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Need advice- wiring room thermostat for use with tube heater

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by nibbles, 18 Sep 2008.

  1. nibbles

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    :?: Hi all, my first post on here (though have dipped in and out for a couple of years for advice), so be gentle with me!

    I'm a fairly competent DIYer having undertaken a good few major projects in my life, including a kitchen extension a few years back from rewiring to plumbing and everything in between (before the reg's became so strict and complex :( ).

    Anyhow, I'm looking to wire up a 120w Redring Suntube heater via a Sunvic TLX9201 room thermostat to provide controlled frost protection/background heating for the dry side of our aviary.

    As I say, I understand the basics of electrics - but every time I look at the three wires of the tube heater and supply then at the four terminals in the thermo' - my mind just goes blank!!! I seem to have forgotten more than I ever knew.

    Any help would be much appreciated

    Lee

    Oh, the terminals in the thermo' are marked as:

    1 common
    2 satisfied
    3 demand
    4 connect to neutral
     
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    Supply wires:
    Live - terminal 1
    Neutral - terminal 4

    Heater wires:
    Live - terminal 3
    Neutral - terminal 4

    Terminal 2 is not used.

    The two Earth wires connect together in a separate connector block.
     
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    Supply to 1 & 4, load to 3 & 4.

    Don't forget to sleeve & join the earths.

    Where are you taking the power from?







    EDIT - too slow....
     
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    Thanks to you both, my cockatiels will are very grateful that they won't perish on those cold winter nights! :D

    Now you've explained it, it makes perfect sense.

    The supply is via an IP55 socket provided by a sparky who knew what he was doing so is fused and via an RCB etc

    Cheers again guys

    Lee
     
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