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helibrewer 06-26-2012 08:40 PM

Probes for STC-1000
 
Anyone know of a source for probes that will work with the STC-1000?

Hang Glider 06-26-2012 08:49 PM

I don't have the STC, I've got a Dwyer/Love, but probes are easy to make.

two thin wires from your controller, soldered onto one of these http://media.digikey.com/Renders/~~P...htlead_sml.jpg (568-1003-ND) (99 cents) (skip the middle leg)



from Digi-Key , a little insulation to prevent the wires from touching, and drop it into a hobby-shop brass tube, seal both ends with epoxy

(or get a beautiful SS one from Brewer's Hardware).

helibrewer 06-27-2012 03:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hang Glider (Post 4204221)
I don't have the STC, I've got a Dwyer/Love, but probes are easy to make.

two thin wires from your controller, soldered onto one of these http://media.digikey.com/Renders/~~P...htlead_sml.jpg (568-1003-ND) (99 cents) (skip the middle leg)



from Digi-Key , a little insulation to prevent the wires from touching, and drop it into a hobby-shop brass tube, seal both ends with epoxy

(or get a beautiful SS one from Brewer's Hardware).

Thanks. I noticed these are PTC and the stock probe for the STC-1000 is an NTC....I just wasn't sure if ANY NTC could be used or if there were differnt specs that would effect calibration/accuracy with the given controller.

Neilyboy 06-27-2012 05:46 PM

Here is some more info from Ibanous on the probe itself.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...ml#post3967105

He lists Digi-Key Part Number BC2647-ND
Neil

helibrewer 06-27-2012 07:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neilyboy (Post 4206900)
Here is some more info from Ibanous on the probe itself.
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...ml#post3967105

He lists Digi-Key Part Number BC2647-ND
Neil

Thank you very much this was the exact info I was looking for!!! :mug:

Neilyboy 06-28-2012 02:04 AM

Glad I could point ya in the right direction. Now if digi-key would only offer first class usps shipping for 2 bucks on a 1oz probe we would be set ;)
Thanks to Ibanous for the great info and taking the time/effort/money to test these things out! Guys like him that make this forum what it is today!
Hope your build goes as planned helibrewer (my stc-1000 should be here friday)!

Have a great weekend.
Neil

barryfine 06-28-2012 02:32 AM

This was in the STC-1000 thread. Looks like a better solution to me:

Quote:

Originally Posted by emjay (Post 4201285)
I bought a few SS probes last year for my STC-1000s, as I wasn't a fan of the rubber probe. I believe this is the exact one, which is even threaded: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Air-Water-Te...#ht_1628wt_689

What you want are 10K ohm NTC sensors (NTC = Negative Temperature Coefficient).


Hang Glider 06-28-2012 12:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neilyboy (Post 4208267)
Glad I could point ya in the right direction. Now if digi-key would only offer first class usps shipping for 2 bucks on a 1oz probe we would be set ;)


USPS shipping is an option about 2/3 down the list -
Digi-Key has always been extremely reasonable on their shipping - like a buck or two...on small parts like this

helibrewer 06-28-2012 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by barryfine (Post 4208346)
This was in the STC-1000 thread. Looks like a better solution to me:

This definitely looks like a great option for vessels and automation.

helibrewer 06-28-2012 01:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neilyboy (Post 4208267)
Glad I could point ya in the right direction. Now if digi-key would only offer first class usps shipping for 2 bucks on a 1oz probe we would be set ;)
Thanks to Ibanous for the great info and taking the time/effort/money to test these things out! Guys like him that make this forum what it is today!
Hope your build goes as planned helibrewer (my stc-1000 should be here friday)!

Have a great weekend.
Neil

Thanks! I have two setup now and two more on the way. I wanted extra probes so I could move the controllers around a little easier by leaving probes in place.


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