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Old 10-01-2009, 09:25 PM   #1
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Default Is there a guide for installing a thermostat in a fridge?

Hi,

currently I have a thermostat that cuts off the main power supply to the fridge, externally. This means that both my thermostat and the original bimetal are working. This isn't a problem until you want constant results below 45F , and the bimetal low sensitivity gets in the way.

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I want to get another used fridge and replace the original controller with a digital one (mount it on the door). I know I should locate the original thermostat and connect the two cables from it to my thermostat, but how do I get power for the controller? do I "steal" it from another circuit that should be somewhere around there ? I know there will be the two sides of the phase line there, since the bimetal switches the compressor, but I need the zero line too for the power to the controller, right?

Is there a guide about these connections ?

thanks a lot !


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Old 10-02-2009, 03:39 AM   #2
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IS this for a standard home refridge?

If so there is only one circuit.


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Old 10-02-2009, 08:17 AM   #3
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IS this for a standard home refridge?

If so there is only one circuit.
yes, just any old fridge I'll find...
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This thread should help you http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/side...-build-105054/
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