Electronic systems for renewable energy sources, home automation

Updates for Heating Control

USB interface driver

https://ftdichip.com/drivers/vcp-drivers/


Note: Please in case of communication problems always upgrade this driver to the newest version!

Regulator firmware and software HC downloader

Before updating please always read the newest user manual. Please always update both the software and the firmware for your device!

The HC downloader software runs on Windows 7 and later. Since version 2.0 we provide only 64-bit versions of the HC downloader software, up to version 1.0 they are 32-bit.

Newest version:
Added: S-Connect protocol.
Added: S-Connect device error indicator (Error and info status).
Added: S-Connect configuration tab.
Added: Logical inputs and outputs needed for S-Connect protocol.
Added: Pool filling.
Added: Two more status duplicators.
Modified: Substantially reworked the Pools tab.
Modified: Splitted pool heating and circulation pump output into two separate outputs.
Fixed: Caching of static webserver files.
User manual for this version
Firmware 3.0: heatingcontrol_3_0.zip
HC downloader 2.0.2: hcdownloader-2.0.17-x86_64.zip
Heating Control application 3.0 for Android: available on Google Play
Heating Control application 3.0 for iOS: available on App Store

7. version:
Added: Warm water (domestic hot water) temperature indicator (Settings tab).
Modified: Behavior of pool water temperature detection and respective control, changes described in the UM.
Modified: Lower limit for 'Min. heat source temp. for the pump to run' in Heating circuits (now 0 to 80°C).
Modified: Limits for temperature differences in differential controllers (T.diff. to switch on now 4 to 30°C, T.diff. to switch off now 0°C to T.diff. to switch on - 1°C).
Fixed: TEST buttons and "Search for digital temp. sensors" button did not work with higher HTTP security disabled (this was bug in v.2.0).
Fixed: T11 did not show up in real time chart as temperature but as percentage (this was bug in v.2.0).
Fixed: Bug with incorrect white space evaluation in the HTTP protocol.
User manual for this version
Firmware 2.1: heatingcontrol_2_1.zip
HC downloader 2.0.2: hcdownloader-2.0.17-x86_64.zip
Heating Control application 2.1 for Android: hc-v2.1-release.apk
Heating Control application 2.1 for iOS: not available, old versions not allowed for download by Apple

6. version:
Added: New error states: DC source overload and PWM capture on I1 failed.
Added: Day of week field in Other status info.
Added: PWM range option for Heat pumps, Solid fuels and Differential controllers.
Added: Output protection for Heat pumps, Solid fuels, Heatings and Differential controllers, can protect pumps from jamming when not in use for a long time.
Added: Low heat source temperature to Basic settings (Heatings tab).
Added: Min. heat source temp. for the pump to run to Basic settings (Heatings tab).
Added: Max. temp. for tank cool down to Basic settings (Heatings tab).
Added: Guessed valve position field to Mixing valve settings (Heatings tab).
Added: Time schedules for Tank 1 (Others tab).
Added: PWM frequency, Internal DC source voltage and Output test timeout fields in Control settings (Settings tab).
Added: DNS server IP address and DHCP mode in Network settings (Settings tab).
Added: Time server synchronization and related configuration in Date and time settings (Settings tab).
Added: Default stat. tab field in Other settings (Settings tab).
Added: Import / export of statistics from / to CSV file, available via new buttons in HC downloader software.
Added: Require better HTTP security option in HC downloader software.
Removed: HTTP cookies. No cookie set in browser now by accessing the HTTP server.
Modified: Substantially reworked the firmware and software, now based on WATTrouter Mx, uses many of its features supported by the hardware.
Modified: Realtime chart now allows up to 7 series (temperature or percentage) instead of 5.
Modified: Behavior of bivalent heat sources for heat pumps slightly changed.
Modified: Logging of determined pool water temperature into statistics to avoid false readings.
Fixed: One day delay in computing the condition for daylight saving time.
Fixed: PWM capture on I1, made compatible with up to 5kHz base frequency.
Fixed: Incorrect behavior of PID control algorithm in certain cases, applicable for Heat pumps and Heatings.
Fixed: Incorrect behavior of mixing valve in certain cases, applicable for Heatings.
Fixed: Incorrect behavior of the controller HTTP server in certain cases.
User manual for this version
Firmware 2.0: heatingcontrol_2_0.zip
HC downloader 2.0.2: hcdownloader-2.0.17-x86_64.zip
Heating Control application 2.1 for Android: hc-v2.1-release.apk
Heating Control application 2.1 for iOS: not available, old versions not allowed for download by Apple

5. version:
Max. pool temperature increased to 60 degrees Celsius (usable for whirlpools).
Fixed configuration writing errors in web interface, mainly from mobile browsers.
Fixed wrong behavior of temperature hysterese for the parameter Min. outside temperature to run heat pump (Heat pumps tab).
Fixed wrong display of dates in web interface statistics.
Fixed timing for DQ bus, some digital temperature sensors did not work.
Fixed wrong negative temperature values for DS18B20 type sensors.
User manual for this version
Firmware 1.4: heatingcontrol_crc_1_4.zip
HC downloader 1.0.1: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

4. version:
Added control of mixing valves on page Heating Circuits.
Added item 'External control at I1 (PWM capture)' on page Inverters.
Added item 'Diff. thermal control request off-delay' on page Pools.
12.5.2016: Added support for DS18B20 digital temperature sensors.
User manual for this version
Firmware 1.3: heatingcontrol_crc_1_3.zip
HC downloader 1.0.1: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

3. version:
Added item 'Cool down off-delay' on page Others.
Added item 'Max. temp. for tank cool down' on page Pools.
Fixed bug when switching cooldown targets in tank cooldown auto mode.
21.12.2015: Fixed bug with T11 display in online chart.
User manual for this version
Firmware 1.2: heatingcontrol_crc_1_2.zip
HC downloader 1.0.1: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

2. version:
Modified control for solid fuel boilers.
User manual for this version
Firmware 1.1: heatingcontrol_crc_1_1.zip
HC downloader 1.0.1: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

1. version:
User manual for this version - CZ only
Firmware 1.0: heatingcontrol_crc_1_0.zip
HC downloader 1.0.1: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available