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  • Apparently if you use Apple Homekit, the tado devices do not depend on cloud access and are managed by homehit directly. Im not an apple user, so I know nothing about homekit. But I am experimenting with Home Assistant on a raspberry Pi, and HA does…
  • In smart schedule, click the little gear icon top right and make sure "early start" is disabled. It doesnt work properly, if at all. This has been reported 2 years ago or so, but still hasnt been solved.
    in Smart Schedule Comment by Vertigo 08:35
  • Its not rocket science, but it appears to be a strategic business decision to not give customers control over their hardware and instead force the use of their cloud. If a Pi can do it during an outage, it can do it 24/7 and people could develop th…
  • Well you can override the temp setting for each zone manually. I guess if you have 1 or 2 zones, thats not the end of the world, but I would have 8 or 9 zones. I didnt pay for a smart thermostat to be adjusting 8 temp settings 2 or 3 times per day!
  • Same here, no node-red yet: https://us.v-cdn.net/6031070/uploads/765/QOXFL4ME5HYA.png Still, this is not an acceptable solution for most people, and it depends on an unsupported API. I worry tado will pull the plug one day to screw people like us t…
  • If there was a button, I wouldnt mind. Problem is there isnt one. Not before you actually 'left' the house. And not before you returned. You first have to start driving, until the geolocation spots you far enough from home, THEN you get a popup al…
  • Anybody else feel like the bought the wrong product Yeah, me. Contemplating switching to popp/lc13 z-wave TRVs on home assistant. But clearly thats not a solution for everyone.
  • No-load voltage of alkaline batteries is also over 1.6v. I dont think that will be a problem. Those lithium batteries handle high loads better than alkaline, but their energy content is very similar at 3000mAH. Not sure how much current the motor p…
  • As I understand, he wants a simple ad-hoc program, like "turn the radiator to 20c tomorrow at 8am". You cant really do that in the tado app, but you might be able to do something like that with IFTTT if you can find or create a usable trig…
  • He is not missing out on much, given that he has a nest, which IMO is far superior as a thermostat. At least it works without internet access, and it doesnt let you jump through hoops to switch between home and away mode. At it shows stuff on its d…
  • Looks like tado is selling that information: https://www.iottechnews.com/news/2019/nov/12/tado-saas-product-heating-repairs-reducing-carbon/
  • If you browse through this forum, you will find everyone and their dog has been asking for manual control over home/away, for a long time now. It just isnt happening. Feel free to guess if thats because tado fired all its software developers 3 years…
  • Aside from all the reasons already mentioned (which should have been obvious to tado), Im also concerned about privacy. I simply do not want every member of our family reporting their exact location to tado all the time. Its none of their business.…
  • I find this kind of hard to believe: "The company employs 40 people, two thirds of whom are software developers." https://www.tado.com/en/press/releases/tado-financing They have over 80 employees now, but if more than 2 junior part time f…
  • Indeed. Of course if there where profiles and there was a simple way to switch profiles, this wouldnt be all that important. But hey Tado, maybe you can charge us 3 euro per month to automatically set the system to sunday profile on official holiday…
  • There used to be one. Here is archived copy: https://web.archive.org/web/20180315063526/https://support.tado.com/hc/en-gb/articles/205505299-What-new-Features-are-planned-What-is-on-the-Development-Roadmap-
  • @JKD It supposedly works better if you can mount the TRV horizontally, if you have that option, do try it, but I still wouldnt expect miracles if your valve is close to the radiator and especially in an area with little circulation/convection or in …
  • Offset is not a good solution. The TRV will indicate too much if the radiator is hot, if you offset that in the app, it will read too low when the radiator is cold. I did some tests with one TRV mounted on the radiator and one on my desk, and the …
  • If only Tado used zigbee or z-wave protocol, then *any* such device could be used as a repeater (and we could use any home automation platform we desire to make any of the bazillion missing features in tado's walled garden). But apparently, even Ta…
  • This could be solved easily for most people by having a "sleep" setting in the schedule that keeps the valve open, but doesnt trigger the boiler unless the temperature drops below the set temp. Given the pace at which tado introduces feat…
  • I mean another (in your case, third) TRV thats not mounted on a radiator,but just sitting on a desk or shelve. It wont calibrate without being mounted, but it will still work as a sensor. Added advantage of not being calibrated is that the pin does…
  • You cant with IFTTT, even scripting with openhab wont work unless you duplicate the entire schedule in code. The problem is that you cant access the schedule or the temp offset via the API. Lets say you have the room set to 21C, the room thermomet…
  • I dont think it changed meaningfully if at all. Its still mostly a downgrade forcing you to pay a subscription to get functionality you already had.
  • 2600mAH? Toch geen oplaadbare batterijen hoop ik. Die werken op een lager voltage, en worden helaas niet ondersteund.
  • Dacht ik eerst ook, maar volgens tado niet, en die zouden het moeten weten :) Ik denk dat die aansluitingen zijn voor opentherm (digitaal/bus) en oudere variabele maar analoge systemen.
  • Wat ik gelezen heb is ~18 maanden met alkaline batterijen. Externe voeding, mja, zeker met een step down regulator die je instelt op 4.5v . Die kan je kopen voor een paar euro op amazon/banggood/hobbyking. Die kan je dan solderen aan batterij tabs …
  • I remember reading somewhere, possibly on this forum, that the tado bridge's ethernet port connected at 10Mbps half duplex which is pretty old school, and that this causes problems with some routers (/switches/ and possibly powerline adapters). I…
  • If the water in your system cools down from 28C to something lower, requiring the boiler to fire again to maintain that temp, then clearly it has achieved something, it has given off heat, or absorbed cold, iow, it heated your house,.. slightly. Mod…
  • The API does show temperatures for each device, and "heating power" per room and open windows. So what you described may be doable. But I think it will be of limited use if you cant have access to and control over the schedule and withou…
    in IFTTT Comment by Vertigo November 8
  • Im increasingly afraid Tado's business model is centered around monopolizing control over our boiler plus collecting data on its customers and then being able to sell us cloud services that leverage that data and control, rather than selling us har…
    in IFTTT Comment by Vertigo November 8