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Discussion in 'Tank Mods & DIY' started by Cleggy1981, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. Cleggy1981

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    Jus bought a fortex 800 heater controller . Came with no instructions can't decide if I've wired up wrong or the unit is faulty.
    Using for heating only can anyone help with wiring up? Please
     
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    Sure you can download instructions from there website i thought?
     
  3. Cleggy1981

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    I can't find any mate
     
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    Is there a sticker on the back with the wiring diagram ?
     
  6. Cleggy1981

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    Yes but it's totally different to how it should be wired up mate
     
  7. Neil

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    Right it may be an older model that has different wiring can you post a photo ?
     
  8. Cleggy1981

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    Yeh what u want the back of controller?
     
  9. Neil

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    Yes ......
     
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    For a single heater less then 300wats

    First link between 8, 4 and 2

    then

    8 = Live
    7 = Neutral
    6 & 5 temp sensor

    3 live out to chiller

    1 live out to heater (s)

    Chiller and heater Neutrals to 7
     
  12. Cleggy1981

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    Wanting to wire a 300w and a 400w heater up no chiller this do able?
     
  13. Neil

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    Right then Live 8 and neutral 7 via a 3 amp fuse (plug)

    5 & 6 temp sensor

    from another plug with a 13amp fuse live to 2

    live to heater from 1

    and join the neutral from the heater and above plug using joining block
     
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    Il try it again in the morning using your info mate cheers
     
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  16. Neil

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    Wrong has his one only has 8 terminals
     
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    live and neutral fine

    sensors fine

    link live feed to pin 2 and 4 or 1 and 3 just simply move your brown wire across one to pin 3 then put a wire from the brown mains input to the link wire

    then link all neutrals in the plugs together

    It looks like you have bridged pins 1 and 2 not sure why though

    Kev

    Diagram on right for higher heating loads than the units rated it

    Take note of the left diagram this should be yours
     
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  18. Cleggy1981

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    Thanks everyone got it working good job I'm on the forum or I'd have prob blown myself up
     
  19. reefergeek

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    Good man, nice job
     
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    Hi as it got a resister on the temp probe connections as if not it can be affected by ballasts from lighting which will give you a wrong reading which can turn the heater on when its not needed so causing the water to get to hot. The resister is a tiny button type thing about 3mm across it with 2 wires that go into the 2 terminals the the temp probe is wired to. They are a good unit except for this little blip which my m8 found out when he noticed his heaters were on nearly all the time when they were usually off. chrisBig Thumbs Up
     
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