Operating terminal for air conditioner

An air conditioner and terminal technology, applied in mechanical equipment, electrical components, space heating and ventilation, etc., can solve problems such as incorrect settings, and achieve the effect of reducing operating costs

Active Publication Date: 2013-10-23
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORP
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Problems solved by technology

Therefore, in the conventional air conditioner, there is a possibility of incorr...
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[0032] By saving the setting information 32a in the memory 31 of the remote controller 100a or the wireless terminal 100b, and writing the saved setting information 32a into the control board for maintenance, it is possible to omit the operator from manually resetting the DipSW, etc. The trouble, can realize the high efficiency of maintenance. In addition, by using a maintenance control board that does not have DipSW, etc., components such as DipSW become unnecessary, and the manufacturing cost of the maintenance control board can be reduced. In addition, since the operator does not need to set DipSW and jumper wires, the maintenance time is reduced. Work efficiency is also improved.
[0033] In addition, by saving the setting information 32a in the external memory 200 or the personal computer 300, even if the setting information 32a recorded in the memory 31 cannot be read out, the settings recorded in the external memory 200 can also be saved. Writin...
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Abstract

Provided is an operating terminal capable of controlling an air conditioner provided with an external unit and an internal unit, the operating terminal having a display unit (50) for displaying at least information on the status of the air conditioner, a memory (31) for storing settings information recorded in an external/internal control panel, a communication unit (32) used for communicating information with the internal unit, and an information processor (30) for reading settings information (32a) set in the external/internal control panel via the communication unit (32), recording the settings information (32a) in the memory (31), and displaying the settings information (32a) on the display (50).

