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Old 01/08/2008, 07:57 PM
LobsterOfJustice LobsterOfJustice is offline
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Wiring 101 - tunze osmolator and multicontroller

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I recently had to change out the pump for my tunze osmolator, and I could not disconnect the original pump. So I snipped the wire, stripped it, and wired it to the new pump. I have never done any kind of electrical work before. Is this okay to do? Does this look alright? I dont want to start a fire or something.



Also, is there any way I can do something similar to add extra LED moonlights to my multicontroller? It only comes with one LED which doesn't cover a 4' tank. 1-3 more would be nice. I could just add them in separately, but the multicontroller varies the intensity on a 29 day cycle, so it would be nice to have them all controlled.
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Old 01/08/2008, 09:17 PM
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I looks alright, but I would not leave it like that. Go to your local hardware store and get a splice kit with heat shrink tubing to seal the connection. This will prevent any chance of electric shock. If you can't find a splice kit a bullet crimp-on splice will work fine with quality electrical tape (3M 33+) wrapped around the splices. If you are wondering about my credentials I have worked under my master electrician father for years. For now until you get the splices I would atleast wrap your wire nuts in some electrical tape.
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Old 01/08/2008, 09:30 PM
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Its 9vdc I dont think it would hurt you even if you stuck your tongue in it, should be just fine looks dry back there.

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Old 01/10/2008, 08:42 PM
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Thanks.

Any input on the multicontroller moonlight?
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Old 01/10/2008, 08:46 PM
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Radio shack sells the connectors that came with the Tunze kits. The come in a series of I think 8 connections and you just snap off 2 for use on the pump.
They are low voltage pumps so the way you did it will be okay. Better if you soldered/heat shrinked them for corrosion free connection. Tunze just uses the little screw connections and thats it and they do get corrosion over time
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