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Postby bfabre » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:58 pm

I just received a 7.2 cu. ft chest freezer by magic chef and I want to convert it to a kegarator but I need a new temp control. Does anyone have any idea of the right one to get?
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Postby Legman » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:12 am

I bought this one and it seems to work just fine. I don't see what the advantage would be in spending more on a digital unit.

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/conversion-kits/tower-kits/A19AAT-2C.shtml
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$59.99 Digital;)

Postby yaturaz » Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:07 am

I did a lot of research and this is the best bang for your buck. I got my first one and fried it out and contacted the company and sent it in. They sent me a new one really quick no questions asked :) You can do heating and cooling with this one. The digital part rocks!

http://www.rancoetc.com/ranco-etc111000000-digital-temperature-controller-p-86.html?osCsid=eeb98180a8ef0560bf6c681626a8f740

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* Temperature Setpoint Range: -30° to 220°F
* Differential range: 1° to 30°F
* Input Voltage: 120VAC, 208, 240VAC
* Pilot duty: 125VA at 120/208/240VAC
* Sensor: Thermistor, 2" long x 1/4"dia with 8' cable (included)
* Control Ambient Temperatures
o Operating: -20° to 140°
o Storage: -40° to 176°
* Ambient humidity: 0 to 95% RH, non-condensing
* Enclosure: NEMA 1
* Dimensions: 6.52" high x 2.7" wide x 2.48" deep
* Agency Approvals: UL listed, file E94419, Guide XAPX, CSA certified, file LR68340, class 4813 02
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Postby bfabre » Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:52 pm

Good deal guys thanks. This really helps!!!
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Postby brewmeisterintng » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:32 am

The digital comes with a electronic sensor. The manual one comes with a liquid filled bulb with a hollow tube to determine temperature. If the line gets kinked (as mine did) you have a useless piece of garbage. I ended up getting the digital.
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Postby jawbox » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:52 am

used the same ranco listed above for about 3 years with no problems. I think the Johnson A419 is also another good digital controller.
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Postby bfabre » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:47 pm

How would you instal one of these sensors
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Postby jawbox » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:49 pm

you would need to wire the unit, unless you get a prewired unit. The controller plugs into your wall outlet, then the freezer plugs into the controller. Place the sensor inside the freezer and set your temp. The controller will then control the cycling of your freezer.
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Postby jawbox » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:39 pm

I think this thread cursed my ranco. It just died.

Here's the new controller.

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That sucks!

Postby Legman » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:25 pm

Bummer man! That really blows.
Is there some kind of warranty on that?
If you haven't had it too long I would think they would replace it.
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Postby jawbox » Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:51 am

It lasted three years. The new controller appears to be working ok. Plus I get to try this one out as I might use them in a herms/brutus 10 build in the future.
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Re: freezer to kegarator

Postby pfooti » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:03 pm

Stephanie34 wrote:
bfabre wrote:I just received a 7.2 cu. ft chest freezer by magic chef and I want to convert it to a kegarator but I need a new temp control. Does anyone have any idea of the right one to get?


There is a temperature controller in the eBay. You should check it right now before someone will get it. I am really interested to see pictures of your kegerator when it is already totally done.


Cough, three year old thread, cough.
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