Application Domain

Mechanical apparatusTemperature control using digital means +5

Technology Topic

Information processorCommunication unit +2

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[0019] Implementation method.
[0020] figure 1 It is a diagram schematically showing the remote controller 100a, the wireless terminal 100b, the air conditioner body 10, the external memory 200, and the personal computer 300 of the air conditioner according to the embodiment of the present invention. The air conditioner main body 10 includes an outdoor unit 11, and an outdoor unit equipped with, for example, a noise filter circuit, an inverter circuit for driving a motor and a compressor mounted on the outdoor unit, and a control circuit for controlling the inverter circuit. The control board; and the indoor unit 12 has an indoor control board mounted with a drive circuit for driving a motor of a blower mounted on the indoor unit, for example. In the following description, unless otherwise mentioned, the outdoor control board and the indoor control board are referred to as "outdoor/indoor control boards". In this outdoor/indoor control board, information such as model settings and function settings determined by the cut-off of DipSW and jumpers is set. In addition, the terminal 100b has a dedicated function for communicating with the indoor unit 12, such as a dedicated application program capable of communicating with the indoor unit 12.
[0021] figure 2 Is a detailed view of the remote control 100a, image 3 It is a diagram schematically showing the functional blocks of the remote controller 100a. In the remote controller 100a, as the main structure, it is configured to include: an information processing unit 30 in charge of the operation of the remote controller 100a; an operating unit 51 for remotely controlling the operation of the air conditioner body 10; and a display unit 50, At least display the status information of the air conditioner (for example, set temperature, indoor temperature, operation mode, etc.); memory 31, store setting information 32a recorded on the outdoor/indoor control board (set by DipSW, jumper cut, etc.) Model information and function setting information); external memory insertion port 52, insert external memory 200 such as SD card, USB memory, etc.; communication unit 32, communicate information with the indoor unit 12; setting information processing unit 34 ; Display control section 33; and record processing section 35. In addition, the indoor unit 12 is provided with a communication unit (not shown) that communicates information with the remote controller 100a and the wireless terminal 100b. Between the communication unit 32 of the remote controller 100a and the communication unit of the indoor unit 12, The information is transmitted via the communication line 13 or wirelessly. In addition, between the wireless terminal 100b and the communication unit of the indoor unit 12, information is transmitted wirelessly.
[0022] The setting information processing unit 34 downloads the setting information 32 a set on the outdoor/indoor control board, and sends the downloaded setting information 32 a to the display control unit 33 and the recording processing unit 35 and records to the memory 31. Specifically, the setting information processing unit 34 performs the setting information 32a on the control unit (not shown) of the outdoor/indoor control board when the power is turned on for the first time after the setting information 32a is recorded on the outdoor/indoor control board. Send request (can also be done at any timing). The control unit of the outdoor/indoor control board that has received the transmission request transmits the setting information set in the outdoor/indoor control board to the setting information processing unit 34. In order to display the setting information 32 a on the display unit 50, the setting information processing unit 34 sends the setting information 32 a to the display control unit 33 and records it in the memory 31. In this way, in the setting information processing unit 34, the setting information 32a recorded on the outdoor/indoor control board is read, and the read setting information 32a is displayed on the display unit 50 and recorded in the memory 31. Furthermore, when there is a wireless terminal 100b, by requesting a transmission request of the setting information 32a to the indoor unit 12, the setting information 32a can also be downloaded and stored in the wireless terminal 100b. In addition, the transmission request of the setting information 32a from the wireless terminal 100b to the control unit of the outdoor/indoor control board can also be performed at an arbitrary timing according to the intention of the user or the like.
[0023] In addition, in the setting information processing unit 34, when the power is turned on for the first time after the outdoor/indoor control board is replaced with a maintenance control board, the setting information 32a recorded in the memory 31 is read and the read The setting information 32a is displayed on the processing of the display unit 50. The reading of the setting information 32a is also applicable to the wireless terminal 100b, and the read setting information 32a is also displayed on the wireless terminal 100b. In addition, the maintenance control board is a board on which a non-volatile memory or the like is installed instead of DipSW or jumpers, and is installed in the outdoor unit 11 or indoor unit 12 instead of the outdoor/indoor control board.
[0024] In addition, when a predetermined operation is performed through the operation unit 51 after the power is turned on, the setting information processing unit 34 performs a process of writing the setting information 32a read from the memory 31 into the maintenance control board. Furthermore, similarly to this, it is possible to write the setting information 32a in the maintenance control board by performing a predetermined operation in the wireless terminal 100b.
[0025] When the display control unit 33 receives the setting information 32 a read by the setting information processing unit 34, it visualizes the setting information 32 a and displays it on the display unit 50.
[0026] When the recording processing unit 35 receives the setting information 32 a read out by the setting information processing unit 34, it records the setting information 32 a in the external memory 200 inserted into the external memory insertion port 52. The setting information 32a recorded in the external memory 200 is read by the recording processing unit 35 when a predetermined operation is performed through the operation unit 51, and the read setting information 32a is passed through the setting information processing unit 34 Write outdoor/indoor control board. Similarly, the wireless terminal 100b displays the setting information 32a stored in itself (the wireless terminal 100b) or the external memory 200. By performing a predetermined operation in the wireless terminal 100b, the setting information 32a can be written to the outdoor/indoor control board. . Furthermore, the setting information 32a recorded in the external memory 200 by the remote control 100a or the wireless terminal 100b can also be recorded in the personal computer 300, and the setting information 32a can be performed by the remote control 100a, the wireless terminal 100b, or the personal computer 300. The required operation is changed.
