Connecting Common Wire to Control Board

Home Improvement Asked on January 5, 2022

I have a heat pump and want to add a thermostat that requires a common wire. I have read through many threads that show how to add a wire but I already have a few extra in the bundle so its not so much as running a new wire but where to connect it on the control board.

I have attached a picture and highlighted an area where I think it might go but wanted to check here prior as to ensure I don’t mess something up.

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One Answer

Use the terminal block below the control board

The terminal block below the control board on your system, with the brown and yellow wires connected to it, is the distribution point for 24VAC common (X on your system wiring diagram) in your system. Simply crimp a 1/4" (6.3mm) female quick-connect suitable for 18AWG wire (red color code) onto the end of the wire you want to use and slide it onto one of the tabs on the terminal block. If you need to extend the C wire, you can use a piece of 18AWG TFFN/AWM wirenutted onto the C wire in the thermostat cable, with the quick disconnect crimped on the other end.

Answered by ThreePhaseEel on January 5, 2022

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