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Temperature sensor

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:41 am
by Propelihattut
Does Philio PHIEPAT02 work inside the refrigerator?

Re: Temperature sensor

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:14 am
by etompau
If you don't go below -10 deg. C in your refrigerator and if the sensor signals reach your controller it should work.

The metal housing of a refrigerator will effectively attenuate the radio signals from the sensor so don't expect any longer distance between sensor/fridge and your controller.

My recommendation is to go for a cheap 433 MHz sensor instead as they usually has a longer range than a z-wave based sensor.

Re: Temperature sensor

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:29 am
by Propelihattut
I can not use 433 MHz transmitters because I have Telldus TellStick ZNet Lite v2 Z-Wave gateway.

Re: Temperature sensor

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:39 am
by etompau
ZNet v2 has receiving on 433 MHz.
Perhaps you mean v1? (which only transmits on 433 MHz).

Re: Temperature sensor

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:58 pm
by Propelihattut
Yes you are right.
I have version 1.
I have bought the wrong version :cry:

Re: Temperature sensor

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:14 am
by Pjoms
etompau wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:14 am
My recommendation is to go for a cheap 433 MHz sensor instead as they usually has a longer range than a z-wave based sensor.
Or put another Z-Wave unit just outside the refrigerator for range extension.

Another solution is to use a unit with external temp sensor and put the transmitter outside the refrigerator...