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Old 11-20-2012, 03:15 AM   #11
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Morris, IL
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Well, I went with the Control Products TC-9102D-HV for my temperature control needs and I am quite happy with it so far... I used this build and took my time on the wiring. At first I was sure I screwed something up because I could not get the relays to independently control each outlet. Then I remembered that you have to remove the little bridges between the two posts on the receptacle. I just ordered a 100W ceramic reptile heating bulb to use for the heating side. Tight fermentation temperature control is just a couple days away. Thanks for the advice and happy brewing!
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:22 PM   #12
Oct 2011
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How are you liking the TC-9102? Where do you keep the sensor in your ferm chamber? Is the 3' sensor wire long enough? I'm looking at getting this one over the Ranco 2 stage controller. Any thoughts?


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Old 06-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #13
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I have revisited this thread in my search for another controller option. I built a really nice STC-1000 and it worked for three ferments before it burnt out on me. I'm certain I just received a bad unit as many people have been using these for a good while without issue, but I can't justify another $30 on something that let me down, fool me once and all that.
Willing to spend a little more to (hopefully) get a lot more, and something that reads in Fahrenheit because screw the rest of the world and their socialist measurement systems
Anyway, I thought I'd add to the thread in case someone else is searching and could use an excuse to spend a little more and possibly avoid having a similar experience.

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Old 06-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #14
May 2011
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Love TSS2-2100.


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Old 06-09-2013, 01:50 PM   #15
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An Auber Instruments PID might just be for you if you like DIY. Sure, it's a PID but it also has simple on/off mode for heating or cooling. There are several configurations and options available. The one I use is SYL-2342 (relay output) and I use K-Type thermocouple input. The internal relay has enough capacity to directly switch my freezer.
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