Ranco Digital Temperature Controller - Wired (Pre2016)

Ranco Digital Temperature Controller - Wired (Pre2016)

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A new model for 2016 is available, FE601. 

Now you can precisely control the temperature of your fermentation, or a pump on your All-Grain System.

To control ferment temperatures you can place the probe inside the space that is being cooled or heated (often a refrigerator) or you can place the probe directly into the ferment using our Stopper Themowell, FE624. You can change from cooling to heating mode directly from the digital control panel. When in cooling mode, and hooked up to a refrigerator or other cooling device, the controller turns the compressor on when the ambient temperature rises above your set point. When in heating mode and hooked up to our FermWrap (preceeding page) the controller turns on the heater when the temperature drops below your set point. A FermWrap around a fermenter or inside a unplugged refrigerator can be the ideal solution for those cold winter ferments. To control a pump when mashing you would install a thermowell in your mashtun. This can be done in our welding shop or, if you have a coupler in your kettle, you can install our Coupler Thermowell, FE622.

The unit features an adjustable differential down to within one degree in both heating and cooling modes. This means you can precisely control an environment to within one degree of your set point.

The included sensor probe monitors the temperature while the digital readout displays it in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. The sensor probe is 1/4 in diameter and works well with the Stopper or Coupler Thermowells. Temperature Range of -30 to 220F.

We also use this digital controller in conjunction with our stainless steel conical fermenters and Brewing Sculptures. With the fermenters it monitors and regulates our electronic cooling units through a thermowell that is permanently installed in the side. With the Brewing Sculptures it can monitor and regulate Mash and Hot Liquor tank temperatures by turning pumps on and off. 

Ranco base Model # ETC-111000-000. 

This controller has two sets of contacts the Normally Open contact is rated at:

115 Volts 208/240 Volts

Full-Load Amps 16 Amps 8 Amps
Locked Rotor Amps 96 Amps 48 Amps
Ressistive Amps 15 Amps 8 Amps
Horsepower 1 hp 1 hp

The Normally Closed contact is rated at:

115 Volts 208/240 Volts
Full-Load Amps 5.8 Amps 2.9 Amps
Locked Rotor Amps 34.8 Amps 17.4 Amps
Ressistive Amps 5.8 Amps 2.9 Amps
Horsepower 1/4 hp 1/4 hp

Item # FE610
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 2LBS
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Big step forward...
Perhaps the most important variable to control in homebrewing, aside from sanitation, is temperature. The step into temperature control is huge. During fermentation you are able to limit off flavors while maximizing attenuation. I use the temp control in conjunction with the hood thermowell with a small fridge in the summer and a heating pad in the winter.
May 31, 2015
I have two of these and they work well for fermentor and keezer control.
May 27, 2015
Easy to use
This temp control is dummy proof, I would know. Just plug it in, set the temp and walk away. Have my first Pilsner fermenting now thanks to this handy device.
May 22, 2015
Great temp controller
2nd Ranco I have purchased. The first one lasted 9 years no problems. I use it to control a pump for my fermenter for glycol cooling. It works great and it's very easy to use.
May 19, 2015
Great Product
I've had this for about 6 months now and have it controlling an old kegerator that I use as my fermentation chamber. It has worked flawlessly. Ready to go right out of the box and easy, straight forward user interface. Great product!
May 7, 2015
Good purchase
I use this for temperature control of my fermentation. It is a bit bulky with all the cords, but works as advertised.
May 5, 2015
Excellent controller
I purchased this because I wanted a controller that would work for both cooling and heating. I previously had another controller that would only work for cooling. This works for both heating and cooling and is very easy to use. I highly recommend this controller.
May 19, 2014
Great Product
Worked well for me all winter long.
May 13, 2014
Great / Easy
Converted a freezer and it works great. Keep freezer in the garage and it maintained fermenter temp within 3 degrees when temp outside has gone from 10 degrees to now 90...
May 13, 2014
This helped me construct my first kegerator, and it works great for controlling the temperature. I have even used the kegerator as a fermentation chaimber, as the controller can hold the temp within 1 degree.
May 12, 2014