Wire a Thermostat In this project, you wire a thermostat to an electric light that serves as a…

Wire a Thermostat

In this project, you wire a thermostat to an electric light
that serves as a simulated furnace. To complete the task, you will need a
thermostat (standard or automated), a 9-volt electric light in a socket with
connector screws, a 9-volt battery in a holder with connector screws, and some
single-strand insulated wire to make the connections. You also need a hair
dryer to test the project when you have fi nished wiring it.

1. Remove the battery from the holder until you have fi
nished wiring the thermostat.

2. Strip a short length of wire at both ends and connect the
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Wire a Thermostat

In this project, you wire a thermostat to an electric light
that serves as a simulated furnace. To complete the task, you will need a
thermostat (standard or automated), a 9-volt electric light in a socket with
connector screws, a 9-volt battery in a holder with connector screws, and some
single-strand insulated wire to make the connections. You also need a hair
dryer to test the project when you have fi nished wiring it.

1. Remove the battery from the holder until you have fi
nished wiring the thermostat.

2. Strip a short length of wire at both ends and connect the
positive lead of the battery holder to one connector on the light socket.

3. Strip the ends of a second length of wire and connect the
negative lead of the battery holder to one connector screw on the thermostat.

4. Strip the ends of a third length of wire and connect the
other connector screw on the thermostat to the open connector on the light
socket.

5. Set the thermostat to 70 degrees (or just above the
present room temperature) so it is on. Place the battery back in the holder.
The light should go on because the thermostat is on.

6. Plug in the hair dryer and turn it on low heat. Direct
the dryer’s air stream on the thermostat until it opens and the light goes off.

7. Immediately turn off the dryer and see how long it takes
for the thermostat to close and turn on the light.

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