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  • @zohar For what its worth the possible choices for smart radiator valves might be as follows. Tado Netatmo (various) Z-Wave others - generally proprietary e.g. Drayton Wiser, Honeywell, Bosch, etc. Of these Z-Wave would be the easiest to add to Sm…
  • Other than the third-party Smartthings app I mentioned above another potential approach is as follows. There are some 'apps' for HomeAssistant a free open source smart home package which allow HomeAssistant to talk to Tado products. In at least some…
  • Don't treat this as gospel but I believe that due to the different way Alkaline and Lion batteries discharge fitting a Lion battery to a device designed for an Alkaline would 'confuse' its ability to report how much capacity is left. I would not exp…
  • @calrod Yes that is the way it works. If any Smart TRV requires heat it sends a signal to the Smart Thermostat which in turn calls for heat. If you happened to have some radiators without TRVs they would also then heat up so you might need to consi…
  • Some - that is mainly American smart thermostats are designed to control whole house HVAC systems. For us poor neglected Europeans HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation And Cooling. Being that a HVAC system combines heating and cooling these (Americ…
  • @freetail No the Tado Extension unit and the Tado Smart AC controller each can be powered by a 220v AC or 5v DC power supply respectively but the Tado Smart Thermostat is designed to only run off batteries. This thread has therefore discussed how t…
  • @Bob808 Regarding wired power for the Tado Smart Thermostat. I had the same desire as have others. The Smart Thermostat itself does not officially have this capability but as was pointed out in the following thread - https://community.tado.com/en-g…
  • The Tado Smart thermostat gets its power from batteries so no RCD is necessary. If you also buy the Tado Extension Kit then the Extension kit is wired in like a traditional Central Heating timer/controller wit the Tado Smart Thermostat using a wirel…
  • Whilst Tado don't currently have a product to do this you might want to look at the following. https://keenhome.io/pages/how-it-works They - Keen have been talking about adding HomeKit compatibility although I don't know if they have done so as of …
  • The Tado AC V1 and V2 models are not compatible (officially) with HomeKit, this is why a version 3+ model has been released. Tado may be able to answer as to whether they will offer a trade-up discount for existing customers. Alternatively you could…
  • @robco I support this request. However it would not be necessary if Tado supported downloading known IR codes from a database they would maintain and thereby remove the requirement for customers to engage in a potentially length training process. S…
  • @Germán Having recently added a Tado AC myself I do find it disappointing that it is not simply a matter of specifying a make and model and the relevant codes are then downloaded from the Tado server in to the Tado AC. This is the approach other si…
  • @kimet83 Clearly Tado are not directly responsible for supporting HomeAssistant. However if the Tado AC is lacking a feature and from your post this might the case, then posting a message as a feature request in the https://community.tado.com/en-gb/…
  • HomeKit supports multiple homes so it is crazy that Tado do not in their own app.
  • @c12ble The only Tado product that I think qualifies as a remote thermostat would be an 'additional' smart thermostat. Unfortunately the way this currently works if either the additional thermostat or a smart TRV calls for heat then the boiler woul…
  • @hillbilly63_uk Have a look at fitting a HomeKit compatible 3-pin mains socket like this https://www.evehome.com/en/eve-energy to your electric heating. You could then define a HomeKit rule so that when the Tado calls for heat it turns on the mai…
  • Hmm, in terms of using in standard 'call for heat' mode I suppose one could argue they are all compatible. However at least currently they are not all compatible for eBus mode. Apparently the Vaillant VR66 controller - a new model has a different im…
  • It took me a while to understand what was being requested but I now see the benefit. Since this does not involve any hardware changes a software enhancement like this even if it is somewhat counter intuitive is worthwhile. If the TRVs were quiet eno…
    in TRV Mode Comment by jelockwood June 10
  • It could be argued that needing to run the thermostat so high might be indicating extremely poor insulation and/or drafts. There might also be a case of radiators being too small a capacity for a room so that only the part of the room right next to …
  • I don't work for Tado but it sounds like you have a standard single zone setup with multiple radiator TRVs. With this setup if any Tado TRV or the (main) Tado Thermostat asks for heat the boiler will fire up. However if an individual TRV says - I am…
  • @jacoscar UPDATE: There might be a free upgrade option available to owners of a v1 or v2 Smart AC Controller, but not for owners of other Tado products who have to pay the £19.99/€19.99 upgrade. I have seen no indication of a free upgrade to the v3…
  • @Paul1234567890 Nest only supports two types of boiler control. It supports the lowest common denominator which is 'call for heat' and the v3 Nest also supports 'OpenTherm'. However in most countries Worcestor Bosch (and Vailiant) only support the …
  • I was told previously that the v1 and v2 hardware is incapable of meeting the Apple security requirements for HomeKit. This is not a MFI chip issue. So it would sound like the only option would be a return or for Tado to offer a discount against a v…
  • @tibtib Yes the UK has the reputation of having a summer season lasting just one day :) However last year we had a phenomenal summer which lasted for weeks. See - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45399134 With global warming this is expected to happen…
  • @Frank I presume you are referring to SMETS1 and SMETS2 style electricity and gas smart meters? The UK is starting to roll out SMETS2 meters (we have had SMETS1 for sometime) but these are by no means yet universal although the UK Government is pus…
  • Just checked the information about the new v3 Smart AC controller. It at least has the same open window sensing as the smart radiator valves. However you still might want to consider a dedicated sensor like the Eve one.
  • The Tado smart radiator thermostats supposedly have open window sensing but I do not recall seeing mention of something similar for their AC controller. However you can get various door/window sensors to report whether the door or window is open. Th…
  • In theory you could use HomeKit compatible presence sensors. I believe there is a company doing some based on Apple's iBeacon technology. However apparently early efforts were not precise enough in terms of location tracking so as to do room level t…
  • @jacoscar Thanks for the tip. I found one on Amazon, it looks like I would have to in my case cut the supplied cable to put the power adapter at one end and the battery eliminator at the Smart Thermostat end with the existing cable in the middle.
  • Just remembered that the Tado AC controller comes with a 5v USB power supply. So redesigning the Tado thermostat to support the same power supply would make a lot of sense.