Drayton Wiser Smart Heating System Range Extender £34.05 @ Amazon
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Drayton Wiser Smart Heating System Range Extender £34.05 @ Amazon

£34.05£38.2011%Amazon Deals
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Posted 31st Oct
This will probably freeze as people who don't know what it is for are bound to downvote. But those who have a Drayton Wiser smart heating system will likely appreciate it's merits. Cheapest price ever according to the camels.
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Good to see a discount on these, ridiculously overpriced to start with. Heat added
It says SMART so got to be cold!
These are massively overpriced in my opinion.
If they had a temperature sensor in them then I'd be all over it for controlling an electric heater.

Alas, not.
£33.50 delivered from Plumbing Supermarket (via Amazon)
eonise31/10/2019 15:01

Good to see a discount on these, ridiculously overpriced to start with. …Good to see a discount on these, ridiculously overpriced to start with. Heat added


Agreed, they are apparently a rebadged Chinese OWON WSP402 zigbee socket which are about £10-15 in other countries but not available here, and probably wouldn't work anyway due to firmware changes.

If any Wiser user with a technical bent is interested I found the information on this web page about how to query the Wiser controller directly using Windows Powershell enormously useful in helping solve signal issues.
I love smart home devices, I am so lazy. Best thing I ever bought was a harmony hub, now I just ask Alexa, and if it is remote controlled it just happens
What are the chances of me needing one these? I have 9 of the valves and the controller still to install in a 1930s house that has been extended into the attic.

Have other people found this essential?
spoon_200031/10/2019 15:40

What are the chances of me needing one these? I have 9 of the valves and …What are the chances of me needing one these? I have 9 of the valves and the controller still to install in a 1930s house that has been extended into the attic.Have other people found this essential?



A number of people have reported issues with the signal between hub and rad valve and/or hub and router, e.g. hotukdeals.com/dea…986
This won't fix hub to router issues but would fix the other, which I reckon you will face.
spoon_200031/10/2019 15:40

What are the chances of me needing one these? I have 9 of the valves and …What are the chances of me needing one these? I have 9 of the valves and the controller still to install in a 1930s house that has been extended into the attic.Have other people found this essential?



I don't think you can easily predict problems. It depends on the layout and construction of your house, and where the controller will be situated, and local interference - the system works with a proprietary Zigbee implementation in the 2.4GHz band so wi-fi can cause problems, a big downside to the otherwise excellent system. In our fairly large brick built house initially I thought everything was fine but then after a couple of weeks the radiator valves furthest away dropped off for no apparent reason. So I bought one of these, but initially it didn't seem to help. Then I used the method in the link in my post above to query the hub, figured out the zigbee channel, moved our wifi network to another channel, and by looking at the reported signal levels/quality worked out where best to place the extender. All has worked fine since, but I have now just bought another extender because the smart-plug function will be useful and it will hopefully be belt and braces for any future signal issues.
vbnmu31/10/2019 15:48

A number of people have reported issues with the signal between hub and …A number of people have reported issues with the signal between hub and rad valve and/or hub and router, e.g. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/wiser-thermostat-1-3312986#comment-38864154This won't fix hub to router issues but would fix the other, which I reckon you will face.


Thanks I've ordered one for now, need to install it all now.
Heat from me. Still waiting for rads stats to go down
VDisillusioned31/10/2019 15:25

Agreed, they are apparently a rebadged Chinese OWON WSP402 zigbee socket …Agreed, they are apparently a rebadged Chinese OWON WSP402 zigbee socket which are about £10-15 in other countries but not available here, and probably wouldn't work anyway due to firmware changes.If any Wiser user with a technical bent is interested I found the information on this web page about how to query the Wiser controller directly using Windows Powershell enormously useful in helping solve signal issues.


Followed the Home assistant steps but couldn't even open it, kept getting a 404 error. I'll probably give it a try on my other laptop.
All, lots of wiser stuff on offer. Just ordered Rads Thermostats and they around £6 cheaper
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