Longer Wire for T-Stat

longer wire for T-stat

PostBy: gwjwbw On: Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:00 pm

Can I use a eternet wire for my coal trol themostat?, the one came with it is too short
Thank you, Gerard
Stove/Furnace Make: EFM DF520

Re: longer wire for T-stat

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:09 pm

You could get a roll of bell wire from the local hardware, the stuff they use for doorbells. The ethernet stuff may work, I'm not sure though. The voltage used for Tstats is very low, say 18-24 volts, I think the ethernet stuff is in the 5 volt range. Just for the record, standard house wire will work fine but may raise a few eyebrows. :roll:
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 260M
Coal Size/Type: Pea

Re: longer wire for T-stat

PostBy: tsb On: Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:46 pm

I used cat 5 cable to extend the Coal Trol.
The connectors are put on with NO cross over.
Check with the Coal Trol people if your not comfortable
doing your own cable. I'm sure they will make one up for you.

Stoker Coal Boiler: Binford 2000
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: LL Pioneer top vent
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Saey Hanover II
Baseburners & Antiques: Grander Golden Oak , Glenwood # 6
Coal Size/Type: All of them

Re: longer wire for T-stat

PostBy: pvolcko On: Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:32 pm

HI Gerard, a standard ethernet cable will work. Like Tom said, do not get a crossover cable. Also, do not plug the control module or the thermostat into an actual ethernet network! :)

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Coaledsweat, the Coal-trol does not use standard bell wire for the thermostat, we use RJ-45 sockets and standard 8 conductor ethernet wiring. However, we do use low voltage, in the area of 12VAC.

Re: longer wire for T-stat

PostBy: WNY On: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:28 am

For all, CoalTrol thermostats are NOT standard 2 wire type hookup, they require the Cat 5 Ethernet cable per Paul V.
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90K, Leisure Line Hyfire I
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Stove/Furnace Make: Keystoker, LL & CoalTrol
Stove/Furnace Model: 90K, Hyfire I, VF3000 Soon

Re: longer wire for T-stat

PostBy: Art_Baxtr On: Wed Aug 26, 2009 2:41 pm

I also used a CAT 6 Ethernet cable for my coal-trol hookup. Like everyone else has stated it can't be a crossover cable, a standard patch cable will def work. If you are going to make your own cable (only recommend if you know how to) RJ45 connectors are the only ones that will work. Regular phone cable won't do the trick because they don't have the correct connectors and they don't have the correct amount of actual wires within the cable.
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pioneer Top Vent