British Gas Wireless Thermostat


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g00ner

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: (e-mail address removed) (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!"
 
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Roger Mills \(aka Set Square\)

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
g00ner said:
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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Rob Summers

Roger Mills \(aka Set Square\) said:
In an earlier contribution to this discussion,



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
 
S

Stephen Dawson

Rob Summers said:
It's almost certainly a rebadged Drayton Digistat

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

Regards

Steve
 
G

g00ner

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

Nice and toasty now tho
 
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Roger Mills \(aka Set Square\)

In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
g00ner said:
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.
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Cheers,
Roger
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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: (e-mail address removed) (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!"
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.
 
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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?
 
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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)
 
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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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
 
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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
 

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