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Received the VFD.

From the AC what wire connects to the VFD marked "L"? Black or white wire?
From the AC what wire connects to the VFD marked "N"? Black or white wire?

What motor wire connects to the VFD marked "U" Black, red or yellow?
What motor wire connects to the VFD marked "V" Black, red or yellow?
What motor wire connects to the VFD marked "M" Black, red or yellow?

Guess I'm unfamiliar with Japanese electricity markings.

Thanks.
 
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I'm wondering if that PVC pipe is for safety reasons?
Morebeer hasn’t confirmed this so I can’t say their exact reasoning BUT I can say that the PVC pipe helps to limit grain going into a system with a poor power design and that PVC pipe is acting as a limiter. Does it help people avoid putting their fingers into the grinder, maybe. But no other system has a PVC pipe installed and there aren’t too many people stupid enough to stick fingers in a grinder with the power on. Now that the system has a LOT more power, you shouldn’t have to worry about a stuck grind but it’s also a smart idea to have the emergency off button you can smash rather than trying to find and touch the tiny little power button on the module itself. Wiring is extremely easy with one wire on each side of the switch going into the FWD and GND ports on the top/side of the controller.
 
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Received the VFD.

From the AC what wire connects to the VFD marked "L"? Black or white wire?
From the AC what wire connects to the VFD marked "N"? Black or white wire?

What motor wire connects to the VFD marked "U" Black, red or yellow?
What motor wire connects to the VFD marked "V" Black, red or yellow?
What motor wire connects to the VFD marked "M" Black, red or yellow?

Guess I'm unfamiliar with Japanese electricity markings.

Thanks.
L is the black wire (hot)
N is the white wire (neutral)

For the motor wiring, you want Black red and white. U is black, V is red and M is white. Look at the pictures I posted earlier which show the actual connections. The ground wire for the power input AND the motor ground should both be connected to ground on the module.

Again, I would HIGHLY recommend looking at my pictures posted earlier and installing the on/off switch that Morebeer provided as a safety switch. Using one side of the switch (because if you look at it, it has disconnects on both sides) and use any two wires to connect to the switch with one lead going into FWD and one going into GND. Then, in the setup screen, I believe it’s option 4 or 5, you want to control the operating using the external switch rather than the push button on the controller itself. Apologies in advance as I still need to make a video stepping people through the options. If anyone else has already configured the system, feel free to post the video and save me a step. :)
 
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It is there so small fingers do not find their way into the rollers. The mill is low enough that that could be a worry. If the bolt is removed, there will be two holes exposed the grain could fall out of.

Fidelity101, you may want to check the polarity on your AC inlet cable. At least with mine, the black wire is line and the white is neutral.
 

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L is the black wire (hot)
N is the white wire (neutral)

For the motor wiring, you want Black red and white. U is black, V is red and M is white. Look at the pictures I posted earlier which show the actual connections. The ground wire for the power input AND the motor ground should both be connected to ground on the module.

Again, I would HIGHLY recommend looking at my pictures posted earlier and installing the on/off switch that Morebeer provided as a safety switch. Using one side of the switch (because if you look at it, it has disconnects on both sides) and use any two wires to connect to the switch with one lead going into FWD and one going into GND. Then, in the setup screen, I believe it’s option 4 or 5, you want to control the operating using the external switch rather than the push button on the controller itself. Apologies in advance as I still need to make a video stepping people through the options. If anyone else has already configured the system, feel free to post the video and save me a step. :)
I was thinking L = Load and N = Neutral, but the manual wasn't clear.

I will use a standard AC SPST switch as the main on/off switch. I will not use the turn and push switch that originally came with the motor.

Hmm... my motor has a black wire, a red wire and a yellow wire. I guess your white is my yellow wire.

Thanks for the info.
 
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It is there so small fingers do not find their way into the rollers. The mill is low enough that that could be a worry. If the bolt is removed, there will be two holes exposed the grain could fall out of.

Fidelity101, you may want to check the polarity on your AC inlet cable. At least with mine, the black wire is line and the white is neutral.
That’s what I stated above but I see what you mean based on my pictures provided earlier. Now I have to go back and check to see if I was really foolish enough to install those wires in the wrong order! :). If so, I can at least confirm that it works either way. Lol
 

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I was hooking up my controller based on your pictures. I then checked the polarity on the power cable that came with the mill and then reversed the L and N to meet code.

I do have a main power switch on the power strip the mill is plugged into for a master kill. if ever needed.

I may switch out the hopper for the one from my old cereal killer so I do not have the holes in the sides.

Thanks once again for your work on this project. It makes the money spent on this product well worth it.

Cheers,
Wayne
 
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The hopper on the Cereal killer is the exact same so it’s an easy swap…or just put some painters tape on the inside to cover the holes. I’m glad the system works for you and thank you for catching the wire crossing based on the photos!
 
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That looks great! Thank you for the diagram.

The motor is only pulling about 1A so 20 AWG wire is more than adequate for the task.

Using the switch is a great addition and probably helpful to many. Having been in many emergency situations myself, I’ve come to realize that precision isn’t possible and blunt force is the only option that’s really possible so I opted to keep the big circular button as the emergency off. It did require one extra cable run and programming the controller but that’s just something I know I’d need if my shirt, finger, etc ever got caught in the grinder.

In thinking about it more, I think switching out the switch you have with the red circular button is a better idea. Instead of mounting it to the controller like I did, you can/should install it inline to have an emergency cutoff that shuts down power and neutral to the whole system. That’s definitely a better approach than what I did and something I’m going to change on mine as well.

Just remember, when your adrenaline is pumping and you’re in intense pain, you will not have the fine motor skills you’re use to in normal life. You won’t be able to flip a little switch or hit a button in a timely manner but you CAN smash a big red button.
 
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Sorry, no. I’ll have to look tonight. Do you have the manual? I went through each option and made sure it was set to 60hz on power up. 40hz minimum and 65hz max.
 
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