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Does Hive work without a thermostat (receiver only)?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by therafox, 12 Mar 2021.

  1. therafox

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    I see a lot of people on ebay selling only the receiver for their Hive Active Heating without the thermostat. Assuming I have the hub, does this actually work? Can the heating be controlled with the phone app alone? What happens if e.g. the thermostat breaks or runs out of batteries?
     
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    Nope its the other way round , you can use the hive with the thermostat and receiver without the hub, but you cant use the thermostat without the receiver
     
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    Did you mean receiver without the thermostat? I see people selling just the receiver and if it's useless without the thermostat, then it sounds like a useless thing to buy, correct?
     
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    There are 3 parts to the Hive thermostat.

    1. The receiver is simply an electrical on/off switch that has the wiring connected to it. [Two on/off switches in the case of the dual channel version]
    2. The thermostat is what actually does the controlling. It also measures the air temperature where it is located and then sends instructions to the receiver to switch the heating on or off.
    3. The hub allows remote access to the thermostat control settings via the internet. However, items 1 and 2 will still work in 'standalone' mode for local control only without the hub.

    So you are quite right, and as per @ianmcd the receiver is useless without a thermostat to tell it what to do.
     
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