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Old 03-15-2011, 03:20 PM   #1
Rusty18
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I ordered a used Ranco unit ETC111000-000 off the bay, the unit came from a reputable seller who has sold a number of the same controller. I wired it according to these instructions: http://powersbrewery.home.comcast.ne...ancoetcdoc.pdf

With the help of this step by step process (completed for single stage) using this thread:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/how-...ctions-145370/

I checked to make sure all of the wires are tight and secure to each other. I plugged it in and nothing, tried the set button a few times, nothing.

Any suggestions?
Is it possible the unit is shot?

I can't post an attachment to show a pic but not sure it would help because it is a little difficult to show how the wires are connected and sourced.



 
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Old 03-16-2011, 01:39 PM   #2
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any ideas?



 
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Old 03-16-2011, 03:33 PM   #3
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What does the screen show when it's powered up? I used these instructions to do all of mine, and they were all good to go. You should be using a romex connector on the base in case the cord get's pulled, it won't rip out. http://www.amazon.com/Romex%C2%AE-Co.../dp/B0003S2MEQ


http://www.rcreptiles.com/blog/index...1000_thermosta

Pics would help, just upload to a free site and link them.

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Old 03-16-2011, 03:59 PM   #4
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What does the screen show when it's powered up?
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This is the isuue, the screen does not even turn on.

I will see if I can get a pic tonight.

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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Sounds like a wiring problem. It looks simple, but it's easy to switch a wire around, or not get one tight.

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Old 03-28-2011, 01:53 PM   #6
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Will it make a difference if the controller is an 112000 240v? Does it need a converter or something?

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:28 PM   #7
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Will it make a difference if the controller is an 112000 240v? Does it need a converter or something?
The 112000 is a low voltage 24V model, not 240V.
Check if your Ranco says 240/120/COM or 24/COM on the upper terminal block. If the latter, you may have ordered or received the wrong model for your application.

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 04:18 PM   #8
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It's says 24v.... So am I SOL? Is they any way to convert it?

Or should I put it on ebay and get a differenet one?

 
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Old 03-28-2011, 05:26 PM   #9
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It's says 24v.... So am I SOL? Is they any way to convert it?

Or should I put it on ebay and get a differenet one?
You would need a 24v plug in adapter for the Ranco controller, and you would use the Ranco to trigger a second relay.

You're probably better off just buying the right model or seeing if you can exchange it.



 
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