On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 16:52:28 -0700, jalamia@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Rich Grise wrote:
>> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 01:19:05 -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>> > stratus46@xxxxxxxxx writes:
>> >> Call me dense, but why would you want to turn on/off a freezer like
>> >> it's a light ?
>> > I'm guessing you turn it on when the inside is too warm, and off when
>> > the inside is too cool. I.e. thermostat.
>> Aren't they kind of "built-in"?
> The stamp based thermostat is actually a piece of a larger project but
> in short the freezer is being turned into a refridgerator and so would
> require a new thermostat, an upright freezer is being used because its
> cheaper, the correct dimensions, and much more aesthetically appealing
> for the project then a refridgerator.
How does the existing thermostat control the motor? Does it have a relay?
If so, you could use that one. Or if the thermostat itself is doing the
switching, then, of course, you'd go back to your original idea.
I would look for a relay that's specifically designed for motors, though;
maybe even a contactor, but you might not need that much heft.