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Wiring the DS-5 Controller

You can find a short video clip below for wiring the DS-5 or you can find written instructions.

Typical Load Wiring of the DS-5 Controller.

The load lead sets of the DS-5 do not supply power directly to your load!

The relay inside the DS-5, like a switch or thermostat, is used to switch a voltage of your choice. While not as convenient as directly supplying power for the load, this allows you to operate the DS-5 from one voltage while controlling a load of a different voltage without adding an external relay or contactor.

For example, the DS-5 can be powered from 120VAC but can directly control a 24VAC signal for a boiler system or 240VAC for the heating wire. The following diagrams show some possible wiring schemes for connecting the DS-5 to your load. Your load may be a direct connection to a heating system, a contactor coil, or a control voltage. For clarity, the safety GROUND leads are not shown.

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