charliehorse

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  • In reply to: Heating….

    March 6, 2015 at 13:47 #18601
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Things seem to have settled down now and working as intended.
    Thanks to Jim at Megaman for explaining the workings of the system and the app.

    In reply to: Heating….

    March 3, 2015 at 15:47 #18523
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Still trying to figure out the app.
    Asked for a manual using the Ticket system and eventually got a reply after putting in a few SHOUTS.
    Still no proper manual or link to one.
    Heat came on yesterday morning by itself. Lucky I was here. Looked at the app and it showed 9:30 for the time.
    9:30 is nowhere in my timer settings so where it came from is a mystery to me.
    I push Boost this morning around 9:00 and it came on but turns itself off 15 minutes later.
    About an hour later it comes on itself for about two minutes like someone was controlling it remotely or testing it.
    Setback seems to do nothing. I thought upping it should put the heat on if its put above the current temp…
    During timed periods the temp seems to drop too much before it restarts the boiler making the place cold.
    I have to push the boost button manually. Home automation my swiss roll.
    I am very close to dumping it all back to Maplin. Lights work most of the time but the heating is a joke.
    My simple inline switch worked better.
    Does anyone have any suggestions? Is anyone else buying this stuff or am I the only one having trouble with the app?

    In reply to: Heating….

    February 19, 2015 at 23:03 #18437
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Yeah, Poppy thats sort of what I was expecting when I tried to link the boiler switch with the app.
    It only links with the thermostat and not the app as far as I can see. (I got an error message)
    Surely it would not be hard to have a simple manual override instead of playing with the setback and desired temp.
    Maybe in an undate but I would not hold my breath.
    A clearer app manual would be helpful too.
    My app does not have in-app help for the heating controls as stated in the skimpy manual (see below).
    Can’t see anything on http://www.lightwave.com either.
    And still no answer for my ticket submitted 11th Feb….Lucky we have this forum ok..

    IMPORTANT: For full instructions on how
    to use the Home Thermostat with the App
    or Web App follow the in-App help or visit
    http://www.lightwaverf.com.

    In reply to: Timer wont switch on but will switch off.

    February 15, 2015 at 14:22 #18390
    charliehorse
    Participant

    When you get it all working on the app, try going into the settings on the app and “Save settings to server” and “Sync Events/Timers to WiFilink”
    Hope this helps,
    Charlie

    In reply to: Heating….

    February 13, 2015 at 16:13 #18379
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Looks like the thermostat was not linking with the app despite being “linked ok” several times.
    I deleted the thermostat from the app and re added and re linked. Seems to be working as advised from you guys now.
    I can now turn the boiler on outside the timed sections by upping the Desired Temp. higher than the Current temp.
    It can be turned on by upping the Setback higher than the Current too. I can see it going through the WiFi link so
    presumably it will work from the pub too. Will have to go and test tonight 😉
    It will be a nice system if it stays working reliably. I have a lighting system too that fails to respond to the timers sometimes.
    Maybe it will improve with time.
    Luckily this forum exists or the whole lot would be landed back to Maplin. Thanks Chris for the forum.
    I did not get a reply from my Lightwave Ticket yet and thats in for two days now

    In reply to: Heating….

    February 11, 2015 at 23:54 #18362
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Thanks Ger, the help is much appreciated.
    Slowly getting the head around this. I was not familiar with what Setback temp was. My old system just turned on and off on a timer and single setting thermostat.
    So basically am I right to assume that Lightwave and other Setback thermostats work between two temps, the Target being the max and the Setback the min. When Running Boiler tries to keep temp at Target until put into Standby or gets to end of set time sector. After this, if temp drops below Setback, boiler triggers and keeps temp around Setback temp?
    Ger, tried putting setback way up over room temp. (34C). Boiler did not start. I was on the screen with the green timer sections. Commands looked to be going through the WiFi link ok. Where do I see the icon that switches to on? It was during a timed section. I will try tomorrow when the system is between temps and not in a timed section. If ya get my drift..
    Anyone know of a decent manual or guide for the app?
    Charlie

    In reply to: Heating….

    February 11, 2015 at 10:53 #18354
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Thanks Chris for that.
    I have the setback set to 15 now and Target at 22. Maybe that explains the triggering in the night if the temp dropped below the setback.
    I think Setback was set at 21 and Target at 22. I thought that Target was max temp and Setback was minimum temp and the timer controlled when the boiler kicked in so I assumed that those settings would have kept a temp of between 21 and 22 only at the times set on the timer.
    I don’t need or like heat at night (good metabolism) so maybe I could drop the setback some more so it never cuts in outside the timer.
    Pity the manual not clearer.
    Charlie

    In reply to: Heating….

    February 11, 2015 at 09:08 #18347
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Woke again last night by heating. It had randomly switched on again at stupid o’clock. It had switched off at 23:00 like it was due to.
    There are no green On sections in the timer between 23:00 and 17:00 next day so it should have stayed off till 17:00.
    I did not think to check the display (half asleep) on the thermostat but it could only be either it switched to Constant or something else triggered the boiler switch. My premises is quite isolated from outside interference, nothing else that I know of uses 868.
    Has anyone else had this problem ?
    The lights in the showroom had not come on this morning on their timer either. Going to try resetting the Wifi link and downloading settings.
    This Lightwave thing is like a full time job. And need nursing in the night. Looks like I will be going back to my 20 year old Sunvik timer.

    In reply to: LED Kitchen Counter Lights

    January 9, 2015 at 10:09 #17778
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Don’t know about the above wiring but I have one of those relays turning my heating on and off.
    It has worked very reliably so far even externally over the Lightwave Link and the Android app.
    I can control it also with one of my remotes that came with my Lightwave light bulbs.
    I have some ceiling LED’s in the kitchen controlled with a Lightwave socket in-line in the attic,
    a bit unconventional but works great with the same remote.

    In reply to: Heating Controls without Boiler Switch

    December 31, 2014 at 19:05 #17664
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Just found this after buying the Home Thermostat to add to my system.
    I have the same system as above, a lightwave inline switch in the thermostat line of my boiler controller.
    The new thermostat is a different frequency and will not pair with the old inline switch. Whats the silly idea of that?
    I tried pairing it with the app but it will not show up there either.
    Hopefully I can return it tomorrow. Looked like a good item but so wrong.
    I have a mainly open plan apartment. Maybe a bit crude but I would imagine boiler on/off would work instead of TVR’s.
    I will not be buying any more overpriced lightwaverf stuff. I will look at Z-wave.

    In reply to: How to create a one click timer to control a inline relay

    January 28, 2014 at 22:37 #12224
    charliehorse
    Participant

    Yep, lads you are right. atried it and doesn’t work.

    In reply to: How to create a one click timer to control a inline relay

    January 28, 2014 at 18:50 #12217
    charliehorse
    Participant

    I have the same setup. I have the room thermostat wired into the circuit with the LW relay. I have a mood controller that came with a set of three CLF’s and a wall mounted Mood Controller. What about having the ” Heating 1hr” sequence assigned to one of the buttons. Might make it easier for herself instead of using the app. A wall mounted Mood Light controller should work too. Assign one button to Heat 1hr sequence. Will have a go later..