Smart AC Controller

Introduction

Compatibility

The atomi Smart AC Controller can be installed to control all window or free-standing air conditioners with a remote control.

Before you begin

1. Know your Wi-Fi network and password

2. Make sure your mobile device is running iOS® 8 or higher or Android™ 4.1× or higher

3. Make sure you’re connected to a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network (atomi Smart can’t connect to 5GHz networks )

Connecting Your Device

Step 1: Download App

Download the atomi smart app from the App Store or Google Play and create an account. If you already have the app installed, please make sure to check for any updates as they will improve your experience with the atomi smart app.

Step 2: Adding Your Device

1. Select “Add Device” or click (+) at the top right corner of the devices screen.

2. Choose “Smart AC Controller” from the device list

Step 3: Connecting to Wi-Fi

1. Enter your Wi-Fi network (2.4 GHz only) and password

2. Press ‘Continue’

Step 4: Plug In

Plug your atomi Smart AC Wall Plate into any standard grounded outlet. The blue indicator light should start flashing.

Connect the Micro-USB Cable to Smart AC Controller and Smart AC Wall Plate.

Step 5: Connecting Your Device

1. Confirm that the blue indicator light is still flashing. If not, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. The blue indicator light should start flashing.

2. Press ‘Continue’

3. Read the instructions on your phone screen and press ‘Go to Connect’

4. On your phone’s Wi-Fi screen, select ‘atomi-smart-xxxx’

5. Once it connects, return to the Atomi Smart app and wait for the installation to be completed

iOS: After connecting to the atomi-smart-xxxx, return to the app by pressing ‘Atomi Smart’ on the top left part of the screen, or by switching back to the atomi smart window

Android: After connecting to the atomi-smart-xxxx, some devices may display a message informing that you are “Connected without internet”. Please ignore this message and return to the app by pressing the back button on the bottom navigation bar (Do not press the back button on the top left part of the screen as this may bring you back to the ‘Settings’ page instead of the Atomi Smart app) 

Your device is now connected!

IMPORTANT: If you cannot see the ‘atomi-smart-xxxx’, press and hold the power button again for another 10 seconds and refresh your Wi-Fi list. The ‘atomi-smart-xxxx’ network should appear after a few seconds.

NOTE: If you still cannot see the atomi-smart-xxxx on your list, you may have an older model of our smart product that will require you to press and hold the power button another time until it starts blinking slowly. 

Connecting iOS and Android

Adding Your Air Conditioner Remote

The following instructions are different based on your Air Conditioner remote style. Please check if your AC remote control has a LCD screen or not.

No LCD Screen

Step 1: Select 'No LCD Screen'

Select AC Remote Style

Step 2: Get your AC Remote (No LCD Screen) to begin pairing

Get Started

Step 3: Point your AC Remote at the Smart AC Controller and press 'Power' on the remote

Press Power Button

You should see the 'Added' screen once the AC Controller detects the remote command

Added

Step 4: Point your AC Remote at the Smart AC Controller and press 'Temperature Up' on the remote

Up Button

Step 5: Point your AC Remote at the Smart AC Controller and press 'Temperature Down' on the remote

Down Button

Step 6: Point your AC Remote at the Smart AC Controller and press 'Fan' on the remote

Fan Button

Step 6: Point your AC Remote at the Smart AC Controller and press 'Fan' on the remote. If this button is not available, press 'Skip' at the top right part of the screen

Mode Button

Step 7: Success! Enter a name for your AC remote control and press 'Save'

Success AC Message

You can now visualize the current room temperature, turn on/off, change the air conditioner mode, fan speed and temperature

AC No Remote Screen

Room Temperature – Indicates the current temperature of your room

Mode – Changes your Air Conditioner mode

Fan Speed – Changes your Air Conditioner Fan Speed

Up/Down – Changes your Air Conditioner temperature

Power – Turn on/off your Air Conditioner

Schedule – Create weekly schedules to turn on/off your Air Conditioner

Countdown – Set a timer to turn on/off your Air Conditioner

Usage – Check the power usage of your Air Conditioner

Schedule AC
Adding a Schedule
Add AC Timer
Adding a Timer
Power Usage AC
View stats of your AC power usage

With LCD Screen

Step 1: Select 'With LCD Screen'

Select AC Remote Style

Step 2: Point your AC Remote at the Smart AC Controller and press 'Next' on the app

Point AC Remote

Step 3: Make sure that your physical AC is turned off during the setup, and set your desired settings on your AC remote to create a preset

Example: Temperature = 75,  Fan Speed = High,  Mode = Cool,  etc… Make sure that you set your remote control with your desired settings as this will create a fixed preset on the app.

