> Zwave Thermostat that runs on batteries (no common 24v wire)
I have a very basic heating system and there is only a 2-core wire leading to the existing battery-operated Honeywell thermostst. The wires are currently connected to the terminals marked "R" and "W/AUX". I do not have a "common 24v" wire. I want to replace this thermostat so that it can be controlled by my GE 45601 Advanced Z-WAVE remote. All z-wave thermostats i have researched require a common 24v wire. Are there any Z-Wave thermostats out there that runs on batteries and will work with my simple 2-core wiring?
Thanks in advance!
I really like the Honeywell thermostats, with the z-wave model being the TH8320ZW series. They offer a 'wire saver' module ( THP9045) that is designed to be used where a 24V common is required and there are not enough wires, but it looks like it still requires at least 3 wires. Link to pdf file: http://www.smarthome.com/manuals/300673.pdf
agree the honeywells via zwave are good... i have 4 solid
I had the same problem. The 2gig thermostat is a zwave stat that takes batteries as well as common 24volt. I have it set up with a vera 2 and it works great.