THETA heating controller FAQ
Summer shut-off does not work or works late
Summer switch-off only works in automatic operating mode
Summer switch-off acts on the outdoor temperature long-term value and not on the current outdoor temperature. The long-term value is influenced via system parameter 10 (building type). Setting "1" accelerates the mode of operation of the summer switch-off.
As a check, look at the calculated average value of the outside temperature in the info level to draw conclusions about the switching point of the summer switch-off. To do this, display the outside temperature in the info menu and press the rotary knob while doing so.
The average value is displayed at the bottom left while pressing.
Heating curve adjusts itself automatically
The adaptation of the heating curve has been set to ON.
(See DC/MC parameter 05)
Heating runs at night
Possible error causes:
RED" was set as "reduced operation". (See DC/MC parameters REDUCED)
Frost protection is active
HEATING operating mode set
Burner does not switch off
Use the information area on the THETA control to check the control status of the heat generator (burner):
Call up HEAT GENER. Temperature = display of the current GEN temperature on the right, press the rotary knob = display of the set temperature at the GEN, on the left.
Calling up the operating status of the GEN by continuing to rotate in the info area , HEAT GENER. OFF/ON.
The GEN does not switch OFF if at least the minimum boiler temperature + switching differential has not been reached after a passed request.
What should I pay attention to when replacing a THETA control unit?
ATTENTION: THETA is not THETA, even if it looks like it.
The THETA control is used by various boiler manufacturers. The requirements of the respective boiler manufacturer were implemented in the devices. In some cases, there are major functional deviations in the products, which affect the operational safety of the boiler. It is therefore advisable to use a device from the corresponding boiler manufacturer. Therefore, contact the relevant boiler manufacturer or supplier.
The controller designations should be identical (old/new).
Is it possible to display the setpoints or requirement values?
In the info area, the demand values are shown in the left-hand area of the display when the rotary knob is pressed during the actual temperature display.
The operating mode SUMMER cannot be set.
A room unit (THETA-RS or THETA-RFF) is connected to the THETA heating controller, which automatically switches to separate operating mode. In separate operating mode, it is no longer possible to set the operating mode to SUMMER. When using THETA-RS (space station), it is possible to switch back to common operating mode. Here the procedure is as follows:
Enter the specialist code on the THETA control (see specialist instructions).
Set the "BUS RIGHT" in the menu "Data bus" to 1.
Now set the "Operating mode" parameter in the "System" menu to 1.
Now the operating mode SUMMER is available again.
ATTENTION: If a THETA-RFF is used in the system, this is not possible.
An error message "ERROR" is displayed. What is the cause? How should this message be interpreted?
There are two types of error messages:
System errors: These are errors that influence the control behaviour and are not corrected automatically. These are usually connection errors (e.g. sensor defects). These errors are displayed almost immediately.
Logical errors: These errors have no effect on the control behaviour of the control. The display is purely informative. These are errors that refer to temperature specifications that were not fulfilled by the control system. Setpoint temperatures are not reached. The error is triggered by a hydraulic problem. (No heat transport due to defective pump/valve or mixing valve) The display of logical errors can be switched off in the System menu.
The error message is only displayed in the basic display and this alternates with the basic display. The error code is shown in the bottom right of the display.
XX-X = Sensor position (is also shown in text form in the top line).
XX-0 = "0" stands for interruption
XX-1 = "1" stands for short circuit
A list of possible error messages can be found in the specialist manual.
After entering the specialist code, the controller always jumps back without jumping to a specialist level.
If the correct specialist code has been set, the display will show "INSTALLER OK" for approx. 2s.
However, the display will now return to the display before the code was entered!
However, all menus and parameters are now enabled and available for the specialist area according to the specialist instructions.
If the wrong code was set, the display shows "CODE WRONG" for approx. 2s. Check the setting and contact our technical support if necessary.
Several THETA are connected to the BUS. An AF is connected, but an error 10-0 is displayed although an AF value is shown in the info level.
For the controllers that do not have their own outdoor sensor (OS) connected, perform an "AUTO SET". In this way, the requested OS is logged off. However, a value from the OS connected in the system is still transmitted via the bus.
How to perform an AUTO SET?
There are two possibilities here:
1. The Controller is switched to de-energised. The rotary knob is now pressed and held down! Now the mains is switched on again while the rotary knob is pressed. All segments are shown in the THETA display. When this segment test is finished, the rotary knob can be released again. The control now executes the AUTO SET function.
2. Set the system parameter 14 to "ON" and then switch the Controller off briefly. After switching on again, the AUTO SET function is executed.
The auto set function recognises the following sensors:
Hot water tank sensor
Flow sensor 1
Flow sensor 2
Why can't Rapidomatik parameters be operated with heatapp! base T2b?
The Rapido controllers are compatible with heatapp! However, there is one special feature: Rapido controllers of hardware generation E correspond to EbV Theta controller version 2.3 (hardware D) and are therefore only compatible with heatapp! to a limited extent. From hardware version F onwards, Rapido controllers are also fully compatible.
Why does the emission measurement not work in cascade operation?
Emission measurement is not controller-independent and must be started at each controller. If a stage delay is activated, the second stage is only switched on after the delay time has elapsed.