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Offline elleirdad

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Filtrete 3M30 Thermostat Works
« on: June 18, 2011, 05:36:34 pm »
Save yourself $50.

I am writing to report that I just installed the Filtrete touch screen 3M30 thermostat (the little brother of the 3M50).  If you call on the phone, Filtrete will tell you that it does not work with Z-wave.  I am here to report that it does!  It works perfectly.

The 3M-30 has all the features of the 3M-50, except, it does not have the auto-switch from heat to cool (or visa versa) and it does not come with the wi-fi module.  But, if you go to the 2-gig site and order the Z-wave module, it will work.

You need to know that the mate button is a hard button next to the reset button near where the wires connect to the thermostat.  To "mate", bring over your Vera 2 -- as usual -- press the Z-wave button to put it into "include mode" and then hold down the "mate" button until the Vera 2 responds.  The next thing you know, there is a thermostat on your screen.

I saved $50 this way at Home Depot.  Since my gas company is giving a $25 rebate, the difference between the two units nets to $25 versus $75.  (You do need to pay extra for the Z-wave in either case.)

Good luck.  It works.

Offline Cherokee180c

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Re: Filtrete 3M30 Thermostat Works
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 08:30:57 am »
Can you post the link to the zwave module you need?  I could not find it on the 2gig web site.