[0027] Next, the operation will be explained. Figure 4 It is a flowchart explaining an operation example of displaying the setting information 32a on the display unit 50 of the remote controller 100a or the wireless terminal 100b. The air conditioner main body 10 sets the model information in the outdoor/indoor control board (step S10), and when the air conditioner main body 10 is powered on (step S11), the setting information processing unit 34 or the wireless terminal 100b downloads the setting information 32a, and the display control unit 33 forcibly displays the setting information 32a on the display unit 50 or the wireless terminal 100b (step S12). When the setting information 32a is displayed on the display unit 50 or the wireless terminal 100b, the operator confirms whether the displayed setting information 32a is set according to the request (step S13). When the setting information 32a does not match the requested setting (step S14, "No"), turn off the power and set information such as the model setting and function setting determined by the cutoff of DipSW and jumper ( Step S18), repeat the processing of steps S10 to S14.
[0028] In step S14, when the setting information 32a matches the requested setting (step S14, "Yes"), the setting information 32a is recorded in the memory 31 or the wireless terminal 100b (step S15), and further The setting information 32a is recorded in the external memory 200 and the personal computer 300 (step S16, step S17).
[0029] The setting information 32a is displayed on the display section 50 of the remote control 100a or the wireless terminal 100b when the power is turned on for the first time after setting the setting information 32a on the outdoor/indoor control board, even on the operation section 51 of the remote control 100a. Alternatively, the wireless terminal 100b can confirm the setting information 32a without operating it. Therefore, it is possible to omit the trouble of operating the operation unit 51 of the remote control 100a or the wireless terminal 100b, and it is possible to prevent the execution of the next work (for example, the wrong setting information 32a is recorded on the outdoor/indoor control board). The setting information 32a is recorded on the maintenance board). As a result, the efficiency of the work related to the installation of the air conditioner main body 10 can be achieved. In addition, by providing the recording processing unit 35, even if the setting information 32a read from the outdoor/indoor control board is recorded in the memory 31 and disappears for some reason, the backup can be obtained in the external memory 200 . Furthermore, since the setting information 32a can also be stored in the personal computer 300, a database related to the setting information of the air conditioner used by the customer can be constructed on the personal computer 300, and it can be used for maintenance.
[0030] Figure 5 It is a flowchart explaining the first recording operation of the setting information 32a. For example, after setting the setting information 32a to the outdoor/indoor control board, an air conditioner malfunctions, etc., the outdoor/indoor control board is replaced with a maintenance control board (step S20), and the power supply of the air conditioner body 10 When it is turned on (step S21), the setting information processing unit 34 reads out the setting information 32a recorded in the memory 31 or the wireless terminal 100b (step S22). The read setting information 32a is displayed on the display unit 50 or the wireless terminal 100b through the display control unit 33, and is written into the maintenance control board when a predetermined operation is performed on the operation unit 51 or the wireless terminal 100b (step S23 ).
[0031] Image 6 It is a flowchart explaining the second recording operation of the setting information 32a. Image 6 In the figure, the recording operation of the setting information 32a in the case of cooperation with various devices such as the remote controller 100a, the wireless terminal 100b, the external memory 200, and the personal computer 300 is shown. First, the user or maintenance person uses the remote control 100a and the wireless terminal 100b to read the setting information 32a stored in the outdoor/indoor control board at an arbitrary timing, and the read setting information 32a is stored in the remote control 100a or wireless terminal 100b. The terminal 100b (step S30). The setting information 32a saved in the remote control 100a or the wireless terminal 100b is also saved in the external memory 200 (step S31), and the setting information 32a saved in the external memory 200 is also saved in the personal computer 300, which is created with each user Database related to the setting information of the air conditioner (step S32). After such a situation occurs, for example, due to a malfunction of the air conditioner, etc., when the outdoor/indoor control board is replaced for maintenance (step S33), the user's air conditioner setting information is copied from the personal computer 300 To the external storage 200, the maintenance person carries the external storage 200 and goes to maintenance (step S34). Then, after the outdoor/indoor control board is replaced with a maintenance control board (step S35), and the power of the air conditioner body 10 is turned on (step S36), the external memory 200 is inserted into the remote controller 100a or the wireless terminal 100b In the case of the external memory insertion port 52 (step S37), when a predetermined operation is performed by the operation unit 51, the setting information 32a recorded in the external memory 200 is read by the recording processing unit 35 (step S38). Then, the read setting information 32a is written into the maintenance control board by the setting information processing unit 34 and displayed on the display unit 50 (step S39). In addition, at this time, it is also possible to write the setting information 32a to the outdoor/indoor control board using the wireless terminal 100b.
[0032] By saving the setting information 32a in the memory 31 of the remote controller 100a or the wireless terminal 100b, and writing the saved setting information 32a into the maintenance control board, the operator can save the trouble of resetting DipSW by manual work. It can realize the efficiency of maintenance. In addition, by using a maintenance control board without DipSW, etc., components such as DipSW are no longer needed, and the manufacturing cost of the maintenance control board can be reduced. In addition, since the operator does not need to set the DipSW and jumpers, the maintenance time Work efficiency is also improved.
