[SATLUG] Re: Any Technical/Automation-Hacking/Override info on the CPS Energy Saver Thermostat?

Tweeks tweeksjunk2 at theweeks.org
Tue May 18 23:24:46 CDT 2010


On Monday 17 May 2010 03:06:05 am pcdls.ronin wrote:
[...]
If you cannot override the electronics of this thermostat
> directly, you could access the control signals and gang a second
> thermostat that you control along with the thermostat that you wanted to
> hack, this would require some application of relay logic to facilitate
> and will look kludge-y as hell. 

Not at all.. The manual says that the unit will continue to run your fan, but 
not the compressor.  You simple wire in a bypass switch that uses the FAN 
signal to close relays for BOTH the fan and the compressor.  Big brother is 
bypassed. :)


> I wouldn't recommend this unless you 
> have intimate knowledge of how your split-system AC works.  Plus,
> touching 24VAC can still hurt quite a bit.

Not that bad.
(if you're not sweaty.. ;)

Tweeks


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