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Old 03-29-2010, 04:19 AM   #1
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Default Help! LOVE controler Ver2 ??? (w/pics)

So I've done a lot of searching and haven't turned up anything very helpful yet.


I recently purchased a LOVE Controller. TSX-10140

  • 110Vac
  • °F
  • One Relay
  • NTC Thermistor
  • Red



Version 1 looks like this.



However I have version 2... which looks like this.




They have added a defrost feature as apart of Version 2. I'm not that interested in the defrost feature, because I don't plan on ice forming in my keezer!

So here's a picture of my wiring so far.

  • Thermocouple in position 1 & 2
  • Neutral position 6
  • Power position 7
  • Output position 8
  • Jumper from position 8 and 9







Now my problem is that the max voltage I am getting sent out of the controller is 19volts... which doesn't make any sense to me.

I can hear the controller actuate when I bring the set-point below ambient, but the voltage doesn't change... constantly 19 volts.

I've tried switching the neutral / power, but it doesn't seem to change anything.

The control type of these controls is on/off, so the voltage I would assume should be 120 or nothing.

I'm anxious to get this working but I'm at a loss as to why its not.
Is something wired wrong, or is something malfunctioning?



Here's a few more pics of my progress thus far.




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Old 03-29-2010, 05:35 AM   #2
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Remove the jumper from terminal # 8 and connect to terminal #7.
Terminal # 8 is your supply power for cooling.
Remove the green wire and replace with black or red wire.
Use green for ground only.

Nice looking unit.


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So I should have a jumper from #7 to #9 ?

I'll try that...

Terminal #8 is the output power currently going to the compressor which is where I measured the 19 volts with respect to neutral.

Also the green wire is there only because I couldn't find a three strand wire with two whites, blacks or red. So I was stuck using the ground wire as supply power...

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So I should have a jumper from #7 to #9 ?
Yes.

Based on your wiring you only shorted the open relay contacts and did not supply the required voltage from terminal #7.

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Also the green wire is there only because I couldn't find a three strand wire with two whites, blacks or red. So I was stuck using the ground wire as supply power...
We all forgive you (I hope)

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Interesting! From the schematic I thought contact 9 provided the power which the controller used to switch power on/off to contact 8.



I'll go swap that right now...



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We all forgive you (I hope)

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Also after a few pints no one will be able to tell which color wire to snip anyhow!!!

But yes, I hate using ground wires for anything but ground also... my keezer just caught me at a weak moment.




Edit: Yep That worked! Thanks for the help!!!!
Made total sense once you said I had shorted the open relay contacts and not supply voltage.

If you're ever coming through Southern Oregon, you'll have to stop by for a pint or 3!
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