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Propex Compact 1600

Postby stevep113 » 08 Feb 2008, 16:59

I have a Compact 1600, i dont have a thermostat at the moment and want to get it working. I have a 4 wire version, black/red - 12v supply, orange goes to the thermostat, and purple wire (30sec purge 12v supply??).

Can anyone tell me how to connect up the orange and purple wire?
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Postby stevep113 » 08 Feb 2008, 17:27

I take it i connect the orange wire to the red wire in place of a thermostat to make the thing go, still dont know what to do with the purple wire?
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Postby kevtherev » 08 Feb 2008, 17:34

there's a wiring diagram of a propex with out a thermostat in the downloads section...under "club stuff"

If it is of no help then come back and say so

sorry it's under "Karisma Leisure electrics"
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Postby lloyd » 08 Feb 2008, 17:41

Steve,

here's link to manual dl http://www.propexheatsource.co.uk/techn ... m#download

maybe you already have it. Didn't see anything about how to fire it without thermostat.

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Postby stevep113 » 08 Feb 2008, 17:53

Thanks for responses. Ive looked at the manual before it doesnt say what the purple wire does or give a wiring layout for the thermostat.

Cant beleive ive never been in the downloads section, still the diagram in there doesnt detail a purple wire (or an orange one!)
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Postby kevtherev » 08 Feb 2008, 18:03

I have a propex 1600...I'll take a look over the weekend
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Postby stevep113 » 08 Feb 2008, 23:31

Ok cheers, does yours have a blower control ie no heat just fan, maybe the purple wire does this?
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Postby stevep113 » 09 Feb 2008, 20:37

Been doing some testing tonight - on the kitchen worktop yay.

Wiring as follows:

12+ - Red
12- - Black (requires above 12v ish or it will report low voltage cut out)

Orange wire - Connect to 12+ supply to fire the unit up (if you have a thermostat - (not the propex one, a house type) connect the orange wire to this and run another to the 12v supply - otherwise install a switch in the same manner).

Purple wire - If you connect this to the 12+ supply it will run the fan in the unit. I beleive this wire needs to be connected through a 30 second delay timer so the unit can cool down and purge when it switches off). Im going to make up a delay board and have this run like this.

Just got to fit it to the van now! :D
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Postby Rozzo » 09 Feb 2008, 20:58

mines runs off the thermostat,,,,, after shutdown it blows to cool the unit down at intervals.
buy a control themostat/switch from propex,,, it's ace :wink:
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Postby stevep113 » 09 Feb 2008, 21:12

Yeah thinking of that but dont wanna spend £40 so looking 4 a cheap way :lol:
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Postby kevtherev » 09 Feb 2008, 23:50

maplin sell a cheap 12v thermostat
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Postby stevep113 » 23 Feb 2008, 16:04

All sorted, now have heating.

Got a thermostat from B&Q for £9.99
Used 8mm pipe and fittings, equiv. to 5/16"
The purple wire turned out to run the fan only, just connect through a switch to 12v+.

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Postby kevtherev » 24 Feb 2008, 16:07

stevep113 wrote:All sorted, now have heating.

Got a thermostat from B&Q for £9.99
Used 8mm pipe and fittings, equiv. to 5/16"
The purple wire turned out to run the fan only, just connect through a switch to 12v+.

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could you post a wiring diagram of that set up and...

the B&Q thermostat, how would I find that in the store..is there a name for it?
Or a product ref. number?
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Postby stevep113 » 24 Feb 2008, 20:00

Sure this is how i have set mine up:
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Postby stevep113 » 24 Feb 2008, 20:14

The thermostat is 9.99, i binned the box today so i dont know the number, however there was only on for this price, check it say 2 wire version on the box.

I'm putting the switches in a small box from maplin and mounting that next to the thermostat.

Been testing it out today, had it run for a good 10mins works ok. Anyone else with one of these is the fan supposed to run on after the thermostat reaches temperature?
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