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Wiring a Drayton actuator

Discussion in 'Electrics UK' started by Paulmc959, 6 Apr 2020.

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  1. EFLImpudence

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    There are two reds and two blacks.

    Which is which and where do the others go?
     
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    I’d say your grey wire will go to black or red and the grey will go to the other. As per EFL how would the pump stop? Are you able to trace the wiring to the pump and find out which is switch live or permanent live?
     
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    Well I tried it and nothing seems to happen. My boiler comes on but it's like the actuator isn't letting water through because the pipe leading to it gets hot, but stays cold after it. Then the boiler just cuts out because obviously it thinks it has heated all the water in the system. So should I connect the grey and orange wires and if so, should they both go to a live connection?

    @EFLImpudence thank you for correcting my work. I have no idea how the pump stops. But it does!
     
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    They all come from the mains supply as far as I know, but I don't know a whole hell of a lot to be honest. Why there should be 2 sets of each, I have no clue
     
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    Best do no more then until you find out.
     
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    I don't understand! Sorry, I think I have got you beat in the Novice stakes
     
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    How on earth do I find out?
     
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    Do you think you new valve opened ?

    When you turn the system or valve off you should here cogs moving.
     
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    And without doing anything else now my boiler won't light. Or click or twitch or any f**k**g thing, it's just dead. It worked before, albeit it cut out. Now there are zero signs of life.
     
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    No it didn't make a sound. From what I read the grey wire should be permanently live. But see above, I now have a new problem.
     
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    Have you turned a fused spur connection off? Has the fuse blown? What boiler is it?
     
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    It’s a little surprising the boiler fired up in the first place.

    The best thing to do is take some pictures of the wiring at the timer or where the boiler connects to
     
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    If you only have ONE two-port valve, what does it do?
     
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    This might be what you have, which is why you had six wires and still should.

    upload_2020-4-6_21-9-50.png

    Of course, it does not have to be connected exactly like that as long as the correct wires are connected to the correct wires somewhere.
     
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    Sounds more feasible
     
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