Remove the 10 room limit from the controller

Please remove or increase the 10-room limit from the controller. I have to group rooms together to make my system work which is not ideal.

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  • johnnyp78
    johnnyp78 ✭✭✭
    I might be wrong on this but I think that’s a hardware limit. If you’ve got more than 10 rooms I’m amazed they’re all in range of the bridge anyway, that seems to be a common complaint.
  • @Pejodo

    If you carry out a search within the Forum, then you will find a lot of comments from other users and explanations from tado° employees regarding this very topic........there has been a fair number if I remember correctly.

  • Yes - this is a must. I have 16 valves across 14 rooms all within range of the bridge. Four of the rooms don't call for heat so I have had to group en-suites and bedrooms together - I'm now heating rooms that don't need to be heated.

    I moved from Hive because Tado 'appeared' to be much better. Bit of a backwards step!

    I'm amazed that this only has four upvotes, particularly with the amount of threads that request it!

  • I personally don't see an issue with certain types of room grouping.......for example as en-suites are attached to bedrooms......why not have each bedroom and it's en-suite as 1 room.......therefore if you have 3 bedrooms and 3 en-suites, then you have 3 rooms and not 6. Also it's possible to group similar usage or adjacent rooms together.......that's just my own thoughts tho'.

  • Linking bedrooms and en-suites is what I've ended up doing, but I prefer a warm en suite and a cool bedroom.

    I don't think it's an unreasonable request, particularly as they support up to 25 devices. I'm not sure anyone here could fit 25 devices into a 10 room house!

  • luteijn
    luteijn ✭✭
    edited November 25
    I have about 12 rooms. I am not bothering with heating the smallest of them (that is a toilet and hasn't even got a radiator, but it very well could have had), and the 'secondary bathroom c.q. boilerroom' has no active control and the towel rack is just always leeching heat if any is available. Also, one of the rooms is a large open plan sitting/kitchen room, this could have easily been one or two extra rooms. Some of the rooms have more than one radiator -> extra actuator needed, or radiatorvalve in a fixed position. UFH is on, but not calling for heat directly, but the Wired thermostat is in that room. So for now 10 radiator valve actuators, a bridge and a thermostat.

    There is a case to be made for more actuators (for the UFH and the now passive radiators), more sensors (one wireless thermostat per zone/room), and even more control boxes separate from sensors, as the best place for a hardwired control isn't always the same as where the radiator-knob or the temperature sensor should be.

    Besides being way too expensive to merit, all those extra devices would easily overshoot the 25 device limit. This is just a 4 person city house, I haven't even started on the holiday home, that would need a separate account, and all the hassle that would bring...

    For really small houses with 1-2 people living there on a very fixed/traditional schedule, with a simple set-up of 1 combi-boiler, and 5-6 rooms, tado would work fine, but then you probably could do without it easily. For a large office, you'd use something more professional with wires going everywhere, and automated blinds, air-conditioning, etc. etc.For the type of 4-6 person family home, or slightly large multi-tenant (student?) property, the features are missing. And for a hacker's toy, the DYI input/outputs are missing.
    So much lost potential..