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    Default HousetechSolutions ??

    Martyn, my thanks to you once again.

    My trial system works nicely and seems to maintain a very even temperature within the room. There is also a satisfying motor whirring noise as the valve operates !

    Like "autolog" I am (was) going to buy some more kit from Conrad but noticed that in your (English) datasheets there is reference to a company called www.housetechsolutions.co.uk (who happen to be about 2 miles away from where I live in Gloucestershire)

    Who are these people and does anyone know whether they can supply kit directly ? Anything to do with heating-intelligence whose website is 'empty' since before Xmas ?

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    Just been poking around the Housetech-solutions website and found this page:

    http://www.housetech-solutions.co.uk...partner_uk.pdf

    It appears that this company is the UK representation for (Danish) HouseHeat and that another of their UK company registrations is HouseIntelligence which is confusingly just a bit like Heating-Intelligence !

    Seems like every man and his dog sell this stuff - which I must admit is remarkably good !

    Next (rhetorical) question - will I be able to understand FHM software as I really want to now get central PC control ? I am an electronics engineer (PICs and stuff) by trade but not a PC software guy ?

    Any other options for Windows PC software anyone ?

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    One issue , I haven't resolved is how to manage the kitchen kickspace (floor mounted) heater.
    I can think of a couple of ways to do this:

    1) If you don't want to integrate the kickspace heater into the HouseHeat system, then I'd simply get a normal wired thermostat with 2 switched outputs (or a single output via a relay with 2 switched outputs). Wire this into the on/off of the kickspace heater and also in parallel with the HouseHeat Boiler Relay to your boiler.

    2) Is you do want to integrate the kickspace heater into the HouseHeat system (I would if it were me) then I'd insert a TRV in the flow pipe to it and control the flow with an FHT80B / Actuator pair. Then I'd put a flow switch (such as http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/level5/mo...cpc/265321.xml) in the flow pipe after the TRV to control the heater on/off fan. In theory the Actuator / TRV will control the heat flow (and talk to the HouseHeat Boiler Relay) and the flow switch will power the fan on/off as needed.

    Cheers,

    Martyn

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    Next (rhetorical) question - will I be able to understand FHM software as I really want to now get central PC control ? I am an electronics engineer (PICs and stuff) by trade but not a PC software guy ?
    If you can work with PICs (assembler? or higher level?) then FHEM should be a doddle.

    There's some info on the FHEM web site about setting it up, post back here if you need help!

    In fairness, if all you want is basic PC control then the windows software supplied with the PC interface is probably adequate - but it's limited if you want something more sophisticated like a web interface or integration into other HA systems like HomeSeer, HouseBot or xAP Floorplan.


    Cheers,

    Martyn

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    Autolog - Just been speaking to David Mylam (Househeat UK office) & www.housetechsolutions.co.uk and he sent me some datasheets etc. Included in the data was the following:

    HouseHeat EL-radiator set
    Thermostat set for electrical radiators or cooling device
    One Room thermostat
    One unit to the socket
    Article number HH45107

    This appears to be a device that could control an electrical fan ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by martynwendon View Post
    ... 2) Is you do want to integrate the kickspace heater into the HouseHeat system (I would if it were me) then I'd insert a TRV in the flow pipe to it and control the flow with an FHT80B / Actuator pair. Then I'd put a flow switch (such as http://cpc.farnell.com/jsp/level5/mo...cpc/265321.xml) in the flow pipe after the TRV to control the heater on/off fan. In theory the Actuator / TRV will control the heat flow (and talk to the HouseHeat Boiler Relay) and the flow switch will power the fan on/off as needed.
    Thanks for the suggestion - I think I will go with Option2 - more work but a better integrated system

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Autolog - Just been speaking to David Mylam (Househeat UK office) & www.housetechsolutions.co.uk and he sent me some datasheets etc. Included in the data was the following:

    HouseHeat EL-radiator set
    Thermostat set for electrical radiators or cooling device
    One Room thermostat
    One unit to the socket
    Article number HH45107

    This appears to be a device that could control an electrical fan ?
    Thanks for the info
    Looking on their site I couldn't find any reference to this. Is it part of the FS20 system and therefore integrated with it?

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    It was included in a price list that he sent to me but I have not seen it elsewhere ! Perhaps you should call him on 01367 860770. I understand that Housetech Solutions are the UK office for Househeat

    He explained that they were re-vamping their UK web site and that it would contain more information shortly (which is a good thing !).

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    Default Househeat Windows PC Software

    From what I have gathered on this forum the Househeat PC software is not altogether wonderful ? Before I buy a FHZ1300 (or embark on alternatives - FHEM) I would like to at least look at what the Househeat stuff does.

    Is there any site where I can download (an English version) copy ? I downloaded FHZ1300 PC Software_V2_0 from the Conrad website but alas it is in German !!!

    Perhaps there is a setting in the install package where I can select English ?

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    Whilst trawling the internet for English language Homeheat software I came across the following website:

    http://www.eq-3.de

    I surmise that they are THE actual manufacturers of the 'HomeHeat' system as they offer to 'brand' their products with your company name. Which may explain the Conrad and ELV connection in Germany ?

    I found the following link to their own USB stick software which was in English

    http://www.eq-3.de/index.php?id=646&L=1

    It runs from an exe file (no install) and appears to to be what I need.

    Not yet posessing an FHZ1300 I cannot determine whether it will work with it or whether it is for some other product of theirs ?

    However on their site is:

    FHZ 1300 PC (with KS 300 reception) + software to control FS20 and HMS 100 components +s the FHT 80b

    Product ref.: eQ-652-22

    Along with a multitude of other really neat compatible RF products !!

    I just have a feeling that the Danish HomeHeat company do not manufacture the product ? In my recent conversation with their UK Sales office I sensed some vagueness as to 'who was who'.

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