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skeaterbait

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I am taking a long slow and hopefully cheap road to set for all electric and currently piecing together my HLT.

Is there any reason I should NOT use an STC1000 controller on my heating element? I would think I could set the temp and let it go.
 

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I am taking a long slow and hopefully cheap road to set for all electric and currently piecing together my HLT.

Is there any reason I should NOT use an STC1000 controller on my heating element? I would think I could set the temp and let it go.
STC can't handle the amperage...
 

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You could use an STC-1000 or similar controller with an SCR or hunky relay...

Cheers!
 

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Exactly. The stc-1000 could control a relay which switches thousands of amps. It would not take much of a relay between an stc and a heating element.
 
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