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For the heating engineer/for the owner

Operating and Installation Manual


VRC 430

Weather compensator VRC 430

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For the owner

Operating instructions
VRC 430

Weather compensator VRC 430

Contents 4.3.3 Operation in the default display ..........................11


4.4 Changing the target room temperature ...........12
4.5 User level, level for the installer.........................13
Equipment properties ................................................4 4.6 Screens in the user level ......................................13
Application ............................................................................4 4.7 User screens (examples)...................................... 15
Product specifications ........................................................4 4.7.1 Entering time programmes
(example for heating) ........................................... 15
1 Notes on the documentation .........................4 4.7.2 Programming holiday periods ............................ 16
1.1 Storage of the documents ....................................5 4.7.3 Heating settings .....................................................17
1.2 Symbols used ...........................................................5 4.7.4 Hot water settings................................................. 18
1.3 Validity of the instructions ...................................5 4.7.5 Changing the name of the
1.4 CE label ......................................................................5 system components .............................................. 18

2 Safety ............................................................... 5 5 Status and error messages ..........................19

3 Instructions for operation ............................. 5 Glossary ........................................................ Appendix


3.1 Intended use .............................................................5
3.2 Ambient conditions .................................................6
3.3 Care ............................................................................6
3.4 Service, Warranty ....................................................6
3.5 Recycling and disposal ...........................................6

4 Operation ......................................................... 7
4.1 Overview operating and display front................7
4.2 Overview of the displays ......................................8
4.3 Operating concept ..................................................8
4.3.1 Show various screens ............................................9
4.3.2 Changing parameters .............................................9
Equipment properties

Equipment properties The VRC 430 can also be used for the control of the
following accessories:
Application Circulation pump for the hot water provision in
The VRC 430 is a weather compensated controller for combination with a multi-functional module VR 40
heating and hot water preparation. Ventilation unit
conventional hot water cylinder
"Weather-compensated" means: At low outside Vaillant layer cylinder actoSTOR
temperatures the VRC 430 provides more heating Second heating circuit using the Vaillant Mixer
output, and at higher outside temperatures lower Module VR 61
heating output. The outside temperature is measured Solar system using the Vaillant Solar Module VR 68
by a separate sensor, mounted outdoors and Commercially available 230 V components
transmitted to the VRC 430. (e.g. valves, cylinder thermostats)
The room temperature is only dependent upon your
preset values. The influence of the outside The VRC 430 can be operated with the Vaillant remote
temperature is compensated for. control VR 81.

You can use the VRC 430 to set different room target The VRC 430 can form part of a new heating and hot
temperatures - for different times of the day and for water preparation installation or can also be retro-fitted
different days of the week. into an existing installation. The boiler must have an
In automatic mode, the VRC 430 controls your heating eBUS interface.
in accordance with these settings (see Fig. 0.1).
eBUS is a communication standard for data exchange
The VRC 430 can be used for setting daily heating between the components of heating technology.
periods for hot water preparation.
Room temperature

25

20

Set back temperature


15

Period 1 Period 2 Period 3

04:00 08:00 12:00 16:00 20:00 Time

Fig. 0.1 Automatic heating operation: Example of setting the


room target temperature for different times of the day
Product specifications
eBUS interface
Data connection with a Vaillant boiler via an eBUS line
Illuminated graphical display (display field)
Operation via both dials in accordance with the
principle "Turn and Click"
Direct fitting of the controller in the operating panel of
the boiler or separate wall mounting
Equipped for operation with Vaillant diagnosis
software vrDIALOG 810/2 and with the Vaillant
Internet Communication System vrnetDIALOG, i.e.
remote diagnosis and remote adjustment

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Notes on the documentation 1
Safety 2
Instructions for operation 3
1 Notes on the documentation 1.3 Validity of the instructions
These operating instructions are valid exclusively for
The following notes are intended to help you throughout equipment with the following part number:
the entire documentation. Further documents apply in
combination with this operating manual. 00 2002 8520 VRC 430
We accept no liability for any damage caused by failure
to observe these instructions. The part number of your unit can be obtained by asking
your installer.
Other applicable documents
The installation instructions for the Vaillant controller 1.4 CE label
VRC 430 (Section 2 of this document, for the heating The CE mark documents the fact that the controller
engineer) calorMATIC 430 fulfils the fundamental requirements of
The operating and installation instructions for the relevant directives.
your heating installation
All instructions for the accessories
2 Safety
Glossary:
At the end of this document, in the appendix, you will The VRC 430 may only be installed by a suitably
find alphabetically sorted the explanation of technical qualified heating engineer. This engineer also assumes
terms and important functions. responsibility for installing the appliance properly and
putting it into service for the first time.
1.1 Storage of the documents
Please store this operating manual and all related
documents in such a way that they are available 3 Instructions for operation
whenever required.
3.1 Intended use
1.2 Symbols used The controllers VRC 430 are state-of-the-art appliances
Please observe the safety instructions in this manual for which have been constructed in accordance with
the operation of the device. recognised safety regulations. Even so, in the event of
inappropriate or non-intended use, impairment of the

d Danger!
Immediate risk of serious injury or death!
device and other real values can arise.

The controller VRC 430 is designed for the weather-


Danger! compensated and time-dependent control of a heating
e Danger of death by electric shock! installation with or without hot water preparation/
circulation pump in combination with a Vaillant boiler

H Attention!
Danger of burning and scalding!
with eBUS interface.

Caution!
a Potentially dangerous situation for the product
and environment!

h Note!
Useful information and instructions.

Symbol for a necessary task

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3 Instructions for operation

Operation with the following accessories is permissible: 3.4 Service, Warranty

Circulation pump for the hot water provision in Vaillant Service


combination with a multi-functional module VR 40 To ensure regular servicing, it is strongly recommended
Ventilation unit that arrangements are made for a Maintenance
Conventional hot water storage Agreement.
Vaillant layer storage actoSTOR Please contact Vaillant Service Solutions
Second heating circuit using the Vaillant Mixer (0870 6060 777) for further details.
Module VR 61
Solar system using the Vaillant Solar Module VR 68 Vaillant warranty
VR 81 remote room temperature control device We only grant a Vaillant manufacturers warranty if a
commercially available 230-V components (e.g. valves, suitably qualified engineer has installed the system in
cylinder thermostats) in combination with the Control accordance with Vaillant instructions.
Center VR 65 The system owner will be granted a warranty in
Note: the Control Center VR 65 cannot be used with a accordance with the Vaillant terms and conditions.
mixer module VR 61 or a solar module VR 68. All requests for work during the guarantee period must
230-V cylinder thermostat in combination with the be made to Vaillant Service Solutions (0870 6060 777).
relay box VR 41
3.5 Recycling and disposal
Any other use or extended use is considered to be use Both your VRC 430 and its packaging are primarily
other than intended. The manufacturer or supplier is not made of recyclable raw materials.
liable for any resulting damage. The owner alone bears
any risk. Appliance
Intended use also includes observance of the operating Neither the VRC 430 nor any of its accessories may be
and installation instructions and all other documents disposed of in the household waste. Make sure the old
also have validity. device and any existing accessories are disposed of
properly.
3.2 Ambient conditions
If the VRC 430 is mounted on the wall, the function Packaging
"room temperature compensation" is activated and no Please leave the disposal of the transport packaging to
remote control unit VR 81 is connected, take care: the qualified servicing company which installed the
that the air in the room can circulate freely around the appliance.
VCR 430 and that the VRC 430 is not obscured by
furniture, curtains or other objects.
that the radiator valves in the room where the
VRC 430 is fitted are fully open.

