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Old 02-25-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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so i just pulled the trigger on this temp controller off ebay from china:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mini-Digital-Tem...item414d329b10
it has a dual control for heat and cooling, but the specs seem lower than a ranco as far as amperage. anyway i plan on getting a 7cu.ft. chest freezer as a lagering chamber and i was wondering if you guys thought this controller could handle a chest freezers current draw? if not i have other plans for it so im not out $30. i dont know alot about how power usage and current relate to this things specs.


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Old 02-25-2010, 04:52 AM   #2
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I would guess that your chest freezer pulls less than 10 A. There is usually a sticker on the freezer near the motor?? that will tell you the current draw. Likely less than 10A so you should be OK....check it out....YMMV.


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Old 02-25-2010, 04:55 AM   #3
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yes i ask because i havent gotten a freezer yet...
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Just had a quick look at my small and large fridge/freezer units and they are both under 1 amp 230V. Hope that helps some.
And I have just save that to my watchlist for future buying!
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