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Latest updates to theCHARioT Smart IOT Device

The latest version of theCHARioT app now has TABS that makes it even easier to set up theCHARioT Smart IOT device. Below are a selection of the screenshots from the App.

Home Easy HE105 with theCHARioTSiemens RDJ10RF Thermostat added to theCHARioTEasy Setup Page for theCHARioTAdd new RF Devices to theCHARioT
Screenshots for theCHARioT app

The first two images show the MAIN operational TAB and we have now added a drop down list for you to select the RF device you wish to control. The images show the original Home Easy HE105 Central Heating switch and the recently added Siemens RDJ10RF Boiler Thermostat. The drop down list also includes the popular Status RF controlled sockets and low cost RF controlled relays. The third image shows the improved controls available for theCHARioT together with additional notifications and the improved event scheduling.

Maximum and minimum temperature settings are now selected from a drop down list and there are buttons to enable and disable PUSH and Email messages from the App. You are now able to schedule four separate ON and OFF times each day for your RF devices. The final image above shows the new “RF cloning” feature and we will post a separate article on this in due course but basically it allows us to add more and more RF devices to theCHARioT Smart IOT device.

Below are a couple of photos of the Home Easy HE 105 and Siemens RDJ10RF control units together with their standard remote controls. Hopefully this will help you recognise them if you already have these RF devices.  Don’t forget though that the Smart element of theCHARioT is the flexibility of the system which allows us to add an almost unlimited number of RF devices.

Home Easy HE105 with theCHARioT Siemens RDJ10RF Thermostat now works with theCHARioT

With the latest update for theCHARioT we feel there is no absolutely no need to go out and buy a British Gas Hive Thermostat or a Google Nest Smart Thermostat as regular RF controlled thermostats can be controlled over the internet for a fraction of the price. You may already have a thermostat that can be controlled over the internet with theCHARioT app and even if you don’t theCHARioT complete package is available with the Home Easy HE105 thermostat. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you are ready order theCHARioT.

Set up the CHARioT

Detailed instructions for setting up the CHARioT.

When you provide power for the first time to the CHARioT a wireless access point (AP) will become available with the name of THECHARIOT as shown in the image below. Make a WiFi connection to the AP with the password you received with the product.

The CHARioT WiFI AP

Then click the following url in your web browser and it will bring up the front page of the CHARioT AP.

The CHARioT WiFI AP front page

Click Configure WiFi and it will show available WiFi networks in your immediate vicinity. Select the WiFi network that relates to your broadband router (in our case Office) and enter the password for your network. The other 6 boxes should be populated with default settings but if you clear the field you will see the field descriptions as shown in the following picture.

The CHARioT WiFI AP Parameters

You will have received a Security Token via email when you purchased the CHARiot. Cut and paste it from the email into the Security Token box if it needs updating.  The email will also identify the latest firmware version for the CHARioT which you enter in the Firmware Version box. The 4 remaining boxes are as follows:

  • Maximum Temperature setting in Centigrade
  • Minimum Temperature setting in Centigrade
  • A Calibtation % for the thermostatic sensor inside the CHARioT
  • A Timezone adjustment, London GMT is 0, Cyprus would be 2 (GMT +2 hours), Moscow 3 (GMT + 3 hours), Beijing 8, New York -5 (GMT -5 hours), Las Vegas -8.

The completed screen is shown below and you can now save the settings. You are only required to enter these details when you first receive the CHARioT or if you change your broadband router details e.g. if you move house.

The CHARioT WiFI AP completed pageThe CHARioT is now fully operational and you are ready to start enjoying the benefits of the very latest ioT thermostat.