"Room temperature compensation" means that the


current room temperature is evaluated by the
VRC 430 and is taken into account in the regulation.

Your installer will advise you whether the "room


temperature compensation" is activated.

3.3 Care
Clean the enclosure of the VRC 430 with a damp cloth.
Do not use scouring or cleaning agents which could
damage the operating elements or the display.

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Operation 4

4 Operation

h Note!
The operation of the VRC 430 should be
explained to you after installation by the
installer. This will prevent involuntary changes
to the settings.

4.1 Overview operating and display front

1
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Auto 19.0 C
VRC 430

3 2

Fig. 4.1 Overview operating and display front

Key
1 Display
2 Operating element of the right-hand dial
3 Operating element of the left-hand dial

Fig. 4.1 shows the default display. It provides


the following information:
the operating mode (automatic, manual or off) of the
heating circuit 1
the current room temperature

The default display is described in detail in


Chapter 4.3.3.

The functions of the two dials are described in


Chapter 4.3.

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4 Operation

4.2 Overview of the displays 4.3 Operating concept


The parameters and settings (operating values) of the The operation in the default display is described in
VRC 430 are shown on different screens. Chapter 4.3.3.
The screens are sub-divided into: The operating concept described below applies to the
Default display (Fig. 4.1) basic display (Fig. 4.2) and to the various different
Basic display (Fig. 4.2) display/input screens of the user level.
Display/input screens for certain specific parameters
in the user level (see Chapter 4.4 and 4.5) The two dials (Fig. 4.1 Items 2 and 3) function according
Display/input screens for operating and installation to the Vaillant principle "Turn and Click".
specific parameters in the installer level When turning the dials (clockwise or anti-clockwise),
they index positively with each step. Each index step
All the screens are divided into three areas. also moves the cursor one position forwards or
backwards in the display.
1
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changes to a parameter.
HC1  21.0 C Auto 2

DHW 56.0 C Auto


Action Outcome

Left-hand dial Turn Scroll to next screen


> Select room temperature
3

Fig. 4.2 Overview display (example basic display) Right-hand Turn Scroll to an input field
dial within a screen (marked by
Key the cursor)
1 Area for basic data, title of the screen or status and error
messages
2 Area for display and input of parameters Changing a parameter
3 Area for display of explanations
Clicking Highlight for changing
(pushing)
The basic data are: Turn Change the parameter
Current day value
Date
Time of the day Clicking Save the value
Outside temperature (pushing)
Table 4.1 Operating concept
In the screens for specific parameters, the title of the
screen appears instead of the basic data.

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HC1  21.0 C Auto

DHW 56.0 C Auto

> Select room temperature

1 2 3 4

Fig. 4.3 Area for display and input of parameters


(example basic display)

Key
1 Parameter name (only display)
2 Cursormarks the scroll to a modifiable value
3 Input field for parameter values; here: target set temperature
4 Input field for parameter values; here: Operating mode

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Operation 4

4.3.1 Show various screens 4.3.2 Changing parameters


By turning the left-hand dial you can page through the Turn the right-hand dial to scroll through the
individual screens of the display like a book. parameters within the screen.

Example: The position is indicated by thecursor (see Fig. 4.5).


You are now located in the basic display. To get to the
basic display see Chapter 4.3.3. If a parameter (e.g. a date with day, month, year)
consists of several elements, scroll from one element to
Turn the left-hand dial clockwise by one notch. the next by turning the right-hand dial.

In the screen 1 appears with the possible settings for


the basic data.

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HC1  21.0 C Auto
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HC1  21.0 C Auto
> Select room temperature
DHW 56.0 C Auto

> Select room temperature Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside


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HC1 21.0 C  Auto
Basic data 1
DHW 56.0 C Auto

Date 21 . 06 . 06
 We > Select operation mode
Day of week
Time 12 : 00
Summer/winter time changeover Auto
> Set day of week Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside
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HC1 21.0 C Auto
HC1 2
Time programme DHW  56.0 C Auto

Mo
> Select target hot water
1 06 : 00 - 10 : 40 21.5 C
2 : - :
3 : - :
Fig. 4.5 Scroll to various different modifiable parameters
> Select day of week

Fig. 4.4 Display of the various screens

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4 Operation

Click the right-hand dial. Turn the right-hand dial to show the possible values.

The parameter valuemarked by the cursor is


highlighted.

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11:46
HC1  21.0 C Auto
Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside DHW 56.0 C Auto
11:46
HC1  21.0 C Auto > Select room temperature
DHW 56.0 C Auto

> Select room temperature Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside


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HC1  21.5 C Auto
Fig. 4.6 Highlighting a parameter
DHW 56.0 C Auto

> Select room temperature

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HC1  22.0 C Auto

DHW 56.0 C Auto

> Select room temperature

Fig. 4.7 Changing the values of a parameter

Click the right-hand dial.

The value is saved and is no longer highlighted.

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Operation 4

Changing parameters in the basic display The duration for which the new value remains definitive
depends upon the set operating mode; see also
Parameter Meaning Chapter 4.4.

Room target The heating is controlled according to


temperature the target room temperature and
according to the operating mode, see
4.3.3 Operation in the default display
also Chapter 4.4.

h Note!
Heating circuit 1 (HK1)

Operating The boiler is controlled according to


mode the target room temperature, the time The default display always appears if the mixer
Auto(matic) programme and other parameters such module VR 61 (for a second heating circuit) is
as e.g. the set-back temperature. Some not connected and the VRC 430 is wall-
of these parameters are set by your
installer..
mounted.
Operating The boiler is constantly on and is
mode controlled to achieve the target room
In the default display (Fig. 4.8) the operating mode for
Manual temperature. heating and the current room temperature are displayed
Operating The boiler is switched off. The
in the central area.
mode room temperature is not displayed and The default display alsoallows you to change the two
OFF cannot be changed. most important parameters of your
Frost protection is active. heating installation quickly and comfortably:
Hot water The hot water is ON depending on the - By turning the left-hand dial you change the operating
target set operating mode and is controlled to mode (automatic, manual, off).
temperature achieve the target temperature, see
also Chapter 4.4.
- By turning the right-hand dial you can change
between the actual room temperature and the set
Operating The hot water is on according to the
room temperature.
Hot water

mode time programme.


Auto(matic)
Operating The hot water is constantly on
mode depending on the target temperature. Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside
Manual 11:46
Operating The hot water is switched off. The
mode
OFF
target hot water temperature is not
displayed and cannot be changed. Auto 19.0 C
Frost protection is active..
VRC 430
Table 4.2 Modifiable parameters in the basic display

Fig. 4.8 Default display (example)


Example: Change the room temperature of heating
circuit 1 (HC1) By clicking either dial you can move from the default
Initial condition: You are located in the basic display (see display to the next screen (Fig. 4.2 basic display).
Fig. 4.2). The way you get to the basic display is
described in Chapter 4.3.3. If there has been no operation of the
controller for longer than 5 minutes, the display returns
Turn the right-hand dial until the cursorappears in to the default display.
front of the target room temperature for heating
circuit 1 (HC1).
Click the right-hand dial.

The input field for the target value is highlighted.

Turn the right-hand dial.

The value for the room temperature changes by


0.5 C for each index turn of the dial..

When the desired value is reached, click the right-


hand dial.
The new value is saved and the value is no longer
highlighted

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4 Operation

Changing the operating mode in the default display Turn the right-hand dial.

