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    STC 1000 probe


    Hi, my STC 1000 probe measures open circuit. If anyone has managed to purchase just the probe, could you please recommend a supplier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Discoveight View Post
    Hi, my STC 1000 probe measures open circuit. If anyone has managed to purchase just the probe, could you please recommend a supplier?
    You're looking for an NTC Thermistor. It's almost cheaper to just buy a new controller. They're like R230 these days: https://www.jungleaquatics.net/onlin...8aAqFUEALw_wcB

    If you find a probe, I'll also be interested in ordering one, preferably a waterproof one.

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    JungleAquatics used to stock replacement probes ... Can't find any on their site tho ... maybe give them a ring and ask

    EDIT: Otherwise import from China?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/NTC-3435-10...IAAOSwFKZZjSUr
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    I have bought STC units from these LED Select guys on bidorbuy and their prices are good and quick delivery. They have this item, local stock:

    https://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/4400...CAL_STOCK.html

    I would just confirm with them first if it is the correct probe to use on the STC unit. Please let us know if you come right. I think keeping a spare is a good idea.

    Good luck
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    Oh,...and welcome homey from my home town . Must be hard finding ingredients in Newcastle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langchop View Post
    I have bought STC units from these LED Select guys on bidorbuy and their prices are good and quick delivery. They have this item, local stock:

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    Aah yes, I forgot about them ... they're operating from a house here in Goodwood, Cape Town
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    Thank you all for the advice. I'm going to order some spares from BoB, thanks Langchop. Best deal I can see from all the research.

    Strange thing happened though....last night I measured the dimensions of the probe and thought what the hell, let's measure the resistance again. Lo and behold, it's working again! I yanked the cable, knocked the probe around, but still no error. I can only think there's a dry joint on the thermistor inside the probe and while I cold crashed it went open circuit with the temp at about 1C. It initially gave a "hh" error on the STC, which indicates "out of range". When I measured it definitely was open circuit.

    @ Langchop, Newcastle is an awesome place to live but home brew suppliers are non existent. Luckily I'm a newbie still brewing extract kits, but AG is going to be a challenge. Thank heavens for couriers!

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    If it happens again, try Communica or RS-Online.

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