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Old 01-23-2013, 05:55 PM   #121
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I'm no expert but this one would probably work. It is AC input and AC output. The in and out voltages seem to line up with what you need. The Amp rating is CRAZY high, but you can use it anyway. You just don't want one that is UNDER rated. Poke around Amazon a little and see if there are any AC-AC SSR's with a rating of like 20 amps or so... Make sure to use thermal paste made for heat sinks when installing the SSR to it's heat sink.

http://www.amazon.com/Amico-SSR-60AA...id+state+relay
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:37 PM   #122
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Thanks Huaco.. will probably be wiring in something like that when i get around to rebuilding it..

Another question.. for the guys who are using light bulbs as a heat source.. aren't you concerned about too much light getting through the bucket/blanket? Seem like a pretty direct light source to contend with..
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:41 PM   #123
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Nope... I have used the bulb-in-a-can method before. It works. Incandescent light is harmless to yeast. You need to keep UV light away from them.
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Old 01-26-2013, 02:11 PM   #124
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Huaco - I loved you in Sons of Anarchy.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:03 PM   #125
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I found some for $15.80 and free shipping. I got mine in 9 days and works fine.

http://www.eachbuyer.com/business-in...stat-1567.html
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:07 PM   #126
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I found some for $15.80 and free shipping. I got mine in 9 days and works fine.

http://www.eachbuyer.com/business-in...stat-1567.html
The above is ONLY for cooling, NOT for heat. Also it's only rated 5A.

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Huaco - I loved you in Sons of Anarchy.
Haha... thanks! Never seen the show actually, but judging by the Google image search, it looks like it could be a rough one! I dig the beards though...


Anyway, back to topic:

These things DO have audible alarms! I found that out last night. I had my new multi-temp control box powered up for the first time, but without temp sensors... The power was on about 3 seconds and then all hell broke loose! Scared the crap out of me actually... (well, not literally) it sounded like a hundred finger nails on chalk boards! I guess the alarm is for failures, not high-low temps...
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:30 PM   #128
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Warning!!! The above is ONLY for heat! NOT for heat and AC! Also it's only rated 5A.

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Above not accurate. See other thread for details.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #129
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Gotta admit the word "Cool" on the front of it had me fooled.
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Gotta admit the word "Cool" on the front of it had me fooled.
Ok I mis-read. But in any case, the unit is single-stage and not a STC-1000.

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