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Old 03-19-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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So I just ordered me a stc. Does anyone have a proven wiring diagram for this. Thanks. Cheers



 
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:34 AM   #2
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I used the specs in the ebay aquiarium temp comtroller build works great. At work now so I don't have the link readily at hand.


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Old 03-19-2013, 05:13 PM   #3
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This one was my favorite:



Some people wire up extra LEDs or bulbs to indicate whether the device is heating or cooling. Since the screen already tells you that, I didn't see the need to complicate the guts of my box. It's a simple build. The longest part for me was dremel cutting the openings.

Don't forget to break the tab on the brass side of the wall outlet where the hot-cold (red-blue) wires are.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:29 PM   #4
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^ I used this diagram as well.

There is a video for it on YouTube as well:
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:35 PM   #5
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Also, don't freak out when testing your wiring if the cooling outlet doesn't kick in right away. It will wait for the compressor delay before activating (even the first time). Let it sit for 4 minutes (or whatever the delay is) before you start yanking wires.

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #6
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This one was my favorite:

Some people wire up extra LEDs or bulbs to indicate whether the device is heating or cooling. Since the screen already tells you that, I didn't see the need to complicate the guts of my box. It's a simple build. The longest part for me was dremel cutting the openings.

Don't forget to break the tab on the brass side of the wall outlet where the hot-cold (red-blue) wires are.
Thanks. That's what I was looking for. And someone to say that it worked. Should be in sometime this week. I will post pics. Once again thanks a million. Cheers

 
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #7
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Have fun! Don't forget you can customize this in any way you want. Larger box, multiple outlets etc... You don't have to put the outlets on the front of the box either. I didn't because my box will sit on top of the refrigerator I use as a fermentation chamber. I wanted the outlet in the back of the box to keep things clean. Other people hang their boxes on the wall, or on the side of their ferm-box and need/want a different configuration. Here's mine:


 
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:20 PM   #8
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pfgonzo, what box did you use to build your controller? Was it something you picked up locally, or ordered online? I like the look of it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:07 PM   #9
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It's a "project box" from Radio Shack. Everyone I've ever been in has them in stock. That one is an 8x6x3. I'm building a second one for my keezer project, and think I'll get a smaller box next time. Need to check measurements though.

[Edit] "Project enclosure" sorry, and I'd get the 7x5x3 next time.

 
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:15 PM   #10
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If you want to go cheap, you can use all wal-mart parts: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/ebay...-parts-261506/

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