Anyone know of a Z-wave temp sensor with probe for hot water tank?

20 Jan 2016
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I want a z-wave device to measure the temperature of my hot water tank so I can control the boiler (it has a Fibaro switch). Ideally a sensor unit with a probe I can insert into the tank's sensor pockets rather than tear a gash out of the jacket for a surface mounted one (i.e. Secure SES002). I have already got a Secure SES303 and SES002 but I just can't get them working with Smartthings, so am about to bin them and look for suggestions of something else?

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Thanks Elite123, that looks like an interesting device I've not used before. Will get one and have a play :)
Just a minor point is that I don't have a low voltage source of power for it (9-30v) but assume a 9v PP3 would suffice and I'd then enclose it all in a small ABS box.
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Ah…. Luckily I just cancelled the order of that as I read that device doesn’t have the necessary drivers/handlers that work with Smartthings when using a temperature probe…
It seems from what I read that it’s waiting for some random guy on the internet (with a full time job doing better things) to create a publicly available driver when he sees fit. Fair shout to that guy but I’m pis$ed why the manufacturers can‘t include the driver/handler and it’s reliant on people on the internet to make their products work! From what I see Fibaro are definitely one of the sorts who just can’t be r’sd.
It’s much like the bad old days trying to install a soundcard into a Windows95 computer, downloading all kinds of sheit from unknown websites usually in a futile attempt to make things work. The same seems to apply to z-wave or other home automation systems. The majority of people want just to plug something in and expect it to work - RELIABLY. Not many are experts, and not many have patience. My simple need was to measure a temperature, but this seems a nightmare with z-wave and I’m sure it’ll end up stepping back to traditional hardware devices which work.

Obviously NOT your fault Elite123, and I appreciate your comment greatly - it’s a rant about the issues with the system and technology in general!

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