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Honeywell RTH8500WF Wi-Fi Series Quick Start Manual

Wi-fi touchscreen programmable thermostat
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Wi-Fi Touchscreen
RTH8500WF Wi-Fi Series



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  • Page 1: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide Wi-Fi Touchscreen Programmable Thermostat RTH8500WF Wi-Fi Series...
  • Page 2: Before You Begin

    Welcome Getting set up and ready is simple. Install your thermostat. Connect your home Wi-Fi network. Register online for remote access. Before you begin View the installation video at Gather • Small screw driver • Thermostat ID card • Your home Wi-Fi network password...
  • Page 3 Install your thermostat 1.1 Switch OFF power to your heating/cooling system Important! 1.1a To protect your equipment, switch OFF the power to your heating/cooling system at the breaker box or the system switch. 1.1b Confirm power is OFF. Circuit Heating/cooling Try to turn on heating/ M31535 breaker...
  • Page 4 1.2 Remove old thermostat faceplate and leave wires If you have an older thermostat with a connected sealed mercury tube, see warning page for proper disposal instructions. 1.2a Take a picture of the wire connections for later reference. 1.2b If no wire is connected to a terminal labeled C or no C terminal exists on the old thermostat,...
  • Page 5 1.3 Label wires Sticky Do not label by wire color. Use the supplied sticky tags to label each wire as you disconnect it. Label wires according to old thermostat terminal designations, not by wire color. Note: If no tag matches a terminal Blank designation, write the appropriate sticky...
  • Page 6 1.5 Separate Wi-Fi thermostat and its wallplate On your new thermostat, grasp the Finger holds finger holds on the top and bottom of the wallplate with one hand and the Thermostat thermostat (front) with the other hand. Pull pieces apart. Wallplate (back view) M31538...
  • Page 7 1.6 Mount wallplate for Wi-Fi thermostat Mount your new wallplate using screws and anchors included with the thermostat. Wallplate If necessary: • Drill 3/16-in holes for drywall • Drill 7/32-in holes for plaster HEAT PUMP CONVENTIONAL Note: You may be able to use your M31543 existing wall anchors. Hold the wallplate E/AUX up to the existing anchors to check for alignment.
  • Page 8: Connect Wires

    1.7 Connect wires only Remove metal jumper if you have both R and RC wires 1.7a Starting with the C Wire, match the sticky tag on the wire to the terminal labels. HEAT PUMP Important! C wire is required and is the CONVENTIONAL primary power source. Without a C wire, your thermostat will not power up.
  • Page 9: Install Battery

    1.8 Install battery Insert the coin cell battery (included), observing the correct polarity. Note: A correctly inserted battery will extend about halfway out of the battery Thermostat interior slot on the thermostat, allowing for M31542 easier removal. This battery maintains time and date Wallplate during power outages.
  • Page 10 1.10 Switch heating/cooling system ON Important! 1.10a Verify that the C wire is connected at the thermostat and at the heating/cooling system. 1.10b Make sure the heating/cooling system door is firmly secured. 1.10c Switch power back ON for your heating/cooling system Circuit Heating/cooling M31544...
  • Page 11: Set Date And Time

    1.11 Set date and time Touch buttons to change displayed time and date. Y ear, Month, Day(Top) Press and hold a button to Y ear, Month, Day(Top) quickly change a setting. Year Month Set Time Set Time Time...
  • Page 12 1.12 Determine your heating/cooling system type Important! Heating/cooling system type must be set so that your thermostat operates properly and does not damage your system. 1.12a If you have a traditional system (natural gas forced air with A/C), your thermostat is set up by default to control this system. Go to Step 2 1.12b If your system is:...
  • Page 13 1.13 Test your thermostat Congratulations! Your thermostat is operational 1.13a Touch the SYSTEM button to change to heating or cooling and begin operation. Inside Heating/cooling system not turning on? Refer to User Guide or FAQ at 1.13b For remote access to your MORE thermostat, continue to Step 2...
  • Page 14: Connect To Your Wi-Fi Network

    Connect to your Wi-Fi network 2.1 Connect to your thermostat Getting Help 2.1a Connect your wireless device to your home network. If you get stuck... At any point in Any of these device types this process, restart the thermostat will work: by removing the thermostat from • Tablet (recommended) the wallplate, wait for 5 seconds,...
  • Page 15 2.1b Make sure the thermostat message center displays Wi-Fi SETUP. Message Center 2.1c On the wireless device (tablet, laptop, smartphone), view the list of available Wi-Fi networks. 2.1d Connect to the network called NewThermostat_123456 (the number will vary). Inside Note: If you are asked to specify a home, public, or office network, select Home Network.
  • Page 16 2.2 Join your home network 2.2a Open your web browser to access Thermostat Wi-Fi-Setup page the Thermostat Wi-Fi Setup page. The browser should automatically direct you to the correct page; if it does not, go to 2.2b Find the name of your home network on this page and select it.
  • Page 17 2.3 Make sure your thermostat is connected The message center on your thermostat will now display CONNECTING… for up to 30 seconds. Inside 2.3a Look at the thermostat display. Verify that the message center displays one of the following: MORE CONNECTION SUCCESSFUL JOINED: [WI-FI NETWORK NAME] YOU ARE ALMOST DONE Note:...
  • Page 18 Register online for remote access To view and set your Wi-Fi thermostat remotely, you must have a Total Connect Comfort account. Follow the instructions below. View the Wi-Fi Thermostat Registration video at 3.1 Open the Total Connect Comfort web site Go to
  • Page 19 3.2 Login or create an account If you have an account, click Login – or – click Create An Account. 3.2a Follow the instructions on the screen. 3.2b Check your email for a response from My Total Connect Comfort. This may take several minutes. Note: If you do not receive a response, check your junk mailbox or use an alternate e-mail address.
  • Page 20 Tarjeta de identificación del termostato Utilice la identificación MAC y la identificación CRC para • MAC ID inscribir este producto en • MAC CRC ® U.S. Registered Trademark. © 2012 Honeywell International Inc. 69-2723EFS—01 M.S. 04-12 69-2723EFS-01 Printed in U.S.A. Note: These IDs are listed on the Thermostat ID Card included...
  • Page 21 3.3b Notice that when the thermostat is successfully registered, the Total Connect Comfort registration screen will display a SUCCESS message. In the thermostat message center you will see: CONGRATULATIONS SETUP COMPLETE!
  • Page 22 3.3c Also notice that your thermostat will now display its signal strength. Congratulations! You’re done. You can now control your thermostat from anywhere through your tablet, laptop, or smartphone. Total Connect Comfort free app ® ® is available for Apple iPhone ® ® iPad and iPod touch devices ® ® at iTunes or at Google Play ™...
  • Page 23 This thermostat contains a Lithium battery which may contain Perchlorate material. Perchlorate Material—special handling may apply. See MERCURY NOTICE: Do not place your old thermostat in the trash if it contains mercury in a sealed tube. Contact the Thermostat Recycling Corporation at or 1-800-238-8192 for information on how and where to properly and safely dispose of your old thermostat. NOTICE: To avoid possible compressor damage, do not run air conditioner if the outside temperature drops below 50°F (10°C).
  • Page 24 Apple, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. 69-2717-05 Automation and Control Solutions Honeywell International Inc. 1985 Douglas Drive North Golden Valley, MN 55422 ® U.S. Registered Trademark. © 2012 Honeywell International Inc. 69-2717—05 M.S. Rev. 07-12 Printed in U.S.A.

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