[0033] In addition, by storing the setting information 32a in the external memory 200 or the personal computer 300, even when the setting information 32a recorded in the memory 31 cannot be read, the setting information 32a recorded in the external memory 200 can be saved. Writing in the maintenance control board or writing the setting information 32a recorded in the personal computer 300 into the maintenance control board via the external memory 200 can improve the quality of maintenance.
[0034] Figure 7 It is a flowchart explaining the third recording operation of the setting information 32a. Figure 7 In, and Image 6 Similarly, the recording operation of the setting information 32a in the case of cooperation with various devices such as the remote controller 100a, the wireless terminal 100b, the external memory 200, and the personal computer 300 is shown. First of all, after finishing Image 6 In the state up to step S32 (step S40), there is a desire from the user to change the setting information 32a (step S41), and the device for changing the setting information is a device other than the personal computer 300 (remote control 100a or wireless In the case of the terminal 100b) (step S42, "No"), use the remote control 100a or the wireless terminal 100b to change the setting information 32a, and save the changed setting information 32a to itself (the remote control 100a or the wireless terminal 100b) ) Memory (step S43), and then the control board is changed to a maintenance control board (step S44).
[0035] After the control board is changed, the power is turned on (step S45). Thereby, the setting information 32a stored in the external memory 200, the memory 31 of the remote control 100a, or the wireless terminal 100b is read (step S46), and the setting information 32a is written into the maintenance control board and displayed on the display Section 50 (Step S47).
[0036] In step S42, if the device for changing the setting information is the personal computer 300 (step S42, "Yes"), the personal computer 300 is used to change the setting information 32a, and the changed setting information 32a is saved In the storage of the own (personal computer 300) or the external storage 200 (step S48). Then, the external memory 200 storing the changed setting information 32a is inserted into the remote controller 100a or the wireless terminal 100b (step S49), and the control board is changed to a maintenance control board (step S44). Thereby, it is also possible to improve user convenience.
[0037] As described above, the operation terminal of the air conditioner of this embodiment is the remote controller 100a or the wireless terminal 100b that can control the air conditioner including the indoor unit 12 and the outdoor unit 11. In the indoor unit 12 and the outdoor unit 11, A control board (outdoor/indoor control board) that maintains the settings of at least the functions used in the indoor unit 12 and the outdoor unit 11 as the setting information 32a is provided, and the operation terminal has a display unit 50 that displays at least the status of the air conditioner Information; the memory 31 stores the setting information recorded on the outdoor/indoor control board; the communication unit 32 communicates information with the indoor unit 12; and the information processing unit 30 reads out the settings in the outdoor via the communication unit 32 /Indoor control board setting information 32a, the setting information 32a is recorded in the memory 31 and the setting information 32a is displayed on the display unit 50, so after setting the setting information 32a to the outdoor/indoor control board When the power is turned on for the first time, even if a predetermined operation is not performed in the operation unit 51, the operator can confirm the setting information 32a. Furthermore, in the wireless terminal 100b, when the power is turned on for the first time after setting the setting information 32a to the outdoor/indoor control board, even if a predetermined operation is not performed, the operator can confirm the setting information 32a. Therefore, even if the operation unit 51 is not operated, it is possible to prompt the confirmation of the setting information 32a held on the outdoor/indoor control board, and it is possible to prevent the execution of the next step while the wrong setting information 32a is recorded on the outdoor/indoor control board. operation. As a result, the efficiency of the work related to the installation of the air conditioner main body 10 can be achieved.
[0038] In addition, the operation terminal of this embodiment includes an operation unit 51 for remotely controlling the operation of the air conditioner. When the power of the air conditioner is turned on and a predetermined operation is performed through the operation unit 51, the information processing unit 30 The setting information 32a read from the memory 31 is written into the board (control board for maintenance) used instead of the outdoor/indoor control board, so the operator can save the trouble of resetting the DipSW by manual work, and realize the maintenance. The efficiency of the system is increased, and components such as DipSW become unnecessary, and the manufacturing cost of the control board for maintenance can be suppressed.
[0039] In addition, the information processing unit 30 of this embodiment causes the setting information 32a read from the memory 31 to be displayed on the display unit 50 when the air conditioner is powered on. Therefore, even if the operation unit 51 does not perform predetermined The operation can also cause the operator to confirm the setting information 32a read from the memory 31. Therefore, it is possible to prompt confirmation of the setting information 32a recorded in the memory 31 of the operation terminal, and it is possible to advance the work while reconfirming the setting information 32a to be set on the maintenance control board, and the quality of maintenance can be improved.
[0040] In addition, the operation terminal of this embodiment is provided with an external memory insertion port 52, and the information processing unit 30 records the setting information 32a read from the outdoor/indoor control board in the external memory 200 inserted into the external memory insertion port 52. The setting information 32a is displayed on the display unit 50. Therefore, even if the setting information 32a recorded in the memory 31 disappears for some reason, a backup can be obtained in the external memory 200, and various methods can be used. Improve the quality of maintenance.
[0041] In addition, the information processing unit 30 of the present embodiment writes the setting information 32a read from the external memory 200 into the maintenance control board when a predetermined operation is performed through the operation unit 51, so that the quality of maintenance can be improved and the Realize the efficiency of maintenance.
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