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Old 01-18-2013, 02:50 AM   #21
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So... who is going to pull the trigger first? We need a Guinea Pig...

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:24 AM   #22
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I would bet that the defrost circuit won't work for heating the way something like the STC-1000 does.

A defrost cycle would normally have some sort of timer that activates it periodically and a temp sensor to turn the heat back off as soon as the ice build up has melted. The defrost temp may be a fixed temp setting and the time between cycles is likely measured in hours. Not the way we want to control heat.

Now, if you are looking to do a homemade cycle defrost refrigerator/freezer, then this would work just fine.


If someone can get a copy of the instructions for the unit, it may confirm what the unit can and can't do.

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Old 01-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #23
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Here is a manufacturer page with functional menu information.

If you select up one menu, "Others", you find a number of related temperature controllers including the STC-1000. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any units advertised as cooling & heating other than the STC-1000.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:08 PM   #24
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Yup, that confirms it. There isn't a heating mode, only a defrost mode that is a combination of timer triggered and overridden when the temp gets high enough.


I suppose you could set the defrost temp limit to the desired cut off temp and give it a short defrost cycle time. But it may not do any cooling during the defrost time window - not good in a season where you need cooling all the time.

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