How To Wire A Ranco ETC-111000-000 Digital Temperature Controller




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Derrick Kerr: People need to keep in mind that when you twist wires together that are made of two different metals that you will need to keep an eye out for corrosion between the contacts. So, if you can find a wire made of copper you should try to match that with all the wires in the device, it will save you a lot of headache in the long run.

Robert Shackleferd: Damn this is awesome, thanks emoneyblue and Youtube.

Jeff Gruber: Nice job man, my previous one blew out after about 9 years and need to buy a new one. They're selling them now for $44 on Amazon

Ben Tackett: I'm not sure if you Check the comments or not, but I have an issue that I wonder if you could help me with.

I wired a unit up exactly as in this video and things are not working correctly.

My application is an aquarium. I have the probe waterproofed and placed in a sump, controlling a submersible heater. No matter what I set the ranco on, it keeps power to the heater at all times. It never shuts it off. It allowed the water to get up to 85 or so with the set point on 76.

What could the problem be?

Joe D: Great video!

Erik Swenson: Thank you. Very Helpful. I ordered one of these for a sump pump that is in a window well outside and I need a temperature controller to shut the power off when the ambient temperature drops below freezing. And I too forgot that this unit is not pre-wired so I appreciate this video tutorial.

Myfavsandlikes: ty for the video.

Myfavsandlikes: Great...i thought this was pre-made when i ordered it...

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.
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