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Old 07-29-2007, 05:05 PM   #1
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Need ELECTRICAL assistance ASAP!!!!

I cut the electrical cord to my new freezer to install the RANCO ETC 111000 in-line.

There are 2 wires inside. 1 green, 1, white, and 1 black.

The diagram only shows 2 wires.

Am I to assume the black is ground and just gets spliced back to itself while the 2 others follow the diagram?

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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NOOOOOO!

Black is HOT!

DO NOT SPLICE ANY OF THE WIRES TOGETHER!

Ok, that out of the way...black is hot - it should power the controller and get connected to the load via the relay on the controller.

White is common - it needs to power the controller and have a constant connection to the load.

Green is ground. Ideally, you'd connect it to a bare metal spot on the frame of the freezer. If you can't find a good ground, you can leave it disconnected, but you face an increased risk of shock that way.


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Thanks Yuri. I knew somebody would come to my aid in a flash!

So I can just splice the green's back together and all's well since it's a grounded cord (3 prong).

I appreciate it...this round's on me!!!
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Thanks Yuri. I knew somebody would come to my aid in a flash!

So I can just splice the green's back together and all's well since it's a grounded cord (3 prong).

I appreciate it...this round's on me!!!
Yes, if the freezer cord has a green wire, just splice them directly together.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:08 PM   #5
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WILCO...thanks again.
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Bill, sounds like you got it figured out. But here is a good article, just in case. The bottom diagram pretty much summarizes what you need to do.

http://www.zymico.com/thermostat.shtml
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Thanks FlyGuy, but it's done. I mounted the TC on the left side of the freezer with velcro.

Also, I had a dolly from Menards and I cut the short sections out and made a giant dolly for the freezer. Now I can move it out of the way when I sweep the garage. See pics.

The freezer is the Frigidaire 14.8 CF from Best Buy, $399, 12% off PLUS 24 months Same-As-Cash!

Now I have 8 kegs in the keezer and 2 in the Sanyo!! Can you say LAGER??

Thanks for all the assistance.
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Whoohoo!

Thats awesome HB!


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Glad that you figured it out. That same problem stumped me for a bit when I first went to wire mine last week. Love the freezer!! Mine is so empty compared to that!!
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All day (while cutting the grass...) I was wondering what I could put on that shelf...tank is about 3" too tall.

I think I have a mead storage area now...


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