it yourself. And only if the remote control and air conditioner do not respond, the problem may be a breakdown of the climate control equipment.
Conclusions and useful video on the topic
An illustrative example of setting up a universal remote control for climate equipment of a specific model is presented in the following video:
Today, the breakdown of the original air conditioner remote control is not a problem, because you can always buy a universal device to control your split system. The instructions presented in the article will help you quickly figure out how to configure the remote control for any air conditioner, while the whole process will take no more than half an hour.
In this case, it is better to choose a model with automatic tuning mode. This will greatly facilitate the task, because you do not have to enter the codes manually.
If you have already set up a universal remote control for your air conditioner yourself, please share your experience with our readers. Perhaps your story will help someone solve a problem that arose during the process of setting up the remote control. You can leave a comment immediately after the article, in the field specially designated for this.