Coal-trol cable

Coal-trol cable

PostBy: pete8116 On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:34 pm

Is the Coal-trol cable just a standard telephone cable?
Would RJ45 cable work too?
I'd like to extend it when I install it the stove is in one room
and I'd like the thermostat in another.
Thanks
pete8116
pete8116
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line Pioneer Rear Vent

Re: Coal-trol cable

PostBy: butchs37 On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:14 pm

yes a RJ45 cable will work

The provided 25ft. cord may be extended with an 8 pin, RJ45 to RJ45 coupler and/or standard
computer network cable. The cable must be a 'through' type, not a crossover type. Note: The
Coal-trol thermostat and Power Module cannot be connected to computer networks through
this cable.
butchs37
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Alaska 140 dual feed
Stove/Furnace Make: Alaska
Stove/Furnace Model: 140 dual feed

Re: Coal-trol cable

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:26 pm

It is a standard Ethernet cable.RJ45 both ends straight through cable. I have at least a 30' cable on mine.
2001Sierra
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Keystoker 90 Chimney vent
Coal Size/Type: Rice
Other Heating: Buderus Oil Boiler 3115-34
Stove/Furnace Model: Keystoker 90 Chimney Vent

Re: Coal-trol cable

PostBy: pete8116 On: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:09 am

Thanks for the info.
pete8116
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Leisure Line Pioneer Rear Vent

Re: Coal-trol cable

PostBy: pvolcko On: Tue Sep 25, 2012 3:09 am

We do not recommend any longer than 100' under any circumstance (coupler or one-piece). You may run into trouble using a coupler since they can introduce noise and generate electrical "reflections" that can confuse the Coal-trol. This is especially true if you're going to have a long run. We find and recommend that non-spliced, one-piece cables be used to provide the most reliability and trouble free connection of your Coal-trol thermostat to the control module.

We can and do provide longer cables of various fixed lengths and also custom cable lengths, but you can use standard through type ethernet cat-5 patch cables as well. Generally you can find them cheaper than by buying from us directly.

If you have any more questions let us know either here, by email (coaltrol@automationcorrect.com) or by phone at 315-299-3589.
pvolcko