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Old 07-19-2015, 10:56 AM   #11
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I have a digital thermostat for the heat and heat only. Ac is just a basic three speed cold and three speed fan with a basic thermostat control. Want to know if it can be changed to use a thermostat to get a better way to set a temp not just use the rheostat to get a ball park idea.

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Old 07-19-2015, 01:01 PM   #12
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Unhappy Digital thermostat...

When I had my 13,500 A/C added to my bedroom I called Advent and was told that a wall mounted thermostat could not be added. To physically compare the guts of the a/c it looks identical to a Dometic. So I would think there would be some way to do it......mine runs all the time and the compressor just comes on and off. But because of the small space, low is just too cold. I would love to have it all come on and off as needed.....
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I have a digital thermostat for the heat and heat only. Ac is just a basic three speed cold and three speed fan with a basic thermostat control. Want to know if it can be changed to use a thermostat to get a better way to set a temp not just use the rheostat to get a ball park idea.

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As I said, I have read about someone doing this conversion, on another RV forum.
But it was extremely complicated and not cheap.
As far as I know, there is no "kit" to do this.
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As I said, I have read about someone doing this conversion, on another RV forum.
But it was extremely complicated and not cheap.
As far as I know, there is no "kit" to do this.
Yes it could be done but you better have an electrical background like I do. You need to understand controls because you are going to have to disconnect all the control wiring. Then run wiring to the new stat.

I am assuming the OP does not have the background needed or he would not be asking.

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Old 07-19-2015, 08:57 PM   #15
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You would be correct... No background in it. I am a quick learner and very handy but not that good!
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You would be correct... No background in it. I am a quick learner and very handy but not that good!
Many years ago I took a 4 year apprenticeship, most of which focused on control circuitry. It came in handy over the years but it is not something you can learn overnight.

Most of what I learned on was mechanical but eventually had to learn the electronics. Didn't really need it on my job with the state so stopped going to school for it about 20 years ago. Needed the mechanical side more and had to keep up with the electrical code.

If I had the drawings for that unit I could tell you how to do it but to be honest I don't think it would be worth it.

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This looks like it may be your answer:


http://www.amazon.com/Lux-Heating-Co...hermostat+cool




Super easy if your unit is plugged into a standard 120 volt receptacle. A bit harder if it is hard wired. In that case, you would have to install an plug and socket in the existing line.
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This looks like it may be your answer:


http://www.amazon.com/Lux-Heating-Co...hermostat+cool




Super easy if your unit is plugged into a standard 120 volt receptacle. A bit harder if it is hard wired. In that case, you would have to install an plug and socket in the existing line.
Nice idea but is only rated for 15 amps. This may not handle the surge from a roof top AC unit.

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