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Old 01-15-2013, 12:59 AM   #3251
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:08 AM   #3252
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 PM   #3253
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Just passing this along. This PDF really helped me in my build. The parts #s are all good as well.

http://nordeastbrewersalliance.files...structions.pdf

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:13 PM   #3254
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I stopped by the hardware store to buy wire for wiring up my tripple controller. I asked the young lady helping me to cut 20' each of the stranded 14 ga wire in black, red, white, and green. I was thinking I would have plenty to do that I need with 20'... She said she didnt remember how to use the spooling/measuring machine but would just measure and cut it for me and have it up front waiting for me at checkout. I get home and take them out to put them up, and needed to recoil them into a neater coil. Turns out she cut me around 60' of each! I only got charged for 20' each though.
I bet she measured 20 meters. What a ditz.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:48 AM   #3255
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Has anyone done a wiring diagram for the single stage F controller. I'm confused by the 7 ports on it? I'm not the most knowledgeable with electrical wiring.
I was going to do one outlet always on and one controlling my kegerator.

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Old 01-17-2013, 11:58 AM   #3256
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my temp controller come in the mail today! woot!

alot smaller then i expected hahah but shes all good i tested it and its all sweet however i have a few queries!

i was playing with the temp controller and it worked fine i turned it off by the power on the stc1000 and left it plugged in, i then turned it back on and my temp was set at 17deg and but the temp was at 34c in my room the cooling would not switch on until the temperature cooled down and got within 10 degrees or so of the set temp, is this just the compressor delay stopping it?

here she is anyway

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:00 PM   #3257
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Has anyone done a wiring diagram for the single stage F controller. I'm confused by the 7 ports on it? I'm not the most knowledgeable with electrical wiring.
I was going to do one outlet always on and one controlling my kegerator.
My singe stage versions of the STC-1000 have 8 terminals, Can you show or tell us what how the terminals are labeled on yours? Here's the wiring diagram for the 8 terminal single stage unit-

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Old 01-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #3258
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I have a question for you guys. I want to use this controller to control an upright freezer converted to a kegerator. Is there anything I need to look into as far as timers go? I believe most freezer compressors have a cycle timer. Will this controller interfere with this cycle timer? Is there any special wiring that I made need to consider? I believe I read somewhere that this controller has a built in delay to account for these cycle timers. Is this correct? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Cheers!
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If there is a built in compressor delay on your freezer I would just leave it be. There is nothing special wiring you have to worry about. The controller does have a built in delay that you can program. Most people max out the timer to ensure the compressor doesn't cycle often.
I just want to add a little clarity to modobrew's question after talking with him. I'm not sure if his freezer has a built in delay or not but REGARDLESS, if he relies on simply plugging the freezer into the temperature controller you effectively bypass any defrosting/evaporation cycle (because this occurs while not cooling)... not to mention a light if the controller isn't in the cooling cycle when you want to open the door.

It seems to me that in order for all systems to work properly you'd want to direct wire the compressor to the temperature controller, disconnect the freezers built in compressor delay, and rely on the temperature controller's compressor delay. All of this would not be difficult as long as there was easy access to the bottom/back of the freezer.
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:10 PM   #3259
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Admittedly I have not gone through every page, but is there a shopping list of items to complete the project? I haven't done any wiring in the past, but it looks easy enough if I had all the right wires. I have the controller already, and wanted to do the simple 1 plug hot 1 plug cold setup.

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Just passing this along. This PDF really helped me in my build. The parts #s are all good as well.

http://nordeastbrewersalliance.files...structions.pdf
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Admittedly I have not gone through every page, but is there a shopping list of items to complete the project? I haven't done any wiring in the past, but it looks easy enough if I had all the right wires. I have the controller already, and wanted to do the simple 1 plug hot 1 plug cold setup.
That one should be a good starting point.
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