Support for Heat and Glo Cosmo Fireplace

Hello,

I just purchased at Bond and got it working quickly with my ceiling fans. I was excited to see that there is support for fireplaces. But I was unable to get it working.

I have a RF remote for Heat and Glo Cosmo 42 gas fireplace:

According to Bond support they don’t support the frequency used by this remote:

FCC ID: ULE2326-110
IC ID: 6732A-2326110
RF Frequency: 912.4-918Mhz
PN: 2326-10

In advance settings I got "Error Frequency must be between 300.00 - 450.00 Mhz. No joy…

I’m eager to get Bond to work with the fireplace IF support for higher frequencies is added.

Regards,
Scott

As far as I know, this operable RF frequency range is a hardware limitation of the chips the Bond Bridge uses.

If and when some company develops newer, more capable chips for RF, WiFi, etc which are compatible with Bond’s other bits of architecture and which can be sourced / integrated within appropriate cost margins, I believe there is nothing from their software side or development capability which would prevent supporting more devices under those theoretical expanded operating ranges, such as adding the RF frequency your fireplace leverages, or making 5 GHz WiFi bands available.

As of yet, though, the Bond staff have not shared any roadmaps for future hardware revisions such as this. Still, it is helpful to let them know examples where additional functionality would be desirable.

Glad you got your fans working with the current Bond Bridge, though - congratulations and welcome to the forums, Scott!

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Indeed the Bond Bridge (BD-1000) hardware does not support 900MHz band. Would only be possible through hypothetical future Bond products.

A challenge with this particular remote, and 900MHz remotes in general, is that they are frequency-hopping spread spectrum. They may also be transceivers. So it’s a much more elaborate RF system than the fixed-signal RF remotes for ceiling fans and most fireplaces.

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