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For the owner and the heating engineer

Operating and Installation Manual


VRT 230

Programmable room thermostat

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Contents

Contents 4 Operation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
4.1 Setting the operating modes ...... 9
Notes on the documentation . . . . . 4 4.2 Setting the current day and
Symbols used........................................... 4 time ................................................... 10
Storage of the documents.................... 4 4.3 Setting the heating times ............ 11
4.4 Setting the room temperature ... 14
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 4.5 Activating special functions ........ 15
4.6 Info level........................................... 17
Operating manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
5 Vaillant warranty . . . . . . . . . . . 18
1 Room thermostat overview . . . 6
6 Recycling and disposal. . . . . . . 18
2 Display overview. . . . . . . . . . . . 7

3 Description of the appliance . . 8

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Contents

Installation manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 10 Electrical installation. . . . . . . . 24


10.1 Connecting the room
7 Information on installation thermostat....................................... 24
and operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 10.2 Connecting the teleSWITCH
7.1 CE label............................................. 19 (if available)..................................... 25
7.2 Intended use.................................... 19
11 Start-up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
8 Safety instructions and 11.1 Installer level................................... 26
regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 11.2 Service/diagnostic level................ 28
8.1 Safety instructions ........................ 21 11.3 Handing over to the owner.......... 29
8.2 Regulations...................................... 21
12 Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
9 Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
9.1 Place of installation....................... 22 13 Vaillant customer service . . . . 30
9.2 Mounting the room thermostat.. 22

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Notes on the documentation

Notes on the documentation Symbols used


Please observe the safety instructions in
The following information is intended to this manual for the installation of the
help you throughout the entire docu- appliance.
mentation.
Other documents apply in combination Danger!
with this installation and operation man- Immediate risk of serious injury
ual. or death
We accept no liability for any damage
caused by failure to observe these • Symbol for a necessary task
instructions.
Storage of the documents
Please pass on this operating and instal-
lation manual to the owner of the system
in order for him/her to store it so that it
is available whenever it is required.

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Safety

Safety
The room thermostat must be installed
by an approved company specialised in
heating engineering, which is responsible
for the observance of the following
standards and regulations.
We accept no liability for any damage
caused by non-observance of these
instructions.

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1 Room thermostat overview

Operating manual
1 Room thermostat over-
view
Key
1 Display
1 2 Dial (turn and click)
I Info button
F Special functions button
2 P Programming button/installer level

Fig. 1.1 Room thermostat overview

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Display overview 2

2 Display overview
9 1 Key
2
8 1 Installer level and
3 service/diagnosis level
7
2 Info level
3 Heating circuit symbol
6
4 Time / temperature display
5 Days of the week
5 6 Actual temperature
4 7 Operating modes
8 Special functions
9 Timer programming

Fig. 2.1 Overview of display

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3 Description of the appliance, 4 Operation

3 Description of the 4 Operation


appliance
The operating principle uses three but-
The VRT 230 is a programmable room tons and an dial (Vaillant “Turn and
thermostat with weekly heating program Click” operating concept).
for connecting to Vaillant boilers. The display normally shows the current
The VRT 230 enables you to specify the operating mode (e.g. ), or, if activat-
room temperature using heating pro- ed, the respective special function and
grams. You can also use special func- the current room temperature, the day
tions such as the party function. of the week, the time and the heating
circuit symbol, if heating is required.

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Operation 4

4.1 Setting the operating modes Symbol Meaning


Table 4.1 contains an overview of the Automatic:
operating modes you can select. According to the timer programmes
• When the room thermostat is in nor- set in the room thermostat, the
heating circuit switches between
mal display mode, press the dial once – heating mode and set-back mode
the symbol for the selected mode .
flashes in the display. Heating:
• Turn the dial until the display shows The heating circuit is operated
according to the room temperature,
the operating mode you want. regardless of the programme set on
The display switches back to normal the room thermostat.
mode after five seconds. Set-back:
The heating circuit is operated
according to the set-back tem-
perature “ECO”, regardless of the
programme set on the room ther-
mostat.
Table 4.1 Operating modes

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4 Operation

Symbol Meaning • Turn the dial until the current day of


Off: the week flashes.
The heating circuit is off, provided
MO = Monday
the frost protection function (if the-
room temperature is below 5 °C) is TU = Tuesday
not activated. WE = Wednesday
TH = Thursday
Table 4.1 Operating modes (contd.) FR = Friday,
SA = Saturday
SU = Sunday
4.2 Setting the current day and • Press the dial. The hours start flashing.
time • Turn the dial until you see the current
To set the current day and time with the hour.
display in normal mode, you must per- • Press the dial. The minutes start flash-
form the following steps: ing.
• Press the dial until a day of the week • Turn the dial until you see the current
starts flashing. minute.

