British Gas Wireless Thermostat

Discussion in 'UK DIY' started by g00ner, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. g00ner

    g00ner Guest

    Hey group, 1st post here.

    Found this message that Peter (see below) posted back in 2001 and
    wanted to say a big thank you.

    Not sure if you will see this Peter, but just like to say thanks very
    much for your post.

    The batteries died on my wireless thermostat and there were no
    instructions or manuals from the previous owner of the property.

    My system is labelled "British Gas WR1 Wireless System" which is the
    sensor by the boiler and the thermostat is labelled "British Gas RC1
    Wireless System"

    I came home last night at 00:30 and found the display had died and
    after spending 15mins working out how to replace the batteries l then
    spent till 2am browsing the web to find out how you get the two units
    to talk to one another. Random button pressing was not working!!!

    My search proved in vain as l could not come up with any posts to do
    with RC1 or WR1. I went to bed with an extra duvet at that point.

    At 7am this morning l just searched for "wireless system" AND "british
    gas" and your post came up.

    Once again thanks it has been a life saver. Now l don't need to sit in
    a telephone queue to BG.

    Ta, Nicholas






    "From: Peter Conway - view profile
    Date: Thurs, Nov 22 2001 3:50 pm
    Email: (Peter Conway)
    Groups: uk.d-i-y



    Receiver is the wall mounting
    Wireless Display is the remote thermostat

    1. Make sure both battery compartments are out on the 'Wireless
    Display' and the screen has gone blank, takes about 2 mins to fade
    2. Check that the receiver red LED is on
    3. Push 'overide' button on the receiver once
    green LED should come on also
    4. Push button 1 followed by 2 and hold them both depressed together
    Red LED will flash for 2 secs then go out (learn mode)
    5. Release both buttons
    Red and Green LED should now both be on
    6. Take the wireless display and hold it within sight of the receiver
    but more than one metre away
    7. Push in the right hand drawer, then the left (it must be done in
    this order)
    The red LED on the receiver will flash for 7 secs and then go out.
    The green LED will remain on or off depending on the room
    temperature


    If the red LED reamins on you need to repeat all of the above
    If it is still on something is wired incorrectly or broken


    good luck!"
     
    g00ner, Mar 1, 2006
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  2. In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    g00ner <> wrote:

    > Hey group, 1st post here.
    >
    > Found this message that Peter (see below) posted back in 2001 and
    > wanted to say a big thank you.
    >
    > Not sure if you will see this Peter, but just like to say thanks very
    > much for your post.
    >
    > The batteries died on my wireless thermostat and there were no
    > instructions or manuals from the previous owner of the property.
    >
    > My system is labelled "British Gas WR1 Wireless System" which is the
    > sensor by the boiler and the thermostat is labelled "British Gas RC1
    > Wireless System"
    >
    > etc.


    Not exactly intuitive, is it?!

    Anyone know who made/makes this kit - it's unlikely to be BG themselves. Is
    it re-badged Honeywell, or something?
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    Roger Mills \(aka Set Square\), Mar 1, 2006
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  3. g00ner

    Rob Summers Guest

    "Roger Mills \(aka Set Square\)" <> wrote:
    > In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    > g00ner <> wrote:
    >


    <SNIP>

    >
    >> etc.

    >
    > Not exactly intuitive, is it?!
    >
    > Anyone know who made/makes this kit - it's unlikely to be BG themselves. Is
    > it re-badged Honeywell, or something?


    It's almost certainly a rebadged Drayton Digistat

    Rob
     
    Rob Summers, Mar 1, 2006
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  4. "Rob Summers" <> wrote in message
    news:du4alb$e68$...
    > "Roger Mills \(aka Set Square\)" <> wrote:
    >> In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    >> g00ner <> wrote:
    >>

    >
    > <SNIP>
    >
    >>
    >>> etc.

    >>
    >> Not exactly intuitive, is it?!
    >>
    >> Anyone know who made/makes this kit - it's unlikely to be BG themselves.
    >> Is
    >> it re-badged Honeywell, or something?

    >
    > It's almost certainly a rebadged Drayton Digistat
    >
    > Rob


    Dependent on the type, it will be a Drayton RF1, 2, or 3.

