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Quick start guide for the trial OpenTRV controller (REV1_PMS) – November 2013 – has two equal sized buttons on the front panel
http://opentrv.org.uk/files/quick-start-guide-rev1-pms.pdf
http://goo.gl/9uf2Ar

User guide for the trial OpenTRV controller (REV1_PMS) – November 2013 – has two equal sized buttons on the front panel
http://opentrv.org.uk/files/user-guide-rev1-pms.pdf
http://goo.gl/YGvR96

User guide for the updated OpenTRV controller (REV2) – April 2014 – has one Big Red Button on the front panel
http://opentrv.org.uk/files/user-guide-rev2.pdf
http://goo.gl/itPhri

3 Comments

  1. Michael Gade

    Just what I’ve been looking for. A Thermostatic Regulating Valve that sends a signal down to the fire box gas valve via the iron piping or wirelessly to initiate heat which will be pumped to any or all of the TRVs that are open and only those.

  2. tessa

    I am glad Michael Gade seems to get what this is. I tried really hard to see what this marvel of a money saver might be. Even with Michaels reply i remain unsure.
    There is lots of “hype” about how marvelous it is, the eco cred, the corporate eco speak, but really no information about what “it” is.
    I am guessing it is not just a scam as i got the link to it from a reliable source.
    But if i didnt know better i would think it was a scam.
    Really amonst all the bumph couldnt you have found a page to explain how it works and why it saves you money?

    1. mark hill

      Hi Tessa

      It’s a cheap way of providing zoning in a home. Zoning can improve comfort in the home while saving energy. There’s an explanation here:

      http://www.uniteddesign.com/idea_workshop1_97.html

      Lots of manufacturers think this is a good idea and are producing zoning systems. What is different about OpenTRV is that it is designed to be cheap, modifiable by DIYers/tinkerers, freely manufacturable without licence costs and allow interoperability between devices from different manufacturers, both now and in the future. We don’t want you to be locked in to one manufacturer’s roadmap.

      We’re at the stage of getting engineering samples made in larger volumes for trials this winter coming, 2015-6. In general it’s suitable now for people who are happy tinkering with Arduinos and/or C code.

      Regards, Mark

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