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Has anyone used Lochinvar's Wireless Outdoor Sensor, or similar?

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JohnNY
JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
Does it work? Any idea of the range it's capable of in real world conditions?
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    Hangin' in the wind, eh Johnny? I wish I knew. BUMP! (in the hopes someone will see this) Mad Dog
    JohnNY
  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,696
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    Seen it & am interested in the replies as well, but don't have any data to supply. Best I can do is add to the post count & hope someone with the answers sees it.
  • EzzyT
    EzzyT Member Posts: 1,297
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    I have used the Tekmar wireless one about a dozen times with good success. I think the range is up to 200’.
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  • exqheat
    exqheat Member Posts: 188
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    Better off with indoor reset.
    John Cockerill Exquisite Heat www.exqheat.com Precisions boiler control from indoor reset.
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
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    EzzyT said:

    I have used the Tekmar wireless one about a dozen times with good success. I think the range is up to 200’.

    Thanks a lot. I ordered one from Lochinvar and it's an HBX product saying Lochinvar nowhere on the box, oddly. I'm going to try it out. The system runs mostly at 170° setpoint anyway.
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  • ratio
    ratio Member Posts: 3,696
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    This one: https://hbxcontrols.com/wav-0110.php ? It claims up to five receivers for one outdoor transmitter, I think that might be the only way to get several different pieces of equipment to display the same temperature.
  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    Keep us posted Johnny. Thanks Mad Dog
  • JohnNY
    JohnNY Member Posts: 3,244
    edited February 2023
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    I installed it today. Doesn't work. I have to go through it tomorrow with HBX. It stops reporting the moment we leave the boiler room with the outdoor unit.
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  • clammy
    clammy Member Posts: 3,114
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    I believe that the tekmar wireless is not constant signal , that it intermittency sends a signal every few minutes from the outdoor sensor which I would image effects the boiler main board by intermittently showing connections and then zippo . Showing a signal one moment and none later . I would hope would have some information about this and any effects it would have on most mod con boards . I doubt there’s any issue when using tekmar odr controller w there wireless sensor but I would think if there was a bug on using w other manafactures that they would have ironed it out being it’s been available for some time now . Have you checked the wirelesses dip switches to ensure it set up for then resistance that the manufactures is using . 10 k 12 k you know . Worse comes to worse it’s a call to tech service and hear there wisdom
    Peace and good luck clammy
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  • Mad Dog_2
    Mad Dog_2 Member Posts: 7,245
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    Aint easy to make a buck....Mad Dog