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Offline TommyE

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HeatIT / Thermofloor regulators
« on: January 13, 2017, 03:50:26 am »
Hello

As Vera support is silent and, I will try the forum to see if someone has experienced something similiar.

First a little background

A year and a half ago I bought 2 ThermoFloor thermostats. Adding them into Vera UI5 at that time. Has worked great from that time and thru update to UI7.

The thermostat is registered in Vera as two devices, one for the thermostat itself and one for a temperature sensor.
A temperature is also show in the thermostat device, although it is apporx. 2 degrees different than the temperature sensor device.
I guess this has to do with the device having its internal air sensor, and since I have attached an external floor-sensor as well, the airsensor value shows up in the thermostat device and the floor-sensor value shows up on the temperature device.

The firmware on these themostats are v1.4

Recently I bought two more thermostats produced by the same company, except they are HeatIT branded.
The thing with these two thermostats are that they do not show any temperature on the thermostat device itself, it just show 0degrees.
I have been in contact with the manufacurer here in Norway and they tell me that there is NO hardware/software differences between ThemorFloor and HeatIT, just the branding for diffferent markets.

I have also tried to upgrade and downgrade the firmware on my two new thermostats. Have now tried v1.4, V1.5, v1.6 and the latest v1.8 to no avail. It still shows 0 degrees on the main thermostat device in vera.

This leads med to Vera and how maybe newer versions if the UI registers the themorstat? Has anyone experienced anything similiar with other thermostats or maybe with HeatIT/ThermoFloor ?

Regards
Tommy

 


Offline Chrisfraser05

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Re: HeatIT / Thermofloor regulators
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2017, 04:08:27 am »
There are quite a few of us experienced the same issue.

There is a workaround but no update from MCV.

In the below thread there is a piece of code.

I impliment it via PLEG. Every time the child device updates its value I run the code and update the temp device on the thermostat.

Reply #5 on this thread

http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,38654.msg303402.html#msg303402

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Re: HeatIT / Thermofloor regulators
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2017, 05:34:20 am »
Hello

Thanks for the pointers.

I will try to implement something similar.

Any idea why the two older ones just works? And also how it can show two different temperatures?

I asked the developers of the thermostat that, but he said that the firmware in the thermostat only reports one temperature value because the thermostat was not a multi device or something along those lines.

Regards
Tommy

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Re: HeatIT / Thermofloor regulators
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2017, 07:11:16 am »
I missed your point about the 2 different values there.

I only found this out in another thread recently but you can run this thermostat without an external temperature sensor connected. If you do it uses it's own internal sensor but due to the internal electronics and load switching it reads a higher temperature.
The internal processor calculates what the actual temperature will be. I this mode the display will not display the temperature but only the setpoint.

In external mode as you already know it displays the sensor reading.

This must be the two different readings and the difference between them your are seeing.

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Re: HeatIT / Thermofloor regulators
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2017, 11:53:06 am »
Hello

Got an answer from Vera support saying they know the problem, but no fix is scheduled yet.

Regards
Tommy

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Re: HeatIT / Thermofloor regulators
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 04:10:40 am »
TommyE,

How did you upgrade your regulators? Do you have 4-pin usb cable from the manufacutrer?

Thanks,
Benek