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Old 06-24-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Built my keezer, but am stumped on how to wire the temp controller!! If someone could tell me where the white, black and green wires go, from the locations on the controller, and the locations on a standard outlet, using a standard drop cord for the wire, I would GREATLY appreciate it!! I cannot find any diagrams using this controller.

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Old 06-24-2012, 01:49 AM   #2
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Cut a three prong extension cord where it makes sense for your installation. Inside there will be black (hot) white (return or "neutral") and green (safety ground). The male end supplies power to the Willhi controller, and you'll plug your fridge into the female end.

Then, just follow the diagram...



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Old 06-24-2012, 02:10 AM   #3
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Correct but.....there should be no connection to the black and white power leads...



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Old 06-24-2012, 02:12 AM   #4
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Correct but.....there should be no connection to the black and white power leads...
Non engineer, yes?

When wires cross there's no connection unless it's dotted...

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:15 AM   #5
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Sorry....Engineering Technician. I read and draw electrical schematics and write technical manuals. Missed the dots on your other terminations...

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:25 AM   #6
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38 years designing computers, memory subsystems and solid state disks for the likes of IBM, Digital, HP, Compaq, Stratus, and now a hired gun doing 3rd generation PCIe SSDs. Extensive patent portfolio, primarily on caching algorithms, error correction, enhancing memory exchange transactions and fault isolation mechanisms.

Even when I was hand drawing schematics in the early 70s I never resorted to "jumping over" wires, or using dots for a three line connection as the one shown. Amazingly, everyone I ever worked for understood it perfectly - and they still do

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Old 06-24-2012, 02:33 AM   #7
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Oh....That explains everything! You're an Electronics Engineer. For a novice who doesn't know how to connect a well labled electronic thermal controller, I thought it best to show there was no connection before he created a neat little short circuit. Congrats on your 38 year career, I only did 33....Now, I just brew! Isn't life great?

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Ok, so if I'm reading this right, then it should be white from extension cord to 4 and from 4 to silver tab on outlet. Black from extension cord to 1, from 1 to 3, and from brass tab on outlet to 2. Green to ground on outlet. Plus, I need to cut the connector tab on the silver side?

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Thanks for the help. I'm just trying to be able to control the temp on my new keezer.

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If you are using a Duplex outlet, but why not just use a dedicated single gang recepricle?

Here is another option if you are using a Duplex outlet...That way, you don't have to modify the recepticle.

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