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  # 798187 12-Apr-2013 07:26
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Niel: With all the interest, is there not someone that wants to arrange a group buy?


That means someone getting them and reshipping them out. Might as well let the guy set up to do shipping easily do it.

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  # 798979 13-Apr-2013 22:51
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Fred from GoodSteps agreed to match the price from Heatermate for 2 units for NZD$98 including shipping.
Anybody got a better deal?



 
 
 
 




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  # 799011 14-Apr-2013 07:16
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I doubt you'll find a better deal on those units, and I couldn't find any others in NZ.

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  # 799511 15-Apr-2013 11:14
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The page from Heatermate @ http://www.goodsteps.co.nz/catalog/P725_Room-Temperature-Thermostat.html says the product is No Longer Available ?





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  # 800002 16-Apr-2013 08:44
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Try this link:

http://www.goodsteps.co.nz/catalog/P216_Room-Temperature-Thermostat.html

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  # 801323 18-Apr-2013 09:16
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My unit arrived yesterday. Tried it using a 2400 watts fan heater overnight last night and it worked as expected. Set the working temp to 23deg and it turned on only twice. turns off as soon as it reaches 23.

pros:
works as expected
easy to use
forced off button

cons:
no forced on button
if you lost the manual, you'll be scratching your head how to switch between heating and cooling mode (def is cooling mode).


Now I can use my fan heater to quickly heat up the room without overheating it.

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  # 801917 18-Apr-2013 21:43
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Received my unit today and it works as advertised. As russelo states, don't lose the manual (actually, just a piece of paper), and make sure you read it carefully. I thought mine was broken as it didn't switch on when I increased the setting temperature. It apparently takes 1-3 minutes to recognise the new temperature and switch on.

The unit switches on to heat up to the set temperature, then switches off. It comes back on again when the temperature is 1 degree below the set temperature.

Probably buy more of them so that my offspring don't waste precious electricity running heaters full blast in their bedrooms. Seems like a good way to save money.

David.





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  # 809547 1-May-2013 14:51
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I'm going to try the thermostat with an electric pad (blanket) as heating our large high ceiling bedroom with a column/micathermic heater doesn't increase my body temperature
I haven't had an electric blanket before but the plan is to get it to power on when room temperature drops below a level where I wake up cold (usually between 2.30am and 4.30am)
Electric blankets have timers so will set that and it will switch off when the time runs down



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  # 809554 1-May-2013 15:04
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Gemini: I'm going to try the thermostat with an electric pad (blanket) as heating our large high ceiling bedroom with a column/micathermic heater doesn't increase my body temperature
I haven't had an electric blanket before but the plan is to get it to power on when room temperature drops below a level where I wake up cold (usually between 2.30am and 4.30am)
Electric blankets have timers so will set that and it will switch off when the time runs down


That doesn't sound like a good idea to me. If the room gets cold you should warm the room, not just the bed, it's better for your breathing. Also if the electric blanket stays on you'll wake up dehydrated in a puddle of sweat.

Get an electric blanket with a thermostat built in. I got a woolen one years ago that worked quite well, but even on the lowest thermostat setting I found it too warm to sleep on. In the end I just insulated my house and put a small heater in the bedroom.

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# 809570 1-May-2013 15:14
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timmmay:
Gemini: I'm going to try the thermostat with an electric pad (blanket) as heating our large high ceiling bedroom with a column/micathermic heater doesn't increase my body temperature
I haven't had an electric blanket before but the plan is to get it to power on when room temperature drops below a level where I wake up cold (usually between 2.30am and 4.30am)
Electric blankets have timers so will set that and it will switch off when the time runs down


That doesn't sound like a good idea to me. If the room gets cold you should warm the room, not just the bed, it's better for your breathing. Also if the electric blanket stays on you'll wake up dehydrated in a puddle of sweat.

Get an electric blanket with a thermostat built in. I got a woolen one years ago that worked quite well, but even on the lowest thermostat setting I found it too warm to sleep on. In the end I just insulated my house and put a small heater in the bedroom.


Yes warm dry air in the bedroom would be best, maybe in the next house ;) for now the goal is to not wake up

Too hot triggers scary paranoid nightmares that will wake me up



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  # 809582 1-May-2013 15:21
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Yeah I get that too. But having a thermostat that never turns off isn't great. An electric blanket even on minimum is still probably going to make you really super warm.

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  # 810096 2-May-2013 11:48
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Have my plugs, pretty sweet

Simply need to tell them if they should turn on ABOVE the set temperature (cooling) or BELOW the set temperature (heating)

So could be used to automatically turn a fan on, on a hot day too

With two sockets and two thermostats I could ....

Do two stage heating ... temperature drops so a heater comes on, if it can't stop the temperature dropping below a certain level another one comes on

Consumer recommends dehumidifying before heating so could even use the two in combination with the heater set to come on at a lower temperature than the dehumidifier





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  # 810097 2-May-2013 12:06
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I'd like to daisy chain it with a timer so you can say between 7 and 9pm I want it 22 degrees. A timer should really be built in, very simple, but may make the user interface more complex.

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  # 810112 2-May-2013 12:50
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timmmay: I'd like to daisy chain it with a timer so you can say between 7 and 9pm I want it 22 degrees. A timer should really be built in, very simple, but may make the user interface more complex.


Good idea, I'm going to do that with the timer plugs I already have



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  # 810115 2-May-2013 12:56
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TBH most of the time the thermostat built into the heater's fine for me. It's mostly for my DVS I wanted this. I haven't purchased yet... still considering it.

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