'Conrad UK' - Should send a UK plug. Also.. 11 reviews in total, not very reliable.
https://uk.trustpilot.com/review/www.conrad-uk.com https://www.trustedshops.co.uk/buyerrating/info_XC6B169091C94196B399185D923B74C2D.html Seems like they're a German company and ship from there, meaning you'll likely end up with a European plug to contend with.
Posted 19th Oct 2015Posted 19th Oct 2015LocalLocal
Hi, sorry to regurgitate an old thread, this is now 235, the relay kit is 50 quid so 285 total for the same kit as the modern Wi-Fi controller, only with 3 trv. I'd cope with the upside down display for that price..is this the right relay kit? Honeywell RFG100 Connected Thermostat Mobile Access Kit Thanks..
Just bought the EvoHome system myself last week and fitted it this week (still waiting on the radiator valves but from the video mentioned above it seems easy enough). The wireless controller fitting job was easy enough if you already have the connections from the boiler from an existing wireless system. Since I've done a LOT of research before buying this, I thought I'd share my knowledge. This is a good price - I was actually gutted when I saw it as it's a lot less than I paid, however a bit more digging and I found why it's less - it's the European model. The Radiator valves are upside down if you put them on standard UK radiators. Not a big deal, but problematic for me personally. It's the display on the valves that will be upside down, i.e. the temperature will have to be read upside down so not a big deal at all especially if the valves will be set once and then hidden/ignored. This could be used as your first pack for radiators for that purpose and then the more expensive UK versions for the rest of the radiators. If you don't need the ability to control your heating via the internet/smapartphone then the older wireless model is ATP921G2080 (roughly around £160) - the latest model is ATP921R3100 (roughly around £220) which has built-in WiFi for internet control. You can buy an additional wifi hub for the older version at around £50, but if you need wifi you are best getting the latest model as it'll save you one plug socket, electricity and space. I went for the older version as my system is all based on time and certain rooms being required at those times although while setting it up it has been a pain having to keep going to the controller and not just being able to use my phone to tweak it (just as I would set something to record on my Sky+ app). Also I believe the latest version has more schedules per zone, so gives greater control. The cheapest I could find the radiator valves for to create zones was £194 for 4 - the standard price seems to be around £200-£220. I got my stuff from PlumbNation as that was the cheapest - it's the first time I have used them so can't comment on customer service, returns etc. One last thing, my Antivirus Avast blocks the Conrad link, not sure if it's being over protective or if the site actually does have Malware on it, but thought I'd mention it.
Where can i find the new model?
This is the old model which requires the separate internet gateway if you want remote control. Also the TRVs are the mainland europe models which end up being upside down when fitted to our rads.
i have the newish energenie radiator stats and gateway - alot cheaper
note this isn't the new wifi version. £they are 105 at b&q without any valve heads http://www.diy.com/departments/honeywell-thr99a1000-evohome-wireless-heating-control/710335_BQ.prd needs a wifi bridge if you want to use your phone
The energy companys love people like you, did you ever consider thermostatic rad valves?
Yes we did, we just left our house in 22.5 constantly.....
If you're saving £60 (Over 50%) from the original controls to evohome I'm assuming you just left heating on constant before, without a thermostat, otherwise that saving is crazy.
The controller and App gives you warnings on battery levels for each TVR, they tale AA batteries, we've put rechargeable in. We've had the system for 7 months and the batteries are still showing as full which is way better than I expected, I thought they would last 3-6 months but it's looking like 1-2 years or maybe more? either way, we'll just take all the batteries out on one day, charge the lot and wait till the next year. Not really an issue for the convenience it gives. For a family with kids this system is a life saver for us, our kids now how to change the temperature of their rooms using the little control panel on each TRV and we can use our phones from our bed, we're all at a temperature we're happy with and we're saving money, what's not to like?
Ive got the same, 28mm valves not 30mm, did u find somewhere cheaper?
Gone up to £29.99 but P&P is now free.
Were a bit pain to initally setup as intruction not great. In end i didnt use any if the auto features setting just set to manual and set all temps i needed in each room and they work great. Can b bit noisey but u get used to it and its only short while. As i have them on manual they do still seems to randomly open and close even when heating is off but if i had time paten ice and instructions were clearer i'd set auto with times/days on/off
Thinking of getting these. Any comments now you guys have had them a while?
Thanks for this OP, can save a bit of moolah with this.
