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I think this is a quality product
from Ocala, FL
Comments about Economical temperature controller, 110 VAC, <deg>F:
I used this device to turn on/off AC power to my refrigerator compressor and fan. At first it didn't work, but I found that it DID work when I reconnected the AC to be switched to the relay common rather than to one of the other relay (NC or NO) connections. So this is evidently not pure mechanical relay. Instructions should say something about this.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Used for Fermentation Chamber
from Raleigh, NC
I use this to control temperature for a fermentation chamber used in brewing beer. I have wired this in place of a thermostat controller that came standard with a Kenmore chest freezer. So far, it works flawlessly. Also, I very much like the way it was designed to be installed to look professional.
Don't let the price fool you
from Atlanta, Ga
All I need is for it to activate a solenoid at 103 F works great, very accurate, great price.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
good [...] product
By Dan the brew man
from otter lake mi
About Me Academic/Professional Researcher
could use color coded wiring diagram
Versatile inexpensive controller
from Bend, OR
Compact controller with lots of features. Programming is easy, calibration was right on, even after I extended the length of the probe a couple feet. One thing not noted in the specs is that there are NC 'contacts' as well as the NO 'contacts', so you could control two valves or relays with this controller (no. 1 open, no. 2 closed when not operated, reverse when operated).
Excellent for turning freezer into fridg
from Worth, IL
I used this temp controller on a Keezer project. I turned a 5.0cu. ft. chest freezer into a kegerator. I needed a temp controller that could keep the freezer at around 40F and this product does a great job. I was able to wire it easily and install it into the front of the freezer. It looks factory installed. Just wish they had different color LED options instead of just red. Will buy another for another project soon.
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Temp Control installed
from West Palm Beach Fl
Great controller......the directions are a bit weak but it is a simple learning curve. Recomend it for anything that needs a temp controller.
from Minneapolis, MN
Great Product with the exception that the plastic mounting tension bracket and rear safety cover have a very "cheap" fit.
Does all that I expected
from Lansdale, PA
I am using this to control cooling fluid and brew fermentation temperature. Great control.
Temperature Controller helps hatch quail
By Quail Hunter
from Quintana, Texas - Gateway to the Gulf
This is an easy way to get ON/OFF Temperature control using a single 110 Vac Feed through to the relay to power external equipment
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Simple and very easy to use.
I use this to maintain mash and sparge temperatures when brewing. It opens and closes an ASCO gas valve for my propane burners. It could also be used to control fermentation and lagering temps. Great little control at a resonable price.
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I will buy this controller again
By The Great and Honorable John
from Paso Robles, Ca
We are a HVAC contractor and have used a lot of thermostats this one is great if you can panel mount it. It would be great if an enclosure was available to house the unit when panel mounting is not practical.
I have purchased three of these!
from Lewiston ID
I use this product in home brewing both in the controlled heating of the wort and in controlling the cooling of the fermentation process in lager beers.
The right solution for my home brewery
from Sykesville, MD
I use this controler to maintain my mash temperature in my home brewery. it is easy to program and incorporate in to the bewery design. I will use 2 of these controllers to regulate and maintain heat I will be purchacing a third to control my fermentation and cooling needs
Exactly as advertised
from Dallas, TX
I have this controlling an upright freezer for fermenting beer at specific temperatures. Installed easily once I found additional documentation on the web.
Great product bad install instructions
By Entrepreneur and Future Billionaire
from Philadelphia, PA
I use the product to regulate the temperature on my ice cream freezer. It does well. I just wish it came with a housing to hold it and keep it dry. You either have to make one or buy something. Do a little research and you'll find a solution. Alot of home brewers use this item. Also the wiring instructions are POOR. Research them and you will find it. Look for "Love wiring diagrams (item number here)" When you actually see how to wire it up, you'll wonder why the manual that comes with it is even included. Using it is a little difficult to use until you get used to it.
