missing 1 wire from my gas heater to my Aube RC840 to finish off Nest Thermostat wiring!!!

11 Jan

Dear all,

have verified in full my previously recommended wiring  earlier this week – having a 3-wire (220 240 Volts) cable running from my gas heater, to my RC840, and 3-wire from my RC840 to my nest thermostat.

While doing this, I have actually used this to let me Nest get fully charged, updated to the latest software, and exercised it a bit.

A few comments for those who go thru this process:

  1. it took a few hours to get my nest battery charged up to at least 3.7V
  2. note that in between it may (at least mine did) reboot a few times – realizing it does not have enough energy to run wifi (required to get the update done – have no idea about the size of the download by the way, do you?)
  3. 3.7V is critical as it is the minimum Nest needs to be able to launch software updates
  4. once update was done, an easy trouble-free process, I was able to fully control my nest via my Ipad

I live in an 1930s building, and our apartment got renovated to the current Electricity standard a few years ago (meaning I have a decent amount of extra wires running thru the various electricity access). Frustration rose when I realize I did NOT have a 220 240 Volts with 6-wires but 5-wires!

This means I can’t properly wire the Ns/Ls/Lr from my heating unit to the RC840T (I had planned to locate it near my fuse box – opposite from my heating unit).

So I have paused my installation – and – it looks like the only alternative is to change the heater supply cable and upgrade it to a 6-wires one.That’s assuming of course, I have room to retrofit it!! If you can think of anything else to do… please chime in now!!

In any case, I have updated and confirmed now that the diagram below is fully working.

nest thermostat 220v rc840

if you can’t figure out how is laid out the apartment and how the wiring has to run, I will draw up a schematic of the flat and the way the wire will be running thru.

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10 Responses to “missing 1 wire from my gas heater to my Aube RC840 to finish off Nest Thermostat wiring!!!”

  1. Massimo January 12, 2013 at 16:55 #

    I have 4 wires .
    2 is 220 v and other 2 from the gas heather.
    What can i do to work fine?
    Thans

  2. Massimo January 13, 2013 at 14:02 #

    http://ebookbrowse.com/baxi-caldaia-murale-eco-240i-pdf-d152858634

    gas heater is a BAXI 240i
    Thermostat is a perry 122E
    http://www.perry.it/file/lis/link1/DETE1201_01-98.pdf 4 wire( 2 on 220V (1&2)and 2 is NA(6) and C(4)

    • Massimo Maccolini January 15, 2013 at 20:06 #

      ok i’m waiting for you precious advice

  3. Massimo January 20, 2013 at 18:46 #

    I’m waiting for your response. Thanks

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