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Posted 20th May 2014Posted 20th May 2014
4K LED TV 127 cm 50 " Blaupunkt B50C4K-TCS @ Conrad - £869.99£869.99
Appears to be a 4K TV for not a lot of money. TV is described as a European model so cannot receive UK Freeview HD channels. Advertised price says delivery is excluded, but also sa… Read more
I get what you're saying and agree slightly. The issue I have with 4K at the moment is some TV's, amps, etc. haven't even got HDMI 2.0 included, to me it's a bit like when "HD Ready" first came out and the "1080p" came out. I want a new good sized TV to last me 3-4 years when hopefully all the 4K is sorted. Also a decent 4K TV will cost more, I then need a new Amp which can pass through 4K then an upscaler Blu-Ray player so it'll cost me loads more than if I get this and wait. :)
A translated customer review suggests it won't take a 4k input...but will only upsale standard HD to 4k... http://www.amazon.de/Blaupunkt-BLAUPUNKT-B50C4K-TC-LED-TV/product-reviews/B00IRASTXK/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1 This is colder than my ex wife visiting the south pole nude during its coldest spell.
£651.63 here http://www.voelkner.de/products/560881/LED-Fernseher-127-cm-50-Zoll-Blaupunkt-B50C4K-TC-EEK-A-DVB-T-DVB-C-UHD-CI-Schwarz.html?ref=17&products_model=D40287&utm_source=geizhals&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=D40287 EU delivery available
awesome idea, but by the looks of it, you also need the £43 wireless network box or the £25 controller before it will work.
which part of the system replace the wall thermostat to start the boiler?
You misunderstand what these are for. We have the Terrier I-temp versions and why they are great is because you can program each room to only be warm when you need it to be. I reckon they have paid for themselves within a year or so. Most very old CH systems have one single programmer and one thermostat. Newer systems tend to have two zones with two thermostats, but unless you only have two rooms this doesn't allow for a great deal of control over which rooms you heat, when. I replaced the two zone thermostats in our system with programmable thermostats which allows me to time control when and how warm each zone is. Then I replaced all the thermostatic valves with these, so each room is only warm when it needs to be - bedrooms at getting up and going to bed times and living rooms only when they are used. In our front room, which is rarely used, I have these valves on each radiator and control them with a wireless remote so that when we want to use the room we just push a button and the valves turn on. This is very handy but raises an issue - whilst you can control the valves wirelessly they are only single channel so you cannot control each room independently by remote. These may be an improved version where you can set each to a different channel, but I doubt it.
The only problem with these things is you need to have a remote thermostat for each room, otherwise there's not much advantage over a normal thermostatic radiator valve, certainly not enough to save the cost of the device over the average lifetime of a system. My entire gas bill for the year would cover only fitting these to half my house. I guess the big advantage is if you're lazy, don't have radiator thermostats, or have got used to a higher than needed temperature - actually seeing the temp, means you can physically choose to have a room 1 degree cooler, which barely noticeable will impact your energy consumption. As with a lot of energy saving devices, the real benefits are to be had only if you're already a heavy user of gas or electricity, otherwise the cost of energy to power them and the initial purchase cost, will often outweigh the benefits. mike
Posted 6th Mar 2014Posted 6th Mar 2014
EQ-3 Max Wireless Radiator system Valves £24.99 Thermostats £26 @ Conrad Electronic UK£24.99
I have just installed EQ-Max a German system, works great and better than any of these so called automated systems. This system allows you to change your Danfoss (or other makes) a… Read more
You can control the boiler with the eQ-3 MAX! Switching Adapter Plug and also using a separate one for your hot water circuit, even easier if you can incorporate into each motorised valve. Both adapters can be controlled via the Max cube
I just had the Nest installed and it's brilliant, just like a manual one (if it aint broke) but with all the benefits of remote control, auto learning schedules etc etc.. it doesn't do hot water though!! mind you to be honest having our easy to use hot water programmer in the bathroom is better kept separate anyway. I might invest in a few of these to add to our bedrooms, I don't need the rad's to be on all the time, just in time for bed.
Just an update, I just got my 3 month bill from N-Power, direct debit reduced from 180 to 150, it has been a mild winter though. This is £360 a year which is less than it cost me to install.
No you don't need the wall thermostats. I have them because I want to ensure temperature in each room is correct. We have students who moan a lot if cold, They get 20 degrees an that's it.
This system is not for you. Can't suggest what to do
Posted 9th Dec 2012Posted 9th Dec 2012
Basetech MZ-WF228 Key Finder (L x W x H) 59 x 29 x 16 mm £2.99 + £5.95 postage @ Conrad Electronic UK£2.99
Nice little prezzie and all you have to do to locate your keys or another item like your wife or hubby is attach this device and whistle,you know how to whistle dont you,you just p… Read more
My wife bought me one of these, it goes off at every single high pitched noise apart from when you whistle for it. If you have one on your keyring in the car it just keeps going off. Honestly, just don't waste even a pound
They had a pack of 2 of these in Poundland this week.
Not ATM,you could attach it to your other half though.
It says standard delivery is £5.95 which is a bit steep for such a small item,perhaps email them and ask for a new customer free delivery code for this very small item,worth a try.