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120v thermostats: need help building or sourcing Answered

I'm planning to build an incubator, and I need something to help regulate the temperature.   I've found some in-line thermostats online, but if I had a parts list, I could easily wire something myself.  Does anyone have any knowledge or experience they can share with me?  Thanks!

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

7 years ago

just buy something like this
http://www.ebay.com/itm/AC-110-240v-PID-Digital-Temperature-Control-Controller-Thermocouple-0-to-400-/370871758030?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5659adecce

that will switch 300 watts on 110v

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

7 years ago

What are you using to apply heat to the area? How would you like to control it? Do you want a digital or analog solution? What is your price limit and how fancy do you want this to be?

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awascholl
awascholl

Reply 7 years ago

The heat will be supplied by a lightbulb, or potentially a heating pad.
I would like to control it via a knob if analog, and buttons if digial. (I have no digital/analog prference.
Price really isn't an issue as long as the parts are reliable, and it doesn't need to be fancy at all.

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awascholl
awascholl

Reply 7 years ago

This looks great, and when I have more time to learn about arduinos and such, I'll most likely stick with them. For now, I'm not ready to learn this, and would rather stick to something plug-and-play if possible.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Reply 7 years ago

Then buy an off the shelf solution.

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awascholl
awascholl

Reply 7 years ago

I'm looking for something in between. I don't know anything about programming, but I can wire something up.