STC-1000 failure

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  1. Nosybear

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    Got it! And true, wasn't thinking about the controls.
     
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    I agree it is a very good controller. IMHO, it one the best you can get. It has a huge temperature range and I have never had a single problem with it in 6-7 years.

    But I think the output is a standard SPDT relay, unless you you know different. If it's solid state, I don't see any kind of heat sink. If it's solid state, I can hand it down to my grandkids when I'm dead and gone.
     
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    Have the Johnson controller as well. When I built the Keezer two and a half years ago, I struggled a bit with programming it, but haven’t had to touch it since. I’m sure I’d have to read up again as I have no idea how to program it now. :D
     
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    I've got an analog Johnson on my keezer. I got the original about the same time as the Ranco I've used on 3 fermentation fridges. Replaced the Johnson a couple of years ago, so sticking with the Ranco as my favorite.
     
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    Analog Johnson? :D
     
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    #26 BOB357, May 2, 2019
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    Yep. Just looked at the label. Penn by Johnson Controls. I'm sure the original didn't mention Penn.
     
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    Well there's the audio nerds that scare me with the money they'll pay for tubes in amps (but then audiophiles are really in a class of their own).
     
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    I got another STC-1000 yesterday. It really does have a 2 meter probe.
     
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