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Old 01-30-2013, 05:22 PM   #3291
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Thanks! That answers my question perfectly!

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:08 PM   #3292
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Ok, I've read thru here a bit, but don't have like 2 weeks to fish thru the entire thread. I want to get one of these controllers, but confused a bit by the eBay description. Are there 2 separate controllers for different input voltages? Do I need to find one that is 110vac? Sorry for the basic question....
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Buy from this ebay seller "NovaPCS" they are in New York/Jersey and are REALLY fast shippers. I have ordered several from them and they get them to me in a few days as opposed to a few weeks from China. Also, since they are in the states, they only send the 120V units out.
Yup, get one that specifically states 120VAC. Like Huaco said, there are continental resellers that ship quicker. If you don't mind waiting on a slow boat from china you can save about $3.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:14 PM   #3293
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Quick question.
I have not seen anyone wire an STC with just the male and female ends of a cord (which is what I'm doing)

I have a dead mini fridge so cooling is not going to be hooked up at the moment.
After cutting the female end off my extension cord, I plan on wiring that directly into the heat switch and use it for my brewbelt plug in (No outlet will be on my box)

Now, wiring for that is pretty straight forward then right?
Hot/netural (black/red) into the power supply switch via male end, as well as the heat switch via female end, then just wire the ground to each other inside the box?

EDIT: wait the hot wire (male end) would go to the power switch and the heat switch. Neutral would go to female end and spliced to the power supply. Hot wire (female end) goes to heat switch. Ground would just go to eachother. I keep forgetting the STC does not power anything once power is received.

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Old 01-30-2013, 09:52 PM   #3294
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Quick question.
I have not seen anyone wire an STC with just the male and female ends of a cord (which is what I'm doing)

I have a dead mini fridge so cooling is not going to be hooked up at the moment.
After cutting the female end off my extension cord, I plan on wiring that directly into the heat switch and use it for my brewbelt plug in (No outlet will be on my box)

Now, wiring for that is pretty straight forward then right?
Hot/netural (black/red) into the power supply switch via male end, as well as the heat switch via female end, then just wire the ground to each other inside the box?

EDIT: wait the hot wire (male end) would go to the power switch and the heat switch. Neutral would go to female end and spliced to the power supply. Hot wire (female end) goes to heat switch. Ground would just go to eachother. I keep forgetting the STC does not power anything once power is received.
The HOT and COLD relays of the STC are simply switches on the hot lead to provide AC power to the desired device. That AC power comes from the supply connected to I believe it's terminal 1, so in that sense, the STC does provide the AC power for your brewbelt.
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So which way of thinking is correct? The original or my edit? Or any?

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So which way of thinking is correct? The original or my edit? Or any?
Do you want to use the male end to supply the STC and the female end as a plugin for your brewbelt?
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Got it all wired up and working. Used my second way of thinking to wire it up, after my original post I thought about it...and it just didnt make sense.

Used the male end to power the STC, female end as the outlet to the brewbelt.

....now I just need my damn brewbelt.

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Got it all wired up and working. Used my second way of thinking to wire it up, after my original post I thought about it...and it just didnt make sense.

Used the male end to power the STC, female end as the outlet to the brewbelt.

....now I just need my damn brewbelt.
Look at www.beanfarm.com You can buy the FermWrap by the foot and put your own cord on it. I've had better success with FermWrap than my brewbelt...more surface area I guess.
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Look at www.beanfarm.com You can buy the FermWrap by the foot and put your own cord on it. I've had better success with FermWrap than my brewbelt...more surface area I guess.
Some really cheap stuff on that site, thanks helibrewer.

So for the flexwat heater all I would need is the flexwatt itself, clips with insulators and a cord right?
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Some really cheap stuff on that site, thanks helibrewer.

So for the flexwat heater all I would need is the flexwatt itself, clips with insulators and a cord right?
Also, check out reptilebasics.com That is where I got my heat tape. It was just a little cheaper there than the bean farm place.
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