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  • 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…
  • 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+. There …
  • 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 eBus protocol a…
  • 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…
  • 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 more o…
  • 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 pushing e…
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • @frank Nest managed to solve this with their smart thermostat, although using the same approach might in the case of Tado only be possible if you have the Tado Extension Kit. With the Nest the thermostat is wireless - like the Tado can be, and the…
  • I hope Tado do eventually succeed in reverse engineering the new VR66 controller. In the meantime another possible but less than ideal solution might be to use the Valiant VR33 OpenTherm conversion module. See - https://wifithermostaten.nl/vailla…
  • Actually Frank you forgot the annoying fact that the Tado AC product still does not support HomeKit - not even the v2 model. Even more annoyingly there are no other equivalent products available with HomeKit support for AC. The leading competitor…
  • I certainly would have no objection to PoE being added to future versions, anything to reduce the number of power chargers is good. However as an interim solution it is possible to get a PoE 'splitter' which extracts the power and presents it via a …
  • Hi, I literally just joined the community to come and post a request for Smartthings support and low and behold the very first post in the list was a request from for the very same thing. :) I would therefore obviously echo Peter's request for th…