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Old 06-13-2012, 04:04 PM   #2711
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Just built one of these based on the pics and wiring diagram. Works like a charm! I wonder why someone doesn't sell these pre-built on eBay.

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Old 06-13-2012, 04:48 PM   #2712
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Just built one of these based on the pics and wiring diagram. Works like a charm! I wonder why someone doesn't sell these pre-built on eBay.
RebelBrewer sells them pre-built

http://www.rebelbrewer.com/shoppingc...hermostat.html
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Old 06-13-2012, 04:59 PM   #2713
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Where in the 181 pages is the wiring diagram? I would like to wire mine up along with an extra outlet if possible. Thanks for all the info.

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Old 06-13-2012, 05:27 PM   #2714
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Where in the 181 pages is the wiring diagram? I would like to wire mine up along with an extra outlet if possible. Thanks for all the info.
Ahhhh, first post?
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #2715
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:00 PM   #2716
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One last question... I am concerned that I accidentally got the 220V version. Is there a way to verify which version I have without opening the box? I'd rather avoid the restocking fee.

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Old 06-14-2012, 11:20 AM   #2717
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One last question... I am concerned that I accidentally got the 220V version. Is there a way to verify which version I have without opening the box? I'd rather avoid the restocking fee.
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Somehow I feel like I've answered this before....

There is nothing on the outside of the box (other than a sticker) to tell you which version you have. No sticker = you gotta open up the packaging. If you are refering to opening up the case of the unit to check the pc board - no you don't have to tear into the case. The markings on the transformer can be read through the vents.

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Old 06-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #2718
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Well im in for one!! Should start my chamber build this weekend! Thanks for all the info everyone! And the pics for inspiration on how to install.

Total $23.99 USD
Payment $23.99 USD

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Old 06-14-2012, 04:58 PM   #2719
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Hi

Yikes!!!

Last week you could dig around on eBay and find them for $17 delivered. Looks like they have gone up a couple bucks to $19:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/320916050661...84.m1497.l2649

That seller claims they are shipping 110V units to the US. I should find out if they did later today...

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Old 06-14-2012, 06:33 PM   #2720
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I think I may have made an error. I recently bought one of these things - the CH54 model - off eBay, for $10.30 plus about $5 shipping. I was all proud of myself for getting it so cheap, but, after reviewing this thread, I re-read the posting on eBay and saw that the relays were only rated for 5A. Uh oh. If I wired this thing up to a keezer, I might burn the house down, yes? Do I need to go back to the drawing board and buy a different model? If so, it's a pity; I think the one I got displays in Fahrenheit, which I would have appreciated.

I don't even have the chest freezer yet, so I'm not in a hurry (well, I am, but I'm trying to be patient)... I hope to split an extension cord and mount the unit to the keezer collar, so I can see the display from the front of the keezer. I've seen pics on this board where people have done that, but I haven't seen anybody's in-depth build on how they mounted/ran wires. I did try searching... If someone has detailed such a build, I'd very much appreciate a link. Thanks in advance!

FWIW, the model I got will only control heating OR cooling at any given time. That's fine for me, since I'm in Houston and don't need to heat anything beer-related.

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