Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

PostBy: kruppie On: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:58 pm

Coal Trol
Has anyone bumped into a way to provide internal illumination on the coal trol thermostat? The flashlight method gets old.
kruppie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Liesure Line
Other Heating: EFM Oil Hydonic
Stove/Furnace Make: Liesure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

PostBy: mike2142 On: Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:40 pm

that's would be cool if they illuminated it
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: leisure line
Coal Size/Type: rice

Re: Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:28 pm

Or provided a 422 or 232 interface, now that would really rock.
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22

Re: Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:15 pm

and ADD usb OR remote iphone or wifi access. to check or change settings remotely. LOL :)
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Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

PostBy: kruppie On: Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:41 am

WOW You guys are great! 232/422/USB iPhone! Anyone want fries with that? Seroiusly I think these interfaces (LCD Panels, HMI's) are an off the shelf thing purchased and programmed by the automation people. And when they select the HMI they do a features VS price thing and often decide to omit such things as backlights for sake of cost. Now the manufacturer of these HMI's (I'm guessing in Asia these days) has offerings that include backlight in a compatible unit that could be simply swapped out (physically/electrical). There may need to be some beefing up or addition of the power supply to power the backlight (LED's) but the data side would be 'plug and play'. Now I could tear mine apart and photograph the HMI module but I hesitate to do that without a spare in hand- don't want to break my coal stove or loose my fire this 25 degree November morning.

BTW I'll see your 232-422/USB/iPhone and raise you an Insteon home automaion network! Be nice to see it on the Insteon network controlled by my Universal Devices isy99i home automation server!
johnk
kruppie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Liesure Line
Other Heating: EFM Oil Hydonic
Stove/Furnace Make: Liesure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer

Re: Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

PostBy: blrman07 On: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:21 am

kruppie wrote:...

BTW I'll see your 232-422/USB/iPhone and raise you an Insteon home automaion network! Be nice to see it on the Insteon network controlled by my Universal Devices isy99i home automation server!
johnk


What the heck did he just say?

Man I'm doing good to take a photo with my Samsung flip phone and send it to my email!!!!
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Hand Fed Coal Boiler: Bucket a Day
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vigilant Casting 2310
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Wood in the VC and anything that will fit in the Bucket a Day. It's not fussy.

Re: Coal Trol Thermostat Backlight

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:49 am

What the heck did he just say?


What he told you is every time there is even a minor power surge it takes a week to reprogram his home whereas a VC 2310 just carries on regardless.
coalnewbie
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL AnthraKing 180K, Pocono110K,KStokr 90K, DVC
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Invader 2
Baseburners & Antiques: Wings Best, Glenwood #8(x2) Herald 116x
Coal Size/Type: Rice,
Other Heating: Heating Oil CH, Toyotomi OM 22