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Old 04-27-2011, 02:22 AM   #1311
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Subscribed! And at $16, this is a GREAT solution over the digital temp controllers other have been buying and using in the $50 price range.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:47 PM   #1312
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I've been using mine to control this little fridge for a few months now. Its been working great other than one little hiccup where a power surge turned it off somehow and I didn't make it out to check on it for a couple of days. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and it's working fine now.

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Old 04-27-2011, 01:41 PM   #1313
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Subscribed! And at $16, this is a GREAT solution over the digital temp controllers other have been buying and using in the $50 price range.
I agree but don't forget the shipping cost and cost of the other items. It will cost about $40 if you need to buy everything which is still better than store bought controllers.

I would say though that if you have no experience with electronics and don't feel like doing a diy project, a johnson controller can be had on sale for only $30 more.
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Old 04-27-2011, 04:31 PM   #1314
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That things a BEAST! love it!

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:34 PM   #1315
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I just tried to make my own temp controller as well. However, i can not get the two outlets to work independently of each other. If the temp goes before the parameter they both turn on and if it goes above the parameter they both kick on again. However, they both kick on at about 4 degrees below and both kick on at about 30 degrees above and stay on until the temp goes back within 4 degrees of the original setting. Did i wire it wrong or do i just not know how to set the temp controller. Please help

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:15 PM   #1316
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Did you break off the tab on the side of the outlet?

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:20 PM   #1317
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No, the tab is still there.

It appears that it does not matter whether the temp is below or above the parameters both outlets are getting power in both situations.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:47 PM   #1318
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No, the tab is still there.

It appears that it does not matter whether the temp is below or above the parameters both outlets are getting power in both situations.
It's cuz the tab is still there. The power is going thru the tab powering both outlets whenever a parameter is met.

 
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:53 PM   #1319
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what tab needs to be removed

 
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:08 AM   #1320
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Page 25 shows a receptace without the tab. Its the piece connecting the top and bottom recaptacles.
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