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hsnpn 01-17-2013 03:18 PM

Replacing old Honeywell T8575B thermostat with Radio Thermostat Wifi - Wiring Proble
 
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I decided to upgrade my old thermostat with the new wifi enabled Radio Thermostat but I ended up with three wires that I did not use.

OLD

https://customer.honeywell.com/en-US...ratureDownload
Attachment 64117

NEW

http://www.homewerksww.com/radiother...on-16apr10.pdf
Attachment 64116

This is how I connected the wires:


no /color /function /letter on new unit
----------------------------------------------------
(1) RED -> Power -> Rc/Rh
(2) BLACK -> Common -> C
(3) BLUE -> Heat -> B
(4) GREEN -> Cool -> O
(5) - - e m p t y - -
(6) ORANGE -> Fan Common -> [did not use]
(7) BROWN -> Fan low -> G
(8) YELLOW -> Fan Medium -> [did not use]
(9) WHITE -> Fan high -> [did not use]



I assume that the 'Fan Common' wire is no longer needed but I'd like to know how to connect the other two 'speed control' wires to the new unit? Any help would be much appreciated.

raylo32 01-17-2013 03:27 PM

Can't help on the speed control but heat on the Radiothermostat (and most others) is not the Blue, it is W for single stage (or first stage of 2 stage units) and W2 for 2nd stage. And cool likewise is Y and Y2.

hsnpn 01-17-2013 03:35 PM

Is my current set up wrong? I can turn my heat on and it works.

raylo32 01-17-2013 03:47 PM

Here is a chart of standard thermostat wire colors. The pros will weigh in here before too long but it looks like you have house wires that are non-standard colors. It might also help folks if you specified what kind of heat (gas, elec, heat pump, boiler, forced air) and provide mfg and model.

http://www.dr-fix-it.com/ttt/10005.html

hsnpn 01-17-2013 03:52 PM

I'll fix it right away. I live in a condo and my heat is electric. Let me find out about mfg and model. Thanks again.

raylo32 01-17-2013 04:02 PM

Be careful... match the new thermostat function to the wire that previously provided that function on the old 'stat regardless of color.

JScotty 01-17-2013 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by raylo32 (Post 1095822)
Here is a chart of standard thermostat wire colors. The pros will weigh in here before too long but it looks like you have house wires that are non-standard colors. It might also help folks if you specified what kind of heat (gas, elec, heat pump, boiler, forced air) and provide mfg and model.

http://www.dr-fix-it.com/ttt/10005.html

Yes that list is very accurate on what the different terminals do, and the type of heating system would make a difference. Unless you have a heat pump you shouldn't be using O or B. Plus some of the functions you list don't make much sense. "Fan Common" won't connect to the stat and all the fan speeds you have listed aren't controlled by the thermostat.

The easiest thing to do at this point is go to your furnace & find where the low voltage wires hook in. Hopefully they'll hook to a board with the terminal designations on it. Those letters on the board should match the letters in your stat. Just write down every terminal in the furnace that has a wire to it & what color the wire is. Then go to your stat & make it match.

hsnpn 01-21-2013 09:28 AM

I took O and B out and used Y1 and W1 instead. Thanks everyone for helping me out.

JScotty 01-21-2013 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by hsnpn (Post 1098531)
I took O and B out and used Y1 and W1 instead. Thanks everyone for helping me out.

I guess that worked? After seeing the pictures you posted I wouldn't have the slightest clue what those terminals all do. That is one funky stat. If I came across that in the field I'd have to track it back to the furnace to see where all those wires went. If you managed to make that work you did pretty well.:thumbsup:

Technow 01-21-2013 11:53 AM

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Originally Posted by JScotty (Post 1098620)
I guess that worked? After seeing the pictures you posted I wouldn't have the slightest clue what those terminals all do. That is one funky stat. If I came across that in the field I'd have to track it back to the furnace to see where all those wires went. If you managed to make that work you did pretty well.:thumbsup:

I came across that brand last summer...what a piece of junk....Yes it had the internet features for a smart home, but if you bumped the tstat it blanked out. The HO put it in and was bringing the electric heat on along with the heatpump.....for no reason...:whistling2:

As posted above....you have to have tiny fingers to check the wires

hsnpn 01-21-2013 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JScotty (Post 1098620)
I guess that worked? After seeing the pictures you posted I wouldn't have the slightest clue what those terminals all do. That is one funky stat. If I came across that in the field I'd have to track it back to the furnace to see where all those wires went. If you managed to make that work you did pretty well.:thumbsup:

It worked well after switching the wires. And the WiFi feature is great :)

Technow 01-21-2013 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by hsnpn (Post 1098673)
It worked well after switching the wires. And the WiFi feature is great :)

Wifi feature is also great on better stats.

hsnpn 01-21-2013 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Technow (Post 1098725)
Wifi feature is also great on better stats.

Now that we're at this subject, what WiFi thermostats would you recommend? Let's say under $200.

Technow 01-21-2013 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by hsnpn (Post 1098735)
Now that we're at this subject, what WiFi thermostats would you recommend? Let's say under $200.

You get what you pay for. If you wanted a cheap WIFI stat You definately got it.:thumbsup:

JScotty 01-21-2013 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by hsnpn (Post 1098735)
Now that we're at this subject, what WiFi thermostats would you recommend? Let's say under $200.

Don't have much experience with the WiFi stats so I can't say persobnally know these are good, but I've heard good things about Nest Thermostats. The first generation model looks to sell for right at $200, 2nd Gen is $250.

http://www.lowes.com/cd_nest+thermostat_1335274929_


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