Operating Meaning Instead of the room temperature, the current set room
mode temperature is highlightedd. After a delay of 1 second
Auto(matic) The control of the heating circuit takes place in you can select the new room temperature:
accordance with the guideline of the target room
temperature, the time programmes and other
parameters, such as set-back temperature and Turn the right-hand dial further until the desired
the heating curve. room temperature appears.
In part, these parameters are set by your installer.
After a delay of 2 seconds, the new room temperature is
Manual The control of the boiler depends upon the set saved, the temperature is no longer highlighted and the
room temperature. actual room temperature is displayed.
OFF The heating circuit is switched off. The set target
room temperature is not displayed and also
cannot be altered.
Frost protection is guaranteed.

Table 4.3 Operating modes for the boiler

This is how to do it:

Turn the left-hand dial.

The operating mode is highlighted. Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside


After a delay of 1 second, you can select the operating 11:46
mode.

Turn the left-hand dial further until the desired


Auto 20.5 C
operating mode is displayed.
> Select room temperature

After a delay of 2 seconds the value is saved and no


longer highlighted.. Fig. 4.10 Changing the room temperature in the basic display

The new room temperature is used instead of the


programmed temperature until the end of the current
time programme. This duration depends upon the
operating mode; see also Chapter 4.4.

4.4 Changing the target room temperature


If you change a target value - either the room
temperature or the hot water target value - in the basic
Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside display or in the default display, the new value overrides
11:46 the programmed temperatures..

When in Manual mode, the control uses the temporary


Manual 19.0 C temperatures until either the operation mode or the
temperature is changed.
> Select operation mode
When in automatic mode, the control uses the
temporary temperature until the next time window
Fig. 4.9 Changing the operating mode in the default display starts (if you have changed the set target value outside
a time window) or until the end of the current time
Changing the room temperature in the default display window (if you have changed the set target value within
The control of the boiler is according to the set room the time window); see Fig. 4.11.
temperature. The control system ensures that the
set room temperature is reached rapidly and is
retained at this level.
The prerequisite for this is that the selected heating
curve corresponds to the conditions and the
function room temperature control is activated.

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Operation 4

4.5 Level for the user, level for the installer


Room temperature

25 The controller VRC 430 has two levels for the display/
entry. Each level has a series of screens in which the
parameters can be displayed, adjusted or changed.

20 Level for the user


Serves for the display and for the setting/changing of
the fundamental parameters. The setting/changing of
Set back
temperature parameters can be carried out by the user without any
15 special previous knowledge and during normal
operation.
Period
Level for the installer
Serves to display and for the setting/changing of
specific parameters and is restricted to the installer.
08:00 12:00 Time
4.6 Screens in the user level
The screens in the user level are arranged in the same
Room temperature

25
sequence as in the following table 4.4.
2 3
This table shows you which parameters you can adjust
1 and change.
Examples of this can be seen in Chapter 4.7 below.
20

4 This is the way in which the first screen "basic data" of


the user level can be reached from the default display:
15
Click with one or both dials.

Period You get to the basic display.

Turn the left-hand dial by one or two points in the


08:00 12:00 Time clockwise direction.

Fig. 4.11 Duration of validity of target value changes


(here: Target room temperature Basic data 1

The upper diagram in Fig. 4.11 shows a programmed time Date 21 . 06 . 06


window (see Chapter 4.7.1) with the associated room Day of week  We
temperature (21 C). Time 12 : 00
Summer/winter time changeover Auto
In the lower diagram, at (1) the value of the room > Set day of week
temperature is changed (20 C). The control system
uses this value until the start of the time window.
From here (2) the control system uses the room Fig. 4.12 Screen "basic data"
temperature of the time window (21 C). (example: selecting the day of the week)
At (3) the value of the room temperature is changed
(17 C). By turning the left-hand dial further you will scroll from
The control system uses this value up to the end of the one screen to the next.
time window (4). Other screens, apart from the ones shown in Table 4.4,
After the time window, the control system uses the set- e.g. 3 or 6, only appear if accessories are installed
back temperature (15 C). and if the control system operates via the VRC 430.

h Note!
The same characteristics apply in the same way
for the hot water target value.

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4 Operation

Screen Title adjustable Remarks Unit Min. Max. Step Preset


screen operating values value value distance/ value
(only display = A) Selection
possibilities

1 Basic data Date Select Day, Month


Weekday and Year separately;
Time of the day Select Hour and
Minutes separately
Summer/Winter changeover Auto, Off Off

2 HK1 Weekday/Block Select a weekday or


Time a block of days (e. g.
programme Mo-Fr)
1 Start/End Time of the day There are three time Hours/ 10 min
2 periods available per Minutes
3 day or block of days
Temperature each time For each time period, C 5 30 0,5 20
period an individual room
temperature can be
determined

4 Hot water Weekday/Block Select a weekday or


time a block of days
programme (e. g. Mo-Fr)
1 Start/End Time of the day There are three time Hours/ 10 min
2 periods available per Minutes
3 day or block of days

5 Circulation Weekday/Block Select a weekday or


pump time a block of days
programmes (e. g. Mo-Fr)
1 Start/End Time of the day There are three time Hours/ 10 min
2 periods available per Minutes
3 day or block of days

7 Holiday Holiday period Start Day, Month,


programming Year
for the total End Day, Month, Year
system
Holiday set target value Room temperature C Frost 30 0,5 Frost
heating for the holiday time protection, protection
period or 5

8 HK1 Set-back temperature A set-back C 5 30 0,5 15


parameters temperature can be
used during the off
periods.
If your expert
technician has set
the frost protection
function, the setback
temperature is
automatically 5 C
and the set-back
temperature will not
be displayed.
Heating curve The flow temperature 0,2 4 0,05-0,1 1,2
of the heating is
controlled depending
on the the outside
temperature This
relationship is
represented in
curves. You can
select various
different heating
curves (see Chapter
4.7.3).

Table 4.4 Screens in the user level

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Operation 4

Screen Title adjustable Remarks Unit Min. Max. Step Preset value
screen operating values value value distance
(only display = A)

10 Hot water Hot water target C 35 70 1,0 60


parameters temperature

14 Changing the Heating circuit 1 Any name having up He 1


name to 8 characters can be
Hot water entered Hot water

15 Code level Code number Access to the level for 1000


the installer only by
entering the saved
code number
Table 4.4 Screens in the user level (continued)

4.7 User screens (examples) Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris located
in front weekday or block of days.
4.7.1 Entering time programmes (example for Click the right-hand dial.
heating)
Using the time programmes you can allocate up to three The field is highlighted.
time windows per weekday, or block of days (e.g.
Mo - Fr). In these time windows, the heating system Select the desired weekday or block of days by
maintains the room temperature that you have selected, turning the right-hand dial. You can choose:
the so-called comfort temperature. Mo, Tu, ... etc.
Outside the time windows, the room temperature is Mo - Fr (Block)
set back. The set-back temperature can also be changed. Sa - Su (Block)
Mo - Su (Block)

h Note! Confirm the selection by clicking with the right-hand
If you programme the control to match your dial.
lifestyle in the most optimum manner then you
will save energy whilst maintaining heating 1, 2 and 3 indicate the "time windows" which you can
comfort. programme for the selected weekday or block of days.
Within the time window (e.g. from 06:00 to 10:40) the
The way in which the time window is programmed is heating is on to achieve the associated comfort
described in the following example for heating circuit 1. temperature.
You can define time windows in a similar way for hot
water and for a circulation pump . Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris in front
the start time of time window 1.
Turn the left-hand dial until the screen 2, HC1 time Click the right-hand dial.
programme is displayed.
The field is highlighted.

HC1 2 Set the start time by turning the right-hand dial.


