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  • A Wiring Genius I'm Not!

    I'm building a water cooler and need a little wiring help! I ordered a water pump from Miller designed for the Coolmate 1 (115v), heck it turned out to only be $51.00 and I knew it had to be up to the task. Here's the schematic:



    Looks simple enough, a hot lead and neutral/ground with a fan wired in parallel. I received it today, and here's what I got:



    And here's what the pump looks like:



    So the big question is how do I wire this?. There are 2 white leads with 16(?) gauge wire and 3 terminal connections on top of the motor.

    Any help appreciated!
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  • #2
    Your two wires are going out to your fan motor. These are wired in parallel with the terminals. Check continuity from wires to to the terminals to determine which one is ground. but I'd be willing to bet it's the big lug thats in the middle.
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    • #3
      Thanks, that was what I was thinking as a possibility.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by kcstott View Post
        Your two wires are going out to your fan motor. These are wired in parallel with the terminals. Check continuity from wires to to the terminals to determine which one is ground. but I'd be willing to bet it's the big lug thats in the middle.

        Yep dead right

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        • #5
          Sorry, can't read...some **** popups are covering part of your diagram. Wonder why that happens?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Chris Bar View Post
            Sorry, can't read...some **** popups are covering part of your diagram. Wonder why that happens?
            dude just right-click his diagram photo and select "save-as" and then open the local file with your browser. some browsers you can even right-click and select "view image" and it views the image as a new page by itself.
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            • #7
              I'm not getting any continuity between the contacts on top of the motor and the white wires, doesn't that rule out it being for the fan? There is also a fusible link within the white wires and depending on how many amps the factory fan draws, 16-18 gauge wiring seems kinda small, but then again I tend to overengineer everything.
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              Homemade Water Cooler
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              60 year old Logan Lathe
              Select Machine and Tool Mill
              More stuff than I can keep track of..

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              • #8
                Is there only a fusible link on one white wire?
                If so, that would be the hot wire.
                After looking at the scematic, I don't think it makes any difference on which wire you connect to the which terminal on the fan. it's just completing the circuit.
                Unless, one terminal is marked for positive.
                Last edited by ligito; 04-17-2009, 06:24 PM.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ligito View Post
                  Is there only a fusible link on one white wire?
                  If so, that would be the hot wire.
                  After looking at the scematic, I don't think it makes any difference on which wire you connect to the which terminal on the fan. it's just completing the circuit.
                  Unless, one terminal is marked for positive.
                  Yes, fusible link on 1 white wire.
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