Overview of the H60 device.
The H60 solution is sold as a main unit that has to be completed with a heat pump cable/interface specific for the intended model of heat pump.
The first thing to do is to attach the cable-interface to the main unit. For this, remove 4 screws at the bottom of the main unit box and open the cover. Attach the interface cable circuit board on the two header connectors on the main board. Make sure to align it properly to the pins the right way. Miss-aligning the interface could damage the electronics.
Now attach the cover again using the 4 screws.
The USB Port
On the side there is a micro USB port that is primary used to provide power to some heat pump models. Currently Thermia heat pumps and IVT 490 must be supplied with an external power supply. Other usage is to support advanced management, development, re-flash and for special solutions. Avoid connect a power source or computer to the USB port at the same time the H60 is connected to a heat pumps power (besides Thermia and IVT 490). This could cause damage to the Computer, H60 unit and the heat pump. If you for some reason need to use the USB port, disconnect the heat pump power cable (violet) from the cable interface first so the unit is powered from the USB jack instead. The setting for the port is 115200 baud.
The device has two buttons on its side.
The Reset button will restart the unit, normally never used but if it gets stuck in an update or something it may be useful.
The Init button has two functions.
By holding it for 2 seconds, the unit will be put in AP (Access Point) mode so you can access the unit by connecting to it’s SSID ”Husdata H60”. See support section. By holding the button for 6 seconds until the green led goes dark the unit will load default / factory reset config.
The Red led is flashing irregular when the unit has contact with and communicating with the heat pump.
The Green led is signalling the Network/Wi-Fi Connection status and should flash slowly in normal operations.
See Troubleshooting sections for LED details and troubleshooting.
The H60 is a dual processor solution based on PIC and ESP controllers.
The PIC microconroller firmware is based on our prooved H1 interface solutions and are handling all heat pump low level communications.
The ESP8266 is a well known system on a chip platform and are handling WiFi network communications and hosting the web portal.
The PIC Heatpump communications is performed independently from the ESP Wifi ESP controller. So if the ESP restarts, loose communications, or whaterver disturbance that could occur, it will not disturb or give trouble codes on the heatpump as the PIC controller remains unaffected.
H60 is an open source platform. Hard core developers has the possibility to develop their own custom firmware. The H60 USB interface module is fully compatible with the Arduino environment as an Wemos D1 Mini unit.
An Arduino working code example is provided in Github as a starting point for own development.
Weight H60: 50 grams
Weight Interface cable: 50 grams
Size H60: (h, l, w) 28mm, 50mm, 90mm
Power consumption 5V input: 100mA, 0.5W
Power consumption 12V input: 50mA, 0.7W
Input for USB power 5v
Input for USB Serial CH340 Interface 115200 baud
Network: Wifi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4Ghz