    Regards

    Steve
     
    Stephen Dawson, Mar 1, 2006
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  5. g00ner

    g00ner Guest

    You'd think they would make it slightly easier for us peeps.

    Nice and toasty now tho
     
    g00ner, Mar 1, 2006
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  6. In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    g00ner <> wrote:

    > You'd think they would make it slightly easier for us peeps.
    >
    > Nice and toasty now tho


    Based on what others have said, what you have is probably a re-badged
    Drayton unit. It may be worth trying to get a user manual for future
    reference. I think that Drayton is now part of Invensys.
    --
    Cheers,
    Roger
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    Roger Mills \(aka Set Square\), Mar 1, 2006
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  7. g00ner

    rusty boiler

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    Also found this after an exhautive search(thanks Peter) followed the instructuions and
    no joy, my central heating went off due to a slow presue drop and after re presurising
    the system wireless thermostat (rc1) does not work, ie temp keeps going up till i switch off manually..tried new batteries in thermostat but will not "pair" with reciever any help
    much appreciated.
     
    rusty boiler, May 11, 2010
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    JohnH

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    I was looking at Peter Conways post on how to get the British Gas RC1 Wireless Thermostat to talk to the WR1 receiver.
    I have a similar problem to user g00ner in that the batteries in the thermostat have died. Unlike Nicholas I am fortunate enough to have the original instructions, so I replaced the batteries with new ones following the instructions, but the display on the thermostat is still blank. My conclusion is that the thermostat is faulty and needs replacing. Am I right, or do I need to go through Peter's instrictions before the thermostat will show any display?
     
    JohnH, Oct 4, 2010
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    colinknowles

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    Further on WR1

    Thanks to you guys I solved my problem very quickly. The manuals for the rebadged Draytons
    can be found at www_gasapplianceguide_co_uk/Instructions%20for%20Drayton%20Programmers.htm
    and they are easy to follow (swap underbars to dots as this editor does not allow me to post URLs)
     
    colinknowles, Oct 31, 2010
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    malcolm.mcintyre

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    Thank you so much for these British Gas WR1 and British Gas RC1 instructions. I was just at the point of an engineer call out, having tried what I thought was every conceivable combination of button pressing. How wrong can you be. "The drawers have to be inserted in this order" I ask you!!

    thanks again
     
    malcolm.mcintyre, Nov 1, 2010
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    sirocco

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    Worked for a while...

    I followed these instructions with success, but the units again became 'unpaired' at some later point. However I can no longer get them to pair. Both appear to be functioning correctly, i.e. red and green light on the receiver and temp appears on transmitter.

    The receiver seems to stay in 'learn' mode, but is not detecting the transmitter when I re-insert the batteries (after waiting for screen to blank, holding just outside 1m meter, but within sight of the receiver, and batteries right then left compartments) OR the transmitter is not transmitting.

    One or the other appear to be broken, can these be purchased separately or always as a pair and, if separately, any advice as to how I can tell which one is faulty?

    Thanks.
     
    sirocco, Dec 7, 2010
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    mikewalshuk

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    Thanks

    Peter your post has just saved me stress and money - I thought I had a major malfunction, been putting off calling anyone. Now sorted in 5 mins. Brilliant, thanks.
     
    mikewalshuk, Aug 29, 2011
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    Rosalind

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    How to change the batteries?

    Hi everyone

    This morning my central heating did not come on. The RC1 says 5 SET, which is rubbish so I assume it needs new batteries especially as after I'd shaken it about it seems to be working.

    I can't figure out how to remove the trays with the batteries in, and am I right in thinking it's important to replace them in the right order?

    jeepers
    I'm confused.com
    I'd be very grateful for any help
    Rosalind
     
    Rosalind, Oct 17, 2011
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    bluebox11

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    Just what I needed

    Thank you guys for the great advice. I now have a printed copy of the instructions from the gasappliance website and a fixed heating system. :D
    I too was looking at the heating sytem and thinking it had to be an easy fix but had no manual from the previous owner.

    Many thanks
     
    bluebox11, Sep 10, 2013
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