Salus RT500RF Programmable Radio Frequency Room Thermostat - £34.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK @ Amazon
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Salus RT500RF Programmable Radio Frequency Room Thermostat - £34.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK @ Amazon

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Found 2nd Dec 2015
Product Description
Product Description

RT300rf digital radio frequency thermostat with large backlit LCD display. Can be used for volt free and 230v applications.Stylish casing and desk stand. Frequency 868MHz (30m range).5/2 or 7 day programming flexibility.
Box Contains

1 x Thermostat
1 x receiver
1 x batteries
1 x table stand
1 x fixing screws
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Normally around £32 for the thermostat alone so great deal with receiver

£32.50 here
amazon.co.uk/gp/…0T3
Edited by: "mike_c" 2nd Dec 2015
Ive got this and can vouch that its a great one to get. Cost me well over £100
I have a separate programmer. i just want a radio thermostat to replace my standard wired programmer. will this help
COLD I HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS SYSTEM CHEAP. VERY COMPLEX AND NOT RELIABLE AVOID LIKE PLAGUE.... I NOW SWITCHED TO ANOTHER SYSTEM
I have this unit and it works really well. Only tip I can give is change a few of the DIP switches on both the thermo and the receiver before you install.as this will make sure your unit does't clash with any others.
very good system had it in place for a couple of years, never had any problems, always worked as it should.
bargain at this price
wondernokia

I have a separate programmer. i just want a radio thermostat to replace … I have a separate programmer. i just want a radio thermostat to replace my standard wired programmer. will this help



​yes. very easy to fit, remote unit can go anywhere, whilst wired unit connects to boiler with 2 wires
Had this for nearly 2 years, would highly recommend.
is it worth replacing Honeywell T6360B1028 Room Thermostat with this one? I'm not sure about easiness of wiring salus rt500rf instead of Honeywell T6360B1028 Room Thermostat
I am not disputing that others get on fine with this but I have it at the moment and am waiting for a good nest deal to swap.
Complex to programme and even then it seems to fire up the boiler when it shouldn't. (Last night i had it set for 19degrees and even when it was showing the temp to be 21, it was still telling the boiler to keep on.

Will not vote either way.

Another random HUKD purchase... thanks op, I hope these are easy to fit.
other seller for 32.50
wondernokia

I have a separate programmer. i just want a radio thermostat to replace … I have a separate programmer. i just want a radio thermostat to replace my standard wired programmer. will this help



​i wouldnt buy this one as this is programmable. you are better of with one of this as it is not programmable. amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_2?qid=1449074566&sr=8-2π=SX200_QL40&keywords=salus+room+stat&dpPl=1&dpID=416flLjArKL&ref=plSrch
also this is cheaper than trade prices in the merchants. i have installed loads of these and have never been let down by any of them
darrenrapley

I am not disputing that others get on fine with this but I have it at the … I am not disputing that others get on fine with this but I have it at the moment and am waiting for a good nest deal to swap.Complex to programme and even then it seems to fire up the boiler when it shouldn't. (Last night i had it set for 19degrees and even when it was showing the temp to be 21, it was still telling the boiler to keep on.Will not vote either way.


Could be wired incorrectly. These work fine if wired correctly and you shouldn't have the issues that you do.

Haven't voted as this is about the right price for this unit. It can be had on that well known auction site for £32.88 including postage at the moment from more than one seller.
Edited by: "pluves1" 2nd Dec 2015
srp111

​yes. very easy to fit, remote unit can go anywhere, whilst wired unit c … ​yes. very easy to fit, remote unit can go anywhere, whilst wired unit connects to boiler with 2 wires



​plus the transmitter need power 2 extra wires not three as these dont need earthing
Agree with darrenrapley. I too thought this was a straight forward prog/stat but found the hardest bit being to make any sense of the setting up. Had to do a search on diynot to find someone who could throw light on how to make any sense of it(why re invent the wheel springs to mind). Looks clean and easy but very deceiving voted hot for price
Edited by: "dcb01" 2nd Dec 2015
dcb01

Agree with darrenrapley. I too thought this was a straight forward … Agree with darrenrapley. I too thought this was a straight forward prog/stat but found the hardest bit being to make any sense of the setting up. Had to do a search on diynot to find someone who could throw light on how to make any sense of it(why re invent the wheel springs to mind). Looks clean and easy but very deceiving voted hot for price



​Get a professional to wire it in and then sit back.
Banned
Like many I have this little system and like using it. Put the heating on without getting out of bed.
Image and description is for the IT300 NOT IT500. (totally different) Worth getting it clarified before ordering. However if it is the IT500 at this price then it's a great deal, I have one great bit of kit no issues control heating from phone etc
LPKLPKLPK

