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Digistat + 3RF Room Thermostat

Digistat + 3RF Room Thermostat
Average Customer Rating:
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(22 Reviews) 22
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Rating Breakdown 22 reviews
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17 of 22(77%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
Review 1 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Simple
12 Jan 2014
By
, Bridgend
"I have fitted many of these now, easy installation and simple to pair with receiver. Does the job perfectly!"
Review 2 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Easy install/use thermostat
20 Dec 2013
By
, North East England
"The Drayton +3 RF Room Thermostat is a wireless controller for boilers. It is easy to install with the excellent instructions provided.There is a comprehensive range of settings which allow the user to tailor the system to their particular needs. The manual override is a useful feature for boosting heating at any time. Location of the units is important in order to have good wireless communication between transmitter and receiver. All told an excellent piece of kit!"
Review 3 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Much better
7 Dec 2013
By
, Milton Keynes
"Bought to replace a wireless thermostat that went too far either side of the set temperature before calling/cancelling call for heat - creating a noticeable and uncomfortable change in temperature. This maintains the temperature much better in our house. It calls for heat more often than our old thermostat but for shorter periods.
It's got so much flexibility but once you've set it up for the different temperatures you want during the day you can just leave it to do its thing. Holiday mode & frost protection are a bonus, perfect for leaving the house for that all important winter ski holiday!"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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drayton digistat +3rf system
17 Oct 2013
By
, glasgow
"bought this to replace a flaky +2rf which was badged British gas. replacement was easy once I figured out how the receiver was fixed to the wall. the unit used a common plug so was just plugged into the old back plate and away it went. tweaking the wake-up times and temperatures took about 15 minutes. the unit has been working for about one month now and appears to be working efficiently. the displayed room temperature displayed seemed to be a bit high, however placing a separate digital thermometer next to the unit confirms the temperature is correct. Overall the system works fine the only thing I would like added is a screen light so you can see the display better in low light."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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good easy to fit unit
3 Feb 2013
By
, north kent
"I have fitted a few of these and they are very straight forward. Be aware under current regulations they must be fitted by a qualified part p electrician .
only one complaint from a customer was she could not turn it off completly , as it had a built in 5 degree frost protection limit. I have not confirmed this, but i also do not see it as a problem, rather a bonus in the current cold weather.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Easy to Fit
2 Jan 2013
By
, Guildford
"The previous one of these failed after 5 years continuous use. The new one was an easy DIY fit (and I'm NO DIY-er). Only downside is it's now £24 cheaper in the sale!!"
Review 7 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Excellent product -money saver
3 Nov 2012
By
, East midlands
"With energy prices going up i purchased this to allow more control of our central heating system, as thermostatic valves on radiators were not good at keeping a consistent temperature.
Product was easy to install and worked well.
Wireless transmitter worked over a long distance despite at least 4 thick walls between receiver and transmitter.
Already seeing benefits of more control over our heating and expecting to recoup my investment in this quite quickly.
Recommended
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Good Afterfit Product
12 Jan 2009
By
, Dumfriesshire
"I bought this to update/ upgrade my combi boiler which for 9 years has operated with an old fashioned mechanical time clock which was very fiddly to set. The aim being to be able to regulate the house temp easily and with some consitency.
The product was supplied within 24 hours of order and after reading and re-reading the instructions and in particular the hard wiring for the receiver I decided to have a go at fitting it myself, (I am not an electrician but have a limited knowledge). It is important that you use heat resistent wiring for this job, something that is not entirely clear in the instructions!.
With the information in the provided instructions together with the instructions for the boiler, fitting was relatively straight forward and commissioning likelwise.
Control of the system is now set and reliable and the set temperature is consistently achieved.
The only reason I have not given reliability 5 stars is that I have not had it set up long enough to judge but so far so good."
7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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wireless room stat
29 Oct 2014
By
, Droitwich
"Easy to fit, keen price from Screwfix, good stocks available, unit also comes pre programed - even the time & date were correct..."
Review 10 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Would you recommend this product? No
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product works for 1 season
7 Oct 2014
By
, Birmingham
"The thermostat worked fine - a brilliant product. I have 5 of them installed in different houses.
