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Wiring for a rack

Wiring for a rack

Postby gekosin » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:27 am

Morning all,

I was just hoping for some confirmation, I just finished building a rack, learnt a hell of alot in the process. All that is left to do is wire up the heat wire to a thermostat.

I had to use 2 pieces of heat wire so i would just like to know, do I just loop these together to make 1 verrrrry long piece or do i wire them separately?

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Wiring for a rack

Postby Ryuu » Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:42 am

there's a temperature drop if you wire them in series parallel is far better.

example.
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Hope this helps.
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Re: Wiring for a rack

Postby gekosin » Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:14 am

Thanks Ryuu for the above info, have wired up the rack and everything seems to be working.

Where is the best place to put the probe? I currently have it strapped to the heat cable protruding out the back of the rack. Would this be ok or it it better to keep it in the rack somewhere?
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Re: Wiring for a rack

Postby Ryuu » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:13 am

that's up to you and your environment.

Play around with the thermostat. to get the temps right in the tubs. It will be quite a bit of tweaking.
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Re: Wiring for a rack

Postby gekosin » Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:34 am

Yeah, already noticed that I will need to pump up the temps slightly to get the correct temp inside the tubs, once again thanks for the reply :)
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Re: Wiring for a rack

Postby Ryuu » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:11 pm

Always Welcome. goodluck
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