iDevices IDEV0011 - Wire Adapter for iDevices WIFI Thermostat Reviews
Submitted on 10/29/2019 Alarm Grid
The iDevices IDEV0011 is a wire adapter for the iDevices WIFI Thermostat. The purpose of this adapter is to add the function of a common "C-Wire" to an HVAC system. It can also be used to add additional wiring. The wire adapter is fairly simple and straightforward to use, and it comes with everything you need to get started. While this isn't the most exciting product on our website, it does its job well. That is why we give it a 5 Star Rating.
There are many things to like about the iDevices IDEV0011 Wire Adapter. For one, it makes it easier to wire an iDevices Smart WIFI Thermostat to an HVAC system. Many DIY users are intimidated by this task, so making their lives easier is always appreciated. The wire adapter comes with all the necessary accessories, which include a signal splitter, an installation guide, and an 18-gauge 5-conductor thermostat wire. It is great for making the iDevices Thermostat compatible with older, 2-wire HVAC systems. Another way to make the iDevices Thermostat compatible with these HVAC system is to wire-in a 24VAC transformer with the thermostat.
There are not many downsides to the iDevices IDEV0011 Wire Adapter. But there are some. The device is only designed for use with iDevices Thermostats, and it may not work with thermostats from other manufacturers. It is also only needed when an HVAC system does not already provide support for "common power”. In many cases, the wire adapter will not be needed at all. But for installations where the HVAC system does not provide common power, it can certainly come in handy.
The iDevices IDEV0011 serves its purpose well. It gets 5 Stars from us.
Good: Makes Wiring Easier, Includes Needed Accessories, Easy to Use
Bad: Designed for iDevices Models Only, Used w/ 2-Wire HVAC Systems Only
Bottom Line: 5 Stars