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NYC 10-17-2011 12:01 AM

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So after putting it off for a while I finally got around to tackling this. I've never wired electronics before, so it's slow going (but fun).

I have everything on LandoLincoln's list. The controller is wired up. And I think I'm wiring it to the receptacle/outlet correctly. But I have a few questions about the wiring diagram:

1) What is the best practice to connect where wire 1 turns into wire 7, and wire 2 turns into wire 8? Do I just use 2 wire nuts?

3) Does the green ground on the outlet also get connected to the green ground screw in the outlet box?

3) For safety I should probably use a 2-wire corded plug with 12 gauge wire, right?

Photos would be appreciated! Note I agree you take no liability for your advice, etc.


NYC 10-17-2011 12:01 AM

3 Attachment(s)

So after putting it off for a while I finally got around to tackling this. I've never wired electronics before, so it's slow going (but fun).

I have everything on LandoLincoln's list. The controller is wired up. And I think I'm wiring it to the receptacle/outlet correctly. But I have a few questions about the wiring diagram:

1) What is the best practice to connect where wire 1 turns into wire 7, and wire 2 turns into wire 8? Do I just use 2 wire nuts?

3) Does the green ground on the outlet also get connected to the green ground screw in the outlet box?

3) For safety I should probably use a 2-wire corded plug with 12 gauge wire, right?

Photos would be appreciated! Note I agree you take no liability for your advice, etc.


NYC 10-17-2011 12:01 AM

3 Attachment(s)

So after putting it off for a while I finally got around to tackling this. I've never wired electronics before, so it's slow going (but fun).

I have everything on LandoLincoln's list. The controller is wired up. And I think I'm wiring it to the receptacle/outlet correctly. But I have a few questions about the wiring diagram:

1) What is the best practice to connect where wire 1 turns into wire 7, and wire 2 turns into wire 8? Do I just use 2 wire nuts?

3) Does the green ground on the outlet also get connected to the green ground screw in the outlet box?

3) For safety I should probably use a 2-wire corded plug with 12 gauge wire, right?

Photos would be appreciated! Note I agree you take no liability for your advice, etc.


keysersoze 10-24-2011 04:25 PM

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I built out one of these this weekend. I'm an electrical noob as well, but I got it working and tested successfully without frying myself, lol. I followed CPs diagram and the diagrams posted in this thread, and pigtailed everything. It's a tight fit in the box, but it's working as advertised.


keysersoze 10-24-2011 04:25 PM

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I built out one of these this weekend. I'm an electrical noob as well, but I got it working and tested successfully without frying myself, lol. I followed CPs diagram and the diagrams posted in this thread, and pigtailed everything. It's a tight fit in the box, but it's working as advertised.


TheSlash 10-25-2011 02:27 PM

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^ nice job. What's nice is you learn something new on projects like this and feel comfortable repairing and tweaking now too.

1 tip going forward is that when you are working electrical it really helps to use the correct colored wires just to keep things straight. If you buy a small roll of 14 guage electrical wire you can strip out sections of white/black/ground to use. Using solid wire instead of the stranded mess really cleans up connections and makes them safer. Pigtails and wirenuts make things a lot easier.


TheSlash 10-25-2011 02:27 PM

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^ nice job. What's nice is you learn something new on projects like this and feel comfortable repairing and tweaking now too.

1 tip going forward is that when you are working electrical it really helps to use the correct colored wires just to keep things straight. If you buy a small roll of 14 guage electrical wire you can strip out sections of white/black/ground to use. Using solid wire instead of the stranded mess really cleans up connections and makes them safer. Pigtails and wirenuts make things a lot easier.


NYC 11-06-2011 09:27 PM

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An update, after a few stops and starts (note to self: 20 AMP extension cord is very different than 15 AMP cord; 12 AWG wire is not easy to bend, etc.) I got it running today. I'm so excited, this was my first real electronic project.

Lincoln et. all, thanks so much! Your patience with someone as new to this type of project as I am is greatly appreciated.

Now to play around with it...


NYC 11-06-2011 09:27 PM

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An update, after a few stops and starts (note to self: 20 AMP extension cord is very different than 15 AMP cord; 12 AWG wire is not easy to bend, etc.) I got it running today. I'm so excited, this was my first real electronic project.

Lincoln et. all, thanks so much! Your patience with someone as new to this type of project as I am is greatly appreciated.

Now to play around with it...


NYC 11-06-2011 09:27 PM

3 Attachment(s)

An update, after a few stops and starts (note to self: 20 AMP extension cord is very different than 15 AMP cord; 12 AWG wire is not easy to bend, etc.) I got it running today. I'm so excited, this was my first real electronic project.

Lincoln et. all, thanks so much! Your patience with someone as new to this type of project as I am is greatly appreciated.

Now to play around with it...



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