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Stc 1000 In Pictures

Discussion in 'Electronics, Hardware & Software' started by Wolfy, 23/7/12.

 

  1. Doug2232

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    Posted 10/6/15
    Ill prob get an electrician to do mine but im just curious.

    There are two female cords in breakbeers pic. Which one does the freezer plug into...

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  2. gap

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    Posted 10/6/15
    One is for the fridge and one is for some form of heating.

    The STC1000 will switch between cooling and heating automatically.
     
  3. benno1973

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    Posted 10/6/15
    Note on the STC1000 wiring diagram there is a heating and a cooling relay. One of those female plugs is wired for heating, the other for cooling. The fridge plugs into the one wired to the cooling relay.
     
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    Posted 10/6/15
    I put a short length of red or blue heatshrink on the cord just behind the plug to colour code mine.
     
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    Posted 14/9/15
    I'm a bit late with this reply but my local home brew bloke told me the KegKing units are now out of stock because they've proven to be dodgy and they can't (or won't) obtain any more.
     
  6. buckerooni

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    Posted 23/9/15
    hi all, I followed the wiring diagram from here: http://s905.photobucket.com/user/carlajefferies/media/stc1000.png.html

    but my power cable didn't come with an earth pin/wire. I've wired the 2 earths from the heat/cool plugs together.

    since reading up higher on the thread that fridges are earthed, will this be a problem? How about for heating using a reptile heat cord?

    here's my wiring:

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    Posted 23/9/15
    Definitely a problem. If you get a short in your fridge, and then touch it, you'll be dead.

    If you're not 100% with wiring it up, get someone who is to do it for you. Electricity is dangerous and its not worth your life.
     
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    Posted 23/9/15
    You could get a power cord that does have an earth, cut one off an electrical device that no longer works or just cut an extension cord.
     
  9. Yob

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    Posted 24/9/15
    Defo. Change your supply cord.. Bad ju ju as is
     
  10. Mardoo

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    Posted 24/9/15
    Plenty of those in hard rubbish!
     
  11. buckerooni

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    Posted 24/9/15
    thanks for the feedback fellas. cut one off an old belt sander only to discover 2 wires! Got another one lined up however.
     
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    Hope the belt sander was cactus.
     
  13. citizensnips

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    Posted 26/9/15
    Quick question, so I went to Jaycar as I'm wiring up another STC. They didn't have any 10 amp terminal blocks but he gave me another (either 20 or 30) can't remember.......either way he said it's fine. Just wanting to double check if anyone can confirm this for me?

    Cheers
     
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    Posted 26/9/15
    as long as it handles more than 10A then any terminal block will be fine... its essentially just a much neater way compared to some of those you see where the wires are just twisted & electrical taped ;)
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation SBOB, much appreciated!
     
  16. Mattrox

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    Posted 17/10/15
    This is the way I went. I also wired in a red light next to the heat plug and green next to the cool plug to indicate a live socket. Also jaycar components.

    I used a plug for the temperature probe too.

    I'll post pics of the box in the morning.

    Made some rookie errors in where holes went in the box. But live and learn. This will be back up as I ordered the hackable one from Ali to make the STC 1000+ in a dual probe configuration.
     
  17. Mattrox

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    Posted 18/10/15
    This is how mine looks on the outside.

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    Posted 27/10/15
    Is there a difference between BP connectors and terminal blocks?
     
  19. Mattrox

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    Posted 13/12/15
    I accidentally put one hole saw hole in the wrong place when installing the 240V plugs.

    To fix this I got this vivarium air vent off eBay.

    I put a small 12 computer fan behind it. Then Velcro tape holding it upright in front of the vent and wired it to the 12 side of the cooling relay. This is just to keep air flow out so dust doesn't go through the holes.

    I thought I'd post my fix for this as I'm sure I'm not the only one to make snafus like this.
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    As you can see, I still need one rubber plug to fill a hole, but at least now fingers can't get into the box.
     
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    Posted 19/12/15
    This topic really helped me out, extremely imforative as I wired up my stc 1000 today.

    The sensor probe cable supplied stated 2 mtrs in lenght . The one supplied is only 60 cm.

    my question guys is what cable/ wire can I use to extend it's overall lenght.
    Thanks in advance
     

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