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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

    Ya I know, I am lead to believe that having larger heaters and less of them is more efficient than several smaller heaters.

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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

    I have a finnex 800w heater with a bad controller. I should be able to use this as a replacement right.

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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mpphawk View Post
    I have a finnex 800w heater with a bad controller. I should be able to use this as a replacement right.
    is the controller part of the heater, or does the heater plug into the controller? Pics?
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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

    yup, jut to be sure, if you plug the heat stick into an outlet without the controller, does it get hot? (won't take long)
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    Yes it does. Thanks

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    Love these things! I built one for my SW tank and just ordered 2 more for my discus tank.

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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

    I am in the process of wiring an inkbird STC1000 controller and have a question with wiring. I plan on connecting the controller to an duplex outlet with 14 gauge wire all housed in a project box. The cord I cut to power the unit is from a 15 amp outlet strip that has 12 gauge wire. Is there electrical issues if the wire gauge doesn't match?
    Last edited by gordo33; 05-27-2016 at 12:58 PM. Reason: Typo

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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

    A 15-amp power strip that is fed by 20-gauge wire? That doesn't sound right. I wouldn't use anything smaller than 14-gauge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJW View Post
    A 15-amp power strip that is fed by 20-gauge wire? That doesn't sound right. I wouldn't use anything smaller than 14-gauge.
    Oops typo that should have been 12 gauge wire from the power strip. So can I use 2 different size wires as I discribed?

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    Yes, no problem. Just don't put more than 1200 watts of heater on one controller, or 1000 watts to be on the safer side.

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    Default Re: $20.00 Controller-how to wiring (easy)

    Ok thanks, I will be using 2 300 watt heaters

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