Image and description is for the IT300 NOT IT500. (totally different) … Image and description is for the IT300 NOT IT500. (totally different) Worth getting it clarified before ordering. However if it is the IT500 at this price then it's a great deal, I have one great bit of kit no issues control heating from phone etc


This deal is for the RT500RF although it does state RT300RF in parts of the description. This cannot be controlled via your phone unlike the iT500 which you mention for some unknown reason.
Sorry my bad. Honest mistake, I saw 500 in title and 300 in description and thought it was an error. It500 which I mention again for another unknown reason is a great bit of kit. You can calm down now.
pluves1

​Get a professional to wire it in and then sit back.



Sorry I don't agree. It's not a issue of connectivity , it's a issue of user being friendly and straight forward to program (all of which it's not )
I fitted one of these @ work last year, been faultless.

Heat added
BigBen75020

COLD I HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS SYSTEM CHEAP. VERY COMPLEX AND NOT … COLD I HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS SYSTEM CHEAP. VERY COMPLEX AND NOT RELIABLE AVOID LIKE PLAGUE.... I NOW SWITCHED TO ANOTHER SYSTEM


When you've calmed down can you help us by letting us know which system you switched to.
I've had one of these break within a year and a different Salus model break in a few months, I wouldn't buy one again and I know plenty of plumbers that say they are rubbish too....
BigBen75020

COLD I HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS SYSTEM CHEAP. VERY COMPLEX AND NOT … COLD I HAD THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS SYSTEM CHEAP. VERY COMPLEX AND NOT RELIABLE AVOID LIKE PLAGUE.... I NOW SWITCHED TO ANOTHER SYSTEM



Do you mind me asking what went wrong with yours as I think mine is playing up
Edited by: "davidmbell" 12th Dec 2015
great find. heat added. .
I get called out to loads and loads of salus controls that have gone faulty.
You get what you pay for, go Honeywell, much better quality
I have same and its works.
Im in the negative camp. Ended up ripping mine off the wall ( obviously after having it disconnected by my plumber ) tried all different wireless combos, just seemed to stay on when in the off zone or ask for heat when above the set temp

That was rt300
can this also control a hot water tank?
Veitas200700 you want a delta dore 827. Does hot water and heating. Salus has way too many issues.
TN567

Im in the negative camp. Ended up ripping mine off the wall ( obviously … Im in the negative camp. Ended up ripping mine off the wall ( obviously after having it disconnected by my plumber ) tried all different wireless combos, just seemed to stay on when in the off zone or ask for heat when above the set tempThat was rt300



Go for a delta dore 137. Won't have any issues and brilliant device 5 year warranty
all.I want is a accurate thermostat for my boiler.have to.turn.it.to.like 25 for.it to click on
Cheap and nasty..go for a Hive instead.
Can a fellow HUKD member help pls...we've got a Eco tec 838 valiant boiler in our new house without a controller and we've no idea what to get. There seems to be some knowledge on this thread, do we go for something like this salus but wireless, Honeywell all the way? Or vailants own wireless one that's £150? I've heard a lot about the Nest 2 and Hive (very catchy jingle) would one of those negate the need for this kind of thermostat? I'd really appreciate some unbiased up to date advice.
samkiani

Can a fellow HUKD member help pls...we've got a Eco tec 838 valiant … Can a fellow HUKD member help pls...we've got a Eco tec 838 valiant boiler in our new house without a controller and we've no idea what to get. There seems to be some knowledge on this thread, do we go for something like this salus but wireless, Honeywell all the way? Or vailants own wireless one that's £150? I've heard a lot about the Nest 2 and Hive (very catchy jingle) would one of those negate the need for this kind of thermostat? I'd really appreciate some unbiased up to date advice.



Ive got ecotec plus 831 and have this programer/thermostat. It's cheap and does the job perfectly fine.
If setup properly it will do the job as good as any other.
Honeywell is good make generally but with their thermostats reviews are bit mixed as reliability has been issue with some models.
In terms of hive or nest I don't have one myself but only extra functions they have are wirelessly controllable from your phone and the fact they turn heating off if you not home.
If I had budget of £100 plus I would have gone for vaillant weather compensator as it fine tunes your heating by maximising economy and comfort and it can be fixed in the boiler. It also has timer.
Check the link for more info.
mrcentralheating.co.uk/vai…Asw
Thanks Umar, i hadn't even considered the weather compensator. It s either that or the hive, I appreciate the sincere advice.
And thanks OP it was a very relevant posting for me and hopefully a hot deal for fellow HUKD'ers.
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