V3 firmware features

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 10, 2008 2:18 pm

I am sending in on Sat. (with RMA #).

You guys should have it by Tuesday. I will send in the entire unit being an older TS1 thermostat for the upgrade.

Thanks for this service.!! :)
WNY
 
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: V3 firmware features

PostBy: av8r On: Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:28 pm

Got mine back very quickly!

thanks, guys.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:11 am

Got it on Thursday!! and monday was a postal holiday. WOW, these guys are fast. Got it hooked up and fired up when we got home and it up and running fine!! Just have to learn all the new features....Had one setting problem (duh, I don't have an ignitor, forget to turn it off.), and Paul walked me thru the setup menu in a few minutes and it worked!!

Thanks Coal-Trol... :)
WNY
 
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: V3 firmware features

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:05 pm

Here's one....

I set the fan speed to 45. About 20-30 minutes later the fan starts blowing at 100% and the tstat shows fan as FSA. Ideas? Does manual fan reset itself after a certain time limit? A few times the fan would run at 100 for a few seconds, then drop then cycle like this for a minute or so then settle down...
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:01 pm

Go back to Pg. 1 and read the features, it does override the manual settings after a while, and it has a Fan BOOST setting to eliminate sticking fans that can't start out slow.

Freaked me too the first time. :)
WNY
 
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: V3 firmware features

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:09 pm

Hmmmm...that really defeats the purpose of a manual setting for me. My fans are noisy at anything over a setting of 50 so I wanted to run them all the time at 45 or so. Crap.

Last night mine was doing this dance where the fans would go to 100, then down then back and so forth...this went on for at least a minute. That doesn't sound like a fan boost to kick start a sticky fan.
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: av8r On: Wed Oct 22, 2008 8:46 pm

WNY wrote:Go back to Pg. 1 and read the features, it does override the manual settings after a while, and it has a Fan BOOST setting to eliminate sticking fans that can't start out slow.

Freaked me too the first time. :)


Mine went 3+ hours last night on manual....never reset to automatic....weird....
av8r
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Leisure Line Hearth with twin turbos (sounds like it)
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hearth model with twin turbos

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: WNY On: Mon Oct 27, 2008 7:34 am

Mine did the same thing in the middle of the night, 100%, then down, then 100% then down, like 3 or 4 times in row?

Neil/Paul? what gives? I know it supposed to kick up once and then back down, but 3 or 4 times in a row?
WNY
 
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: V3 firmware features

PostBy: WNY On: Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:08 pm

Your probalby reset if it was calling for heat and the feedrate went over the threshold for the Fan Setting...probalby why it kicked it out of manual control.

Manual convection fan safety: We've added a safety feature which will automatically return convection fan control back to automatic if the speed is set too slow for too long compared to the feedrate. In this way the control cannot be accidentally left in a state that will allow the stove to overheat. I'll post more about this later.
WNY
 
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: V3 firmware features

PostBy: DJW On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 10:31 am

Pvolcka, Is it your recommendation to upgrade the firmware on the TS1 trol? and if i want it done could i bring it into you sometime and have you do it right then? i don't like far from syracuse.would save a lot of down time?
Thanks,djw
DJW
 
Stove/Furnace Make: keystoker 105
Stove/Furnace Model: 105

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: morrisfamily3098 On: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:53 pm

That manfan setting is all numbers. if your feed rate doesnt go high enough it will stay in manual until it does. the magic # is 3600 i beleve. i forget the exact formula but it was explaned in this thread 1st page
morrisfamily3098
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Hyfire2

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:52 am

WNY and others. I've posted about the fan start/stop cycling at: Convection Fan Start/Stop Cycling
pvolcko
 

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sun Nov 09, 2008 11:56 am

DJW wrote:Pvolcka, Is it your recommendation to upgrade the firmware on the TS1 trol? and if i want it done could i bring it into you sometime and have you do it right then? i don't like far from syracuse.would save a lot of down time?
Thanks,djw


We aren't recommending firmware upgrades as a general matter. It is up to each customer to decide if the new features are worth it or not. If you want it done you can call to arrange a time to bring the thermostat in for the upgrade. Make sure to call ahead and to tell them that it is an upgrade of a TS1 and how old your Coal-trol is so they can tell you what you need to bring in.
pvolcko
 

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: newcastle On: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:03 pm

I would also support request for upgrade to back lit thermostat - I find it very difficult to read!!
It would also be very useful to have a COMPREHENSIVE glossary of all the acronyms used, including the discontinued ones, available for look-up online.
newcastle
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono bv

Re: V3 firmware features

PostBy: pvolcko On: Sat Nov 15, 2008 3:36 pm

I've been thinking about adding a page to the coal wiki/knowledge-base that Richard has where I would detail all this. Would have it on our website too.
pvolcko