Time programme
Mo Each step of the dial changes the time by 10 minutes.
1 06 : 00 - 10 : 40 21.5 C
2 : - : When the desired start time is displayed click the
3 : - :
right-hand dial to save.
> Select day of week

Fig. 4.13 Screen 2 (example)

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4 Operation

The end time for window 1 should be set similarly. 4.7.2 Programming holiday periods
For a longer period of time when you are not at home,
The comfort temperature for time window 1 is set as you can define a lower room temperature. This will save
follows: heating energy.
The control ensures that the boiler heats up the living
Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris in front rooms only to this room temperature.
of the comfort temperature of time window 1. You can, e.g. set a room temperature of 15 C if you are
Click the right-hand dial. on holiday from the 10th to the 24th February. In this
time period, the living rooms are heated only to 15 C.
The field is highlighted. You can also select the frost protection function instead
of a room temperature.
Select the comfort temperature by turning the right-
hand dial (one step corresponds to a change of 0.5 Proceed as follows to programme a holiday period:
C).
Confirm the comfort temperature by pressing the Turn the left-hand dial until you reach screen 7
right-hand dial. "Holiday programming for cpl. system".

h Note!
The control supports the user when Holiday programming
for cpl. system
7
programming time windows:
a) The programmed times can only be Period: 10 . 02 . 06 - . .
chronological.
b) A programmed time window cannot overlap Room temp.: Frost prot.
an earlier time window.
A time window can only be located between > Set starting day
0:00 and 24:00.
An existing time window can be deleted Fig. 4.14 Screen 7 (example)
as follows:
Set the start time and the end of a window to Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris in front
the same time. of the start date.

Note! The field shows the text "Set starting day".


The time programmes for hot water or for a dhw
circulation pump are set in the same way as Click the right-hand dial.
described for heating circuit 1. For hot water
and the dhw circulation pump, it is not The field is highlighted.
necessary to programme comfort temperatures.
Turn the right-hand dial until the desired start day is
displayed.
Click the right-hand dial.

The day is now saved and the value is no longer


highlighted.

Set the month and year of the start date in the


same way.

In the display field for explanation the text "Set starting


month or "Set starting year" appears.

Set the end date of the holiday period in the same


way.

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Operation 4

Enter the room temperature as follows:

Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris in front


of the room temperature.

The explanation text "Select room temperature"


appears.

Click the right-hand dial.

The field is highlighted.

Turn the right-hand dial to set the room temperature


(values from 5 C to 30 C in half degree steps and
frost protection function are possible).
Click the right-hand dial. Fig. 4.15 Diagram with heating curves for a room temperature
of 20 C
The desired room temperature or the frost protection
function are saved and the value is no longer Example:
highlighted. If the heating curve has been set to 1.5, this means that
to achieve a room temperature of 20 C the boiler flow
temperature will be 57 C when the outside temperature
4.7.3 Heating settings is 0 C.
You can enter the following parameters:

Set-back temperature h Note!


In a well-insulated property a comfortable room
temperature can be achieved even with a flat
Outside the specified time windows, the heating curve. This saves heating energy.
room temperature is reduced to the set-back Your expert heating technician will provide
temperature. advice as to which heating curve should be
If your installer has set the frost protection function, selected.
the set-back temperature will automatically be 5 C.
and the set-back temperature will not be shown. To change the heating curve: (example heating circuit 1):

Heating curve Turn the left-hand dial until you reach the screen
8 "HC1 Parameter".
The relationship between the outside temperature and
the required heating flow temperature is represented
by a diagram with different heating curves (see Fig. HC1 8
Parameter
4.15). Each heating curve (from 0.2 - 4.0) gives a value
for the heating flow temperature (vertical diagram Set back temperature  15 . 0 C
axis) for a specific outside temperature (horizontal Heating curve 1.2
diagram axis).
> Select temperature

Fig. 4.16 Screen 8 (example)

Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris in front


of the field for the set-back temperature.

The display shows "Select temperature" as an


explanation.

Click the right-hand dial.

The field is highlighted.

Operating instructions VRC 430 17


4 Operation

Turn the right-hand dial until the desired value is


displayed (values from 5 C to 30 C in half degree H Attention!
Risk of being scalded by hot water!
steps are possible). When the target temperature is above 60C,
Click the right-hand dial. there is a risk of scalding at the hot water taps.
Young children and elderly persons are
The set-back temperature is saved and the value is no particularly at risk, even at lower temperatures.
longer highlighted.. Select the target temperature so that nobody is
at danger.
Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris in front
of the field for the heating curve.
4.7.5 Changing the name of the system components
The display field shows the text "Set heating curve". On screen 14 you can see which names of
components you can change.
Click the right-hand dial.

The field is highlighted. Change 14


names
Turn the right-hand dial until the desired value is HC1 : HC1
displayed (values from 0.2 to 4.0 are possible, see
DHW : Bathroom 1
Fig. 4.15). :
Click the right-hand dial.
> Select
The heating curve is saved and the value is no longer
highlighted.. Fig. 4.17 Screen 14 (example)

On the right-hand side of the colon you can enter a new


4.7.4 Hot water settings name (numbers 0-9, spaces, capital/small letters).
You can set the hot water target temperature on the
control. Turn the left-hand dial until you reach screen 14
"Change names".
Turn the left-hand dial until you reach the screen Turn the right-hand dial until the cursoris in front
10 "Hot water parameter". of the name that you wish to change.
Click the right-hand dial.
The cursoris in front of the value for the target
temperature. The first character is highlighted.

Click the right-hand dial. Turn the right-hand dial to select the correct letter
or number.
The field is highlighted. Click the right-hand dial.

Turn the right-hand dial until the desired hot water The character is saved and is no longer highlighted.
temperature is displayed (values from 35 C to 70
C in one degree steps are possible). Turn the right-hand dial by one click position in the
Click the right-hand dial. clockwise direction.

The hot water target temperature is saved and the The next character is marked by the cursor .
value is no longer highlighted..
Click the right-hand dial.

The next character is highlighted.

Turn the right-hand dial to select the correct letter


or number.
Continue in this way for the remaining characters of
the new name.

h Note!
Entire names or excess characters can be
deleted by entering the space character.

18 Operating instructions VRC 430


Status and error messages 5

5 Status and error messages


Status and error messages are displayed in the second
row of the field for basic data.

Status messages

Holiday programme active

Within a specified holiday time period the heating is


limited to the room temperature specified for this
period.

Maintenance + telephone number of the installer

Indicates the requirement for heating system


maintenance.
In addition, the telephone number of your installer
appears if he has programmed it in.

Error message:

Fault at boiler.

Indicates a fault in the heating system.

Contact your installer.

