Anyone Done the Coal Trol Upgrade?

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Post Tue. May. 15, 2012 4:53 pm

I have been thinking about sending my coal-trol back to Automation Correct and have them upgrade the software from the standard TS2 to the more advanced TS2ES version. The main advantage for me is the additional day/night temperature setpoints.

Has anyone done this and what was the approximate turn around time?

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Post Tue. May. 15, 2012 9:00 pm

Not worth it, as far as I am concerned. Most that have used the setbacks seem to use more coal or have less temp control.

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Post Tue. May. 15, 2012 9:10 pm

Been there done that. I do like the options offered. I am still tweaking my setup. I am not normal :oops: I am a computer technician by trade so I have to mess with everything electronic, been doing so for 30 years. With that said call Automationcorrect and tell them what your goals are and I am sure they will not mislead you. I have since reconfigured my Keystoker 90 into a "Mini-Furnace" configuration, but still might relocate my thermostat to take advandage of my new configuration. If you want more settings, and choices you will not go wrong with getting your thermostat reconfigured.

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Post Wed. May. 16, 2012 6:15 am

Never used the setback, it has too much temperature swings, since coal takes so much time to heat up and cool down.

Only thing I would like to upgrade is the Fan kicking on/off for a like a minute at the low FR and CFT threshold setpoint.
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Post Wed. Jun. 13, 2012 7:14 pm

You need to call (315-299-3589) to arrange for the upgrade. Sometimes, depending on which Coal-trol version you have, it requires both the control box and thermostat to be sent in. Usually, though, it is just the thermostat.

Once we get it usually takes a day for it to be shipped back out. Often it ships back out the same day, if we get it early enough in the morning.
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