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Old 02-07-2012, 05:41 PM   #2311
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I'm looking to get my hands on one (or two if available) transformers to turn 220V units into 110V. Please PM me if you have any leftover.
the ones I had are all sold, time for someone else to step up and buy another 5 pack
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #2312
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Ok. If there are none kicking around... anyone interested in a 5 pack?

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:28 AM   #2313
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I just picked up an old appartment fridge the other day for $25.

I just put the aquarium controller on order, and now I'm wondering if it carry enough amperage to run a fridge. The surge current from turning the fridge on and off all the time could be a killer.

For heat I am just going to use a hair dryer.

I also have a muffin fan from a computer I'll use to keep the air inside moving to assure an even temperature.

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:34 AM   #2314
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Ok guys, just so I understand. I can use this on a refrigerator on my deck all year. Living in Vermont it can be a little cold in the winter, soda and stuff freezes in this fridge, but daytime times can climb to kick the refer on. Would I be able to use one of these just to maintain temp inside the fridge?

This means I would be using it for heating and cooling.

Let the refer run normal and add a lamp or heater inside for heat.

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 09:45 AM   #2315
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I can't speak for this controller yet, but the omega controllers I use on environmental ovens at work constantly cycle (2 or 3 second intervals) between heat and cold while holding a temp. Of course we use liquid nitrogen for cooling, but I bet the theory is the same.

 
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Old 02-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #2316
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I just picked up an old appartment fridge the other day for $25.

I just put the aquarium controller on order, and now I'm wondering if it carry enough amperage to run a fridge. The surge current from turning the fridge on and off all the time could be a killer.

For heat I am just going to use a hair dryer.

I also have a muffin fan from a computer I'll use to keep the air inside moving to assure an even temperature.
Some hair dryers can pull a lot of amps, and aren't really meant for continuous use although if set on low you probably wont have a problem, I have melted a hairdryer using it for an extended time on high. I use a small electric heater set on low (750 watts) works great.
This time of year you can find those small heaters on sale pretty cheap, probably less than a hairdryer.

 
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Old 02-09-2012, 05:17 PM   #2317
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Believe it or not i paid $18 free shipping from china back in Dec 20th. 3 weeks later, I was on my door.

FYI: store change to MIN 14 now... So I got lucky

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They are up to min 20 now. I emailed them to see if I could just get 2 or 3.
I have plans for 5 temperature controllers:
Fish tank
Snake tank
Bathroom (wife likes her little "warm room")
Fermentation chamber (only one I need a duel stage for)
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Old 02-09-2012, 08:03 PM   #2318
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Got mine all wired up and it works great. I used essentially the same setup as the OP. The hardest part was removing the jumper on the outlet.

 
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Old 02-09-2012, 09:02 PM   #2319
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Ok guys, just so I understand. I can use this on a refrigerator on my deck all year. Living in Vermont it can be a little cold in the winter, soda and stuff freezes in this fridge, but daytime times can climb to kick the refer on. Would I be able to use one of these just to maintain temp inside the fridge?

This means I would be using it for heating and cooling.

Let the refer run normal and add a lamp or heater inside for heat.
correct. and yes, let the refer run normal
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Old 02-10-2012, 01:42 AM   #2320
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Great post. I'm all up and running thanks to this one.

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