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Old 07-26-2012, 09:53 PM   #2891
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Depends on the application. For a ferm chamber you'll probably want the STC-1000 since it's dual stage. For a keezer or brewery control panel they'll both work, but I have a slight preference for the single stage unit since it has a nicer temp probe and more programming options.
And the single stage reads in Fahrenheit.


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Old 07-28-2012, 11:06 PM   #2892
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And the single stage reads in Fahrenheit.
Are you finding these on ebay? All the ones I see are in Celsius.


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Old 07-28-2012, 11:18 PM   #2893
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Are you finding these on ebay? All the ones I see are in Celsius.
I honestly wouldn't worry too much about the display in Celsius. Its easy to convert...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/fare...1000-a-342178/

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Old 07-29-2012, 02:54 AM   #2894
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I honestly wouldn't worry too much about the display in Celsius. Its easy to convert...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/fare...1000-a-342178/



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I laminated a chart that just sits on top of my Ferm Fridge next to my controller. Easy reference.
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Old 07-29-2012, 03:54 AM   #2895
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I honestly wouldn't worry too much about the display in Celsius. Its easy to convert...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/fare...1000-a-342178/

For my fermentation chamber, in which I monitor temperatures very closely, I got very tired of having to convert, even with a table next to the controller. I switched over to a single stage, farenheit unit and couldn't be happier. An additional difficulty is that my controller is near the floor and a quick glance with no conversion was just easier. The chamber is already setup with a heat source, so I'll add a cool / heat switch if needed for the winter.

To each his own.

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Old 07-29-2012, 04:47 AM   #2896
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For my fermentation chamber, in which I monitor temperatures very closely, I got very tired of having to convert, even with a table next to the controller. I switched over to a single stage, farenheit unit and couldn't be happier. An additional difficulty is that my controller is near the floor and a quick glance with no conversion was just easier. The chamber is already setup with a heat source, so I'll add a cool / heat switch if needed for the winter.

To each his own.
For those of us that actually want or need the dual-stage functionality, it's best to just put up with Celsius. If you think you'll NEVER need more than single-stage on any given day with any given style, then more power to you. Some of us prefer to control ferm temps very precisely regardless of circumstances... in just about any environment there is almost definitely a range of ferm temps for which the ambient temp will be both higher AND lower during the course of a day (though not necessarily EVERY day).

But really, it shouldn't take long at all to internalize it and start thinking about ferm temps in terms of C just as naturally as one currently thinks about it in terms of F.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:51 PM   #2897
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Hi guys. I have looked through this thread and couldn't find if anyone made detailed instructions and a part list on how to build this thing. I do not have any experience with wiring things, but I want to save some money on a dual temp control so it seems like this is the way to go.

Has anyone made a parts list and detailed build instructions (maybe even with pictures)? I am from the US so I may need to get a special controller, I am not sure would this one work: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Digital-STC-...item20c5c422f6

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Hi, I wanna ask a question about incubtor to you. I really have a problem with the digital thermostat of WILHI just like you showed. The question is that how can I set the temperature at 37.7, I adjust it between 37-38 but can not 37.7 how can I do it please help me????
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Hi, I wanna ask a question about incubtor to you. I really have a problem with the digital thermostat of WILHI just like you showed. The question is that how can I set the temperature at 37.7, I adjust it between 37-38 but can not 37.7 how can I do it please help me????
I think you are using the wrong device if you need to be at an EXACT temp. .3 is well within the margin of error for something like this unit. If you need to keep an exact temp you will want to look to something into scientific or medical supply equipment and expect to spend a whole lot more than $20.
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Hi, I wanna ask a question about incubtor to you. I really have a problem with the digital thermostat of WILHI just like you showed. The question is that how can I set the temperature at 37.7, I adjust it between 37-38 but can not 37.7 how can I do it please help me????
Sounds like you're using a unit like mine, a single-stage WILLHI unit. I can only set to whole numbers, not decimals. I don't know if the STC-1000 can set a temp to decimal.

Can you post a picture of your unit? (please don't take that request out of context!)


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