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Old 03-18-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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I am currently building a HERMS system but am looking to keep it manual. However, I do need to control the dual pumps. Where would I go to find out how to wire a control box for the pumos?

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #2
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If you wanted to put your pumps into a box you could do something like this - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/marc...-build-324780/

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Old 03-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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If you wanted to put your pumps into a box you could do something like this - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/marc...-build-324780/
A great idea but I'm looking to have a standard control box since they are already mounted to my brew rig.
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I'm curious about this too.

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An easy control box would just be an in plug (I like these from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) with two switches and two outlets.

Quick wiring diagram:

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Or instead of hardwiring the pumps to the switches inside of the box, you could plug the pumps into outlets that are controlled by the switches.

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Basically what I'm looking to do is have a box where I can plug both into. I want switches with lights saying wheather it's on or off, with an emergency switch, and a key to turn everything on.

Basically a ebresupply.com box that just controls the pumps.
http://www.ebrewsupply.com/ebrew-con...bcs2panel.html

I'm looking to see how I should wire it.

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Incoming Plug: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Illuminated Switches:
http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/...D/GCX3211-120L

Outlets:
http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-102-05...=single+outlet

The wiring is straight forward. Split the hot side into the two switches, those feed the hot side of the outlets. The neutral of both outlets feeds back to the plug in. Also a good idea to feed the ground back from the switches back to the in plug.

I hope this helps!

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Incoming Plug: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Illuminated Switches:
http://www.automationdirect.com/adc/...D/GCX3211-120L

Outlets:
http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-102-05...=single+outlet

The wiring is straight forward. Split the hot side into the two switches, those feed the hot side of the outlets. The neutral of both outlets feeds back to the plug in. Also a good idea to feed the ground back from the switches back to the in plug.

I hope this helps!
It does! Thank you very much!
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So how about something as simple as this switched panel. I've used this on my brew cart for years. I have a switch for the pumps, the RIMS heater, the PID and even the stereo. The whole thing is plugged into a GFCI outlet.

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