What is Daikin Schedule Mode: A Comprehensive Guide

Daikin Schedule Mode is a powerful feature that allows you to program and control weekly schedules for up to 128 indoor units, providing unparalleled flexibility and convenience in your heating and cooling operations. This mode is available in Daikin’s DST301BA61 Schedule Timer, a versatile device that can be connected and controlled using a 2-conductor, stranded, non-shielded copper cable with a PVC or vinyl jacket, and AWG18 gauge. The Schedule Timer is equipped with a sequential operation function that sequentially turns indoor units on in 2-second intervals during unified operation, reducing the load on the power supply equipment.

Understanding the Daikin Schedule Mode

To effectively utilize the Daikin Schedule Mode, you need to familiarize yourself with the various settings and functions available. Let’s dive into the details:

Connector for Individual Use

The connector for individual use can be set to OFF for individual use or left unchanged for combined use with other optional controllers for centralized control. This setting determines whether the Schedule Timer will operate independently or in conjunction with other control systems.

Control Mode Selector

The control mode selector can be set to individual use or centralized operation. In the centralized operation mode, the central remote controller and unified ON/OFF controller take priority, allowing for a more coordinated and integrated control system.

Sequential Operation Function

The sequential operation function can be switched ON or OFF by setting the corresponding switch. When enabled, this feature sequentially turns indoor units on in 2-second intervals during unified operation, reducing the load on the power supply equipment and ensuring a smooth and efficient operation.

Error Diagnosing Function

The Schedule Timer is equipped with an error diagnosing function that displays malfunction codes if there are any communication malfunctions between the optional controllers for centralized control or malfunctions with the indoor unit. This feature helps you quickly identify and address any issues that may arise, ensuring the continuous and reliable operation of your HVAC system.

Malfunction Indication

If there are any malfunctions with the indoor unit, the operation lamp on the Schedule Timer will flash. You can then check the display and contact your DAIKIN dealer to report the trouble area indicated, allowing for prompt and effective troubleshooting.

Additional Heating Modes

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In addition to the Schedule Mode, Daikin offers other heating modes for the domestic hot water tank, including:

  1. Efficient Mode: This mode prioritizes energy efficiency, providing a more cost-effective heating solution.
  2. Quick Mode: This mode focuses on rapid heating, ensuring a faster response to your heating needs.
  3. Powerful Mode: This mode maximizes the heating output, providing a powerful and immediate heating solution.

These modes can be programmed according to customer preferences and weather conditions, allowing you to optimize your heating system for your specific needs.


Daikin Schedule Mode is a powerful and versatile feature that allows you to take control of your HVAC system’s weekly schedules, reducing the load on the power supply equipment and providing unparalleled flexibility and convenience. By understanding the various settings and functions, you can tailor your heating and cooling operations to your specific needs, ensuring maximum efficiency and comfort in your home or commercial space.


  1. Daikin Schedule Timer Installation Manual
  2. Daikin Heating Function FAQ
  3. Daikin Schedule Timer Overview (Video)