Tip: You will be able to create more presets later

Set Remote Preset

Step 4: Press the 'Power' button on your AC Remote to finalize the settings

Confirm Press Power AC

Step 7: Success! Enter a name for your AC remote control and press 'Save'

Success AC Message

You can now visualize the current room temperature and turn on/off your Air Conditioner from the app

With LCD Screen AC

Room Temperature – Indicates the current temperature of your room

Power – Turn on/off your Air Conditioner

Schedule – Create weekly schedules to turn on/off your Air Conditioner

Countdown – Set a timer to turn on/off your Air Conditioner

Usage – Check the power usage of your Air Conditioner

Schedule AC
Adding a Schedule
Add AC Timer
Adding a Timer
Power Usage AC
View stats of your AC power usage

FAQ & Troubleshooting

In order to successfully connect Atomi Smart devices, a 2.4GHz connection is required.

The 2.4GHz frequency waves travel further than the 5GHz. This means that if your device is in another room or far from your phone, you will have a better signal reception (compared to 5Ghz) which is essential for your smart device to function correctly and stay online.

All modern routers come with 2.4GHz and 5GHz. Depending on your router type, these bands may appear as separate WiFi networks (Example: Name-2.4GHz and Name-5GHz) or combined. If you only have one WiFi network, you should still be able to connect since the Atomi Smart app automatically finds the 2.4GHz frequency when connecting to your router.

However, if you experience any issues, please follow the points below:

– Make sure that you are connecting to a 2.4GHz network

– Keep your mobile device close to the router during connection

– If you have two SSID for your WiFi (Example: Name-2.4GHz / Name-5GHz), please temporarily disable “Auto-Join” on your Name-5GHz network)

– If you have two SSID for your WiFi, make sure that your 2.4GHz and 5GHz WiFi have different names
– If your router gives the option to disable the 5GHz network, please disable it temporarily

– Disable any VPN apps/services in order to connect successfully

– If you are having issues to connect, turn on Airplane Mode (Keep only WiFi activated when connecting your smart device)

– Make sure that you’ve entered the correct password for your 2.4GHz WiFi on the “Select 2.4GHz Wi-Fi Network” screen (Case sensitive, and make sure that there are no extra spaces)

– If you have too many devices connected to your 2.4GHz (more than 10), please turn off some of them temporarily and retry connecting your smart device to the app

– If you have a Mesh router, you may not be able to manually switch to a 2.4GHz frequency. Since this frequency travels further than the 5Ghz, you can force your device to connect to it by moving your phone far from the router

– If you are still experiencing issues to connect, delete the app and reinstall it

– If the issue persists, restart your router

Make sure your atomi smartdevice is plugged in and the blue indicator light is blinking. If not, unplug your atomi smart device and plug it back in to reboot. If you still cannot see the ‘atomi-smart-xxxx’, press and hold the power button for 10 seconds. Note: For older devices, you may be required to press and hold the power button again for another 10 seconds. The atomi-smart-XXXX should appear on your network list after a few seconds.

Use your smartphone to confirm that you have at least two Wi-Fi bars in the vicinity of your atomi smart device. If not, move your atomi smart device closer to your router. (The list will refresh every 10 seconds).

Make sure you entered the correct WiFi password during the WiFi setup. Check if there are problems with your internet connection. If the WiFi signal is too weak, reset your WiFi router and try again.

Force quit and re-launch the atomi sma app.

1. Close all apps that are running in the background then re-open the atomi smart app.

2. Uninstall and reinstall the atomi smart app then repeat the setup process. For setup instructions, please refer to page 8.

3. Reset or restore your Smart AC Controller to factory default settings. Please go to page 22 for reset instructions.

IMPORTANT: Resetting your Smart AC Controller to its default factory settings will delete all the data that was saved in it. You will need to set up your Smart AC Controller again. Please refer to page 8 for setup instructions.

Make sure to keep the Smart AC Controller in the line of sight of your air conditioner.

Make sure the Micro-USB Cable and Smart AC Controller are plugged in before WiFi setup

For initial setup, make sure the Smart AC Controller is within 1 meter of your air conditioner

Locate the button under the device. Press and hold the button for 10 seconds.

Wi-Fi networks come in a lot of shapes and sizes with many quirks of their own. It doesn’t mean your atomi smart device is malfunctioning.

If problems persist, please try these steps, in this order:

1. Force quit and re-launch the atomi smart app. Check to see if this fixes the issue.

2. Unplug your atomi smart device and plug it back in. Check to see if this fixes the issue.

3. Unplug your router and plug it back in. Check to see if this fixes the issue.

4. Delete and reinstall the atomi smart app. Check to see if this fixes the issue.

5. If all else fails, restore your atomi smart device to factory defaults: First, unplug your atomi smartdevice. Press and hold the power buon while you plug it back in. Keep holding until the Wi-Fi light starts blinking, then release. Wait for your atomi smartdevice to reboot (about 20 seconds). When the Wi-Fi light starts blinking, repeat steps 3-6 of the setup process.

The atomi Smart AC Controller user guide is available here

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