Heated Stir Plate Build and STC1000 mod. Pic Heavy.

Postby Buster » Sun Mar 20, 2016 16:18

Having built a stir plate a while back I decided to go down the road of yeast propagation to save on buying Vials and Smack Packs of yeast instead of just using my Stir Plate for starters. Seeing as it took up space in my brew fridge I decided to modify my Stir Plate by adding a heat source to it so it could be left out of it. I started by sourcing a12v /10watt heat pad for around £5.00 from FleaBay seeing as my Stir Plate was 12v powered. The next problem was the Temp Controller that I had which was a 240v STC 1000 Elitech Model. I decided to convert it to 12v so it would run along with everything else in the Stir Plate. Below is a few pics of the Mods and Build along with some pics showing how it held temperature at 22c with an air temp of 15c, the STC 1000 Temp Controller Probe is held on the back of the Flask underneath some bubblewrap and the other Temp Probe is in the Liquid just to show the Temp in Comparison. I hope its all usefull to anyone. Please note that if you are unfamiliar with electronics involving soldering and 240v this may not be for you, be carefull.

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Inside the STC 1000
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Underside
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Desoldered Transformer
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Component Side
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Wire Bridge
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The 12v Heat Pad
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Glue Gun Heat Pad in Position
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Working Unit
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Re: Heated Stir Plate Build and STC1000 mod. Pic Heavy.

Postby krazypara3165 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:27

Fantastic build! cant say I have ever seen a heated one before.

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Re: Heated Stir Plate Build and STC1000 mod. Pic Heavy.

Postby Buster » Mon Mar 21, 2016 14:24

krazypara3165 wrote:Fantastic build! cant say I have ever seen a heated one before.

Thank you for the comment, :thumb: that makes it worthwhile. You can buy Heated Stir Plates but some are quite expensive. :hat:

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