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Cold electric radiators

Post by Rhaom » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:36 pm

Hello,

In my flat I have 4 "Gabarron RFE Plus" electric radiators, with the following model numbers, where the numbers correspond to how many "modules" or panels the radiator is made up of.
  • RF4E PLUS
    RF8E PLUS
    RF10E PLUS
    RF6E PLUS
I have managed to set a weekly program on each radiator with a comfort temperature of 20 and an eco temperature of 18, however, if I touch the radiator when the digital thermostat reads 18 degrees it is stone cold and might as well be off.

I can provide pictures if they will assist!

I don't understand why the radiator thermostat thinks it's 18 degrees but is cold to the touch, can anybody help out here?
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by someone-else » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:48 pm

Only a "guess" What happens if you raise the "eco temp"

and do these radiators come on anytime? or do you have "economy 7"
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by Rhaom » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:20 pm

I'm not on economy 7 and the radiators come on based on the weekly programme I set, so during the week they come on at 14:00 and run in comfort mode (at 20) till 17:30 then they run in eco (at 18) till 22:00.

If I increase the eco temp to 20 then there is some warmth to the touch of the radiator but by no means is it anything close to 20 degrees
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by ericmark » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:47 pm

Is there any anti hysteresis software built in? I find with my hot water system, the TRV electronic heads start to use anti hysteresis when within 2 degrees of set temperature, so for radiator to get hot the current needs to be two degrees C below target.
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by big-all » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:55 pm

if they definatly get warm they have power
do you have an override /constantly on position :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by arco_iris » Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:57 pm

Have you tried downloading the manual from the manufacturers website?

http://www.elnur-global.com/manuals/
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by aeromech3 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:50 pm

Puzzled the 18* and 20* setting is the room area not the panel temp. and perhaps your flat has good insulation and to drop from 20 to 18 takes a while, whilst maintaining room temperature takes only a look-warm rad.
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by kellys_eye » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:26 am

What is the ACTUAL temperature in your room? If it's above 18C then the radiators will be OFF. The temperature setting on the radiators is not the temperature the radiators get to either - they'll get an awful lot warmer than that but will go off as soon as the ambient (room) temperature reaches the set value.

18C in a living room isn't 'hot' (or even warm) by my standards. We keep our living room at 21C minimum to be comfortable.
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Re: Cold electric radiators

Post by Rhaom » Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:58 am

kellys_eye wrote:What is the ACTUAL temperature in your room? If it's above 18C then the radiators will be OFF. The temperature setting on the radiators is not the temperature the radiators get to either - they'll get an awful lot warmer than that but will go off as soon as the ambient (room) temperature reaches the set value.

18C in a living room isn't 'hot' (or even warm) by my standards. We keep our living room at 21C minimum to be comfortable.
I have absolutely no idea what the temperature of the room is, I would have to get a thermometer to check but it does make sense that they would go off, I was starting to wonder if it was tracking room temp rather than the panel temperature.

I'll turn it up a degree or 2 to see if it makes any difference :thumbleft:
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