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  • Anyone looking for a Thermostat!!

    I just purchased one of these and it included perfectly and seems to work very accurately. I set it next to my expensive one and it matches it. You can't beat the price!!

    https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/col...1-iris-version

    The pic is of the devices it creates in HS. The only thing I see that isn't reporting yet is the humidity. I will wait and see if it does. If it doesn't then this needs to be looked into by HS.
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    Originally posted by cowinger View Post
    I just purchased one of these and it included perfectly and seems to work very accurately. I set it next to my expensive one and it matches it. You can't beat the price!!

    https://www.thesmartesthouse.com/col...1-iris-version

    The pic is of the devices it creates in HS. The only thing I see that isn't reporting yet is the humidity. I will wait and see if it does. If it doesn't then this needs to be looked into by HS.
    Looks good. I'm quite limited in my options for thermostats as all my heating is through a wood stove and baseboard heaters.

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    • #3
      Noticed that the price was upped a bit from $29 to $35 now.

      Will it function as a regular thermostat without a ZWave connection?

      Looking to implement initially not using any scheduling or automation rather just on and off and hold type functions.

      Does the thermostat display humidity? What humidifier do you have it connected to? Thinking that all new current humidifiers work the same these days.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Pete View Post
        Noticed that the price was upped a bit from $29 to $35 now.
        I do see they upped the price. So they sell a few and get greedy.

        Will it function as a regular thermostat without a ZWave connection?
        Yes according to the manual it will function independently of HS.

        Does the thermostat display humidity? What humidifier do you have it connected to? Thinking that all new current humidifiers work the same these days.
        It does display humidity in the upper left corner. I was having trouble getting the humidity to show in HS, still do, but one person said he got it to show in HS after re-including it a second time. That did not work for me.

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        • #5
          Thank you cowinger.

          Ordered one today.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pete View Post
            Thank you cowinger.

            Ordered one today.
            Your welcome Pete. Let us know if you get the humidity to show in HS and how you did it.

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            • #7
              Thank you cowinger...testing here want to power it up without a connection to the HVAC...

              Can I do that with this model thermostat?

              Testing connectivity to HS3 ZWave and my OmniPro 2 panel.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Pete View Post
                Thank you cowinger...testing here want to power it up without a connection to the HVAC...

                Can I do that with this model thermostat?

                Testing connectivity to HS3 ZWave and my OmniPro 2 panel.
                I have mine sitting on top of my current one I am using. All the devices report except the humidity as I mentioned. It is just running on 4 batteries.

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                • #9
                  Thank you cowinger.

                  Yeah this will be the first time I am connecting to a thermostat wirelessly. My OmniState is connected to the mothership via a serial cable and does not require batteries to work and at the advice of an old friend who owned an HVAC company never have controlled the whole house humidifier(s) at the thermostat. Newest humidifier here doesn't use a manual turn on or turn off louver rather it is using electric fans now to push the humid air in to the forced air furnace. The humidistat control on the furnace is the same as the old one using a probe and a temperature / humidity control.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pete View Post
                    Thank you cowinger.

                    Yeah this will be the first time I am connecting to a thermostat wirelessly. My OmniState is connected to the mothership via a serial cable and does not require batteries to work and at the advice of an old friend who owned an HVAC company never have controlled the whole house humidifier(s) at the thermostat. Newest humidifier here doesn't use a manual turn on or turn off louver rather it is using electric fans now to push the humid air in to the forced air furnace. The humidistat control on the furnace is the same as the old one using a probe and a temperature / humidity control.
                    Pete, I have discovered something about this thermostat. I really hadn't watched the child devices real close until now. The manual states that power must be connected to C and RH with a voltage of 12v-24v ac or dc at .3A or greater. This will power the radio in a continuous state. On batteries the radio will shut down to conserve power. With continuous power all child devices report. All other wires do not need connected for the child devices to change. With that said I still don't see the programming on the display to click on to program it. ??

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                    • #11
                      Thank you cowinger.

                      Yeah here looking to connect power to it on the workbench for initial testing.

                      I have a 24VAC Elk transformer (alarm panel type) that I can utilize for testing.

                      Found the manual here:

                      Radio Thermostat Company of America, Inc Thermostat
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                      • #12
                        My biggest fear is that when hooking up two systems (heat and Ac) on the same thermostat always presents a problem. You have two separate power supplies. I bought one of the earlier made zwave thermostats and had to hack the board. I rewired the internal relays and isolated the contacts for each unit. Also ran a separate 24 VAC wire to run independently of any heating system supply. Another thermostat runs a separate relay to switch heating. I once had a heating system control board fry so I purposely keep all switching on independent contacts.

                        Stuart

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                        • #13
                          Yes the thermostat is destined for a second HVAC in another house.
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                          • #14
                            Seeing these new on Ebay around same price. Still waiting on mine.

                            Expected delivery today Monday.

                            Reading a bit about the CT101 IRIS thermostat today ...works fine with Samsung Smarthub and Almond Plus and Vera. Firmware updatable via the Iris hub though.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Pete View Post
                              Seeing these new on Ebay around same price. Still waiting on mine.

                              Expected delivery today Monday.

                              Reading a bit about the CT101 IRIS thermostat today ...works fine with Samsung Smarthub and Almond Plus and Vera. Firmware updatable via the Iris hub though.
                              I think what I have is the Iris version. If it will read and display the values correctly in a vera then the humidity problem might go away with the new plugin from John.

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