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Old 08-21-2012, 01:38 AM   #2941
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Here's a firesale http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.htmlprice. I've ordered through this site many times to verify fast shipping and cheap prices on hard to get items. It looks almost the same as the stc-1000 though a bit more generic.

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Old 08-21-2012, 03:31 AM   #2942
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Here's a firesale http://www.aliexpress.com/product-fm...olesalers.htmlprice. I've ordered through this site many times to verify fast shipping and cheap prices on hard to get items. It looks almost the same as the stc-1000 though a bit more generic.
That appears to be a single stage unit, so keep in mind that it's not quite the same as the dual-stage STC-1000.
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:58 AM   #2943
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It does appear to be after looking at the stc-1000 more carefully. The single stage has only has six usable slots. This one has eight but the 5/6 lock dealy has me stumped, maybe for some other external controller? I am currently trying to contact the seller to confirm whether it is dual stage or not.

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:06 AM   #2944
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If it actually is single stage no harm or foul for me since I already have the vissani 52 bottle wine cooler for my ferm chamber that is calibrated and holding 60 degrees ambient for my current bsda. This single stage digi unit (if it be) is still 1/3 the cost of a Johnson Controls A19AAT-2C freezer controller. I need one for just my freezer anyways. Can't beat 14 bucks plus what electrical supplies I already have on hand.

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:10 AM   #2945
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So I started reading this forum a few days ago and decided to purchase one of the STC-1000's via Ebay. I have gotten about halfway through all of the posts, so please don't berate me if this has already been posted, but I was looking on Amazon.com and found this controller for about the same price including shipping as you can find it on ebay. Has anyone had any experiences with purchasing form either of the sellers on amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...words=stc-1000

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:43 AM   #2946
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Finally finished! Just tested and it appears to be working. Extending my mini fridge tomorrow, then I'll put it through a final test! It's really rough around the edges, the lights are uneven, and the controller is most definitely not straight. Maybe I'll get another box at some point and try again, but for now, function over fashion!

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Old 08-21-2012, 04:50 AM   #2947
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Duh, man I know it's ground, I've wired hundreds of 120v. stuff and yet my butt says "neutral"...

Blame it on the homebrew. Sorry for the slip-up there.
No worries! Got it all figured out and now it's up and running! A day late, now I'll have to wait until next Sunday to brew, but at least I'll have a nice new chamber to ferment in!
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:10 AM   #2948
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It does appear to be after looking at the stc-1000 more carefully. The single stage has only has six usable slots. This one has eight but the 5/6 lock dealy has me stumped, maybe for some other external controller? I am currently trying to contact the seller to confirm whether it is dual stage or not.
It is single stage. If you run a jumper between 5&6, it "locks" the settings so that they can't be changed in the programming menus.
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Old 08-21-2012, 02:08 PM   #2949
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So I started reading this forum a few days ago and decided to purchase one of the STC-1000's via Ebay. I have gotten about halfway through all of the posts, so please don't berate me if this has already been posted, but I was looking on Amazon.com and found this controller for about the same price including shipping as you can find it on ebay. Has anyone had any experiences with purchasing form either of the sellers on amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...words=stc-1000
Nope but Amazon is really good about customer service, so if you have issues they usually go over and above to make it right.
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:20 PM   #2950
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Here's a link If anyone wants it already done http://us.aliexpress.com/snapshot/20...Redirect=false.

I believe both plugs cannot be used at the same time or one relay closes while another one opens so a fermenting chamber for heating and freezer/fridge for lagering would run in this format.

Does the STC-1000 run both heating/cooling at the same time? I tried to read the whole thread but it's veeeery time consuming.

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