After 10 months the first does not work any more, the relay who should switch on the boiler does not work any more. disappointing - it should last a least 5 years
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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Improved Digistat
17 Sep 2014
By
, Bradford
"Bought this to replace a 10 year old Digistat RF3 which had developed a faulty SCR unit. Great value item from Screwfix with free next day delivery. Easy DIY fit. The improved design thermostat is much easier to programme than the old one (which still confused me after 10 years!). Obviously can't comment on the reliability yet but I'd give it 4 stars if it lasts at least 10 years."
Review 12 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Would you recommend this product? Yes
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excellent product
8 Jul 2014
By
, Leicestershire
"Easy to install, easy to set up, controls the boiler very well."
Review 13 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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recent purchase
9 Jan 2014
By
, Liverpool
"The previous version of this device performed well for several years..
I hope and expect this latest version to be as good if not better.
several improvements in design,making it more convenient to change batteries etc.
Very little difference in programming .certainly no easier for ancient brains.
It would be useful if it was easier to detach and to change it's locations,but that is something for the manufacturer to consider;I would however suggest that a fixing similar to that used by sat nav's,IE a clasping design, rather than a somewhat dodgy pair of plastic clips with their potential to break easily, could be the answer
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Review 14 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Good Product!
19 Nov 2012
By
, London
"Easy to fit, provided that you only have to swap with an existing Drayton thermostat. Works out of the box without any problem or difficult setting process. Overall good, I would have give it 5 stars if only a little bit less expensive."
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Drayton +3RF Thermostat
17 Oct 2012
By
, Worcester
"It's funny that Drayton don't make any mention in their marketing information, or even the manual about what is really the key and cleverest feature of this product. I guess it's because it's hard to explain. Essentially, the thermostat uses a clever algorithm to "pulse" your heating on and off when the room temperature is close to your selected set point. This stops the temperature overshooting your set point due to stored energy in your heating system being released as latent heat. That feature not only gives better temperature control, but will save you loads of money during the life time of the thermostat. That makes it worth the extra cost over apparently similar, cheaper products.
I would agree with other comments that the receiver is a bit bulky, so it's worth situating it out of sight. I also think the thermostat should come with a little stand so you can more easily treat it as portable. Instead the instructions suggest you mount the thermostat on a wall which seems to negate half the benefit of this being a wireless thermostat.
Otherwise it's a great product. If you want to save some cash, the wired version is around half the price but works just as well though obviously you can't move it around the place."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Good Wireless Thermostat
7 Nov 2011
By
, Wokingham, Berks
"I bought this to replace a simple on/off Drayton wireless stat that was playing up. The main reason for going with Drayton again was to use the existing back-plate for the receiver (no rewiring needed).
So far the new unit has been very reliable and I really like the all-day, multi-period timer and features such as the holiday setting.
The only downside for me is that it is quite expensive.
"
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Very Good on features
11 Jun 2010
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, St Albans
"Excellent room stats. I bought 2 so I could zone off upstairs and downstairs. Excellent control of our heating requirement. Being wireless, means we can put them anywhere without chasing wires throughout the house."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Does the job
15 Feb 2010
By
, West Herts
"It's hard to find a wireless 'programmable thermostat' that allows different temperatures at different times of day, not just 'on-off'. This product does the job, with more flexibility than the +2RF, but is expensive. The control box is inelegant and would best be concealed. The wireless thermostat works well, and is designed to be wall mounted. I would have preferred something more like a TV or AirCon remote, but could not find anything like that."
Review 19 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Major Design Flaw
7 Feb 2010
By
, Bradford
"At first sight a good product, but when the Digistat loses mains power, it has to be recommissioned.
The install instructions say that to do this you should place the room thermostat 2 metres from the digistat. Generally, this would involve removing the thermostat from the wall.
There is NO mention of how to do this in the customer instructions."
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Drayton Digistat +3RF Room Thermostat
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Would you recommend this product? No
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Does not last
4 Dec 2011
By
, Devon
"Works well, but poor build quality.
First one failed after about 6 months. To their credit, Drayton replaced the unit. 3 years on, and the replacement has failed.
For £120 I would expect more than 3 years service. I'll not put another one in, even if they give me a free replacement. Life's too short."
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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