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Operation 4

The display switches back to normal 4.3 Setting the heating times
mode after five seconds. The room thermostat is equipped with a
If the calendar is activated on the install- basic program (see table 4.2)
er level, you can set the day, month and
year in the same way after you set the Time Day / Block Start End
window of days time time
time. This allows automatic switching
H1 M0 - FR 6:00 22:00
from winter to summer time.
H2 — — —
H3 — — —
H1 SA 7:30 23:30
H2 — — —
H3 — — —
H1 SU 7:30 22:00
H2 — — —
H3 — — —
Table 4.2 Default basic programme

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4 Operation

You can adapt the default basic pro- For clarification, the individual steps are
gramme to suit your needs. There are shown in the following table:
five steps to setting the times you want.
Display Required steps
1. Press the programming button P Press the programming
button P - the cursor (black
2. Select the time window triangle) marks the value
3. Select the day or block of days which can be changed (H1),
4. Set the start time which also blinks.
5. Set the end time Select the time window by
turning the dial.
Settings: H1, H2, H3
You can define three time windows for
each day.

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Operation 4

Display Required steps Display Required steps


Press the dial – the cursor Press the dial – the cursor
marks the days of week, marks the start time and the
which also flashes. hour display flashes.
Select a block of days or a Select the start time by
single day of the week by turning the dial. Press the
turning the dial. dial again to set the min-
Settings: utes.
MO - SU Press the dial – the cursor
MO - FR marks the end time and the
SA - SU hour display flashes.
MO = Monday Select the end time by turn-
TU = Tuesday ing the dial. Press the dial
WE = Wednesday again to set the minutes.
TH = Thursday
FR = Friday Table 4.3 Setting time windows
SA = Saturday
SU = Sunday

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4 Operation

If necessary, you can switch the room Setting the required room temperature
thermostat from the week programme to directly
a daily programme. • Turn the dial (with the display in basic
• With the display in normal mode, press mode).
the F button for 10 seconds. When you The current temperature display disap-
programme time windows, days of the pears, the sun symbol is displayed on
week will no longer be displayed. the mode level and the required room
temperature is shown (e.g. TEMP
4.4 Setting the room temperature 20.0 °C).
The basic display shows the current • By turning the dial you can set the
room temperature. required room temperature directly
You can set the required room tempera- (after 1 second).
ture directly from the basic display. You The display switches back to normal
can also set or change the set-back tem- mode after five seconds.
perature “ECO” in the basic display.

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Operation 4

Setting the set-back temperature Display Required steps


“ECO” Quick veto
• Press the dial several times until ECO The quick veto function
allows you to adjust the
appears in the display. The set-back room temperature for a
temperature is displayed and starts short time (until the next
flashing. time window). Press the spe-
• Turn the dial until the required set- cial function button F - the
quick veto symbol appears
back temperature is displayed (e.g. in the display along with the
ECO 15.0 °C). quick veto room tempera-
The display switches back to normal ture.
Turn the dial until the
mode after five seconds.
required quick veto room
temperature appears in the
4.5 Activating special functions display. The display switches
Press the F button to access the special back to basic mode after 10
seconds and the function is
functions. You can activate the following activated. To deactivate the
functions: function, all you need to do
is press the F button.

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4 Operation

Display Required steps Display Required steps


Party function Holiday function
When you activate the party The holiday function deacti-
function the heating phase vated the room thermostat,
is continued beyond the but not the frost protection
next set-back phase. Press function. Press the spe-
the special function key two cial function button three
times - the party symbol times - the holiday function
flashes in the display for ten symbol flashes in the dis-
seconds and the function is play. Turn the dial until the
activated. required number of days for
The function is deactivated holiday appears. After 10
automatically on reaching seconds the function is acti-
the next heating phase. vated and the mode is set to
If you want to deactivate the OFF for the selected period
function before, just press (see 4.1).
the F button. This function If you want to deactivate the
can only be activated in function before, just press
automatic mode . the F button.

