Temperature controller

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  1. Oopkrane

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    I purchased a STC-1000 Digital temperature thermostat from Ebay quite a while ago and never received it. :( Tried most avenues and it seems like a write-off.
    Anyway, can anyone suggest a local supplier (Cape Town) that provides temperature controllers?
    I only want to control my heaters.
    Appreciated
     
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  3. Hammerhead

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    I also ordered one, checked status last night on ebay and its still in transit. i ordered mine on 3/9/13. I hope mine is not a write of either.
     
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    i waited 10 weeks for mine to arrive
     
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    I also ordered one on Ebay took minimum 2 months to arrive.
     
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    Ok hope it arrives just in time for summer.
     
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    ACDC Electronics/dynamics sells a similar one with the same functions at +-R350 with heating & cooling functions. (you must choose between the 230 & 12V supply power & 230/12V output model.)
    I have one, & they work just like the STC models.
    It is slightly more expensive... But you can get it immediately & no postage.
     
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    Yeah, I see that "mixtea" on Ebay stopped shipping the STC-1000's to SA because of our postal service. Seems to be a general problem with these items. Got one a year or so ago, and then wanted to order another, but got this reply from her when I enquired about shipping to SA:

    Yes ,because we always received many complaints from your country about the shipping time
    so we have to close it on ebay
    if you don't mind the long shipping time ,if you trust us
    you may send your payment directly to our paypal account
     
  9. Oopkrane

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    Just a note, there are alternatives available for around R600 from Electromechanica. I purchased a Delta temperature controller and very happy so far! PM me for more details.
     
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    To follow up: The reason why I wanted a temperature controller was not to introduce another 'gadget'. I wanted a device that can monitor water temp in my DT and control the heater in sump accordingly. Since I introduced the temperature controller I get much less over and under shoot of water temperature.
     
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    I picked mine up last week friday from the post office.....:) urs should come thru shortly also
     
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    Got mine Localy from The Beer Keg! Paid R400! No waiting 2 Months!
     
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    @Hammerhead @EFJ what will be the cooling device wired to the controller?
     
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    silly question , did you guys wire it up correctly
     
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    @jclaas click on the link, the wiring diagram shows where the heater and the cooler get connected.
     
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    I understand the wire diagram perfectly . I am asking what is used as a chilling device? I assume a chiller.
     
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    What ever you use to cool the tank elctronicaly, fan, chiller etc.
     
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    Im connecting two bathroom exractor fans to it blowing accross the surface of tank, currently using one operating 24/7
     
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    @Hammerhead your evaporation rate on your tank is probably exceptionally high?
     
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