Spike Brewing 12.5 Conical Fermenter Giveaway - Enter Now!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > ranco help...please don't get mad

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-08-2007, 06:32 AM   #11
nduetime
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 147
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

thank for all the imput to everyone that posted. at this point i'm going to assume that i have a dual stage controller. wish my camera still took decent photo so that i could take a few and post them for clarification but based on what i've been reading and the pictures i've seen, i'm assuming it is. thank you again. i have some wiring diagrams to look for now-b.

__________________
nduetime is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2007, 06:47 AM   #12
ScubaSteve
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScubaSteve's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: New Bern, NC
Posts: 3,674
Liked 62 Times on 46 Posts
Likes Given: 11

Default

Shouldn't be hard to wire. If you don't know how to safely wire/insulate your circuit.....get someone who does, or don't do it!

ScubaSteve is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2007, 05:32 PM   #13
nduetime
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 147
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Okay...so I found it a little bit more difficult finding dual stage diagram. Does anyone have a link, picture or anything else that would help me get this working? And no I don't have a manual. It wasn't included in the box when I purchased it. I called and had them ship me one a couple of weeks later but they send me a single stage manual. Hense my confusion in the beginning of this thread. Thanks-b.

__________________
nduetime is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2007, 02:56 PM   #14
FlyGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FlyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,618
Liked 127 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nduetime
Okay...so I found it a little bit more difficult finding dual stage diagram. Does anyone have a link, picture or anything else that would help me get this working? And no I don't have a manual. It wasn't included in the box when I purchased it. I called and had them ship me one a couple of weeks later but they send me a single stage manual. Hense my confusion in the beginning of this thread. Thanks-b.
Here is a scan of the manual. The wiring diagram is in the back. It is pretty similar to the one-stage method, but in this case you will need one and a half extension cords (i.e., one half to feed the power into the controller, and two halves (with plugs) going out).
http://www.dry-air.com/pdf/ranco%20control.pdf
FlyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-08-2007, 07:44 PM   #15
drewdick
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Nampa Idaho
Posts: 1
Default Ranco Controller

Just a head's up for all you guy's using a Ranco controller. You need to be very careful if you are using the relay in the ranco to power your refrigerator. The contactor is rated just under 10A @ 120V. If you are running the main power to your refrigerator directly through the Ranco (depending on the size of the refrigerator), the inrush amps may be too much for the contacts to handle. You should check your owners manual or look for a sticker on the unit that states the full load amps, usually abbriviated FLA. Most small 4-5 cubic foot refrigerators should be fine but the larger full size units like 19-21+ cubic feet could be a problem. Just be safe when dealing with electrical controls.

__________________
drewdick is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ranco To SSR cheese Equipment/Sanitation 5 09-16-2009 03:21 PM
Wiring a Ranco Ranco ETC-111000 McKBrew DIY Projects 1 02-18-2009 06:09 PM
PID vs. Ranco RockfordWhite Equipment/Sanitation 4 09-19-2008 03:14 AM
how much $ for a ranco. tbulger Equipment/Sanitation 7 02-04-2008 05:18 PM
Ranco: how much and where to get 'em Ivan Lendl Equipment/Sanitation 5 06-09-2006 05:15 PM