Central Vacuum Low Voltage Wiring Problem

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Old 01-05-14, 12:18 PM
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Question Central Vacuum Low Voltage Wiring Problem

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I purchased a central vacuum, but I need help with the low voltage wiring.

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, two wires (which I cut) come out which contain 4 colored wires
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How do I connect these two wires to the inlet valve that I bought?
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I know you have to attache the wires to the screws of it at the top as seen in the picture but not sure which one goes where. Do I connect 1 wire containing 4 smaller colored wires into one scree and vice versa for the other one.

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Old 01-05-14, 12:31 PM
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There are only two contacts on the wall plates and two terminals on the vacuum. There is no polarity. If you are using 4 conductor wire then double them up like red and green on one terminal and yellow and black on the other one.
 
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Old 01-05-14, 01:17 PM
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Hi. Thanks for the reply.

So to one screw, attach 2 red and green and other screw 2 yellow and black. Each screw contains 4 wires atached?
 
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Each screw contains 4 wires atached?
Yes. Two red and two green on one screw and two black and two yellow on the other screw.



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Thank you everyone for helping me! I drew a diagram of the solution for future users who need help with this problem. Thanks again! Name:  Untitled.jpg
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Old 01-10-14, 09:34 AM
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Okay, but I think you have to make sure that the wires at the connection to the central vac unit itself has the red and green wires on one terminal and the yellow and black wires on the other.
 
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Old 01-10-14, 11:44 AM
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Of course...how the wires were connected via the outlets should be followed on the terminal. Thanks!
 
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