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Old 03-17-2013, 04:10 PM   #11
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Ok, so it looks like this is all coming down to power source. I will not be able to plug this straight into an outlet. I will need to get a transformer between my wall outlet & this controller. Correct? I bought this one for $18 compared to $60, so if I can spend a few more dollars & make it work, I'd like to save the cash. I really appreciate all of you chiming in here to help me out.
Yes, you are correct. You should be able to pick up a 120/24 VAC transformer to supply this controller.


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Old 03-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
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Ok, so it looks like this is all coming down to power source. I will not be able to plug this straight into an outlet. I will need to get a transformer between my wall outlet & this controller. Correct?
That is correct.

I looked up the manual on the manufacturers web site. You can power it with anything from 12 VAC to 24 VAC or with 24 VDC. They don't spec the current requirements though.

You should be fine with a 24 v transformer sold for furnace applications, a 16 v transformer for doorbells may work too, depending on the current requirements.

Here is something at Home Depot that should work:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/2023129...1v&R=202312933


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Old 03-17-2013, 04:19 PM   #13
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Ok, so it looks like this is all coming down to power source. I will not be able to plug this straight into an outlet. I will need to get a transformer between my wall outlet & this controller. Correct? I bought this one for $18 compared to $60, so if I can spend a few more dollars & make it work, I'd like to save the cash. I really appreciate all of you chiming in here to help me out.
Here is one that would work for you & you could probably mount it within you panel.
https://www.combustiondepot.com/stor...detail&p=12432

You can probably pick up a similar one at ACE, HomeDepot or Lowe's.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:32 PM   #14
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Here is one that would work for you & you could probably mount it within you panel.
https://www.combustiondepot.com/stor...detail&p=12432

You can probably pick up a similar one at ACE, HomeDepot or Lowe's.
Sweet! I like the price. I'll give this a go. If I return to post a picture of my final wiring, then you'll know I'm still alive.
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:15 PM   #15
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You could use a wall wart style too.
Here's an example..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/INFINITY-OPT...item337f1dfa8b
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #16
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You could use a wall wart style too.
Here's an example..
http://www.ebay.com/itm/INFINITY-OPT...item337f1dfa8b
I was wondering about that. I have a bunch of those that I've saved, hopefully one is strong enough.
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Read the labels carefully on any wallwarts you try. Most are probably DC.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #18
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Read the labels carefully on any wallwarts you try. Most are probably DC.
Gotcha! I think all of mine are DC, but worth a look. I'm wondering if radio shack might have something that will work.
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Gotcha! I think all of mine are DC, but worth a look. I'm wondering if radio shack might have something that will work.
Sadly, it's doubtful The Shack will have anything actually useful.
For anything.

Around here they are glorified cell phone and battery stores...

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The shack used to have a good selection of stuff that would work. Not their thing anymore. Anything they have will be way more expensive than something at Home Depot, Lowes, Etc.


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