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Old 10-14-2012, 08:29 AM   #1
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Finally found a digital thermostat I liked

After looking for a few years for a black digital thermostat for the house, yesterday at Walmat while looking for a block heater cord. I ran across this Honeywell unit that comes with 3 face plates, Black, Titanium and off white. So 2 followed me home as I wanted to do the upgrade to the trailer as well and refused to do it until I found a black thermostat to match the interior. Although we are now thinking the titanium face plate will look pretty sweet as well. It also has enough room inside to put a micro switch for the fan highspeed.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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It looks like a celsius thermostat, can it be set up for fahrenheit?
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Old 10-14-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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It looks like a celsius thermostat, can it be set up for fahrenheit?
Does both, out of the box they are in F. even though the sticky over the display shows C.
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:15 PM   #4
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Stupid question.......
Is a household thermostat like what you bought work for the electrical sytem in a travel trailer. I guess so if you did it but it would help knowing. My on board thermostat lacks the sensitive fluctions I would want.
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Old 10-15-2012, 06:04 AM   #5
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Not "stupid" at all! This is not as simple as it would sound.

Thermostats are "relay closing systems" that route "provided power" to the controlled appliance based on observed temperature and the setting.

Simple ones use a mercury switch on a thermal spring to teeter to close the circuit; routing power to the appliance. Adjusting the slider alters the spring tension and thus the teeter point.

Electrical thermostats can use the 24 volt AC or 12 volt DC control power from the appliance to run the electrical control. This type can be problematic if it needs 24 VAC and your unit is DC controlled.

Computer controlled thermostats usually use "on board" battery power and just switch the incoming control power (whatever it is) back to the appliance via a relay.

So the answer to your question has more to do with matching the thermostat with what your appliance needs. Color codes may also vary and finding the right wires to hook up can be problematic.
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Old 10-16-2012, 10:59 AM   #6
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John, what was the price at wally world? I like the options but my Walmart doesn't carry them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #7
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John, what was the price at wally world? I like the options but my Walmart doesn't carry them.

It was $59.99
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Sounds reasonable. Great buy.
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Didgital thermostat replacement was the second mod I did after spending several very cold nights in the camper. The mercury one failed to switch the heater on because it got stuck on the off mode. The digital keeps the temp +-2 degrees F. Love it.
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I agree with Herk, Most stats are 24 volt for you home, the Stat used in an RV is 12volt DC not 24 volt AC
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