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mitchgo
08-30-2011, 12:03 AM
I'm in the office this week (other then a install tomorrow) while my boss is out of town.

Today I walked through 3 customers that had multiple start times on program a or b . Of course they were confused. This is getting very annoying to have to always deal with this.

So the smartline series just updated there controllers to hide all additional start times in the advanced section

An email from our supplier

The issue with the WM controller only having 1 start time can be resolved by going to advanced functions – then go to Num Strt – then from there use the up arrow to add more start times. Apparently this feature was added to prevent home owners from adding a start time for every zone.

Sprinkus
08-30-2011, 08:14 AM
Here's the addendum (http://www.weathermatic.com/files//Manuals/SmartControls/SmartLine%20Owners%20Manual%20Addendum.pdf) for the Smartline that shows the new features.
I like the change that hides the additional start times.

mitchgo
08-30-2011, 08:17 AM
Here's the addendum (http://www.weathermatic.com/files//Manuals/SmartControls/SmartLine%20Owners%20Manual%20Addendum.pdf) for the Smartline that shows the new features.
I like the change that hides the additional start times.

All controllers should follow suit

Makes sense to me

additional start times is part of advanced programming.. So it should be in the advanced section to prevent confusion

Kiril
08-30-2011, 08:39 AM
additional start times is part of advanced programming.. So it should be in the advanced section to prevent confusion

So are additional programs for those controllers that still use "programs" given most people don't use them, or use them incorrectly.

Some of these changes should have been included with the controller from the get go. I wonder if WM is going to provide a flash update for existing controllers since these "changes" appear to be nothing more than changes in programming code.

mitchgo
08-30-2011, 10:18 AM
Ya I agree. The programs still display as normal, just hides the start times. Maybe extra programs should be hidden too
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FIMCO-MEISTER
08-30-2011, 11:01 AM
Before long we'll be back to an Imperial controller version.

Sprinkus
08-30-2011, 05:24 PM
I wonder if WM is going to provide a flash update for existing controllers since these "changes" appear to be nothing more than changes in programming code.

Last I heard you still gotta buy a new faceplate to get the updates. :hammerhead:

Mike Leary
08-30-2011, 06:20 PM
Ya I agree. The programs still display as normal, just hides the start times. Maybe extra programs should be hidden too
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Clients should not be allowed to touch the clocks except for manual runs. :hammerhead:

Autoflow
09-08-2011, 05:41 AM
I have just installed 18 of these new SLs and mentioned to my supplier's rep about this new feature and he didn't know about it, so thanks Mitch. He was impressed that I knew before him.

I am working on a site for over 55's where each villa has it's own controller with one station.
The Grow In feature will also be very useful as the site is being planted now, so I will be able to use the grow in feature and hopefully not have to return to reset them all in a few months.
I love that the SL has the month to month seasonal adjustment also so I can program it all now and not have to receive 18 phone calls about how to turn it up or down.

I think the SL has some excellent features and hopefully they have the reliability to match.

Kiril
09-08-2011, 10:05 AM
I think the SL has some excellent features and hopefully they have the reliability to match.

Good luck with that. :cry:

mitchgo
09-08-2011, 02:24 PM
Ya it has some flaws . But I still like them.
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Autoflow
09-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Good luck with that. :cry:

Have you come across a lot of duds?

Weathermatic is very new here so I have no idea about reliability but I thought I would give them a go. *aussieflag*

I just hope it doesn't come back to bite me on the arse.

Wet_Boots
09-08-2011, 04:26 PM
if it does, Kiril wants photos ;)

Mike Leary
09-08-2011, 04:27 PM
Have you come across a lot of duds?

Weathermatic is very new here so I have no idea about reliability but I thought I would give them a go. *aussieflag*

I just hope it doesn't come back to bite me on the arse.

Prolly won't be a problem, we've had no issues, other than they look like children's toys and the wire connectors are stupid.

mitchgo
09-08-2011, 09:11 PM
Weve had a 3 or 4 out of the 80-100 we've installed duds out of the box and 3 or for stop working after a few months.

nevertheless I still like them- I installed 2 today and also a rain bird espm .. I usually do like 1 controller replacment a week.. Today was unsual