Google Nest Power Connector (GVNZ4)

Model Number: GVNZ4
Web Code: 15469175

Google Nest Power Connector

Overview

The Google Nest power connector offers a reliable and affordable alternative to power up your Nest thermostat without the C wire. This accessory does not require new wiring or drilling, so it can be installed by you easily. It is compatible for use with the Nest Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, and Nest Learning Thermostat.
$32.99
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Overview

The Google Nest power connector offers a reliable and affordable alternative to power up your Nest thermostat without the C wire. This accessory does not require new wiring or drilling, so it can be installed by you easily. It is compatible for use with the Nest Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, and Nest Learning Thermostat.
  • Alternative for systems that need C wire for operating a Nest thermostat
  • Works with the Nest Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, and Nest Learning Thermostat
  • Works with only 24VAC systems and is not compatible with millivolt and high-voltage systems
  • Easy to install design with simple instruction attaches to the furnace, air handler, or zone controller, without the need for new wiring, drilling, or electrician's assistance
  • IP51 design offers resistance against dust and water to keep the connector protected
Colour
Snow

Features

Battery Operated
No

Dimension

Width
5.4 cm
Height
7.3 cm
Depth
1.45 cm
Weight
61.5 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year

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Reviewer Recommendation

67%

Of the 21 reviewers who responded, 14 would recommend this product.

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  • Definitely works
    Reviewed by Read the install guide - November 20, 2021

    I'm confident the previous reviewers who were not able to get it to work messed up somewhere. If you follow the instructions and wiring for your home HVAC, it couldn't be easier to hook up. Done in 10 mins and 2020 version Nest thermostat detected the power connector right away and all locked features became unlocked. Install tips: Ensure you have a 24v system, wire to your current home set up of either heat & cool, heat, or just cool. Label the wires, take some photos. Ensure you trace the separate wiring for the thermostat and air conditioning if you have heat & on cool set up, don't mix the wires when connecting. Ensure wires are tight when reconnecting.

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Does not work.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by WellImTheGM - July 2, 2021

    Don’t waste your money. This product does not work as intended. I hooked it up as instructed and still had issues with the battery on a new Google nest thermostat. I called Google and they were unable to assist — they haven’t been trained on this product. Additionally, if you own a 3rd generation learning thermostat, there’s no functionality to check to see if the power connector is actually installed. So, today I just used the extra blue wire that was not connected to my furnace board and wired it as a c wire. There’s plenty of YouTube videos showing how this is done.

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  • G1
    Reviewed by G1 - November 30, 2021

    I was skeptical to buy this due to so many negative reviews, however I decided to try this out as I was having non-stop power issues with my Nest Thermostat. I was excited after receiving the package, got to work immediately, I have a Heat-Only system and got all the connections done as mentioned in the booklet and switched on the furnace. The R and W wires were not detected, I tried and retried and nothing. In the end I figured I did not close the furnace panel which also had a safety switch! LOL I had left the furnace panel open to re-work if there are any issues :) Anyway I screwed back the furnace panel and this device works perfectly fine, The setup is easy and I don't see the power issue anymore and also am able to control temperature through Google Home app now!

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Doesn't work as advertised. Waste of time & money
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Matthew - December 5, 2021

    Why is Nest even selling this product when it doesn't work under certain systems if claims it does? Installation is very easy but didn't work for me. After installing, there was zero change. Thermostat still did not receive enough power to charge itself. Wasted time and money... I understand this may work for some people's configurations, but not for all. The advertising and descriptions lead you to believe it will work pretty much without fail.

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  • Works like intended
    Verified BuyerReviewed by BillyB - January 9, 2022

    I watched the video on YouTube and read the directions thoroughly prior to installing. Installation was straight forward and easy. My Nest Learning thermostat was showing low battery every other day. The wi-fi would also disconnect. I wound have to pull it off the wall and charge it. I installed the Nest Power connector and the low battery issues have completely stopped.

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