Table 4.4 Special functions

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Operation 4

4.6 Info level - The timer programmes set for heating


Press the info button to access the info (every single time window per day)
level. The info symbol appears in the dis-
play as soon as you open the info level.
Each time you press the button, different
information is displayed:
- The name of the room thermostat
(VRT 230)
- The quick veto room temperature (if
active)
- The set room temperature
(e.g. TEMP 21.5 °C)
- The current set-back temperature
(e.g. ECO 15.0 °C)
- The day/month/year (if the calendar is
activated)

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5 Vaillant warranty, 6 Recycling and disposal

5 Vaillant warranty 6 Recycling and disposal


We only grant a Vaillant manufacturers Neither your room thermostat or any of
warranty if a suitably qualified engineer its accessories belong in the household
has installed the system in accordance waste. Make sure the old room thermo-
with Vaillant instructions. stat and any accessories are disposed of
The system owner will be granted a war- properly.
ranty in accordance with the Vaillant
terms and conditions. All requests for
work during the guarantee period must
be made to Vaillant service (0870 6060
777).

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Information on installation and operation 7

Installation manual compatibility and the low voltage direc-


tive 73/23/EEC.
7 Information on installa-
tion and operation 7.2 Intended use
The VRT 230 room thermostat is a state-
The assembly, electrical connection, of-the-art room thermostat which has
room thermostat settings and commis- been constructed in accordance with rec-
sioning may only be carried out by an ognised safety regulations. Nevertheless,
approved company specialising in heat- there is a risk of death or serious injury
ing engineering. to the user or others, and the room ther-
mostat or other property may be dam-
7.1 CE label aged in the event of improper use or use
The CE label shows that the VRT 230 for which it is not intended.
room thermostat, when connected to The VRT 230 room thermostat is
Vaillant boilers, meets the basic require- designed to control a heating system
ments of the Council of Europe‘s direc- according to time and location.
tive 89/336/EEC on electromagnetic

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7 Information on installation and operation, 8 Safety instructions and regulations

Any other use or extended use is consid- 8 Safety instructions and


ered to be improper use. The manufac- regulations
turer or supplier is not liable for any
resulting damage. The user alone bears The room thermostat must be installed
any risk. by an approved company specialised in
Intended use includes the observance of heating engineering, which is responsible
the operating and installation manual. for compliance with applicable standards
and regulations. We accept no liability
for any damage caused by failure to
observe these instructions.

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Safety instructions and regulations 8

8.1 Safety instructions 8.2 Regulations

Danger! All wiring must be in accordance with


Risk of fatal electric shock from Building Regulations Part P, current IEE
touching live connections. regulations, and all other relevant regu-
Before working on the room ther- lations and guidelines, and must be car-
mostat, switch off the power ried out by a suitably qualified person.
supply and prevent it from being
switched on again. Use standard commercial cables for the
Only remove the room thermo- wiring.
stat from its wall mounting or - Minimum wire cross section:
base when it is not live. 0.75 mm2
The room thermostat may only be
installed in dry rooms.

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9 Installation

9 Installation the room thermostat is installed must be


fully open.
9.1 Place of installation
Install the room thermostat so that it 9.2 Mounting the room thermostat
can properly measure the room temper- Connect the room thermostat to the
ature (avoid heat traps, cold wall etc.). boiler using a 3-core cable to terminals
The best place to install it is in the main 3-4-5 (see fig. 9.1, item 2).
living area on an interior wall at a height • Pull the room thermostat (1) out of the
of around 1.5 m. There the room thermo- mounting box (5).
stat should able to record the circulating • Open the inner protective cover (6) of
air, unhindered by furniture, curtains or the wall mounting box (5), by undoing
other objects. Choose a location where the screw (7) and lifting the cover to
the room thermostat is not affected by the right.
draughts from doors or windows, or by
heat sources such as radiators, chimney
walls, televisions and direct sunlight. All
the radiator valves in the room where

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Installation 9

6 • Thread the cable through the cable


1 7 entry (4) below the inner protective
4 cover.
2 • Fix the mounting box to the wall with
3 the two screws provided.
• Connect the cable as described in 10.1.
5 • Push the inner protective cover back
to the left and fasten it with the screw.
4
• Place the room thermostat (1) on the
mounting box (5) so that the pins on
the back of the upper section fit into
Fig. 9.1 Mounting the room thermostat the recesses (2).
• Push the room thermostat onto the
• Drill two holes (3) of 6 mm diameter mounting box until it catches.
(as shown in fig. 9.1) and put in the
supplied wall plugs.

