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Old 11-13-2011, 09:58 PM   #2101
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Doh! I spent 3 hours trying over and over to get this to work before I realized I had been sent a 220v by mistake. What a pain in the a$$! I had done 2 of these from the same seller before so didn't even think about looking on the 3rd one. It was from skiesmall360, who has Bicky working customer service and said after I send photos of 220v they will send me replacement 110v.
ohh that sucks!!! I got mine from him/whatever, and I got the 110 v one.

Now ya will have to wait another 2 week. AHHHHH I myself, HATE WATING LOL


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Old 11-14-2011, 04:04 AM   #2102
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I think I may have bought the wrong conrtoller, looks the same as the stc but is doesnt have that decal on the front, it also reads in farenheit. the wiring sticker says loading 1,2 ; power supply 3,4; function control 5,6 ; temp probe 7,8. How do i hook this sucker up? not very good at electronics. Thanks


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Old 11-14-2011, 04:11 AM   #2103
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I think I may have bought the wrong conrtoller, looks the same as the stc but is doesnt have that decal on the front, it also reads in farenheit. the wiring sticker says loading 1,2 ; power supply 3,4; function control 5,6 ; temp probe 7,8. How do i hook this sucker up? not very good at electronics. Thanks
Assuming it's a 110vac unit, wiring from line cord in to a socket out:

Black wire from input line cord connects to pin 1 and 3
White wire from input line cord connects to pin 4 and to the socket
Green wire from line cord connects to green wire to the socket
Black wire to the socket connects to Pin 2

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:29 AM   #2104
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it is 110, so both terminals on the socket dont get hots and neutrals?
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:32 AM   #2105
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I think I may have bought the wrong conrtoller, looks the same as the stc but is doesnt have that decal on the front, it also reads in farenheit. the wiring sticker says loading 1,2 ; power supply 3,4; function control 5,6 ; temp probe 7,8. How do i hook this sucker up? not very good at electronics. Thanks
You may want to verify that it's properly rated for your purposes...
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:37 AM   #2106
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it is 110, so both terminals on the socket dont get hots and neutrals?
Re-read what I wrote - and maybe draw it up. The socket gets neutral (white) and hot (black) - and a safety ground (green)...

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Old 11-14-2011, 04:40 AM   #2107
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Thanks day tripper, i meant both neutrals and both hots dont get used on the outlet?
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:47 AM   #2108
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Thanks day tripper, i meant both neutrals and both hots dont get used on the outlet?
The socket/outlet gets its neutral from the daisy chained connection (ie: from line cord to pin 4 to the socket). It gets its hot from the switched output on pin 2. It gets its safety ground directly from the line cord - no ground connections to the controller.

That's it.

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Old 11-14-2011, 05:03 AM   #2109
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okay thanks, i was just wondering cause the pictures on page 1 show all four post being used on the outlet
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okay thanks, i was just wondering cause the pictures on page 1 show all four post being used on the outlet
Depends on whether or not you break the tab.


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