Hello and welcome to a new Voltlog, today we’re going to be doing a teardown and analysis of this SilverCrest Radiator Thermostat. Silvercrest is a LIDL brand, you will find these product in LIDL shops and I paid about $15 for this thermostat. It’s compatible only with radiators that have special thermostat type valves, installed, the ones that have a push-pin which controls the flow and since I don’t have those installed on my radiators I have also purchased one of those valves to see the thermostat in action.
Now this thermostat doesn’t have any kind of wireless connection, you have to set it up manually using these buttons. However I’ve noticed that in other countries LIDL sells a similar model, looks the same but also has bluetooth connection and then you can use a smartphone app to configure it with ease. I’m gonna go ahead and speculate that LIDL decided to sell these budget thermostats without bluetooth in east europe, while they sell the better equipped model in central and west europe.