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10 Electrical installation

10 Electrical installation 10.1 Connecting the room thermostat


The thermostat is connected to the boil-
The electrical connection may only be er via a 3-core cable. Use a cable with a
carried out by a suitably qualified engi- cross section of at least 3 x 0.75 mm2,
neer. up to 3 x 1.5 mm2.
• Remove the jumper from terminals 3
Danger! and 4 on the boiler (if present).
Risk of fatal electric shock from • Connect the three-core cable to termi-
touching live connections. Before nals 3-4-5 in the wall mounting box of
working on the room thermostat, the room thermostat and the electron-
turn off the power supply and ic box of the boiler.
secure against restart. • Make sure you do not mix up cores 3-
4-5.

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Electrical installation 10

Follow the instructions for the boiler. 10.2 Connecting the teleSWITCH
(if available)
• Connect the teleSWITCH as shown in
fig. 10.1. Follow the instructions for the
L N
3 4 5 TEL teleSWITCH.

VRT 230 teleSWITCH

L N
24V I
230V

Anl.- 7 8 9 L N 3 4 5 L N L N
Therm. RT 24V 230V RT 230V Pumpe 2.Pumpe

boiler

Fig. 10.1 Electrical connection

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11 Start-up

11 Start-up 11.1 Installer level


Press the P button to access the installer
Some system parameters have to be set level.
in order for them to best suit the actual • Press the P button for 10 seconds.
conditions. These system parameters are The spanner symbol and the first
all together in the installer level and parameter appear in the display.
should only be set by the heating engi- • Press the dial. You can select all the
neer. system parameters in turn.
The service/diagnostic level is also • Turn the dial to set the values you
intended for the engineer and is want.
designed to help during servicing. When you press the P button the display
returns to basic mode.

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Start-up 11

You can select and change the following Display Set by turning the dial
parameters:
Control characteristics/
Display Set by turning the dial route adjustment
For optimum adaptation to
the room size or radiator
Set-back temperature configuration
Default setting: 15 °C Default setting: 0
Adjustment range: Adjustment range: -5 ... +5
5 ... 30 °C (Positive values: room
thermostat switches more
slowly; negative values:
Correction of actual room room thermostat switches
temperature more quickly)
Adjustment of the displayed Day setting
value by up to +/- 3 °C For activation of the cal-
Default setting: 0 °C endar

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11 Start-up

Display Set by turning the dial 11.2 Service/diagnostic level


Access the service/diagnostic level by
Month setting pressing the P button and the dial.
For activation of the cal-
endar • Press the P button and the dial simul-
taneously for 3 seconds.
First, a heating request is triggered, to
test the connection between the boiler
Year setting
For activation of the cal-
and the switch relay.
endar Then you can select all the test options
by pressing the dial. When you press the
P button the display returns to basic
mode.
Table 11.1 System parameters
You can select the following tests:

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Start-up 11

Dial Test Test procedure will have to perform all individual set-
Press and Heating Relay switches to tings again.
push P button request heating request
3 seconds. (display: CH ON)
Turn teleSWITCH Display teleSWITCH
11.3 Handing over to the owner
input input status The owner of the room thermostat must
Press Display All display elements be instructed about its functions and
test are displayed. how to operate it.
Press Software The software ver- • Hand over any instructions intended
version sion is displayed. for the owner as well as the room ther-
Table 11.2 Service/diagnostic level mostat documents.
• Go through the operating manual with
Restoring the default settings the owner and answer any questions.
• To restore the room thermostat to its • Draw special attention to the safety
default condition, press the P button instructions which the owner must fol-
for 15 seconds. As soon as the display low.
lights up twice, the room thermostat • Tell the owner to keep the instruction
has been reset. This means that you manuals near the room thermostat.

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12 Technical data, 13 Vaillant customer service

12 Technical data 13 Vaillant


customer service
Description Unit
Operating voltage Umax V 230~ To ensure regular servicing, it is strongly
Maximum ambient tempera- °C 50 recommended that arrangements are
ture made for a Maintenance Agreement.
Power consumption VA 1 Please contact Vaillant service (0870
Minimum cross-section of mm2 0.75 6060 777) for further details.
wires
Level of protection IP 20
Protection class II
TEL active input V 230~
Dimensions
Height mm 97
Width mm 146
Depth mm 34
Table 12.1 Technical data

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Declaration of conformity

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838430_00 GB 04 2005

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