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Old 09-05-2011, 03:19 AM   #11
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All the white wires get connected together in the outlet box. Use the big wire nut to connect them. Then use electrical tape and wrap it up good.

Chop off the metal connection on the white (silver screw) side of the outlet.


In case you're wondering, this is how long you strip the wires for connecting in the back.




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Old 09-05-2011, 03:47 AM   #12
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Okay! The wires are all connected, you used your continuity tester to make sure the wires are connected where they should be, you wiggled the "mud plate" around the outlet and put it on the box, and then you just screw down the outlet. Oh, it's so pretty. Handy Manny would be proud.



Install an outlet cover and write a "1" and a "2" next to the individual circuits. If you followed my pics, then your "1" should be on top and your "2" should be on the bottom.

Plug it in. Wait for sparks and/or smoke. If none, then check to see if your controller box came to life. Hopefully your probe will be reading something close to your room temperature. Read over the directions and play with your temp controller until you understand how to program it. Once you know how, then test the individual circuits with your outlet tester. When my outlets were not running, I got a "neutral open" light on. When the outlet was running, I got a "wired correctly" set of lights on the tester. Well, I really don't know how else to wire this thing, and it seems like it's doing what it's supposed to be doing, so...there. Enjoy.

[Note: I did get it wired up correctly, eventually, getting rid of that "open neutral" problem. Check out post #34 in this thread.]

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:05 AM   #13
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Nice job. I suppose I didn't need to ground to the temperature probe leads. I might rewire mine with a separate box if I get into 2 stage, I would like having the electrical box on the ground.

Mine basically has 2 1 foot extension cords coming out the bottom of the black box. 1 male 1 female lol. But only using it to cool atm.

These are awesome controllers by the way, been testing it out past couple days. Took some wort to 60 today and held it there till I got home to aerate and pitch yeast, then set it up to 64 and its slowly climbing.

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Old 09-05-2011, 04:20 AM   #14
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Yes, they do seem to be quite nice. Hopefully they'll give us years of reliable service.

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Old 09-06-2011, 04:17 AM   #15
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Thanks so much for the roadmap! Props to LandoLincoln (esp. as one who grew up outside Chicago), this is very helpful and heartening.

OK, off to the project (...eventually...)! I've got my push in the right direction.

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Old 09-26-2011, 06:22 PM   #16
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So I just ordered one of these. Other then wiring, any one have any issues with this controller?

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Mines been running like a champ. Saves settings after a power outage even.

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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.

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Tip for the wiring diagram. I'd reccomend switching the power leg instead of neutral. It'll make for a slightly safer install. Otherwise whatever is plugged in will have 120VAC on it, even when it's not running.

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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?

2) 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.
1) Yes, I used wire nuts on the connection between wires 1/3/5/7 and 8/2.

2) The metal on the outlet itself will ground itself to a metal outlet box, so in my opinion there's no need to run a separate wire to the outlet box. HOWEVER...

3) You definitely should use a THREE-wire corded plug in order for the entire thing to be able to be grounded to the rest of your electrical system.
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