Operating instructions VRC 430 19


20 Operating instructions VRC 430
For the heating engineer

Installation instructions
VRC 430

Weather compensator VRC 430

Contents 5 Installation .......................................................8


5.1 Electrical installation of the control
when mounted on the wall....................................8
1 Notes on the documentation .........................2 5.2 Electrical installation of the outdoor sensor
1.1 Storage of the documents ....................................2 VRC 693.....................................................................8
1.2 Symbols used ...........................................................2 5.3 Electrical installation of the outdoor sensor
1.3 Validity of the instructions ...................................2 VRC 9535 ..................................................................9

2 Description of the device ............................... 3 6 Initial commissioning ..................................... 9


2.1 Identification plate ..................................................3 6.1 Installation assistant ..............................................9
2.2 CE label ......................................................................3 6.2 Installer level .......................................................... 10
2.3 Intended use .............................................................4 6.3 Resetting the parameters to the
factory setting........................................................ 10
3 Safety instructions and regulations ............4 6.4 Handing over the system to the owner ............12
3.1 Safety instructions ..................................................4
3.2 Regulations ...............................................................4 7 Service, Warranty ..........................................13

4 Assembly ......................................................... 5 8 Recycling and disposal ..................................13


4.1 Scope of delivery.....................................................5
4.2 Accessories ...............................................................5 9 Technical data ................................................13
4.3 Installation location ................................................5
4.4 Fitting the control in the boiler ...........................5 Glossary ........................................................ Appendix
4.5 Mounting the control on the wall ........................6
4.6 Fitting the outside sensor .....................................6
1 Notes on the documentation

1 Notes on the documentation 1.3 Validity of the instructions


These installation instructions are valid exclusively for
The following notes are intended to help you throughout equipment with the following part numbers:
the entire documentation. Further documents apply in
combination with this installation manual. 00 2002 8520 VRC 430
We accept no liability for any damage caused by failure
to observe these instructions. The part number of your equipment can be taken from
the identification plate.
Other applicable documents
The operating instructions for the Vaillant controller
VRC 430 (Section 2 of this document)
The operating and installation instructions for your
heating installation
All instructions for the accessories

1.1 Storage of the documents


Please pass on this installation manual and all other
valid documents and auxiliary equipment to the owner
of the installation. He will then determine the method of
storage. The documents must be made available upon
request.

1.2 Symbols used


Please observe the safety instructions in this manual for
the installation of the device.

d Danger!
Immediate risk of serious injury or death!

e Danger!
Danger of death by electric shock!

H Attention!
Danger of burning and scalding!

Caution!
a Potentially dangerous situation for the product
and environment!

h Note!
Useful information and instructions.

Symbol for a necessary task

Installation instuctions VRC 430


Description of the device 2

2 Description of the device


1 2 3
The VRC 430 is a weather-compensated controller for
heating and hot water in combination with a Vaillant
boiler (eBUS-capable).
The VRC 430 can, in addition, be used to control,
start up and evaluate the following accessories:

Circulation pump for hot water in combination with a


multi-functional module VR 40
Ventilation unit
Conventional hot water storage
Vaillant layer storage actoSTOR
Second heating circuit using the Vaillant Mixer Module
VR 61
Solar system using the Vaillant Solar Module VR 68
Commercially available 230-V components (e.g. valves,
cylinder thermostats) in combination with the Control
Center VR 65
The Control Center VR 65 cannot be used with a mixer
module VR 61 or a solar module VR 68.
230-V cylinder thermostat in combination with the
relay box VR 41 230 V~

The data interchange and power supply, on the VRC 430,


is via an eBUS interface.
5 4
The VRC 430 can be installed with the Vaillant remote
control VR 81. Fig. 2.1 System schematic

The VRC 430 is compatible with the Vaillant Key


Diagnosis Software vrDIALOG 810/2 and with the Vaillant 1 VRC 430
Internet Communication System vrnetDIALOG i.e for 2 Outside sensor VRC 693 or VRC 9535 (DCF)
3 Boiler
remote diagnosis and remote adjustments.
4 Cable connection (VRC 693: twin-core; VRC 9535: 3-core)
5 eBUS connection (twin-core)

2.1 Identification plate


The identification plate is located on the back of the
control (printed circuit board).

2.2 CE label
The CE mark documents that the Vaillant controller
VRC 430 fulfils the fundamental requirements of the
following guidelines:
Electromagnetic compatibility directive (Guideline
89/336/EEC)
Low voltage directive (Guideline 73/23/EEC)

Installation instructions VRC 430 3


2 Description of the device
3 Safety instructions and regulations

2.3 Intended use 3 Safety instructions and regulations


The VRC 430 control is a state-of-the-art appliance
which has been constructed in accordance with The VRC 430 must be installed by a suitably qualified
recognised safety regulations. heating engineer, who is responsible for adhering to the
Even so, in the event of inappropriate or non-intended existing standards and regulations. We accept no liability
use, impairment of the device and other real values can for any damage caused by failure to observe these
arise. instructions.
The controller VRC 430 is designed for the weather-
compensated and time-dependent control of a heating 3.1 Safety instructions
installation with or without hot water preparation/
circulation pump in combination with a Vaillant boiler
with eBUS interface. e Danger!
Voltage carrying connections!
Operation with the following accessories is permissible: When working in the control cabinet of the
boiler there is a danger to life by electric shock.
Circulation pump for the hot water provision in Switch the power supply off before working in
combination with a multi-functional module VR 40 the control cabinet and secure against
Ventilation unit re-connection.
Conventional hot water storage Open the control cabinet only when the boiler is
Vaillant layer storage actoSTOR potential-free.
Second heating circuit using the Vaillant Mixer Module
VR 61 3.2 Regulations
Solar system using the Vaillant Solar Module VR 68 During the electrical installation, observe the regulations
Commercially available 230-V components (e.g. valves, of your local power supplier.
cylinder thermostats) in combination with the Control All wiring must be in accordance with Building
Center VR 65 Regulations Part P and BS 7671 (IEE Wiring Regulations),
The Control Center VR 65 cannot be used with a mixer and must be carried out by a suitably qualified person
module VR 61 or a solar module VR 68.
230-V cylinder thermostat in combination with the Use standard commercial cables for wiring.
relay box VR 41 Minimum cross-section for sensor and Bus lines:
VR 81 remote control device 0.75 mm2
Do not exceed the following maximum wire lengths:
Any other use or extended use is considered to be use
other than intended. The manufacturer or supplier is not Sensor lines 50 m
liable for any resulting damage. The owner alone bears eBUS lines 300 m
any risk.
Intended use also includes observance of the operating If sensor and eBUS lines run parallel with 230 V cables
and installation instructions and all other documents for more than 10 m, they must be laid separately with a
also have validity. distance of at least 25cm.
Do not use free terminals of the appliances as support
terminals for other wiring.
Assembly 4

4 Assembly Relay box VR 41


Using the relay box VR 41, a 230-V cylinder thermostat
The VRC 430 can either be plugged into the boiler fascia can be incorporated in the control system of the VR 430.
or be installed in the living area on a wall. When
mounting on the wall, the connection to the boiler is via VR 81 remote control device
a twin-core eBUS line. The remote control VR 81 is recommended if the
The VRC 430 is supplied with the following VRC 430 is plugged into the boiler, or if the second
outside sensors: heating circuit is to controlled remotely.
VRC 693 The remote control VR 81 permits the setting of the
connection is via a twin-core cable to the boiler following parameters:
VRC 9535 (DCF) Operating mode
connection is via a 3-core cable to the boiler Target room temperature
In addition, the maintenance and fault messages are
4.1 Scope of delivery given by symbols.
Using Table 4.1, check the scope of delivery The data interchange is via eBUS line.

Pos. number Component

1 1 Controller VRC 430


h Note!
If the VRC 430 is installed with accessories,
the instructions of th accessories are to be
Outside sensor VRC 693 or observed.
2 1
Outside sensor VRC 9535 (DCF)
3 1 Fixing equipment 4.3 Installation location
4 1 6-pole edge connector
The VRC 430 should only be installed in dry rooms.

