Oh that looks neat. I don't see why you couldn't use that. You can also probably get the thermostat in it just set where you want, at least for the cooling. Naturally would still need a heat source as well if the ambient temp is going to be below your desired ferment temp. That style might be easier to use for 1 gallon batches because of the shelves.
Quite a lot of us have ordered them from Ebay Seller Mixtea. His turnaround from China is really fast. I ordered 2 more of them on Monday, and it looks like according to the tracking info I should have them when I get home.
This will be the third I've ordered from him. His state whether or not they are 110. Here.
That's a good piece of mind. I happened to order one from him a few hours ago for a build.
I will be running the standard build of this unit on a GE 7 Cuf chest freezer. Should I also be adding a 10a fuse before the unit? I read through A LOT of the megathread and never noticed anyone mentioning adding a fuse.
In this application, a fuse isn't really necessary, since you have the upstream breaker at 15A or 20A. Obviously you would need to bear in mind you wouldn't really want a continuous load of more than 10A on it. The relays apparantely say 15A on them, but that doesn't necessarily mean the screw connectors and solder traces on the board can handle that much. You could certainly put in a fuse if you want to. Some people like to have a 1A fuse going to the STC's control power. I would imagine it has a fusible link on the circuit board anyway for the control power though I could be wrong.