The Genius system can control a wide variety of wet underfloor heating, both in terms of the configuration of the underfloor heating and the hardware that is already part of the underfloor heating system.
Standard wiring diagrams are provided with the system. To download a copy of the wiring diagrams, visit: https://www.geniushub.co.uk/wiring
Low Voltage/Volt free connections
If you are controlling an underfloor heating wiring centre or actuators which are volt free or low voltage (such as 12v/24v) the Single Channel Receiver will be used per zone controlled. If there is an existing thermostat controlling the zone of underfloor heating it may be possible to swap the thermostat for the Single Channel Receiver as it uses a standard backplate. You need to ensure that wiring is correct for the Single Channel Receiver before placing it on the backplate.
- Always ensure that the boiler, underfloor heating and wiring for the Single channel Receiver is electrically isolated before you commence work on any wiring.
- Remove the backplate from the Single Channel Receiver by loosening the 2 screws found on the bottom of the Receiver Unit.
- Mount the backplate onto the wall where the Single Channel Receiver is to be placed, or (if using an existing comaptible backplate) remove the front of the existing thermostat/receiver unit. This must be on a flat surface to ensure good contact between the Single Channel Receiver and backplate.
- Wire the Single Channel Receiver backplate as per the wiring diagrams provided, checking this is suitable as per the wiring centre installation manual.
- Fit the Single Channel Receiver onto the backplate by first fitting it to the top of the backplate and hinging the receiver unit down. This should hinge easily and should rest squarely on the backplate. If it does not attach easily first time, take the receiver unit off and try again.
- Tighten the screws underneath the Single Channel Receiver, and check the unit is securely and safely attached to the wall.
In normal operation the Single Channel Receiver will have a single solid light (red for when there is no call for heat, and green for when the Receiver unit is is calling for heat).
Switched Live connections, or Single Zone / Underfloor Pump
If you are controlling an underfloor heating wiring centre or actuators which are 230v the Electric Switch will be used per zone controlled. If there are any existing controls, such as a thermostat the wiring to these will need to be removed. The Electric Switch is often wired near the actuators / wiring centre and the Room Sensor or Room Thermostat placed in the room with the underfloor heating.
If you are only controlling a single zone of underfloor heating, you are likely to need to switch the underfloor circulation pump directly from the controller along with any zone valves or actuators. The Electric Switch is to be used in these situations.
- Always ensure that the boiler, underfloor heating and wiring for the Electric Switch is electrically isolated before you commence work on any wiring.
- Break out the relevant section of a 1-gang pattress for the wiring and fix the pattress to the wall. It is recommended that a 40mm pattress is used.
- Pull through the relevant wiring, allowing plenty of spare.
- Wire in the Electric Switch as per the wiring diagrams provided, checking this is suitable as per the relevant installation manuals.
- Fit the Electric Switch into the pattress, ensuring there are no trapped wires. Screw in using standard pattress screws, and check the unit is securely and safely attached to the wall.
In normal operation there will be no lights when the unit is off and one or more red lights near the button when heating.
Using the appropriate wiring, as in accordance with BS7671 (or newer if such exists).
The Single Channel Receiver is rated to 3A maximum. It can only be used to switch a zone valve, underfloor heating wiring centre or actuator and not a circulation pump. Controlling a circulation pump will result in damaging the receiver units, voiding the warranty! The Electric Switch is rated to 13A maximum.
There is no requirement for a programmer to be connected to the underfloor heating wiring centre. All of the control should be done from the Heat Genius receiver units. See wiring diagrams provided by the underfloor heating manufacturer to confirm the wiring in this installation manual.
Do not attempt to wire in your Receiver Unit if you are not 100% sure that you know what you are doing. Danger of electric shock! All wiring should conform to IEE regulations. The boiler, underfloor heating and wiring for the Receiver Unit must be electrically isolated before you commence work on wiring the Receiver Unit!