[HC3/HC2/HCL] Warming Prioritizer / Heat Activator plugin – enable heat source when Heat Controller needs heat

How Warming Prioritizer / Heat Activator works

The Warming Prioritizer (Home Center 2/Lite) / Heat Activator (Home Center 3) plugin allows you to turn on a heat source controlled by a switch, every time one of the selected Heat Controllers reports that the temperature of the heating medium is too low to heat the room. One Warming Prioritizer / Heat Activator plugin can turn on/off one switch using multiple Heat Controllers.

Requirements

  • Home Center gateway:
    • Home Center 2/Lite with firmware version 4.590 or newer,
    • Home Center 3, 3 Lite or Yubii Home with firmware version 5.050 or newer.
  • Heat Controller (one or more) with firmware version 4.7 or newer,
  • Switch controlling the boiler/pump/valve/regulator (all devices recognized by the system as binary on/off switch).

Configuration on Home Center 3 / 3 Lite / Yubii Home

Enabling reports when the heating medium is required

  1. Log in to your Home Center.
  2. Go to > Devices.
  3. For every Heat Controller you want to use:
    1. Click the > icon next to the Heat Controller icon to open its settings.
    2. Make sure the device is version 4.7 or newer. If the device has a lower version, update the device, then perform the soft reconfiguration.
    3. Go to Parameters tab.
    4. In the Configuration section tick the heating medium demand reports option in parameter 2.

Installing Heat Activator

  1. Go to > Devices.
  2. Click .
  3. Choose Other Device.
  4. Type Heat Activator in the search bar.
  5. Click the Fibaro Warming Prioritizer icon.
  6. On the next screen click Save to add the Heat Activator
  7. You will be moved to setting of the newly created Heat Activator.

Configuring Heat Activator

  1. Go to Advanced tab.
  2. Choose Heat Controller that will initiate heating.
  3. Choose a switch that controls boiler/pump/valve/regulator.
  4. Choose if the switch should be turned on or off if all the Heat Controllers are not responding (are “dead”).
  5. Save.
  6. Repeat steps 2 and 5 to add more Heat Controllers to the Heat Activator.
  7. You can disable/enable the plugin in its main view.

Configuration on Home Center 2 / Lite

Enabling reports when heating medium is required

  1. Log in to your Home Center 2/Lite.
  2. Go to Devices.
  3. For every Heat Controller you want to use:
    1. Click the spanner icon next to Heat Controller icon to open its settings.
    2. Go to Advanced tab.
    3. Make sure the device is version 4.7 or newer. If the device has a lower version, update the device, then perform the soft reconfiguration.
    4. In the Configuration section tick the heating medium demand reports option in parameter 2.

Installing Warming Prioritizer plugin

  1. Go to Plugins.
  2. Click Available.
  3. Type Warming Prioritizer in the search bar.
  4. Click Install button located right to the Warming Prioritizer icon.
  5. On the next screen click Free to install the plugin.
  6. After the installation click Add.
  7. You will be moved to setting of the created plugin instance.

Configuring Warming Prioritizer plugin

  1. Go to Advanced tab.
  2. Choose a switch that controls a boiler/pump/valve/regulator.
  3. Choose the Heat Controller that will initiate heating.
  4. Save.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to add more Heat Controllers to the Warming Prioritizer.
  6. Choose if the switch should be turned on or off if all the Heat Controllers are not responding (are “dead”).
  7. You can disable/enable the plugin in its main view.

June 25, 2020   2664    Tutorials    
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