Swap Digistat 3+ for a Hive SIngle channel (Combi boiler)

16 Nov 2018
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Hi Folks,
We have a Worcester Bosch 37CDI combi boiler controlled by a Digistat 3+ controller.
We are looking to replace the controller with a Hive single channel unit.

But my Digistat controller only has 2 wires connected in the wall box, as per attached picture, red to 'C' and Yellow to 'ON' , nothing at all to the 3rd 'OFF' connection.

Looking at the Hive wiring (pic from another post) can i simply move:
Digistat Red (C) to Hive (N)
Digistat Yellow (ON) to Hive CH ON(3)

Many Thanks for your thoughts.


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Is the blue wire connected to NS at the boiler ? if it is you connect blue to hive neutral, red to hive live and yellow to hive 3, you also need to put a link between live and 1.
Hi Picasso,
Thanks for the response, just had a chance to follow the wiring back to the boiler in the airing cupboard.

I have found a junction box in the airing cupboard - wiring picture attached, looks like the blue wire is not connected at either end - digistat controller or past this junction box - both ends just hanging in fresh air.

From the Digistat wiring to this junction box and on to the boiler it now looks like:
Digistat Red (C) to Boiler (Grey)
Digistat Yellow (ON) to Boiler (Black)

I am now thinking that my best approach is to effectively ignore/bypass the Digistat unit altogether and place the Hive Controller in the airing cupboard - situated beside this junction box.
(just hoping the WiFi signal carries up there..)

Then taking your advise above, wire as follows:

Junction box (Grey) to Hive (L)
Junction box (Black) to Hive CH ON(3)

Link Hive (L) and Hive (1)

Am i still short of a Live power feed? without the Blue connected anywhere?

Should I also run an additional Earth cable from Hive Controller Earth point back to the Junction box earth cables?

Many thanks for the help so far.


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You still need to find a neutral, try stripping the flex back a bit as it might be 5 core as its unusual to see black and grey on 3 core.

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