Multi Sensor Temp Feature / Thermostats and 240 Volt Heaters

(Simon) #1

Does anyone know if it is possible to use the temperature feature on the Smartthings Multi Sensor to switch sockets or switches on or off?

I have both and really wanted to have a way to use that with a small oil heater, but cannot find a way to do this. Or does anyone know of a Z-Wave / Zigbee Thermostat that is not ridiculously priced? Since I am on this line of questioning, does anyone know of a Z-Wave or Zigbee solution for 240 volt electric fan heaters too. My house is all electric and it would be nice to have a way to control the heat centrally instead of silly expensive individual room programmable thermostats.

(Matt) #2

you can use the temp from any sensor in ST to do that. Just create a rule in rule machine that switches the outlet the heater is plugged into on.

(Simon) #3

Hi. Simple question, what is rule machine?

(Matt) #4

oh my friend it is the best gift ever given to SamrtThings @bravenel is the savior of our platform

(Eric) #5

are you referring to direct-wired? There is an interesting new Zwave line-volt thermostat

But you’d be better off spending the money on insulation.