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Aprilaire 8600 Universal Touch Screen Thermostat
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Aprilaire 8600 Universal Touch Screen Thermostat
Item# 30209
Price: Normally $190.06 
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  • Large touch screen with backlighting can be removed from the wall for easy programming
  • 7-day, weekday, weekend programming
  • Manual temperature can be used to override a program schedule at any time
  • Air filter, humidifier, dehumidifier, and HVAC service indicators
  • Displays room temperature, temperature setting, and optional outdoor temperature (sensors sold separately)

Essential Info

The Aprilaire 8600 Universal Touch Screen Thermostat features a high contrast, intuitive LCD touch screen user interface that makes for super-easy programming. The thermostat works for nearly every home HVAC application, with installation and use truly homeowner friendly. The huge 10.3 square inch LCD touch screen has an easy to read bright backlit display which can also be set to remain on at a low intensity. With an exclusive "message center" there are no codes to remember and no need to reference the manual, making programming and set up effortless. The message center provides valuable feedback and instructions to the homeowner like equipment status, stage settings and service reminders to help you keep your HVAC system running as efficiently as possible. Besides climate control, the 8600 boasts features that have a secondary purpose such as air filtration. The "Fan Circulate" mode will eliminate hot and cold spots while filtering the air as it cycles through your HVAC system. Air is moved in and out of the HVAC system so efficiently it is able to maintain a consistent temperature throughout the home. This product features a dual power supply option: hardwired 24VAC powered or via two AA batteries (included); when both the sources are available, battery will be used as back up power.

If your home requires multiple thermostats networked together, look at the Universal Communicating Touchscreen Thermostat, which also adds humidity control.


What's Included

  • 1x - Aprilaire 8600 Universal Touch Screen Thermostat
  • 2x - AA Batteries
  • 1x - Installation Guide
  • 1x - Owner's Manual
  • More Info

    Additional Features
  • Message center provides feedback and instructions.
  • Front battery door access for fast, easy replacement.
  • Programmable fan control with fan circulation mode.
  • Progressive recovery ensures proper temperature at the start of a program event.
  • Built in compressor protection prevents damage to your equipment.
  • Touch screen lockout prevents unauthorized changes
  • Copy function allows for quick programming and 7-day programming allows for a separate setup for each day
  • Permanent memory makes sure that programs, times and dates are not lost during a power outage
  • Multiple hold options allow you to maximize comfort and energy savings: vacation hold, custom timed hold, permanent hold and temporary hold

  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Product No.8600
    Control range45° to 99°F (7° to 32°C)
    Display range32° to 99° F (0° to 40° C)
    Accuracy+/- 1° F (+/- .5° C)
    Storage temperature-30° to 140° F (-34.4° to 60° C)
    Operating humidity5% to 90% relative humidity
    Operating ambient temperature32° to 120° F (0° to 48.9° C)
    Shipping temperature range-30° to 140° F (-34.4° to 60° C)
    Dimensions4 15/16" High x 6" Wide x 1 5/16" Deep
    Voltage24 VAC (18-30 VAC)
    Terminal load1 amp maximum load per terminal
    Maximum load2.5 amp total maximum load (all terminals)
    AC Power18-30 Volt AC
    DC Power3.0 Volts DC (2 "AA" Alkaline batteries included)
    StagesSingle stage, heat pump, multi-stage
    Standard systemsgas, oil, electric
    Additional systemsMillivolt systems
    Terminal DesignationsC, B, O, Y, Y2, G, RC, R, W2, W, L, S2, S1, T1, T2

    Important notes:
    Smarthome does not accept any returns for this product. If defective, you will need to contact the manufacturer directly for all warranty issues.
    Manufacturer contact information: Research Products Corp, Tel: (888) 782-8638


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    MERLE -- terre hill, PA   5/8/2013
    This is a great programmable (non-WiFi) thermostat for a reasonable price. I needed the programmable fan for air cleaning/circulation as well as the remote sensor and outdoor sensor terminals. It is easy to install, program and use in both commercial and residential applications. The one thing it lacks is the ability to set a maximum heat or minimum cool setpoint. Partial screen lock allows you to restrict setpoint changes to ± x°F, but not a fixed temperature limit.
    STEVE -- olathe, KS   3/2/2013
    This is the best programmable thermostat that I have ever used. At my office(we have 4 buildings) have been using 7 of these for about a year without any issues. Programming is easy and the lock feature is sufficient to keep the temp set alone.
    BILLY -- matthews, NC   12/10/2011
    The 8600 was fairly easy to wire in and set-up.Pay attention to how your old unit is wired and the wire colors. I had a diagram of the old unit, so wiring was a breeze. Now after a month of use, I wish I had installed one of these units on my Heat Pump system long ago. It works fantastic.


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