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Old 01-11-2013, 06:33 AM   #3241
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I tried to google a bit, but I can't seem to find something like this in a 110-115v in that price range. Any links? Thanks!
Yeah sorry I can't find a 110v version. I assumed there would be one on eBay.


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Old 01-11-2013, 06:50 AM   #3242
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Anyone just use the female end of the extension cord for the heat outlet?


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Old 01-11-2013, 07:04 AM   #3243
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Anyone just use the female end of the extension cord for the heat outlet?
You can do that. It's just a little neater and safer to have it in a box. It will still work just as well though. Cheaper too.
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:06 AM   #3244
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I plan on doing that for now. My garage stays around 55 degrees so I wont be cooling, just heating my carboy inside a dead minifridge.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #3245
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Looks good. I've got two of them on the way, one for my keezer build, and one for a second fermentation fridge I recently picked up.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:50 AM   #3246
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My build in progress.
I decided to put in a breaker for the supply, and a contactor for the cooling side. I don't know if I trust the cooling relay with the starting current of our 50yo fridge.

I have also put in illuminated switches for supply, cooling and heating. Just because.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:29 PM   #3247
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I have a question for you guys. I want to use this controller to control an upright freezer converted to a kegerator. Is there anything I need to look into as far as timers go? I believe most freezer compressors have a cycle timer. Will this controller interfere with this cycle timer? Is there any special wiring that I made need to consider? I believe I read somewhere that this controller has a built in delay to account for these cycle timers. Is this correct? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Cheers!
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #3248
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I have a question for you guys. I want to use this controller to control an upright freezer converted to a kegerator. Is there anything I need to look into as far as timers go? I believe most freezer compressors have a cycle timer. Will this controller interfere with this cycle timer? Is there any special wiring that I made need to consider? I believe I read somewhere that this controller has a built in delay to account for these cycle timers. Is this correct? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Cheers!
If there is a built in compressor delay on your freezer I would just leave it be. There is nothing special wiring you have to worry about. The controller does have a built in delay that you can program. Most people max out the timer to ensure the compressor doesn't cycle often.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:53 AM   #3249
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i just wired mine just like the following and regardless of cool/heat both outlets give power? can't figure out what the issue is

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:55 AM   #3250
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Did you break the little tab that connects the two hot receptacles?


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