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VIP 3000 Universal Talking Thermostat

SKU: VIP3000
Note: Currently out of stock until August 2019
Note: When using Celsius there is a 2 degree difference. Fahrenheit is correct.
Note: Recommended installation by heating / air conditioning professional
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VIP 3000 Universal Talking Thermostat*

The first accessible digital thermostat with audio playback of day, time, indoor temperature, temperature setting and programming instructions so blind and visually impaired users can precisely and easily manage their indoor comfort.

Yes, the VIP "talks" to you! When you press the day/time, weekend or weekday schedule buttons, you are voice prompted to enter the correct settings. 

Press the REPORT button to hear “day of the week, time, indoor temperature and the thermostat setting”
Press the UP or DOWN arrow buttons to hear “raise or lower the temperature and hear the new temperature setting”
Press the HELP button to hear “obtain a telephone number to call for questions regarding your thermostat”

The VIP is a single zone battery powered thermostat that can be setup of either programmable (night setback) or non-programmable (manual) operation depending on the application. In the programmable mode, the VIP functions as a setback thermostat with 5+2 programming. Five plus two programming means that Monday through Friday, there are four separate programs per 24 hour period, wake, day, evening and sleep. Four different programs can be entered to suit your weekend schedule. In the non-programmable mode all automatic setback functions are disabled and the VIP functions as a manual "talking thermostat".


The VIP also has built in freeze protection. In the event the indoor temperature drops to 40 degrees due to the thermostat being turned off or inoperative, your heating system will maintain 40 degrees in the residence.


Product Reliability - 5 year warranty
Very User Friendly - built in voice instructions guides the user in setting the day, time, weekly and weekend temperature settings
Built in Loud Speaker - announces the current day, time, room temperature, set point and programming instructions in a human voice when the appropriate button is pressed
Audio CD - with complete instructions to operate and program the VIP is included with each thermostat. Also included on the disk is a text file of the instructions.
Push button Convenience - easy to use control panel, receive voice confirmation after each button press
Arm chair programming - program your VIP before mounting to the wall
Program Choice - programmable 5 + 2 setback schedule or non-programmable mode
Multiple Programs - up to four time and temperature settings per weekday and separate weekend settings in the 5 + 2 programmable setback mode
Models for most applications - VIP 1007 for conventional 1 stage heating / 1 stage cooling, VIP 3000 can control all systems mentioned above in additional to most of the newer multi-stage (up to 3H and 2C) gas, oil and electric furnaces, air conditioners and heat pump / dual fuel systems with 1 or 2 stage compressors and auxiliary heat. Has enhanced speech functions and optional auto-changeover.
Easy Installation - can directly replace most 2, 3, 4, and 5 wire analog and digital thermostats including the popular "round model"
Freeze Protection - maintains heating system at 40 degrees if the thermostat is off or is inoperative
Battery Powered - by four AA batteries that last approximately two years
Low Battery Alarm - announces when the batteries are low
LCD Display - for the sighted person, up to the second visual display of time, temperature and system status. What is shown on the display is also spoken
Attractive Styling - complements any decor

Universal multi-stage talking thermostat that can control most 24 Vac AC and Heating Systems including the newest multi-stage (up to 3 stages of heat and 2 stages of cooling) gas, oil and electric furnaces, air conditioners and heat pump / dual fuel systems with 1 or 2 stage compressors and auxiliary heat. Has enhanced speech functions and optional auto-changeover.

Note: Recommended installation by heating / air conditioning professional


The VIP 3000 can control the following

Single Stage Heat / Single Stage Cool (1H /1C)
Two Stage Heat / Single Stage Cool (2H / 1C
Three Stage Heat / Two Stage Cool (3H / 2C)
Single Stage Heat / Two Stage Cool (1H / 2C)
Two Stage Heat / Two Stage Cool (2H / 2C)

Power Source: 4 AA batteries
Output Load Ratings: 1.5 amps max @ 24 Vac
Temperature Ratings

Operating: 40º F to 90º F (4º C to 32º C)
Setpoint Range: 50º F to 90º F (10º C to 32º C)
Accuracy: ± 2º F
Differential: 1 to 3º F

Humidity Rating: 5% to 90% RH, non-condensing
Wiring Connections: Screw terminals
Case Material: High Impact ABS Plastic
Flammability: UL 94 V-0
Colour: White
Display: LCD 1.4 X 2.3”
System Switch: 5 position (Off - Cool - Heat - Aux - Auto)
Fan Switch: 2 position (on - auto)
Freeze Protection: 40º F if thermostat is off or inoperative
Short Cycle Protection: 5 minute
Dimensions: 7.0”w X 4.0”h X 1.5”d

Specs Sheet

When you purchase you VIP Talking Thermostat from US, you receive the following

A superior product with a proven track record
Product reliability which carries a 5 year warranty
A product that is totally user friendly to the person who is blind
A product that does not require initial setup by a sighted person
Audio compact disc with complete operating instruction
Large Print format of operating instructions
Users Guide with technical information
Superior Product and Customer Support from a company with combined experience of 50 years in the heating and cooling industry

Limited Warranty

Talking (the Warrantor) warrants each new VIP Series talking thermostat to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal use from the original date of purchase for a period of five years which is considered the lifetime of the product. This warranty and our liability does not apply to batteries (including incorrect insertion of batteries, leaking batteries) incorrect use or installation that is not in accordance with the manufacturers instructions.

This warranty shall terminate and be of no further effect at the time the products is 1) damaged by extraneous causes such as fire, water, power, electrical spike lightening, etc., or not maintained as reasonable and necessary; 2) modified; 3) improperly installed (including connection to system common); 4) repaired by someone other than the Warrantor; 5) used in a manner or purpose for which the Product was not intended.


It must be clear that the Warrantors are not insuring your premises or guaranteeing that there will not be damage to your person or property if you use this Product. The Warrantors shall not be liable under any circumstances for damage to your person or property or some other person or that person’s property by reason of the sale or use of this Product, or its failure to operate in the manner in which it is designed. The Warrantors’ liability, if any, shall be limited to the original cost of the Product only. Use of this product is at your own risk.

Repair and Service:

In the event that the Product does not conform to this Warranty, the Product should be shipped prepaid to the Warrantor with evidence of the original purchase.

All products being returned to Talking (a division of The Ezra Group, LLC) must have a valid Returned Goods Authorization Number (RMA #) from us, regardless of why the product(s) is being returned. Warranty returns will be honored only with an RMA #. Call us to obtain an RMA. Talking will, at its option, either repair or replace the product free of charge and return the repaired unit or replacement unit at the lowest cost shipping prepaid. Products returned for credit are subject to a 25% restocking charge. Returns resulting from errors by the seller are not subject to this charge. All returns must include evidence of original purchase, showing purchase date. The RMA # should be clearly marked on the outside of the package containing the product.

Talking agrees to repair or replace at its option any thermostat covered by this warranty provided it is returned within the specified lifetime of the product with a copy of the purchase receipt. Talking is not responsible for the removal and reinstallation of the thermostat.

SKU: VIP3000

NOTE: * Only available in fahrenheit degrees.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Inaccurate in Celius degrees by a few degrees.

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