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Old 02-11-2013, 01:57 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I did a search but didn't find anything...

When I was building my keezer, I accidentally bought a 240V STC-1000. I didn't bother returning it, just ordered another one in 120V.

But now I'm thinking of building an eHLT and wondering if I can use this? I've heard there's some issue with the STC being "Full on" or "Full Off" instead of pulsing, but that doesn't seem like a deal-breaker. Is there anything else that makes this a bad fit for a HLT? I'd love to just set the temp & walk away....

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Old 02-11-2013, 10:13 AM   #2
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To get your HLT to temp within a few degrees swing, it will work absolutely fine. That swing may or may not be acceptable to you if you were experiencing it controlling mash temp.

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Some limitations of the STC1000
* Temp in Deg C
* Low power internal relay. Should be adequate to control a pump (HERMS) or internal relay could drive a external contactor or SSR to control an element.
* Need a thermowell for temp sensor.

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Some limitations of the STC1000
* Temp in Deg C
* Low power internal relay. Should be adequate to control a pump (HERMS) or internal relay could drive a external contactor or SSR to control an element.
* Need a thermowell for temp sensor.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NTC-Sensor-St...item2a1d9dd505

Not cheap, but with a locknut and a silicone washer, this would work.
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