Salus iT500 Smart thermostat for central heating - £39.99 @ Maplin
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Salus iT500 Smart thermostat for central heating - £39.99 @ Maplin

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Found 11th Dec 2017
Smart thermostat.
Control your heating and or hot water using a smart phone or PC. I have one and paid a lot more than this.
A bit like hive or nest but a fraction of the price.
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Is this in store only? There is no add to basket online
Great piece of kit I have 2 controlling heat and water across 2 floors of the house. The new app works and looks similar to nest
Unless I’m missing something, this isn’t in stock anywhere?
Looks to be sold out from the q&a
Just another OOS OP....
Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door!
great if you can find one lol but looks like it's an error link on the site maybe done on purpose to get you to look at the Pre-owned ones
Jonny491128 m ago

Looks to be sold out from the q&a



20 days ago too!
fatfigo45 m ago

Great piece of kit I have 2 controlling heat and water across 2 floors of …Great piece of kit I have 2 controlling heat and water across 2 floors of the house. The new app works and looks similar to nest


New app? I didn’t know they had one! Old one is a bit s**t..
Wow great price. This was my first home smart thermostat and always worked great!
m4rky20116 m ago

New app? I didn’t know they had one! Old one is a bit s**t..


Yep, you're right it was shocking but the new app looks the part

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Tried to get this 2 weeks ago, maplins told me no stock in any store and not even sure why it was still on the website! You will also find the receiver for this on their website for a few quid, they still had stock in various stores.
Vaillant boiler receiver, plug into boiler module.

maplin.co.uk/p/s…0ta
Does this supported by things like Google home or IFTTT? Thanks...
Are we talking the Salus it500 plus app?..Its reviews are not hugely favorable on play store but I had to look it up as although I have had a SALUS it500 and app for almost 4 years I didn't know a new app was even available. (why not upgrade the existing one???????)
As to the IT500 I fervently wish my gas engineer had recommended Hive/Nest/honeywell even over the Salus. Existing app is functional but unexciting. The physical controller/thermostat however is far from intuitive. I have to get the book out to reprogramme/change settings every time (if the app I use is playing up which is not uncommon). Sorry but not a fan....It's okayish using WiFi and the existing app, but manual control IMHO is extremely poorly designed.
Edited by: "TAH-M" 11th Dec 2017
Having used both, (not in home) I would say the nest is the overall winner for user interface.
But this price is quiet good
I have one of these and looking to change it for a nest. The points at which it cuts in and out are to big. The house gets to temp and cuts out and its then feeling noticeably cold before switching back on, i'd be avoiding.
Can this handle electric underfloor heating
Monty_Burns1 h, 20 m ago

I have one of these and looking to change it for a nest. The points at …I have one of these and looking to change it for a nest. The points at which it cuts in and out are to big. The house gets to temp and cuts out and its then feeling noticeably cold before switching back on, i'd be avoiding.


That's the hysteresis. Not sure about Nest but my Netatmo can be set to 0.1 degrees Celsius which works perfectly. The temperature is almost constant.
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Interesting. I posted what I thought looked like a good deal and as a result of replies updated my app to a much better version that I didn't know existed. I strongly recommend updating to the new IT500 PLUS app if you have the same system.

I don't see why this wouldn't work with underfloor heating but I'm no expert.

I bought a NEST controller originally but on reading the setup instructions thought it lacked manual control features. AI is good but I wasn't convinced it would work for us so I returned the NEST and bought the much less expensive Salus. No regrets!
Monty_Burns4 h, 25 m ago

I have one of these and looking to change it for a nest. The points at …I have one of these and looking to change it for a nest. The points at which it cuts in and out are to big. The house gets to temp and cuts out and its then feeling noticeably cold before switching back on, i'd be avoiding.


Yes! This is a fault with Salus units, even the lower tech versions. For example you set your temp at 21 degrees...it will drop to about 20' before asking for heat, and then go to about 22' before shutting off. It may not sound a great deal, but the temperature fluctuates too much and is noticeable. Radiators go cold. You need a thermostat with less differential.
Got this many many moons ago. HIve and Nest are all the rage now with their products but for the price this is ace. im still using the old app didnt know the new one was even out thanks for the heads up. It's great for switching the heating on while im at work, driving home and coming to a toasty house
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TAH-M11th Dec 2017

Are we talking the Salus it500 plus app?..Its reviews are not hugely …Are we talking the Salus it500 plus app?..Its reviews are not hugely favorable on play store but I had to look it up as although I have had a SALUS it500 and app for almost 4 years I didn't know a new app was even available. (why not upgrade the existing one???????)As to the IT500 I fervently wish my gas engineer had recommended Hive/Nest/honeywell even over the Salus. Existing app is functional but unexciting. The physical controller/thermostat however is far from intuitive. I have to get the book out to reprogramme/change settings every time (if the app I use is playing up which is not uncommon). Sorry but not a fan....It's okayish using WiFi and the existing app, but manual control IMHO is extremely poorly designed.


Agreed the manual controller is a bit rubbish but why touch it apart from replacing the batteries? The NEW app is much better than the original. Much more control than Nest as far as I can see.
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