Truma 6002 remote control "MRC"

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  1. Techno

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    I am about to embark on installing the first ever (to my knowledge) remote control for my 6002
    This device has been designed and manufactured by an Italian who unfortunately got dismissed from the other side under "spamming rules" this was very unfortunate and short sighted as he had not even truly built one at that time but was very keen/eager to gauge interest by posting in all threads related to Truma 6002 units.
    Quite some months have passed and the very first unit is being shipped to me personally from Italy and I should receive it soon to install on my Rapido 7090
    It can be controlled by
    Bluetooth/Android App
    Infra red remote
    SMS
    It will text you if your strikeback alarm has been triggered or your water dump valve has dumped
    You can set your heating in advance of collecting it from storage for those winter trips
    You can control it from your bed if its too hot or cold
    heat setting is in 0 to 60 increments instead of 0 to 9
    etc
    I will be installing it soon and unless I'm accused of spamming will give you my account of how to do this and my impressions.
    6002 owners only, your thoughts please?. I don't expect this to be of any concern to anyone else
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    Thanks for the like.
    I'll endeavor to be as photographic as usual and as it is my van it will be a completely thorough and honest report warts and all :Laughing:
     
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    BTW to be 100% transparent
    I do not pay for this if I am not wanting to keep it and return postage will be reimbursed.
    I think it will however pry my purse open :Laughing: we'll see
     
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    This has been/is slow going as I've had work in the way and problems with the android app and my old sony ericsson X10i but it's now working on bluetooth by direct dial operation and on one shot timer. The 24hr programming function is not working. Mirko is finding me a work around to update my obsolete gingerbread OS
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    We have a 6002. This looks a great idea but the van is outside the house plugged in so we don't realy have a use for a remote.
    Well written instructions s for it though would be great :BigGrin:
     
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    The other consideration is you are in bed and wake up in the middle of the night too hot or too cold. Just turn it up or down without getting up.
    Also the heat setting of 0 to 60 increments is more sensitive than 0 to 9
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    I'd be very interested in purchasing one....
     
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    This could be a long way off yet but I've got an updated app now and the 24hr programming now functions but lots of testing yet
     
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    Ok thanks I'll be following this thread :) I've got an iPhone so I guess the app won't work?
     
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    I too have the iPhone and yes it won't work
    An apple app costs a fortune so is no feasible on a small scale.
    I'm using a three year old Xperia x10i as pictured
    One of the next things will be to obtain two payg sims so the MRC and android can communicate by SMS
     
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    Ok I've got an old htc android phone somewhere I'll try and find it
     
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    I've something similar here, I use a pair of GiffGaff sims and I can toss commands/data back and forth at no cost for 3 months when a tenner top up restarts the free texts.
     
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    I'm going to the next level tomorrow in that I'll be connecting the I/O unit and a 12 volt supply to get the phone working for SMS operation.

    The bluetooth operation is completely natural now and temperature control is much better with the 0 to 60 graduation rather than the manual controller's 0 to 9
    The only thing not working is the one shot timer but Mirko has a fix and he will send me another unit after I complete testing (requires a firmware mod)
     
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    Hi Andy,

    Will this software apply to the Trumatic C6002 which we have (1997 - 2002) ? Our thermostat control goes up in degrees from 5 to 30, as opposed to numbers from 0 to 9.
    See page No 4 on The instruction booklet

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    No I don't think it will do yours Jock
     
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    No, I didn't think so either. :Sad:

    Thanks anyway Andy. I hope the "wee" :Wink: project goes well for you. :thumb:

    Cheers,

    Jock.
     
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    Well mixed results this weekend :Sad: Got the SMS working but it's not 100% reliable so now waiting for Mirko to assess.
    It seems that after an initial sms command to start the Truma as requested and it sending a text back to confirm it then goes on to receive further texts sent without acting on them.
    More when I have it.

    I do still continue to use it very often via Bluetooth which is spot on without leaving my seat or bed
     
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    Finished testing as far as is possible to prove what works reliably. Mirko is now sending me a new MRC with firmware modifications to solve the SMS communication and one shot timer function. Even as it is just now being reliable on bluetooth only I would not swap back to the original controller.
     
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    Andy,

    I installed remote for heating ages ago...........hope this helps......................








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    Of course being Scots this is the expensive version.
     
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