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Old 12-16-2010, 04:28 PM   #531
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so I got my temp controller today its not the original one in the thread and was just looking for an easy wiring diagram. it didn't come with anything indicating how it needs to be wired up.

now this is going on my keezer so I am not controlling heating and cooling.



from what I can tell

1 and 2 are switched and my outlet needs to be connected to that

3 and 4 are power so thats from my extension cord

5 and 6 I have no idea what the Chinese letters mean

7 and 8 are where the temp probe is already plugged in.

here is what I have to work with can some one finish the diagram for me please?


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Old 12-16-2010, 04:44 PM   #532
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so I got my temp controller today its not the original one in the thread and was just looking for an easy wiring diagram. it didn't come with anything indicating how it needs to be wired up.

now this is going on my keezer so I am not controlling heating and cooling.
from what I can tell

1 and 2 are switched and my outlet needs to be connected to that

3 and 4 are power so thats from my extension cord

5 and 6 I have no idea what the Chinese letters mean

7 and 8 are where the temp probe is already plugged in.

here is what I have to work with can some one finish the diagram for me please?

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Old 12-16-2010, 04:54 PM   #533
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No, that's not going to work...you're not getting power to the receptacle.

I don't feel like drawing this: jump the black wire from pin 3 to pin 1. go from pin 2 to the hot of the receptacle. connect the neutrals from the receptacle and controller (pin 4).

just FYI, the controller doesnt take power in, and then output it to the device to be controlled...it just closes a contact. That contact opens and closes the circuit to suply power to the device to be controlled.

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Old 12-16-2010, 05:01 PM   #534
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like so.....

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Old 12-16-2010, 05:19 PM   #535
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Bjornbrewer, thank you very easy to understand. I shouldn't have any problems now.

hardest part of this is going to be programing the thing.

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Old 12-16-2010, 08:38 PM   #536
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well I borrowed a garbage disposable cable from work and tested out my unit and it did power on and when I grabbed the probe the temp started to rise, now to get into the setting menu and figure out what it all means.

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Old 12-17-2010, 12:50 PM   #537
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if it's anything like the one that we're all using, it's pretty easy...just make sure you read the instructions first...there's a few steps in the changing the settings.

Good luck!

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Old 12-21-2010, 01:30 PM   #538
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Default Okay, still a problem...

Seriously, I'm not usually the weakest link, but damn...

So, I had wired up the controller as shown in the first diagram, from first page.

Came on no problem ...then after about 5 minutes it tripped the house breaker.

Unplugged, reset breaker, plug back in...no power.

Unwire everything except power and probe...comes back up...so, wired incorrectly.

Two questions...1. on the diagram, is the green incoming line from the power cord wired into the outlet or to the ground screw?

2.Is the wire from controller input #2 tied together with the incoming-in my case 'white'- power cord wire and attached to the heating post?

On page 51, there is a pic of a nice wiring setup that appears quite different from this one and I can almost make all the connections out, but not quite.
What is the advantage of the wiring strip?

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Two questions...1. on the diagram, is the green incoming line from the power cord wired into the outlet or to the ground screw?
The ground from the line cord goes to the ground screw on the receptacle.

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2.Is the wire from controller input #2 tied together with the incoming-in my case 'white'- power cord wire and attached to the heating post?
yes...all the whites (neutrals) should be tied together.

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On page 51, there is a pic of a nice wiring setup that appears quite different from this one and I can almost make all the connections out, but not quite.
What is the advantage of the wiring strip?
it takes the place of wire nuts. I don't see any other reason for it...cant make out all the connections either.


Did you break off the tab on the hot side of the receptacle to make the two independently controlled?
Being that the breaker tripped after 5 minutes tells me you have it overloaded, not shorted. What are you controlling with this thing and what else is on that breaker?
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This is sweet! I am going to use one of these to build a chocolate tempering machine, running 2x100W light bulbs to heat the bowl

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