I'm currently looking at purchasing a temperature control to use for a fermentation fridge, and while price is always an issue (albeit not the biggest one), I want to make sure I'm purchasing something that should last me awhile. With that said, I would like to see if anybody could offer a recommendation between the different Johnson A419 controls.
On eBay, I'm looking at either the Johnson Controls A419ABC-1C or the Johnson Controls A419ABG-3C (which I think might actually be the ABC-3C, but not entirely sure). From the website, the main difference seems to be the "lead length", however I'm not even sure what that means (I know little about electronics).
I am not real familiar with any of these type controls, however I would like one that has Anti-Short Cycle Delay, outside of that I'm clueless as to what to look for in these. While I considered the Ranco brand controls the most competitively priced models did not seem to have the Anti-Short Cycle Delay, and with Johnson being the other highly talked about brand I'm not too terribly worried that it's going to crap out after a week or so. So after all that, is it worth paying $20 more for the ABG-3C?
*FYI: I tried to put links to each control on eBay, but it won't allow me to do so.