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Old 09-01-2011, 01:59 PM   #1801
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/110V-tempera...item2313c8544d

This is the cheapest one online, same photo and listing as mixtea, but there are 3 different prices. When I compare the pages, they seem to be exactly the same. Before I pull the trigger on this today, is there some difference I'm not seeing between the others listed and why its cheaper?



 
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:53 PM   #1802
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For people who have built everything into a box, what did you do for strain relief on the main power cord and temperature probe cable?
Cable clamp, used for installing electrical cable through breaker boxes, would be the proper way to do it:


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Old 09-03-2011, 01:10 AM   #1803
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Holy hell this is a long thread. It's going to take me a week to read thru it.
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Old 09-04-2011, 05:45 AM   #1804
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Holy hell this is a long thread. It's going to take me a week to read thru it.
you don't need to read the whole thing. everything is pretty much laid out in the first few pages. after that is really is just a lot of repeated questions/answers, people buying wrong or bad units, etc, etc.
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:48 PM   #1805
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I should probably be able to figure this out from the info in this thread but I'm totally out of my element.
I had an old mini-fridge in my garage not in use.
I adapted it into a fermentation chamber using mostly materials I had on hand plus an stc-1000 and some polystyrene insulation from HD. It's working great but I want to add a small PC fan to help circulate air.
I mounted the temp control in the side of the mini-fridge and wired it into the existing wiring inside the unit replacing the thermostat with the cool switch circuit on the controller. I'm not using the heat circuit at this time (might add a small heater of some kind in the future).

How, specifically, do I wire a 12v PC fan into the circuit to switch on during cooling? I would like to use a power adapter to adapt and slow the fan (theres a huge bow of them for $.50/piece at the thrift store)

It is wired like this and working great.
1=hot
2=neutral
3-4=probe
5-6(heat)=not used
7-8(cool)=wires from fridge thermostat

 
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:53 PM   #1806
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The best way to wire in a 12V fan (I have one running also) is to wire an outlet/receptacle to the cooling relay, wire the fan to a wall wart or similar adapter (something between 9 and 12 volts would work best), and just plug it in.

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Old 09-06-2011, 07:15 PM   #1807
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The best way to wire in a 12V fan (I have one running also) is to wire an outlet/receptacle to the cooling relay, wire the fan to a wall wart or similar adapter (something between 9 and 12 volts would work best), and just plug it in.
Or you could just plug one of these guys into the cool outlet instead of wiring up a new outlet.


 
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:19 PM   #1808
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The best way to wire in a 12V fan (I have one running also) is to wire an outlet/receptacle to the cooling relay, wire the fan to a wall wart or similar adapter (something between 9 and 12 volts would work best), and just plug it in.
This. I prefer running all the time. But if you really only want it on with cooling just don't break the jumper on the plug, leave the "heating circuit" unwired and plug a wall wart into the second outlet. They will both turn on when the "cooling circuit" turns on.
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:25 PM   #1809
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Or you could just plug one of these guys into the cool outlet instead of wiring up a new outlet.
Well, yeah. Same idea. The way he described it though, I wasn't sure he even wired ANY outlet for cooling.

 
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:31 PM   #1810
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i didn't use any receptacles. I just replaced the mini-fridge thermostat with the stc-1000. I guess that doesn't keep me from wiring a single receptacle for the fan. any way to wire it directly into the circuit?



 
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