News

Installing miGenie - Step by Step guide

miGenie is the first internet connected heating control system introduced by Drayton.

Drayton has streamlined the process of installing smart heating controls, meaning that heating and hot water control is now as simple as it could ever be. This easy step-by-step guide outlines just how easy it is to install miGenie with the thermostat, controller and internet gateway.

Step 1: Installing the miGenie controller

If you’re using an existing industry standard wall-plate, turn power off then loosen the securing screws on the old programmer. Check that there is 70mm clearance to the right of the wall-plate and 25mm above it. Check the wiring diagram for your product model to compare terminals and, if necessary, change the wiring of the wall-plate to suit. If you have an existing wired thermostat, ensure this is disconnected and removed. Now fit the miGenie controller onto the wall-plate, tighten the securing screws and turn the power back on.

Step 2: Installing the miGenie thermostat batteries

miGenie requires two AA batteries to run, and these can be easily inserted and replaced by removing the battery covers at the back of the thermostat, and using the symbols on the connections for direction.

When batteries are running low, a low battery icon will flash in the display. During this time, miGenie will function normally.

Step 3: Checking the signal strength

The miGenie thermostat and miGenie gateway are pre-bound to the miGenie controller so they just need to be positioned in the best place for wireless communication. To help with this, there is a built-in signal strength indicator.

On the controller, navigate to ‘signal strength’ through the settings on the screen. On the thermostat, press and hold the + and – buttons for five seconds, then navigate to signal strength

Step 4: Mounting the miGenie thermostat

The thermostat can be mounted to the stand or to the wall clip in a location where it will be able to control the room temperature.  When wall mounting, the thermostat should be placed around 1.2m (4ft) off the ground and away from windows and radiators.

Step 5: Installing the miGenie gateway

The miGenie gateway is designed to be placed on a flat surface and should be located next to the customer’s internet router.

Plug the mains power cable into the gateway then connect the network cable from the gateway to the router.

Step 6: Setting up the miGenie app

To get started with remotely operating miGenie, you’ll need to download the app from the app store or Google play. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to register the device and connect the in-home equipment to the internet.

The app will allow complete control over time and temperature in individual rooms around the home, wherever and whenever you wish.

For full instructions and advanced settings, please refer to the installation instructions included in the miGenie box and the full user guide available on the miGenie website.

To view a video of the set up click here

Back to news
Back to top