Last month, Google began selling a $24.99 accessory for owners of thermostats with otherwise incompatible configurations. Some are now being offered a free Nest power connector to solve their problems.
If something is wrong with your Nest Thermostat, Google alerts you on the device, via mobile app alerts and email. This last communication starts with a subject line “Your Nest thermostat needs more power” and tells you “properly power your thermostat with a C-wire or Google Nest power connector”.
This particular email – sent in the past few days – then states that Google’s solution to the problem is currently “free for a limited time”.
To properly power your thermostat, you can install a C-cable or get a Google Nest Power Connector, which is available for free until July 7, 2021 or while supplies last. This offer is non-transferable and we may verify your account or thermostat details to process the request.
A link in the email with a promo code takes you to the Google Store. This “offer ends only in the United States and Canada 7/7 or while supplies last and subject to availability”.
Google markets this device as a more affordable alternative to “hiring an electrician to run new C-wire through your walls.” The kit includes everything you need to install inside your system, including a booklet with diagrams for different cooling and heating configurations.
It’s compatible with the 3rd Gen Nest Learning Thermostat, Thermostat E, and the new $129 Thermostat.
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