Thermostats... where to find one?

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  1. greg273

    greg273 Well-Known Member

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    I've been looking online, havent had much luck. I'm looking for something to turn off a fan when the temp drops below, say 60F. I'm going to be using a DC fan (small, .4amps).
    Maybe I could rig up something using an old wall thermostat? Or just buy a new one?
     
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    agmantoo agmantoo Supporter

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    You need a thermostat from a refrigerator/cooling device for the points to open on a drop in temp.
     

  3. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    An AC thermostat is built to do this, or a heat and cool thermostat on the cool setting. Just don't be tempted to use it as a line thermostat feeding all the fan current through it (unless it is a line thermostat for 120v) as they can't tolerate the amp draw of even your small fan, you'd need a relay too.
     
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    You should be able to find what you're looking for in the Grainger catalog. They also have an online website.

    If you don't find what you want there, look under Johnstone supply online. They're sell A/C, Refrig. supplies...