How do I program my TL8230 or TL8130 Thermostat?

To begin programming your thermostat, make sure that the Time and Day are correctly set. Press the “Hour” and “Min” buttons to set the Clock to the current time. Press the “Day” button to set the Day to the correct Day of the week.
The TL8230 or the TL8130 Thermostat has three temperature presets, the Comfort preset, the Economy preset, and the Vacation preset.
You will next need to determine at what temperatures you would like to set these presets.
The Comfort preset is intended to be used in Programs 1 and 3, while you are at home.
The Economy preset is intended to be used in programs 2 and 4, while you are away from the home, or asleep.
The Vacation preset is intended to be used to override the programming during vacations or other times when you are away from home for a period of 1 or more days. The thermostat displays the actual room temperature. To View the Set point Tap the temperature “Up” or “Down” button to see what the current set point is. The set point will be displayed for 5 seconds Use the up and down arrows to set the desired temperature and press and hold the “Sun” icon to set the at home temperature or press and hold the “Moon” icon to set the away from home temperature.
To Program the Thermostat:
Press the “Pgm” button to begin setting the programs. You can set the days individually by using the “Day” button to advance to the next Day, once the program time has been set or you can set all of the days at once by holding the Day button.
Press the “Clear” button if you wish not to have a program period and have the thermostat to skip period. Dashes will be displayed instead of a Time
To advance to the next program period press the “Pgm” button. The “Sun” temperature corresponds with programs 1 and 3 and the “Moon” temperature corresponds with programs 2 and 4.
Press the “Mode” button to exit and save Program times and settings. For more information on this thermostat please refer to the Owners Guide.

What is a Resistive load?

A resistive load is typically an electric baseboard heater. In resistive loads, the amperage remains the same throughout the call for heat. Inductive loads are typically seen in a motor load. The motor will pull a greater amount of amperage to start and then will drop significantly once the motor is running. Inductive loads require a thermostat specifically designed for inductive loads. The higher the temperature, lower the resistance


Double Pole Voltage Programmable Thermostat

ColorPremier White®
IncludesPower base, Screws, Solderless connectors for copper wires
Program Modes7-Day Programmable, Away Mode, Economy Mode, Holiday, Manual / Not Programmed, Temporary Override
Product Height4.88 in
Product Length2.75 in
Product Width0.88 in
Warranty3 Years
Control FunctionsHeating
Alerts and RemindersHigh Indoor Temperature, Low Indoor Temperature
Energy Star CertifiedYes
Stages1 Heat


Owner’s Guide [pdf]: TL8230A1003 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Owner’s Guide [pdf]: TL8130A1005 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

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