BRITISH GAS HIVE HEATING 2 CONTROL - UPGRADE ebay/lcjac £59.99
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BRITISH GAS HIVE HEATING 2 CONTROL - UPGRADE ebay/lcjac £59.99

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Found 20th Nov 2015
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UPGRADE THERMOSTAT ONLY (NOT COMPLETE SYSTEM)
these stats have tiny hair line marks in the reflective surface under the clear acrylic front
these are not cracks in the acrylic and do not affect the unit in any way.

£99 from Hive direct. Mine arrived today in perfect condition no marks

The price has just gone up from £59.99 to £62.99
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Explanation of what they are might help OP
CBK

Explanation of what they are might help OP



It's one of those things that if you don't know what it is you don't need it.
mk3

It's one of those things that if you don't know what it is you don't need … It's one of those things that if you don't know what it is you don't need it.




I know what it is but its part of a system.

Its like buying the queen in a chess piece without having the board or any other pieces,
YouDontWantToKnow

I know what it is but its part of a system.Its like buying the queen in a … I know what it is but its part of a system.Its like buying the queen in a chess piece without having the board or any other pieces,


Yeah great analogy spot on
mk3

Yeah great analogy spot on



I would buy it as a heating engineer but most on here arent.
mk3

It's one of those things that if you don't know what it is you don't need … It's one of those things that if you don't know what it is you don't need it.



​That'll endear you to everyone here!!
YouDontWantToKnow

I would buy it as a heating engineer but most on here arent.



If it helps one person job done
Will these fit any boiler? What else would be required to upgrade?
Just a warning on the Hive system. If your broadband service drops the Hive doesn't reconnect automatically when the broadband comes back up. I found this out when I got a new BT line. The line drops every now and again. Without the Hive I probably wouldn't know about these line drops as all othe equipment can reconnect without issue. This means that if you are trying to use the system remotely and the line drop happens you can't control the system rmotely unless you reboot the Hive. As mine is in a holiday home miles away it's not practical to drive miles to reset the Hive. I've had to buy a remote socket so I can reboot using my phone. Hive say they are working on the issue but I don't hold up much hope. They have brought out HIve 2 with exactly the same issue. Also I believe that as the thermostat is only battery operated then if the batteries run out you have no heating. Again - batteries are hard to change at a distance.

In my own home I have a Honeywell system, and whilst it has some disavantages over the Hive, it can recoonect and the thermostat/controller is mains powered.
Never had an issue with the hive not automatically reconnecting to broadband when drops out. They stuffed up the android app for a while when released the new controller but now fixed
yam0711

Will these fit any boiler? What else would be required to upgrade?



No this is an upgrade for the thermostat only you would need the HIVE system to be installed. Any new installs come with this stat. Ours was installed when it first came out and the stat was basic.
i have the original hive system and mines OK with reconnecting - we have had it for a year now and only once had to reboot the box connected to the router

overall really pleased with the system
Searcher2

Also I believe that as the thermostat is only battery operated then if … Also I believe that as the thermostat is only battery operated then if the batteries run out you have no heating. Again - batteries are hard to change at a distance.


The batteries had died on the old stat but the app/heating worked fine. The batteries on the new one won't last long cos everytime I go past it I press the button to see the display.
Support for this is also very good. I called to install the new stat they had to reset everything and the new one was working in 10 minutes. You will also need the firmware updating.

Edited by: "mk3" 20th Nov 2015
The original V! Thermostat isn't particularly intuitive to use. I was tempted to order this Version 2 when it was released but at £99.99 it was difficult to justify as it would have negated the savings in heating costs I had made since installing it. £59.99 is a much more acceptable price for the expected ease of use benefits. I have ordered this now and it was despatched within 30 minutes! Hive is great to use from a Smartphone or Tablet. I turned the heating on to boost as my partner & I were an hour away from home last night and we were greeted by a lovely warm house. It was just what we needed after a long journey on a cold day.
matengawhat

Never had an issue with the hive not automatically reconnecting to … Never had an issue with the hive not automatically reconnecting to broadband when drops out. They stuffed up the android app for a while when released the new controller but now fixed



Maybe the internet has to be down a certain amount of time and then the Hive cannot recover...but I can assure you that there is an issue. I have a couple of emails from Hive admitting it. There are advantages of the Hive over the Honeywell system e.g. longer hours of telephone support, web control of heating, heating history. One downside - don't buy second hand if you dont have the previous owner's details. The previous owner has to give Hive permission to allow you to take over the Hive and set up a new userid for you.

As for the seller of the product - they've bumped the price up.
Ordered this. V quick delivery and none of the scratches they mention in the listing. Thanks OP
scouser100000

Ordered this. V quick delivery and none of the scratches they mention in … Ordered this. V quick delivery and none of the scratches they mention in the listing. Thanks OP


That's good.
Check it works mine has an issue with actual temp and target temp though B/Gas have replaced it for a brand new one.
mk3

That's good.Check it works mine has an issue with actual temp and target … That's good.Check it works mine has an issue with actual temp and target temp though B/Gas have replaced it for a brand new one.



Thanks. What was the issue?
scouser100000

Thanks. What was the issue?


Setting target at 24 but actual only showed as 21 tho it was on all day and 24 was achieved.
Tempting but always use my phone so just can't see the point in upgrading from v1,second thoughts can the v1 be sold on to offset the cost
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