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Offline emiliosic

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2014, 10:43:46 am »
I've been looking at this issue for a while; and there is something; but my problem is the logistics of wiring additional thermostat wires:

http://www.smarthome.com/300612T/Aube-RC840T-240-On-Off-Switching-Electric-Heating-Relay-with-Built-in-24-V-Transformer/p.aspx

This relay appears to do everything that's required to connect a standard low-voltage thermostat to a baseboard. It even provides 24V AC that's standard for thermostats

Offline EMFMD

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2014, 12:11:57 am »
can I presume there is nothing new here about this "ready to announce" Z-wave thermostat for live voltage baseboards?

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2014, 12:35:09 am »
To be honest... I don't think we will ever see this product in the near future...

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2014, 08:31:00 am »
That's really too bad.  I am ready to snap up 3 of them as soon as they are available.

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2014, 09:03:49 pm »
Haaa... but let's not lose hope my friends  :)
If it's of any confort to anyone, I am looking at a few of those right now, sitting on the assembly bench. We're not out of the woods yet, but I stand by my previous words, there will be something out there before the year is out...

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2014, 09:50:10 pm »
@T1000, could you post a picture? :-p

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2014, 03:18:07 pm »
Guess I shouldn't. But since that sounded like a dare...
Here is the max I can show. Don't tell anyone, it's because you asked nicely :)

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2014, 04:09:37 pm »
Great to see!  I have been waiting for something like this to materialize for some time and have considered the relay route as well, but I am hoping that patience will pay off.   With regards to the earlier price point options, $50 would be awesome, but my realistic expectation would be in the $100 to $150 range.   

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2014, 08:49:57 pm »
cool!
need any beta tester?

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2014, 02:04:46 am »
Im interested. What happens in the event that there are two baseboard heaters on one switch? Will this device have any issues with that?  As for price, its all about ROI. If i can save more than the devices are worth  then im sold. Most of my energy goes to heating my kitchen living room areas. Simply scheduling these to go off and on at appropriate times would save quite a bit! 

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2014, 08:13:28 am »
I would be interested. Price point around 125$.

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2014, 05:06:19 pm »
I'm located in New Brunswick, and would love to see a CSA/UL certified line voltage thermostat I can manage remotely. The programmable triacs I have now gave me a pretty quick ROI @ CAD$50/ea on sale, but I'm willing to pay $100 or more for the convenience of being able to tie it all in to a central PC-based home automation solution, or to manage remotely via mobile apps. THANK YOU for putting the time into this!

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2014, 09:30:35 am »
@T1000 After seeing that picture above, and searching the interwebs for about a year now with no satisfactory solution (using a relay for switching has to many drawbacks IMHO), all I can say is... SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!  ;D

All joking aside, sign me up for 12. At this point in development, price point has most likely been set but I figure this will retail anywhere between 100 and 150.

Any news on release? Pre-order would be great at this point in time! Maybe a crowdfunding campaign?


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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2014, 02:29:30 pm »
Just found this thread. I have been looking for something like this for a while.  My issue is that all my current rotary thermostats, all 7 of them, are mounted to a single gang box.  All the thermostats I've found are the wrong orientation to cover the existing box.  Now I know with drywall I could patch and make it all work with an Aube relay, but 6 of the 7 thermostats are on wood covered walls...so not real easy to patch and make pretty.

T1000, will your stats cover a single gang box?

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Re: Line-voltage baseboard heater thermostat
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2014, 03:37:48 pm »
@T1000,
This sounds very promising!
I'd be more than willing to participate and assist in any way that I can -- especially as a tester.  I have two vacation properties in Mont Tremblant that have Z-Wave systems (lights / door locks) and I've been looking for a Z-Wave solution for line-voltage heaters.   (A silent relay would be very desirable as some thermostats are in bedrooms).

Please contact me anytime if I can help out!  (I come from an embedded s/w background, high-tech management career).

Peter.