Operating and If the control is mounted on the wall, it should be fitted


5 1
Installation Manual
in such a way that the room temperature is measured
Table 4.1 Scope of delivery VRC 430 properly; e.g. on an room wall of the main living room at
a height of approx. 1.5 m.
4.2 Accessories
The following accessories can be installed in addition to If the room thermostat function is activated, advise the
the VRC 430 weather compensator: user that, in the room where the controller is mounted,
all the radiator valves must be fully open.
Multi-function module VR 40
The multi-function module VR 40 can be used by the See Chapter 4.6 for the location of the outside sensor.
VRC 430 to control a hot water circulation pump.
4.4 Fitting the control in the boiler
Mixer module VR 61
The mixer-module VR 61 expands the VRC 430 to a two
heating zone controller. e Danger!
Voltage carrying connections!
When working in the control cabinet of the
Solar module VR 68 boiler there is a danger to life by electric shock.
The solar module VR 68 can be used by the VRC 430 to Switch the power supply off before working in
control a solar installation. the control cabinet and secure against
re-connection.
Control Center VR 65 Open the control cabinet only when the boiler is
The Control Center VR 65 can be used by the VR 430 potential-free.
to control commercially-available 230-V components
(e.g. valves, cylinder thermostats).
The Control Center VR 65 cannot be used in
combination with a mixer-module VR 61 or a solar
module VR 68.

Installation instructions VRC 430 5


4 Assembly

This is how to do it: The electrical installation is carried out as


described in Chapter 5.1.
Switch off the boiler. Carefully push the controller onto the wall socket
Turn off the power supply to the boiler and secure until it clicks in position. The pin rail on the back of
the power supply against re-connection. the controller must fit into the plug connector (5) on
Remove the front panel from the boiler. the wall socket.
Carefully push the control (without wall socket, see
Fig. 4.1) with the pin rail into the plug connector on 4.6 Fitting the outside sensor
the boiler. The location of the outside sensor should meet the
Now fit the outside sensor (see Chapter 4.6). following conditions:
Carry out the electrical installation of the outside no especially carefully wind-protected location
sensor, as described in Chapter 5.2 or 5.3. no particularly draughty location
Re-connect the power supply to the boiler. no direct sunlight
Switch the boiler on. no influence from heat sources
N or NW facing facade
4.5 Mounting the control on the wall
On buildings with up to 3 floors, the outside sensor
should be fitted at the 2/3 floor facade height, on
1 buildings with more than 3 floors, mount between the
2nd. and 3rd. floor.

a Caution!
Dampness in the wall and in the unit!
Incorrect installation can lead to damage to the
unit and/or the wall of the building.
Observe the cable routing described and the
2 correct installation position of the outside
sensor.
5

h Note!
The steps for installation are the same for both
outside sensors, with the following exceptions:
4 3
the VRC 693 requires a twin-core
connection cable
the VRC 9535 requires a 3-core
connection cable

Fig. 4.1 Installation of the VRC 430

Key
1 Controller VRC 430
2 Wall socket
3 Mounting apertures
4 Apertures for cable entry
5 Terminals for eBUS line and plug connection for pin rail

This is how to do it:

Pull the controller (1) off the wall socket (2). This
can be done by pushing a screwdriver into the two
retaining straps (see Fig. 4.1 arrows).
Mark the position on the wall. Observe the cable run
of the eBUS line when doing so.
Drill two holes 6 mm diameter to suit the fixing
apertures (3).
Insert the plugs supplied.
Insert the eBUS cable through the cable entry
apertures (4).
Use the screws supplied to fix the wall socket.
Assembly 4

This is how to do it:

Mark the position on the wall. Observe the cable


routing for the outside sensor.
Route the connection cable (4) with a slight incline
to the outside and with a drip loop.
Remove the cover from the enclosure (1) of the
1 outside sensor.
2 Drill two holes 6 mm diameter to suit the fixing
5 apertures (5).
Insert the plugs supplied.
Fix the wall socket (2) to the wall with 2 screws. The
3 3 cable entry must point downwards.
4 Release the cap nut (3) slightly and push the
4
connection cable through the cable entry from
below.
The electrical installation as described in Chapter
5.2 for the VRC 693, and in Chapter 5.3 for the
VRC 9535.
Re-tighten the cap nut (3). The packing in the cable
entry adapts to the diameter of the cable used
Fig. 4.2 Installation of the VRC 693 outside sensor (Cable diameter: 4.5 to 10 mm).
Carefully push the cover for the enclosure onto the
Key wall socket until it clicks in position. Do not forget
1 Cover for the enclosure the seal between the wall socket and the cover for
2 Wall socket the enclosure.
3 Cap nut for cable entry point
4 Connection cable with drip loop
5 Mounting apertures

Fig. 4.3 Installation of the VRC 9535 outside sensor

Key
1 Cover for the enclosure
2 Wall socket
3 Cap nut for cable entry point
4 Connection cable with drip loop
5 Mounting apertures

Installation instructions VRC 430 7


5 Installation

5 Installation This is how to do it:

Connect the eBUS cable to the terminal rail of the


Danger! VRC 430.
e Voltage carrying connections! Connect the eBUS cable to the terminal rail of the
When working in the control cabinet of the boiler.
boiler there is a danger to life by electric shock.
Switch the power supply off before working in
the control cabinet and secure against h Note!
The connecting link between terminal 3 and 4
re-connection. (Fig. 5.1) must not be removed.
Open the control cabinet only when the boiler is When connecting the eBUS cable there is no
potential-free. need to observe the correct polarity.
Communication is not adversely affected by
If the controller is installed in the boiler, the electrical swapping the two connections over.
connection is made by the contact between the pin rail
of the controller and the corresponding plug connection 5.2 Electrical installation of the outdoor sensor
in the boiler. VRC 693
Switch off the power supply to the boiler and secure
5.1 Electrical installation of the control when against re-connection.
mounted on the wall
Switch off the power supply to the boiler and secure
against re-connection.

2
2

Fig. 5.1 Electrical connection of the VRC 430 when mounted


on a wall Fig. 5.2 Electrical connection of the VRC 693 outdoor sensor
to the boiler using the edge connector supplied
Key
1 Terminal rail VRC 430 Key
2 Terminal rail boiler 1 Connection cable to the outside sensor VRC 693
2 6 pole edge connector which is pushed onto the boiler PCB at
location X41
Installation 5
Initial commissioning 6

This is how to do it: 6 Initial commissioning


Connect a 2-core cable to the terminals of the Initial condition:
outside sensor in accordance with Fig. 4.2. The controller VRC 430 and the outside sensor are
Connect the cable to the 6 pole edge connector correctly installed and connected.
supplied with the VRC 430 in accordance with Fig. The boiler is switched on and ready for operation.
5.2.
Connect the 6 pole edge connector to plug location
X41 of the boiler. h Note!
Set the two boiler dials for hot water and
heating to maximum (all the way to the right) in
5.3 Electrical installation of the outdoor sensor order to ensure optimum control via the
VRC 9535 VRC 430.
The power supply to the boiler is switched off and
secured against re-connection. The operating concept of the VRC 430 is described in
the operating instructions in Chapter 4.3.

6.1 Installation assistant


When commissioning the VRC 430 control for the first
time, you will be supported by the installation assistant
which recognises all components connected to the
installation.. Up to six screens (A1 to A6), depending
upon the heating installation can be used in the
installation assistant to enter the most important
operating parameters.
1
The installation assistant starts with the first screen A1,
language selection.

Select the language (operating instructions 4.3).

Turn the left-hand dial clockwise by one notch to


turn to screen A2.

Installation assistant A2
System configuration
Mixer mode HC1 DC
2
Cylinder  active

> Select

Fig. 5.3 Electrical connection of the VRC 9535 outside Fig. 6.1 Installation assistant screen A2
connector
The screen A2 shows the configuration of the
Key heating installation.
1 Terminal rail VRC 9535 outside connector In the mixer mode HC1 you can select between direct
2 6 pole edge connector for plug location X41 (boiler) circuit (DC) and inactive.
For the cylinder (storage), you can choose between
This is how to do it: active and inactive.

