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Replace Drayton Tempus Six with Nest Heatwave

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by sparky4434, 24 Oct 2018.

  1. sparky4434


    12 Nov 2008
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    Hi All,
    I'm looking to replace my Drayton Tempus Six controller with the Nest Heatwave but I'm unsure of the wiring - can anyone help please?

    Attached photo is my current wiring.


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  3. stem


    20 Jul 2005
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    Assume that you mean Nest Heatlink. So my comments are based on that. Also, that your existing plumbing set up allows independent control of the heating and hot water (ie you can have the central heating on without the hot water having to be on at the same time) The Tempus 6 terminals have the functions as shown in the diagram below:

    So from this you can identify what the wires in each of the terminals does. Is then a matter of wiring them into the Heatlink terminals that have exactly the same function. This is determined from the diagram below:


    N and L are straightforward, the terminals are labelled the same at the Tempus and Heatlink
    Tempus 'CH On' (terminal 4) is called 'Heating call for heat' (terminal 3) by Nest
    Tempus 'HW On' (terminal 3) is called 'Hot water call for heat' (terminal 6) by Nest

    Next you need to add wires links, so that the two Heatlink 'Common' terminals (2 & 5) are also connected to the 'L' terminal.

    The Nest room thermostat can be powered by wiring it to T1 & T2 or by using a separate plug in power supply.

    Finally any existing room thermostat needs to be taken out of operation. [You can ignore this bit if you don't have a room thermostat]

    There are several ways this can be done, here are 3 options. It can't simply be disconnected as this would leave the heating wiring 'open circuit' and the heating will not operate.

    1. Trace the thermostat cable back to its origin. Note where the wires are connected and disconnect the cable. Then insert a wire link so that the terminals where the two ‘live’ switching wires came from are joined together.

    2. Remove the existing thermostat and replace it with a junction box, connect the two ‘live’ switching wires together and isolate the neutral (if there is one)

    3. Leave the existing room thermostat in place, and join the ‘live’ switching wires together so that they are permanently connected.
    Last edited: 24 Oct 2018
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