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Old 03-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

I just bought a Control Products TC-9102D-HV Dual Stage High Voltage Digital Temperature Controller today from Amazon. I'm very excited to use it on the Fermentation Chamber I've been designing for both cooling and heating.

The trick is, its an unwired unit and I know very little about electrical work and wiring, but can follow directions very well. Does anyone have any tips or know of any instructions for this unit? I have read the manual and reviewed the wiring diagram, but I need a little more help. Basically I think I need to wire it to a dual receptacle (one for each stage) and then wire in a plug going to the wall.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:11 PM   #2
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i know it doesn't help you now but for anybody else who doesn't wanna deal with wiring (i know i didn't, me and electronics are not best buddies) pick up one of these:


http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contro...0643388&sr=8-2

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Old 03-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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When you wire it to the recepticle, make sure you break off the metal tab on the side or it will not work. Look at the thread for the Cheap EBay temp controller.

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Old 03-02-2012, 12:56 PM   #4
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@MrManifesto - the a419 is nice, but its not dual stage. It does either heat or cool, not both. That's why I bought the one I got. I found a good wiring guide in a recent BYO last night. I think I've figured out what I need to do. Looks fairly straightforward.

@Sacdan - thank you, that's exactly what the BYO said to do.

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@MrManifesto - the a419 is nice, but its not dual stage. It does either heat or cool, not both. That's why I bought the one I got. I found a good wiring guide in a recent BYO last night. I think I've figured out what I need to do. Looks fairly straightforward.

@Sacdan - thank you, that's exactly what the BYO said to do.
Here's the factory website on this model... http://www.controlproductsonline.com...-103-l-en.html

Here's the factory wiring diagram for the model you have...http://www.protectedhome.com/documen...%20Diagram.pdf

It's a simple wiring design... pm me if you need help.
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:29 PM   #6
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@MuchoGusto - thank you! I do have a few questions just to make sure I am doing it correctly and purchasing what I need for the project. I will PM you.

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I purchased this controller late last year as well and it has been working great for me. There's one thing I should point out regarding the diagram from the company web site, however. I believe their diagram is backwards in that the hot line should be the one going to the relays, not the common. It will technically work either way, but if you wire it up the way the diagram illustrates, then your output plugs will always be hot, even when that stage is turned off. This is obviously less safe and not the ideal way to have it wired up.

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:33 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tip loudawgucr!

@MuchoGusto - I have tried three times to reply to your PM but its not going through. Very odd. I will keep trying.

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I bought the dual stage version of that controller, works very well. I have done elementary wiring before, and the sheer volume of wires can become confusing. I would recommend you do the following:

1. draw up a wiring diagram showing where each wire goes, and an abbreviation that makes sense for you on each end of each wire.
2. cut the wires extra long and trim them to size as you make the second connection
3. When you select wire colors, remnember black is hot, white is neutral, and green is ground. You can use whatever colors you wish, but that is the convention that keeps most people from burning their house down.
4. double check each wire after you are completely finished.

Good Luck

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Both Tomsd and I have wiring diagrams for temp controllers in this thread.
Although not yours, it should help you figure out what to do. I was able to wire my ebay one based on his love diagram, and I have little electrical knowledge.

Tom's a good resource, don't hesitate to pm him if you need help.

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