Connect the connection cable to the terminal rail of Turn the left-hand dial clockwise by one notch to
the outside sensor in accordance with Fig. 5.3. turn to screen A5.
Connect the connection cable to the 6 pole edge
connector in accordance with Fig. 5.3.
Connect the 6 pole edge connector to plug location
X41 of the boiler.

Installation instructions VRC 430 9


6 Initial commissioning

You can check operation of the boiler on screen A5:


Code layer 15
Select the parameter value 50 C for the parameter enabled
"activate boiler.
Check the reaction of the boiler.
Code number 0 0 0 0
If you want to make any other changes:
> Enter code
Turn the left-hand dial in a anti-clockwise direction,
in order to go back to the previous screens. Fig. 6.2 Screen 15

If you want to leave the installation assistant : The factory setting of the code is 1 0 0 0.
You can change the code on screen C24.
Turn the left-hand dial clockwise to get to screen A6.
Confirm the end of the installation with "Yes". After entering the correct code you automatically reach
screen C1.

h Note!
If you have confirmed the end of the installation 6.3 Resetting the parameters to the factory set-
with "Yes", you can only access the ting
installation assistant via the code-protected The factory as-delivered condition of the VRC 430
installer level. can be recovered as follows:

6.2 Installer level Push both dials at once for 10 seconds


The level for the installer serves to display and change
specific operating data to optimise the control system. You will reach the screen for the factory settings
This is advisable especially if the heating installation has
additional components, e.g. heating circuit 2, hot water
storage, ventilation system, solar system. Th. 12.01.06 3.0 C Outside
11:46
Factory setting
h Note!
The control functions for the accessories can be Cancel
Time programme
No
 No
found in the instructions for the particular Everything
Sommer/Winterzeit-Umstellung No
accessory.

The installer level includes screens C1 to C26 and


screens A1 to A6 as previously described. Fig. 6.3 Screen factory setting
The screens C1 to C26 appear in the VRC 430 in the
same sequence as shown in Table 6.1 .
This table shows you which parameters you can adjust Menu point Input Result
and change.
Aborting Yes The set parameters remain effective
Depending upon the configuration selected, in the
installation assistant (screen A2), the parameters not Time All programmed time windows are
Yes
programmes deleted
required are hidden.
All set parameters are reset back to
Everything Yes
Setting/changes are made as described in Chapter 4.3 of the factory setting
the operating instructions.
Table 6.1 Menu selection of the screen factory setting
In order to get to the installer level, you need to enter
an access code. After confirmation of the input, the display scrolls back
to the basic display or to the default display.
From the default display access the installer level
in the following way:

Click with one or both dials to get to the basic


display from the default display.
Turn the left-hand dial clockwise until you get to
screen 15.
Enter the code.
Initial commissioning 6

Screen Title adjustable Remarks Unit Min. Max. Step Preset


screen operating values value value distance/ value
(only display = A) Selection
facility

C1 HC1 Target flow Flow temperature target C 1


Information temperature (A) value
Pump status (A) On, Off
Remote control Remote control connected? C Yes, no and 0.5
Room actual display
C3 Hot water Sensor VF1 (A) Actual value at the flow C 1
information sensor 1 or the room
sensor of the boiler
Boiler status (A) Off, heating
mode, hot
water mode
C4 Hot water Hot water target Hot water target C 1
information value (A) temperature of the cylinder
Cylinder sensor 1 (A) Hot water actual C 1
temperature of the cylinder
Circulation pump On, Off
(A)
C8 HC1 Heating circuit type Status display Heating circuit,
parameters (A) inactive

Room temperature This can be set when the none, none


control control is wall mounted or modulating,
if the remote control is thermostat
installed.
Thermostat =
Modulating =
None = frost protection is
active
Summer operation If the outside temperature R 0 30 1 1
mode Offset > the room temperature +
Summer Offset, the boiler
switches off
C9 HC1 Set-back For the time period C 5 30 1 15
parameters temperature between the programmed
time windows, a set-back
temperature can be set.
If your installer has set the
frost protection function,
the set-back temperature
is 5 C and the setback
temperature will not be
displayed.
Heating curve in accordance with the 0,2 4 0,05-0,1 1,2
diagram operating
instructions Chapter 4.7.3
Minimum Minimum flow temperature C 15 90 1 15
temperature
C16 Hot water Legionella Week-day or block of week- OFF, MO, TU, OFF
parameters protection day days; The cylinder is WE, TH, FR,
heated up to 70C for an SA, SU, MO-SU
hour
Start time of 0:00 24:00 0:10 4:00
Legionella
protection

Table 6.1 Screens in the level for the installer

Installation instructions VRC 430 11


6 Initial commissioning

Screen Title adjustable Remarks Unit Min. Max. Step Preset value
screen operating values value value distance/
(only display = A) Selection
facility

C21 Total system Mode Auto_OFF Determines the heating Frost Frost
parameters control outside the protection, protection
programmed time window ECO, set-back
Frost protection = the
control is off until the
outdoor temperature
reaches +3C when the
boiler pump starts
ECO = the control if off
until the outdoor
temperature reaches +3C
when the set-back
temperature is active
Set-back = the set-back
temperature is active
Frost protection Delay time for the start of Hrs. 0 12 1 4
delay time the frost protection
function or the ECO
function.
Max. pump blocking If the target Mins. Off, 5 60 1 15
time flow temperature is
achieved for a longer
period of time, the heating
is switched off for the
prescribed pump blocking
time (dependent upon the
outside temperature)
C22 Total system Max. Before the start of the first Mins. 0 300 10 0
parameters advanced heating time window
time
Max. heating switch Before the end of a time Mins. 0 120 10 0
off time window
AT through-heating When the outside C OFF, -25 +10 1 Off
temperature is reached,
continuous heating is
active

C24 Service Telephone number Telephone number for


support
Changing the code 0000 9999 each 1 1000
number
Maintenance date Day/Month/Year adjustable
C25 Tools Outside temperature Matching of the outside R -5 5 1,0 0
correction sensor
Room temperature Matching the room R -3 3 0,5 0
correction temperature sensor
Display contrast 0 15 1 6
C26 Software Software version per Display version number
versions module (A)
Table 6.1 Screens in the level for the installer (continued)

6.4 Handing over the system to the owner


The owner of the VRC 430 must be instructed about the
function and operation of the control.

Hand over the instructions and paperwork for the


equipment to the user for safe-keeping.
Tell the user the part number.
Tell the owner to keep the manuals nearby the
controller.
Go through the operating manual with the customer
and answer any questions.

12 Installation instuctions VRC 430


Service, Warranty 7
Recycling and disposal 8
Technical data 9
7 Service, Warranty 9 Technical data
Vaillant Service VRC 430
To ensure regular servicing, it is strongly recommended
that arrangements are made for a Maintenance Operating voltage Umax 24 V
Agreement. Current consumption < 45 mA
Please contact Vaillant Service Solutions Cross-section connection lines 0,751,5 mm2
(0870 6060 777) for further details.
Level of protection IP 20

Vaillant warranty Protection class III


We only grant a Vaillant manufacturers warranty if a Maximum permissible ambient temperature 50 C
suitably qualified engineer has installed the system in Height mm 97
accordance with Vaillant instructions. Width mm 146
The system owner will be granted a warranty in
Depth mm 45
accordance with the Vaillant terms and conditions.
All requests for work during the guarantee period must Table 9.1 Technical data VRC 430
be made to Vaillant Service Solutions (0870 6060 777).

