Nhilistic Anarchist: Should have soldered the connections. And ALWAYS TWIST CLOCKWISE!!!!! When connecting stranded to stranded ALWAYS twist them together CLOCKWISE and then put on wire nut, when you're twisting solid to stranded you DON'T twist them together, you put the stranded about an 1/8 past solid and twist on wire nut. Can't stress enough for newbies to follow this advice!!! This fool has no business teaching people on how to make proper terminations!!!! And he should have also added a Romex connector to the base to secure the wires. Informative on how it functions though.
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....JOY! 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!
Dain Smith: Thanks bro! Great instructional video!
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.
Tony Nguyen: Thanks for the easy instructions!
emoneyblue: Maybe a bad power strip just use an extension cord...
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?
Joseph Meehan: John, usually the neutral is ribbed where the hot is smooth.
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: Your welcome ... thanks for commenting..
WillL: Great video! This helped me so much and made the wiring easy as can be. Thanks for the solid information and great video.
emoneyblue: you are 100 percent correct I thought I made a suggestion in the video about that I have sense repaired that thank you for your comments they are much appreciated.
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.
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!
Mike Mckay: Nice wright up
emoneyblue: Not that I know of wait the is the PID 1000 controller from Ebay but this is the one I had. Glad I could help.. thanks for commenting..
emoneyblue: Glad I could help.. thanks for commenting..
emoneyblue: Glad it helped.. thanks for commenting..
emoneyblue: Glad you enjoyed the video this was my intention to make it helpful to folks .... thanks for commenting..
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. Thanks!
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