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jmc922 01-21-2013 04:15 AM

help wiring stc-1000 inside fridge
 
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Looking for help wiring STC-1000 directly into the fridge? Looking for some input before I start cutting wires. Attached is the wiring diagram for the fridge. I'm only using one stage so pins 5 & 6 will be empty. 3 & 4 are my sensor. Will my controller be hooked up correctly if I take the wires labeled

(smooth black) as my hot wire and connect to pins 1 & 7
(black white) as my neutral wire and connect to pin 2
(brown) as my compressor wire and connect to pin 8

Any input would be great. Not very good at reading these diagrams

La_Moustachio 01-21-2013 05:14 AM

If brown is the hot wire for the compressor then you would be correct. Just make sure you wire the neutral wires together and don't forget the green wire for your ground.

helibrewer 01-21-2013 05:37 AM

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Originally Posted by jmc922 (Post 4808182)
Looking for help wiring STC-1000 directly into the fridge? Looking for some input before I start cutting wires. Attached is the wiring diagram for the fridge. I'm only using one stage so pins 5 & 6 will be empty. 3 & 4 are my sensor. Will my controller be hooked up correctly if I take the wires labeled

(smooth black) as my hot wire and connect to pins 1 & 7
(black white) as my neutral wire and connect to pin 2
(brown) as my compressor wire and connect to pin 8

Any input would be great. Not very good at reading these diagrams

I think you want the STC cool control in series with your black (hot) service connection on the fridge so that pins 7 & 8 become a switch for the black (hot) thus turning the fridge on when the cool relay closes.

raouliii 01-21-2013 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jmc922 (Post 4808182)
..... Will my controller be hooked up correctly if I take the wires labeled

(smooth black) as my hot wire and connect to pins 1 & 7
(black white) as my neutral wire and connect to pin 2
(brown) as my compressor wire and connect to pin 8

Any input would be great. Not very good at reading these diagrams

I don't believe that's correct. Referencing the upper electrical schematic, BLACKWHITE is the common point between the temperature control and compressor, it is NOT neutral.

In the upper left portion of the lower, wiring diagram, SMOOTH / BLACK is constant hot but SMOOTH in the lower left is not. BROWN is the condensor fan hot, not the compressor hot.

Are you attempting to bypass or replace the temperature control with the STC1000? What portion of the wiring diagram do you have access to? I will assume the compressor, condensor fan, and the terminal block (polygon) are all in the lower section of the unit with the rest in another area? Is there a physical "FAN" switch?

If it is the upper portion of the diagram:
SMOOTH/BLACK to 1& 7
WHITE to 2
BLACKWHITE to 8

This will provide a bypass of the temperature control through the STC1000, however, the temperature control will still be functional and the condensor fan will be powered through the STC1000. I would also suggest disconnecting one of the temperature control wires.

reynolds5520 01-21-2013 01:56 PM

raouliii has it right.

Depending on where you want to put the controller (inside or outside) and where you have access to the wires, there are a variety of different wires that can make this work.


The easiest may be to mount it externally and make connections underneath. In that case, you would need this:

Black from the incoming power cord connected to #1 & #7

White from the incoming power cord connected to #2

Smooth Black at the compressor or junction block connected to #8 (note - don't cut the wire, splice into it so that applying power to this wire will still get power to the fan switch)

Finally, at the factory temp control, depending on its range, you may be able to turn the dial all the way to hot to keep it from turning on the compressor. Or, you may have to disconnect at least one set of the wires from it. If you disconnect wires, make sure you keep the pair connected together and insulated against shorting to the case. In other words, keep the Smooth Black connected to the plain Black and the Ribbed Black connected to the Black/White when they are off the temp control.

jeepinjeepin 01-21-2013 02:00 PM

I just removed the factory thermostat inside the fridge and tapped into those wires. You should only have 2 wires(and maybe a ground) to the original thermostat. That leaves everything else unmolested and operating as designed.

reynolds5520 01-21-2013 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepinjeepin (Post 4808883)
I just removed the factory thermostat inside the fridge and tapped into those wires. You should only have 2 wires(and maybe a ground) to the original thermostat. That leaves everything else unmolested and operating as designed.

You would still need to find access to the White wire for #2 on the controller. It may be right there, depending on where the lighting wires are located.

jeepinjeepin 01-21-2013 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by reynolds5520

You would still need to find access to the White wire for #2 on the controller. It may be right there, depending on where the lighting wires are located.

Sorry. I wired it for power external to the fridge. Both the STC and the fridge are plugged into the wall seperately.

raouliii 01-21-2013 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by reynolds5520 (Post 4808869)
...Depending on where you want to put the controller (inside or outside) and where you have access to the wires, there are a variety of different wires that can make this work.......

Agreed. The OP needs to provide more information about location of the controller relative to the existing wiring. A model number would help also.

IMO, what you DON'T want to do for this type of refrigerator is to build a standalone controller that interrupts power to the entire unit. It's best to have the evaporator fans circulating air continuously in these commercial units.

jmc922 01-22-2013 02:14 AM

thanks for the info. Cause what raouliii seems is right. I am trying to mount the stc-1000 inside the fridge and replace the factory temperature control. And i do want the inside evaporator fans running. Temp control is up top and compressor and everything is down below. Its going to be mounted in the top panel where there is 2 switch relays for a fan and a light. When you open the panel you have access to brown, both blacks, and white, the ground is screwed to metal. White wires are pig tailed for the lights already. All other wires go to the switches & temp control.


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