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Old 02-11-2012, 10:26 PM   #1
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I havn't seen this problem posted yet wondering if anyone can give me some advice...

I have the controler wired in running a 25 amp realy that runs a heating element. it's wired just like the diagram that i have seen posted and as the controler instructions show. 1 and 2 are the probes, 7&8 are the power supply lines in 10&11 are the output circut going to the relay that controls the heating element.

the problem i am having is getting the controler to switch to the no circut to turn on the relay...the controler comes on reads the temp of the probe. but nothing i do will turn on the relay. i have checked the grounds to make sure the ground is good threwout the system.. all seems well..

i'm hoping its just somthing i have set wrong...

any input greatly apriciated...

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Is the controller set to HEAT (d0=Ht)? And if so, is the set point (SP) set above whatever the sensor is reading? Just need to rule out the basics first!

Going off these instructions:
http://www.mod-tronic.com/mod_pdf/love_pdf/TCS_iom.pdf

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Old 02-11-2012, 11:05 PM   #3
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I don't know about the Love controller, but the stc 1000 (ebay controller) has a compressor delay on the cold side, meaning that once it goes over the temp and triggers the cooling side, it will wait, depending on your setting between 3 and 10 minutes before it starts the fridge. That's to prevent cyclling of the compressor for minute temp changes.

I pulled mine apart and rewired it 3 times before googling and finding this out. Does the love have something similar?

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ya they are showing 28C set at 75C set to heat....i just noticed a cycle time setting but is says that its the minimum stopping time of load. it's set at 0.

output status with probe error is on

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the light showing that they are sending a signal is lit as well when i turn them on i hear them cycle like they are switching...maybe i need to look at my grounds again

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And there is voltage at pin 10?

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no there is no voltage at 10.

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I dare say that you found your problem.

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I dare say that you found your problem.
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