I just purchased the T6 Pro Z-Wave thermostat to replace my Nest thermostat. Does the generic device handler work with this model? Or is there another available that works better? Google took over Nest and I don't want to be in their ecosystem. Thanks.
You can do some searching here and find a few people who have successfully used it. A recent hub firmware update added a dedicated driver for this device, as you can find on the supported devices list.
That being said, a few people have noticed it repeatedly sending temperature messages (multiple times per second even if no change). At least one person had different luck depending on whether it was paired via battery or hardwired (which affects whether it's a repeater). That is more likely to be a device oddity than something to do with the driver. I'm not sure if the friend I have who set this up at his house still sees this problem, but that was the worst issue I remember from it, and that was before it was officially compatible.
Thanks....I will give it a try since there does not seem to be a plethora of Z-Wave thermostats on the market. It will not be necessary to use the repeater feature but I probably will hard wire it....
You don't have a choice in the matter.
Do not run only on batteries.
Doesn't it pair as a non-repeater if paired on battery power or as repeater if paired with a C-wire (and changing it later won't affect this, giving you some control over the situation without actually needing to use battery power if you don't want it to repeat)? I might be confusing this with a lot of other Z-Wave deices that work this way, but I think someone else mentioned this in another thread on this thermostat, too.
I did. It will not work as a repeater if paired while on battery power (even if its switched to a powered mode later on).
From the install manual:
I don't understand why you wouldn't want it to be a repeater?.. The more repeaters the better... 90% of my z-wave network is mains powered repeaters .. and my Z-wave network screams because of that..
~50% of my zigbee network is mains powered repeaters..
Some people have had better luck pairing these with batteries, with a couple of us noting it flooding the network with repeated temperature reports (multiple per second) and at least one person noting that pairing it as a non-repeater helped. Not related to repeating per se, but a reason you might want to for this particular device.
Yes, I reported both (or guilty as charged dependent on your perspective .....)
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