This is normal.
The Stelpro thermostat has a heat cycle of 15 seconds.
Therefore, the heating element is turned On and Off many times per minute.
If you do not wish to have these notifications in the “Recently” tab log, go into the thermostat settings in the SmartThings device handler and select “No” in the field: “Do you want a detailed operating state notification?”
If you wish to have the Stelpro Ki thermostat not to use the embedded temperature sensor and use a remote sensor to control your room, then you can’t.
This thermostat is aimed to be installed in the controlled room, there is no option to switch it to a remote sensor.
If you are talking about the outdoor temperature weather station embedded in the Stelpro device handler, then if you do not wish to use it, just remove your zipcode.
Thanks for the reply. The first scenario your described is what I was trying to accomplish. I want the temperature in the room to be sensed by a remote sensor, not the outdoor temperature. I also have an Ecobee thermostat that I can disable the sensor on the base unit and have it controlled only by the remote sensor, the problem is I haven’t found one that is a line-voltage version that works in that way.
It sounds like there is an official update waiting to be approved by SmartThings that will fix the interface bugs as well as integration with other devices. The default device handler wasn’t working with Google Home. I didn’t want to wait for the official update to come, and I also wanted to change the interface a bit to simplify things. If anyone is interested I’ve published the code here: https://github.com/JoshConley/smartthings-stelpro
@gouroufui - Thank you! I got 4 of these thermostats to control my 4 heaters. It was a bummer to find that the device handlers weren’t available. I already have them installed so even returning them is going to be a lot of grief and extra work…