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We're reducing prices!

1.1.2024
Dear customers, we have optimized our production processes and input costs, which is why we were able to reduce the final prices compared to the 2023 price list by up to 20%! If you are our partner (installation company, wholesaler), you will find the new prices after logging into your account. On the My account page, click on the link Your current price list. If you are not our partner, the final prices listed in the Direct purchase section apply to you.

End of rationing system

1.9.2023
Dear customers, due to the availability of parts for production, we are stopping the rationing system for all products supplied by us from September 1, 2023. All products are now in sufficient quantities in stock.

Rationing system

8.1.2023
Dear customers, due to the high demand, we are introducing a rationing system for our most ordered products from 9 January 2023. For more information about this method of purchase, see here. New registrations are temporarily suspended until January 16, 2023 to allow priority purchase for our long-term business partners.

Design change

22.8.2022
Dear customers, due to better availability, from 22/08/2022 we deliver all our controllers in slightly different installation boxes, which are functionally completely identical to the original ones, only they are slightly different in design - they do not have the bottom sharp edge. The size of the controller, i.e. the number of modules and other parameters, does not change. The absence of the bottom sharp edge also objectively facilitates the installation of the controller in the switchboard.

End of cooperation with Russia

25.2.2022
Today we ended our cooperation with Russia. No orders from this country are possible and no technical support will be provided. Also, Russian language will be removed from all our future software updates.
 

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

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.

Please always update BOTH software and firmware for your device!

Newest version (May 2023):
Added: The button Manually refill pool (Pools tab).
Modified: Optimized web interface for shorter loading time and smaller FLASH footprint. Most images were replaced by CSS styles or SVG drawings.
Modified: Vendor identifier of the MAC address (first 3 bytes) made read only.
Fixed: Some problems in pool filling.
Fixed: Tank cool down into pool (Pools tab). Cool down could start during pool water temperature check, which is considered to be a bug.
Fixed: Behavior of the mixing valve (Heating circuits tab). In thermal control mode, circulation pump did not run at 100% when mixing valve was in motion or some time afterwards.
Fixed: Behavior of the mixing valve (Heating circuits tab). The incremental controller did not run well for mixing valves with shorter slew times than 240s.
User manual for this version
Firmware 3.1: heatingcontrol_3_1.zip
HC downloader 2.1.18: hcdownloader-2.1.18-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

Newest version (May 2022):
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.
Fixed (HC downloader 2.1.18): Malfunctioning activation of software extensions in the HC downloader software.
User manual for this version
Firmware 3.0: heatingcontrol_3_0.zip
HC downloader 2.1.18: hcdownloader-2.1.18-x86_64.zip
Heating Control application 3.0 for Android: hc-v3.0-release.apk
Heating Control application 3.0 for iOS: not available, old versions not allowed for download by Apple

7. version (July 2021):
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 2.0.17: 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 (December 2020):
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 2.0.17: 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 (November 2018):
Modified: 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 1.0.15: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

4. version (May 2016):
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.
Added: Support for DS18B20 digital temperature sensors.
User manual for this version
Firmware 1.3: heatingcontrol_crc_1_3.zip
HC downloader 1.0.15: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

3. version (September 2015):
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.
Fixed: Wrong T11 display values in online chart.
User manual for this version
Firmware 1.2: heatingcontrol_crc_1_2.zip
HC downloader 1.0.15: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

2. version (April 2015):
Modified: Control of solid fuel boilers.
User manual for this version
Firmware 1.1: heatingcontrol_crc_1_1.zip
HC downloader 1.0.15: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available

1. version (February 2015):
User manual for this version - CZ only
Firmware 1.0: heatingcontrol_crc_1_0.zip
HC downloader 1.0.15: hc_downloader_setup_1_0.zip
Heating Control application for Android: not available
Heating Control application for iOS: not available