John Erickson: Thank you, emoneyblue! I recently obtained this unit for a dollar from the
local Goodwill. The unit turned on and the control functions worked but the
attached outlet was wired wrong I discovered thanks to your video. The darn
thing just would not turn on the outlet. Then I wired it like you did and
Now my medical marijuana grow room can share the heat with the rest of the
house this winter and stay cool during the summer months!
My "buds" and I are grateful. A thousand thanks my friend!
John Obeidin: I bought a flat cable that did not have a black or white wire wrapping,
just the cord insulation. I checked online and read that the large blade of
the 2 wall wall prongs is the neutral or white one and the small one is the
hot one or black. The 3rd round prong is the ground or green wire. Just
noting. Mine is now in use after about an hour from start to finish. The
flat wire was a little harder to bend and I also used a hose clamp to lock
it all in place so the wires can't get yanked out. Thanks for the
instructions. It's pretty simple overall.
Dain Smith: Thanks bro! Great instructional video!
Tony Nguyen: Thanks for the easy instructions!
emoneyblue: Yes it will turn on or off heater or a cooler PERIOD!
Hastein: Hey, thanks for doing this video. I set up my Ranco temp controller for my
fermentation chamber using your video as a guide. Works like a charm.
emoneyblue: Hey there, Most probes will be the sealed type and you can add any type you
need I've seen these used in brewing beer (food safe) for years if its good
enough for humans its good enough for the buds... LOL also check out Ebay
these a large variety there.
John Smith: Hi, can I use it on my fish tank to lock it to 77f, 1 degree differential.
I have a heater and a chiller I want to control with one thermostat.
emoneyblue: @Kimano Hello and thanks for stopping bye, 1st off the power strip was a
left over part I had laying around I believe in using up old stuff and
making them work again and as far as the romex connector your right but I
thought I explained that I was going to add a rubber connector to seal it
shut. Thanks for the comments.
emoneyblue: @qweef69 Glad you enjoyed it, thanks for commenting.
drinkechear: Great video!! I have this same ranco. 2 questions. 1 How many watts can
this model control? (or hold=.. don´t know the terminology...) and 2. do I
need any adapter to plug it to a 220 V household electrical current??
Thanks you very much.
sakecate: Great video, thanks! That was very easy with your instruction.
auto4life1: Thanks for the email tip on the corny kegs a few weeks ago! Btw byob raised
their prices to $50 for the ball locks the week I finally got one.
Bob Johnson: cool
XxJDSx1980xX: Like the Video. Thanks for the info
emoneyblue: Yeah!! that's what I'm talking about... great Job glad I was able to help.
Thanks for your comments.
emoneyblue: the way I have it set its heat or cooler, thanks for commenting.
emoneyblue: Maybe a bad power strip just use an extension cord...
Joseph Meehan: John, usually the neutral is ribbed where the hot is smooth.
W.S.R.- The Wet Shaver Review: Great video and I really like your order of connections ..... Believe me it
can get hairy if you do it out of that order. One suggestion though as I
build these professional for both the refrigeration and home brewing world.
I also am certified nec and by mainstream eng. you are missing one huge
safety factor. Step one is missing........ Get a NM cable connector this
will prevent the cords coming out if tugged on. Only .44 cents can save
your life if you loose a connection and touch it.
Jordan Manning: Thanks for creating this tutorial! However, I do have a question: I wired
the controller step-by-step exactly how you did in the video. After putting
it all together, I plugged the fridge into the controller's power strip and
the controller directly into the wall. Both were working fine. About an
hour later, the power strip is off and won't turn on. Granted, this power
strip was bought used at a thrift store so it may be a dud. Is there
anything I could have wired incorrectly to cause this?
emoneyblue: Thanks for the update I just sent them a nasty email. Maybe I will get some
special pricing for us!!
nativetexian: Great video...Thanks!
emoneyblue: @borizlat Really did not know that ... well thanks!!! I will be making more
I found 100's of uses around here from smoking, cooling, heating, brewing
etc... I just love these controllers. Thanks for commenting.
Kimano: Excellent video, the attention to detail is quite appreciated. I would make
a couple comments though. First of all, it's good practice when running any
cables into an electrical box to use a romex connector at the opening.
Also, using a simple grounded extension cord could be less expensive than
dedicating an entire power strip. The circuit protection really shouldn't
be needed, the controller is rated at an operating load of 16A, far more
than any fridge or smoker will use.
carmensmonte: I use mine to control my pool heater. however about a week ago I have an EP
error msg....Im going to check the connections in the box aswell as the
temperature gauge cord. Any other ideas ? PS great video!
emoneyblue: Glad it helped.. thanks for commenting..
emoneyblue: Your welcome and thanks for commenting.
emoneyblue: @jlaureanti - You are very welcome - thanks for the comment.
norm english: I understand it controls the AC power going to a heater or air conditioner,
however how does this application bypass the internal thermostat of the air
conditioner to keep it running?
emoneyblue: Great news,
emoneyblue: Your welcome ... thanks for commenting..
emoneyblue: Glad you enjoyed the video this was my intention to make it helpful to
folks .... thanks for commenting..
emoneyblue: @pookieninja Hey glad I could help.... Thanks for the comments :)
emoneyblue: Sorry to hear that mate, they had assured me the price would remain the
same for awhile, I guess I should have brought more when I had the chance.
emoneyblue: @drinkechear Hello there and thanks for stopping by, to answer your
question you will need to go to there website and get the wiring diagram
Yes this model can do both 110/220 volts not sure off hand how many volts,
but I do know of folks using this controller to run water heaters that are
over 1500 watts and it depends on how you wire it up and if you have the
same one I have you will wire it the way you require it for your particular
application. Hope this helps... Google it
John Tunca: the extension cord i bought doesn't specify which is hot and which is
neutral -- how can i tell which is which?
emoneyblue: Glad you enjoyed it.. .thanks for commenting...
emoneyblue: @jmoody27 I will have to check the out thanks for sharing.
pookieninja: Thank you! This video was exactly what I was looking for! This is the first
video I've seen detailing how to actually wire up the temp controller. I'd
read enough to know that I needed to rig it up with a cut extension chord
but I couldn't find info anywhere as to which color wires needed to be put
into which port. Great instruction.
doktordrew: Awesome video, thanks!
emoneyblue: Glad I could help.. thanks for commenting..
reachmm13: This video just made my day!! It was the last thing I needed to start
brewing and you just explained it all very well!! Thank you very much!!
Mike Mckay: Nice wright up
John Smith: Can I use both heater and a cooler on this device at the same time? To lock
it to 77f degrees I need for my aquarium ?
jmoody27: Try Patriot-Supply they have the best price out there.
emoneyblue: Your welcome always glad to help, thanks for taking the time to comment.
emoneyblue: Yes there is but by another company just look around Ebay for the voltage
your using. There getting cheaper and cheaper each day.. Good luck!! thanks
for stopping by...
emoneyblue: @hsbc2468 Thanks
emoneyblue: @doktordrew Your welcome glad I could help. Thanks for commenting...
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