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Old 10-09-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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I was wondering if it is possible to use other probe sensors for the Love Controllers. (Already have 2 Love Control temperature controllers)

I was recently given 2 probes from a friend, they come from this site..
Liquid tight RTD sensor, 2” probe, NPT Thread [PT100-L50NPT] - $29.95 : auberins.com, Temperature control solutions for home and industry

The problem I see is that the probe has 3 wires coming out instead of 2 like the love control sensor.
2 red wires and 1 white to be exact.

Or would I have to purchase another temperature controller?
This one for instance?
Universal 1/32 DIN PID Temperature Controller Universal 1/32 DIN PID Temperature Controller [SYL-1512A] - $35.95 : auberins.com, Temperature control solutions for home and industry
Or this?
1/16 DIN PID Temperature Controller (Relay Output) [SYL-2342] - $44.50 : auberins.com, Temperature control solutions for home and industry

I'm not sure what all the details mean on each controller, maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

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Old 10-09-2008, 10:50 PM   #2
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You can use any RTD on your controller as long as its 100 ohm platinum. The 2 red wires are shorted together in the RTD. 3 and 4-wire RTD's are used for long runs of wire. For such a short run, a 2-wire RTD is suffice. Use one (or both) the red wires on 1 input terminal and the white on the other terminal.
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i tried to hook it up that way, but i just got -- as a reading from the love controller...
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