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Old 09-18-2012, 11:35 PM   #3061
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Anyone know if the STC-1000 will push enough amps to start up a Holiday 7cu chest freezer set up in my garage?

Here are some specs from the back of the freezer:
Voltage: 115v~60Hz
Amps:1.70A
Startup Amps: 12A
It should... Some users have reported that the relays are good up to 15A@120VAC. Worst case scenario has you adding a single SSR for just a few more dollars. Wiring that is similar but easier than the STC-1000 project if it comes down to it.

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Old 09-18-2012, 11:40 PM   #3062
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It should... Some users have reported that the relays are good up to 15A@120VAC. Worst case scenario has you adding a single SSR for just a few more dollars. Wiring that is similar but easier than the STC-1000 project if it comes down to it.

Here is a photo from another thread.
Whats that other thread?
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:42 PM   #3063
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Whats that other thread?
There are a few now.

I think this is the original. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-parts-261506/

And here is another.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/stc-1000-wiring-333680/
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:24 PM   #3064
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Sure, there are always better ways to do something, but for $13 the heater is doing just fine.
It was more for the benefit of the greater community. If the finer points aren't included/listed, someone will just go off the picture, and think it is 'the way' to do it with no downsides.
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:38 AM   #3065
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I just built one it is working great!!!!

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Old 09-22-2012, 04:11 PM   #3066
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For heat in my fermentation chamber, I have just been using an old soldering in a holder and a 12V fan. I like having a fan on at all times to keep condensation down and temperatures more stable inside the box.

My STC-1000 and my single stage controller were ordered over a month ago. PayPal / eBay managed somehow to send them both (ordered within 5 minutes of each other) to an eleven year old address. The boxes were refused, one going back to Hong Kong, one re-delivered to the wrong address. That is the STC-1000 and it made it to me. The owner of the house it was delivered to knows who I am. One of the club members works for him, and he knows that, too. After the club member asked about the mis-delivered / refused items, they somehow managed to get the re-delivered one to him. It took them no effort whatsoever. Between stupid people and incompetent eBay, this has been a real mess.

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Old 09-22-2012, 06:24 PM   #3067
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For heat in my fermentation chamber, I have just been using an old soldering in a holder and a 12V fan. I like having a fan on at all times to keep condensation down and temperatures more stable inside the box.

My STC-1000 and my single stage controller were ordered over a month ago. PayPal / eBay managed somehow to send them both (ordered within 5 minutes of each other) to an eleven year old address. The boxes were refused, one going back to Hong Kong, one re-delivered to the wrong address. That is the STC-1000 and it made it to me. The owner of the house it was delivered to knows who I am. One of the club members works for him, and he knows that, too. After the club member asked about the mis-delivered / refused items, they somehow managed to get the re-delivered one to him. It took them no effort whatsoever. Between stupid people and incompetent eBay, this has been a real mess.
Thanks. This is just what I need to hear. Ive got a STC 1000 enroute form Hong Kong and I've been three weeks waiting. Should have bought in-country.
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Old 09-22-2012, 07:23 PM   #3068
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I use an tin coffee can and a small aluminum shop light with a 60 watt bulb for my heat, works great

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Old 09-22-2012, 07:50 PM   #3069
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The STC-1000 was ordered from MixTea and was shipped quickly, given a tracking number which worked fine, and delivery was attempted but initially refused. It was not a problem on the seller's end, strictly an eBay / PayPal problem. They provided the seller with an address that I haven't used in over 11 years. And I have received items via eBay from sellers in China at my current address in the past. eBay really messed up. I do recommend MixTea.

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Old 09-22-2012, 08:02 PM   #3070
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Not to sound like a jerk, but when you pay w/ Paypal it clearly shows you the shipping address and allows you to change it. You can't blame e-bay or Paypal if you didn't enter the newest one. I've done that by accident in the past, I only blame myself. It's not like they'd pull some ancient address out of their system and slap it on the order for no reason, the seller sees what you sent via Paypal and nothing else. Ebay may have its fair share of problems, and I know there are plenty of reasons to hate Paypal, but this isn't one of them.

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