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3rd generation Nest Thermostat

brian999
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I am installing a 3rd generation Nest thermostat in a different location to the existing wired thermostat. If I use the USB port for power, will it still signal to the heat link over the wifi?

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AlexD
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Thank you for your question @brian999 . The short answer is yes, it will still have signal to the Heat Link. However, do keep in mind that like all wireless devices there is a limit to the range. Also keep in mind that this range can be limited by different factors such as wall thickness, other appliances, pipes, mirrors and other objects that cause interference. 

 

It is best to pair the thermostat right next to the Heat Link, on USB power and then move it to the desired location to see if the signal reaches there. If not you can play with the location until you find one that the signal reaches and also measures a temperature you want. 

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AlexD
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Hi, I wanted to check in. Is there anything else you require assistance with? If so, make sure to let me know. 

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AlexD
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Hey there, I haven't heard from you in a while so I'll be locking this thread. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the community. Thanks, AlexD.

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AlexD
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Thank you for your question @brian999 . The short answer is yes, it will still have signal to the Heat Link. However, do keep in mind that like all wireless devices there is a limit to the range. Also keep in mind that this range can be limited by different factors such as wall thickness, other appliances, pipes, mirrors and other objects that cause interference. 

 

It is best to pair the thermostat right next to the Heat Link, on USB power and then move it to the desired location to see if the signal reaches there. If not you can play with the location until you find one that the signal reaches and also measures a temperature you want. 

brian999
Community Member

Thanks AlexD, that is absolutely brilliant. Wifi is perfect here so I don't think we will have a problem there, and I also liked your suggestion of pairing it while its next to the heat link.

AnaM
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey @brian999,

 

That's great, however keep in mind that the communication between the Heat Link and thermostat is done via Weave, it is wireless, but it's not through Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi helps the thermostat communicate with the Nest app on your phone. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

AlexD
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi, I wanted to check in. Is there anything else you require assistance with? If so, make sure to let me know. 

AlexD
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there, I haven't heard from you in a while so I'll be locking this thread. If you have any new issues, updates or just a discussion topic, feel free to start a new thread in the community. Thanks, AlexD.