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Old 01-30-2013, 07:13 AM   #11
slackerlack
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Apr 2010
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Ok, I tested it out and it does remember the setting it was on when unplugged. So I took the AC unit apart and found a sensor going from the circuit board to the front of the coils. I am wondering if I could connect the AC unit to a temp controller unit like the one linked below, replace the AC sensor with a longer one, keep the sensor somewhere that is over 61 degrees, lets say my attic. You think that will keep it running below 61 until the temp controller unit shuts it off?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-build-163849/


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Old 01-30-2013, 12:00 PM   #12
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Does the temperature sensor have any markings on it? If it's a thermistor, you may be able to replace it with a resistor that tricks the AC into thinking it's 80° all the time. That'd be more elegant than running wires (which may not work very well).

 
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:49 AM   #13
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No markings on it. Just a regular sensor. I think I might be able to insulate it and keep it away from the coils to keep it warmer.
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