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[fan] controllers?

Discussion in 'Growing Areas' started by Jeff9, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. Jeff9

    Jeff9 Member

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    Hello guys,

    At the moment i have a few fans setup to 12V adapters, but i would like to get a more manageable set-up for my fans. I am planning to expand my setup and it will have around 6 fans performing various functions at various times, it would also be great if i can control misting pump and lighting on the same device.

    Is anyone familliar with a good (affordable) controller? I have been looking at Ecozone and they look great, but they seem to be geared more towards sophisticated day/night cycles for people that hold dendrobates.

    On top of that all these kind of brands seem to use US wall plugs and connection types and i live in Europe, is there any European versions, or can you convert them?

    I would just like to easily setup timing for some fans / light / mistking

    Thanks,
    Jeff (Oxyglossums)
     
  2. xmpraedicta

    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Hi Jeff,

    I use a fan controller, specifically this one: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811995017

    It's great and controllable and not too pricey. You'll need an adaptor to power it..alternatively you can get a cheap computer power supply and use that, which avoids the hassle of wiring/soldering stuff.
     
  3. Jeff9

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    Hi Calvin,

    Thanks, but i would like to use something that also allows me to program the on/off times of the fans. Herpkeeper or Ecozone might be an option but they use american connections and wall plugs, i don't know how to make that work here.

    Jeff
     
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    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    A simple wall-plug timer can accomplish the timer bit - usually available from most home improvement stores!
     
  6. Jeff9

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    Hi Calvin,

    Thanks but i already have this kind of setup, i have several timers and many have gone bust over time. I want a reliable system from which i can handle all my systems without having 10 wall-plug timers and other clumsy stuff. :)