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Old 10-23-2008, 06:49 AM   #1
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Somehow I screwed up the wiring on a new ranco 111000 ETC
I connected all the wires, but they must not have been tight enough, because when I turned it on, it sparked, and died. After successfully rewiring it, the controller doesn't show any signs of life.
Is there any way to salvage this, or did I just throw away $50?

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Old 10-23-2008, 08:43 AM   #2
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if you have a tester and some soldering skills you can always take the controller apart and look for any parts that have been fried then replace with parts you can get at any radioshack. this can take a while and if you dont have a tester or soldering supplies at your disposal it would probably be better just to get another controller

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Old 10-23-2008, 10:28 AM   #3
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also look for an internal fuse

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Look for a fuse, but I couldn't find one on my buddy's dead one. they don't always look like a fuse, sometimes they're all metal and soldered in place. If not, send it to me and I'll see if I can Frankenstein it together with the other dead one I have (seriously).

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Old 10-23-2008, 06:08 PM   #5
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ok,
As a replacement, I was thinking of getting a Lux Win100 (Lux - Programmable Thermostats: WIN100) from my local ACE. Does anyone have experience with these things?

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setting range is kind of hampering there at 45-90F

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That is true, but I think I can work around it by using this one for my fermentation fridge, and using my other controller for my lager freezer

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If your really against the Rancos now then you at least need to make sure that the thermometer is on a lead on the Lux, otherwise you will have to rig some way to mount it inside the freezer. I think for the extra $10 though, I would just replace the Ranco that fried. At least you have spare parts in case something ever happens to it.

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