By Barbara Lee
from South El Monte, CA
I bought this to monitor temperature of a pan that had melted wax dripping into (and out of) it. The controller works just fine but I have to say that the instructions for wiring it, and setting the parameters were either absent or extremely difficult to follow. Also, the recommended temperature probe was difficult to use in our application and no information about which others would work with this controller were provided. Otherwise, a good price for a normally expensive piece of equipment. BLD
Merchant response: While we are disappointed you did not receive the information you needed at the time of use, we do have readily available specialists to help with "use" and "setup". Please check our website keyword Technical Assistance
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Was economical - now somewhat less so...
By Ray the brewer
from San Francisco, CA
I've bought three of these in the last few months. They were certainly economical at around $50 for the first couple I bought, however their price has gone up by 40% to [$]. I'm looking for cheaper alternatives because of this. Until then, it is still recommended, but with some reservation.
Perfect performer with ease of operation
By Kevin the Homebrewer
This unit works great. I really like the price too. I use three of them to run my homebrewery. One runs my chest freezer that I use as a kegerator, one runs a upright freezer to maintain fermentation temperature, and the other unit it used to control a solenoid valve to supply gas to the burner of my HLT. I highly recommend this product.
Twice the performance for half the price
I now sleep in comfort. It has given me a reprieve from having to remove a waterbed mattress and replacing an intermittent temp controller.
Perfect if it does what you want.
from Oklahoma City, OK
Works perfect as a controller for a refrigerator i'm building. Display is plenty bright. Settings are about as easy to use as they could be with as few buttons and display characters it has. Instructions could use a little more detail on what each parameter effects, but it's not that difficult to look up the wording from the manual on the 'net and figure out what it's talking about. Overall, couldn't be much better for the money/size, no real cons to speak of.
Very cost effective, and accurate
from Houston, TX
Being used with Asco valves to control burners on home brewing system. Only one degree off as delivered. Unit cycles on at -2 degrees from set temp. and cuts off at set temp.Very easy once you learn/read directions!
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Great product, plan to buy another.
from Wilmington, NY
I put inside an electrical box I bought at [...]. Mounted on the wall, and can control a heater or the freezer.
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Best tool for the job
Product is used in an upright Freezer for use as a Fermentation cabinet. Initial installation and set up can be a bit intimidating but is actually quite simple with good instruction. Learning curve isn't as steep as it may appear. You will be able to effectively opperate this product with a very basic knowlege. The control is very compact which allows for nearly endless installation and application options. Very precise and accurate; a set and forget item. Can't recommend this product enough.
Love TS Temp Controller
from Richmond, VA
Good product[...] Just tried it out on a small refrigerator (4.4 cu) that i use to ferment/lager home brewed beer. It has a 2 degr F differential, so Temp is maintained pretty accurately. I wired it myself and not beeing much of an electrician i made some research to make absolutely sure i was doing it right, but all things considered the instructions are enough if you read them.
Second One of these
from Muskogee, OK
Easily used to make a temp control for winemaking.The instrument has relay that is rated high enough not to require adding relay. Rear cover adds too much to depth when installing within a project box.You can see how mine came out on previous photo.
Loves TS Temp Controller
By Polish Prince
from N.E. Ohio
Once I figured out how to set my parameters for the controller, It was simple but I had to go through 5 steps to complete the programming. So far the controller is holding the temp in my keg fridge to 38-42 degrees. I gutted an old cable box so it looks like semi-pro installation and installed the controller in it. I use the controller to turn on a 60 watt light bulb to warm the inside and leave the fridge unplugged in my unheated Northeast Ohio garage. The owner of our local homebrew store also owns one.[...] I recommend this product if you like to build things yourself. Go to[...] for a simpler wiring diagram or just Google search Loves TS.
from Miami, FL
I use this product to control a heater. Up to now I am very pleased
from Royal Oak, MI
I use two of these to control a freezer for a kegerator and one to control a fridge to ferment homebrew in. They work great and not to hard to wire.
Economical temperature controller
By Judge Al
It is a little too large for what it does. I prefer the size of the 32DIN controllers. This device is used as a redundant aux. temp. control to back up my 32DIN controller.