STC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller + Wiring Resources

Facebook Friend Brian has provided some of the details behind his STC-1000 project build, including a parts list, pictures and the video he used for reference.  Thanks Brian!

First, the controller…

Elitech 110V All-Purpose Temperature Controller + Sensor 2 Relay Output Thermostat Stc-1000

Additional Parts:

  • Radio Shack Project Box
  • Radio Shack two green LED’s 120v
  • Radio Shack two red LED’s 120v
  • Radio Shack 20-pack of various grommets
  • Lowes Decorator Faceplate
  • 2 Lowe’s Decorator black outlet
  • Wiring Nuts
  • Power Supply Cord from Lowes

Here’s a video that Brian suggested:

Some Pictures of the Completed Build:

The STC-1000 is an amazing value and offers a lot of flexibility.

Also… HBF Reader Zot has detailed his STC-1000 build… here.

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8 thoughts on “STC-1000 Dual Stage Digital Temp Controller + Wiring Resources

  1. Anonymous

    Thanks for the post and video, very helpful. Sorry if this is a noob question, but how do you add the neon lights to this build? Using the video as a reference, I would think they splice into either the black or the green wires coming off the temperature controller, but I’m not sure.

  2. Anonymous

    Thank you for the reply, what do you suggest in a PID in the same price range then? Also, what probe would be used with it, do I need a therm-well or could probe be in direct contact? Thanks for all the info.

    1. Chris Brewer

      Yes. A PID controller might work better though. PID controllers have some built in logic that help them better control fluctuating temperatures that you’d probably experience in that scenario.

  3. Anonymous

    I would love to use your affiliate links and support you, but I DON’T shop at Amazon, and a few bad experiences have nearly completely soured me on eBay. (I don’t even remember what my account is.) Unfortunately, these two stores seem to be about 75% of what you post. Is there any chance of posting more deals that people who won’t do business with those companies can use?

    1. Chris Brewer

      You make a good point and I am certainly open to other vendors. I don’t know what the percentage breakdown is but you may be close, I don’t know. I put up stuff I (or others) find. Those are a couple of the most active vendor networks. If you have any ideas… send me a tip on something specific. As far as this particular controller, it’s manufactured overseas and often times ships from overseas. I’m sure we could find a vendor that sells these, but personally, I’d rather work through the amazon or ebay networks as a layer of protection. If you buy through those networks and have a problem, you have an advocate. If you buy directly with XYZ company based in asia, who knows. Anyway, short story, long, I’m certainly open to this and already post to a variety of vendors regardless of affiliate association. If you find something, send me a tip.


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