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Old 02-19-2012, 08:14 PM   #21
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You need to review your wiring to and from the PID terminals 13 and 14.

This wiring setup from Auber Instrument should be followed.

If you have additional switches in that circuit then you need to decide how and where to place them.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:22 PM   #22
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The neutral to the valves? I thought about this and asked the question in some other threads about the TH and TR post on the honeywell vr8200 valves. I could run one leg to the valve and just have the other go where I currently have it. When the PID switches it will complete the circuit and would do the same when I move the switch to the MANUAL position.
You cannot use the 120V power neutral on your 24V control circuits. Do not do this. You must use the 2 output lines from your 24V transformer to provide a complete circuit.
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #23
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P-J...I just did exactly what you pictured but instead of all of those leads going to my switches, the second lead goes to the TH post on the valve. Now, when the PID kicks on or when I move the switch to manual, full 24V goes to the valve and it kicks on. So, essentially, all I had to do was move my two negative wires that were going to the valve from the neutral strip over to the second leg of the transformer. Finally, I'm going to get to make some beer again!!
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Old 02-19-2012, 09:09 PM   #24
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That set up from the instructions is how I have the PID wired. I have one leg of the transformer going to pin 13 and then out of pin 14 I have a lead going to the auto side of my switch.
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CollinsBrew,

Sounds like you did good. Anyway, I had not checked in on your thread because I was busy making a diagram for you so that it might be a little clearer.

I hope it clears up some things for everyone watching your thread.

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Old 02-19-2012, 11:22 PM   #26
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PJ. Great diagram. That should work just fine, however, I have a sneaking suspicion that it's not wired that way yet. As I mentioned, there's a number of ways to wire it.
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IT LIVES!!! Thanks for the help guys. Here's what it looks like now:



and the PID's and switches:

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