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Old 12-11-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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I am interested in building a ferm chamber out of an old college mini fridge. I am looking for suggestions for an affordable temp controller that i can't trust to not burn my house down while I'm not home.

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Old 12-11-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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You don't really need the precision of a PID for a ferm chamber, as a thermostat controller is good enough. If you want to be able to heat as well as cool, you need a two stage controller.

Here is one prewired: http://www.etcsupply.com/ranco-etc21...cd9a59a999115e

If you want to wire one yourself in a project box, here is an option: http://www.dwyer-inst.com/Product/Te...riesTSS2/Specs

There may be cheaper options on ebay and the like, also.

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Old 12-12-2013, 02:19 AM   #3
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STC-1000. About $18 on Amazon. Controls both heat and cooling in one device. About $40 in all and you will be done.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/stc...inners-433985/

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STC-1000. About $18 on Amazon. Controls both heat and cooling in one device. About $40 in all and you will be done.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/stc...inners-433985/
+1. STC works great
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:08 PM   #5
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+2 on the STC-1000.

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:47 AM   #6
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+3 STC-1000 I've got 2. They work great!

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