Originally Posted by Dilligaf
I've got a quick question about wiring the love controller.
The thermostat in my mini fridge is toast so I would like to wire up a love controller. Instead of wiring it using the extension cord method I would like to use the existing thermostat wires and mount the love controller in the door.
My question is how should I wire the controller? The wires I have to work with in the fridge are:
I've tried to figure it out using THs wiring diagram but I'm not to electrically gifted. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Maybe this will clear things for you...
#7 neutral -
could be the neutral line of the old thermostat
, or anywhere else you can get neutral from. [EDIT: Your old thermostat probably doesn't have a neutral line going to it. Probably just hot in, switch hot out, and ground.]
#8 needs a wire that is always hot.
#10 needs a wire that is always hot. can get by running a short wire from #8.
#11 this is the line that becomes hot when the controller determines the fridge should run (aka "switched hot"). Therefore you could use the wire that the old thermostat used to provide power to the compressor.
Hope that helps!