I have a 4 story home and recently had 8 minisplit heads installed for AC. After the job was done, I was horrified to learn that there was no way to control the AC with wifi or anything. The guy handed me 8 remotes that looked like they were from the 90s. I didn't even think to ask about that aspect! Live and learn.
Luckily I stumbled upon Flair (and its competitors!) I am leaning towards going with Flair pucks, since they seem way cleaner, and most importantly, they can be battery operated which will make mounting them under the minisplits super easy. I bought one as a test, and I was a bit surprised that it needs micro USB.
Upon further research, it sounds like only one of them, the "gateway", needs USB power. Is there any more information on what this means exactly? Do the pucks connect to each other with some sort of mesh network?
Can I have one puck in a closet with USB, and then 8 pucks cleanly mounted underneath the minisplits? Do the pucks all need to be in close proximity to the gateway puck or do they use wifi to connect my house network (probably not, or what is the point of the gateway)? Would I need one gateway per floor? Any guidance on how to mount the Flairs with battery power would be greatly appreciated.
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