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Old 29-12-2018, 07:33   #1
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spill over fan and thermostat

Installing a thermostat controlled fan to pull air around cold plate to control refer temp. Looking on line see a lot of inexpensive thermostats but not a clear best in class. Very interested to know what has worked well in this application
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spill over fan and thermostat

I use this one, works very well and holds temp exactly. Iíve verified itís accuracy and itís spot on. The turn on and off points are adjustable, I have mine set at 37 and 34.
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Old 29-12-2018, 12:02   #3
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Re: spill over fan and thermostat

Thanks, just ordered exactly what I was looking for. Not sure how I missed it in my search.
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Re: spill over fan and thermostat

hope you checked the cable length for the probe and got a long one

BTW - I have one that looks almost exactly the same, big improvement to the old mechanical unit
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Re: spill over fan and thermostat

I extended the probe wiring, seems to still be accurate if you didnít.
However they are often sold as either F or C temp read out, some can be changed, others not.
If and or when my mechanical thermostat goes out, I plan on using one of these as they are a fraction of the price
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I extended the probe wiring, seems to still be accurate if you didnít.
my research said you couldn't, guess they lied
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Re: spill over fan and thermostat

Here is the one Isent got off eBay a couple years ago
https://www.ebay.com/itm/STC-1000-Di...edirect=mobile
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Re: spill over fan and thermostat

When doing my spillover refrigeration unit I was faced with spending a couple of hundred dollars for a local one or spending $20 for a cheapie like the one in the link. I decided to buy 2 cheapies just in case. 5 years later and the original is still going with the backup still in the packet. I also installed a small computer fan 1" to move the air for about $8. Bought a spare as well and it too is still in the packet. Makes up for all the other stuff that fails prematurely somewhat.

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