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AprilAire 8600 Universal Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat

SKU: RP8600

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Control Virtually any HVAC System with Reliable Precision

Control virtually any HVAC or heat pump system the AprilAire 8600 Universal Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat. This touchscreen thermostat can command nearly any type of HVAC unit, including single stage or multi stage systems, as well as heat pumps, while offering support for external sensors for increased accuracy and environmental reporting. The thermostat's large 10.3 digital touchscreen displays indoor, target, and outdoor (via 8052 outdoor sensor, sold separately) temperatures, plus adjustable settings, notifications and messaging. This programmable model allows for separate temperature programming for each day of the week, all of which is saved to the thermostat and retained even when power is lost.

  • Touchscreen thermostat commands single or multistage HVAC systems with 7-day programmability
  • Large 10.3" backlit digital display presents easy to read measurements, messaging, and settings
  • Works with conventional and heat pump HVAC systems, plus fan control with fan circulation mode
  • At-will temperature control can override programmed schedules
  • Displays time, room temperature, target temperature setting, and optional outdoor temperature
  • Can be AC powered, battery operated, or both (battery backup for clock)
  • Internal memory backup retains settings in case of power interruption
  • Optional outdoor and/or indoor temperature reporting with additional sensors (8051, 8052, or 8053, sold separately)

This programmable thermostat allows you to schedule changes based on a variety of events, making it easier than ever to conserve energy without sacrificing your comfort at home. This AprilAire Thermostat offers standard 7-day programming, enabling you to create different temperature schedules based on your daily and weekly routines. The thermostat's "progressive recovery" feature activates your heating or cooling equipment before a scheduled event, so that when it's time for the event to start, your home has already reached your desired temperature.


  • 8600 Thermostat
  • Mounting Hardware
  • (2) AA Batteries

NOTE: Professional installation recommended.

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  • Manufacturer Part #: 8600
  • UPC: 686720860003
  • Digital Display: 10.3-inch touchscreen
  • Applicable HVAC Systems:
    • Standard systems gas, oil, electric
    • Single stage/heat pump/multi-stage
    • Millivolt systems
  • Controls & Display Main Menu:
    • Set Schedule Button
    • Clean Screen
    • Set Vacation
    • Set Current Time and Date
    • Done Button (Exit Menu)
    • User System Settings


  • Control Range: 45° to 99°F (7° to 32°C)
  • Display Range: 32° to 99°F (0° to 40°C)
  • Accuracy: ± 1°F (± 0.5°C)
  • Storage Temperature: -30° to 140°F (-34.4° to 60°C)
  • Operating Humidity: 5% to 90% relative humidity
  • Operating Ambient Temperature: 32° to 120°F (0° to 48.9°C)
  • Shipping Temperature Range: 30° to 140°F (-34.4° to 60°C)
  • Power Supply Type: Hardwired, Battery
  • Electrical:
    • 24 VAC (18-30 VAC)
    • 1 amp maximum load per terminal
    • 2.5 amp total maximum load (all terminals)
  • AC Power: 18-30 Volt AC
  • DC Power: 3.0 Volts DC
  • Battery Power: (2 "AA" Alkaline batteries included w/Models 8600 & 8620)
  • Weight: 1.05 lbs
  • Dimensions: 4 15/16 H x 6 W x 1 5/16 D inches
  • Approvals: FCC
  • Warranty: 5-Year Limited