8 Recycling and disposal


Both your VRC 430 and its packaging are primarily
made of recyclable raw materials.

Appliance
Neither the VRC 430 nor any of its accessories may be
disposed of in the household waste. Make sure the old
device and any existing accessories are disposed of
properly.

Packaging
The disposal of the transport packaging is undertaken
by the installer who installed the unit.

Installation instructions VRC 430 13


Appendix
Glossary

Glossary Frost protection function


The frost protection system protects your heating
Auto_Off (user level for the installer) system and your apartment from frost damage. It
In the screen C21 "Entire system parameters" the control remains active in the operating mode "OFF".
behaviour in the operating mode Automatic for the The frost protection function monitors the
times in which no time windows are programmed can be outside temperature. If the outside temperature falls
laid down in the menu point "Mode Auto_Off". The below 3 C, the heating pump is switched on for approx.
options are Frost protection, ECO and Set-back. 10 mins and thereafter switched off for 10 to 60 min
Frost protection (depending on the degree of the outside temperature). If
In the times when no time windows are programmed the heating flow temperature is less than 13 C, the
the boiler is switched off. The frost protection function burner in the boiler is switched on and the control refers
(see location) is active. to a target room temperature of 5 C. If the outside
ECO temperature rises above 4 C, the monitoring of
In the times when no time windows are programmed the outside temperature remains active, the heating
the boiler is switched off. The outside temperature is pump and the burner are switched off.
monitored. If the outside temperature falls below 3 C, If the outside temperature falls below -20 C, the burner
the room set target value is set to the preset set- in the boiler is switched on directly and the control
backtemperature (minimum 5 C). This room set refers to a target room temperature of 5 C.
target value is used for control. A set frost protection
delay time (see location) has an effect on the start of Heating circuit (HC1)
this control. If the outside temperature rises above 4 HC1 indicates heating circuit 1. This refers to the heating
C, the monitoring of the outside temperature of your heating system. If you wish to use a special
remains active, the boiler is switched off. designation you can use a different designation in place
Set-back of HC1 (see operating instructions Section 4.7.5).
In the times when no time window is programmed, the
set target room temperature is set to the pre-set set- Heating curve
back temperature (minimum 5 C). This room set The heating curve (Heizkurve) represents the
target value is used for control. relationship between outside temperature and the flow
temperature. The selection of a heating curve allows
Forward flow temperature the influencing of the flow temperature
See heating flow temperature. of your heating system and therefore also the room
temperature.
Frost protection delay time The capability of selecting various heating curves allows
By setting the frost protection delay time (installer the control, in combination with the room control (see
level), the initiation of heating control by the frost location), to be optimised to the apartment and to the
protection function (outside temperature < 3 C) can be heating system.
delayed by a specified time period (1 - 12 hours). Fig. G.1 shows the possible heating curves for a room
The set frost protection delay time also works in the target temperature of 20 C.
"ECO" function in the "Auto_Off" mode (see location). If, for example, heating curve 1.5 is selected, a flow
The frost protection delay time starts when the outside temperature of 56 C is maintained at an outside
temperature falls below 3 C. temperature of 0 C.

Fig. G.1 Diagram of heating curvesfor a set target


room temperature of 20 C

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Appendix
Glossary

Feed temperature It serves to display and to set/change the fundamental


in C parameters. Setting/changing the parameters can be
performed by the user without previous special
knowledge and during normal operation. The heating
system is continuously matched to the requirements of
the user by corresponding adjustment of the
fundamental parameters.
22
20

Outside temperature in C
18

Axis a

Fig. G.2 Parallel offset of the heating curve

If the heating curve 1.5 is selected and, for the set target
room temperature, 22 C rather than 20 C is specified,
then the heating curve is displaced as shown in Fig. G.2.
The heating curve is displaced in a parallel fashion on
the axis inclined at 45 by the value of the set target
room temperature. i.e. at an outside temperature of
0 C, the control system provides a flow temperature of
67 C.

Heating flow temperature


Your boiler heats water which is pumped through your
heating system. The temperature of this hot water as it
leaves the boiler is referred to as the flow temperature.

Hot water circulation pump


When you open the hot water tap it can take a few
moments - depending upon the length of the pipe -
before hot water comes out. A circulation pump pumps
hot water through the pipes in the hot water circuit.
This ensures that hot water is immediately available
when you open the tap. Time windows can be
programmed for the circulation pump.

Hot water generation


Your boiler heats the water in the hot water cylinder to
the selected target temperature. If the temperature in
the hot water cylinder falls by specific value, the water is
heated up again to the target temperature. Time
windows can be programmed for the hot water
generation.

Room temperature
The room temperature is the actual current temperature
in your apartment.

Operating level for the installer


It serves to display and to set/change specific
parameters. This user level is reserved for the installer
and is therefore protected by an access code.

Operating level for the user

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Glossary

Operating mode Target room temperature


Operating modes "Auto" (Automatic), "Manual" and The target room temperature is the temperature that
"OFF" are available. You can specify the way in which you would like in your apartment and which is specified
your room heating and water heating are controlled in your controller. Your boiler continues to provide heat
using the operating modes (see operating instructions until the room temperature is equal to the target room
Section 4.3.2, Table 4.2). temperature.
When entering the time programmes, the target room
Parameter temperature is also referred to as the comfort
Parameters are the properties of your heating system. temperature.
You can influence these properties by altering the value
of a parameter, such as, e.g. reducing the value of the Target values
parameter "Set-back Temperature" from 15 C to 12 C. Target values are the desired values which you specify
to the controller. e. g. the target room temperature or
Room control switching (operating level for the the target temperature for the hot water preparation.
installer)
In the screen C8 "HC1 Parameter, in the menu point Time window
"Room control" you can decide whether to use the For the heating, the hot water generation and the
temperature sensor fitted in the VRC 430 or in the circulation pump three time windows per day can be
remote control unit. The prerequisite is that the programmed (see operating instructions Section 4.7.1).
VRC 430 is wall-mounted or that the remote control unit A target value is allocated to each time window
VR 81 is connected. programmed for the heating.
The following inputs are possible in the menu point The programmed time windows for hot water generation
"Room control switching": refer to the hot water target value (see screen 10 "hot
None water parameter")
The temperature sensor is not used for control. In the case of the circulation pump the time windows
Switching determine the operating times.
The in-built temperature sensor measures the current In automatic mode the control is in accordance with the
room temperature in the reference room. This value is specified values in the time windows.
compared with the set target room temperature and, if
there is a difference, the heating flow temperature is
adjusted to suit.
Thermostat
The in-built temperature sensor measures the current
room temperature in the reference room. If the
measured value is below the set target room
temperature, the heating flow temperature is
increased, if the value is above the set target room
temperature, the boiler is switched off.
The use of the room switching, in combination with
careful selection of the heating curve, leads to optimum
control of the heating system.

Set-back temperature
The set-back temperature is the temperature to which
your heating lowers the room temperature to outside
the programmed time windows.

Summer/Winter changeover
In the screen 1 "Basic Data" in the menu point "Mode
selection" you can determine whether the changeover
from summer to winter should take place automatically
(Selection: Auto).
The factory setting (as-supplied condition) is for
automatic changeover not to take place (Selection: Off).
If the VRC 430 is equipped with the outside sensor
VRC 9535, which receives the radio time signal DCF77,
summer/winter changeover takes place automatically;
in this case switching the automatic changeover off is
not possible (Selection: Off).

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