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    What's the wattage of these coolers?

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    oh nice... good luck with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    What's the wattage of these coolers?
    Not sure about wattage. It is drawing 4.7A when both cooler and fridge are on.

    Quote Originally Posted by Heli
    it felt like my chest exploded
    So you did this with the unit on? Or was it a resigual charge?

    Quote Originally Posted by mylesG
    think there is any danger of the water rez freezing up if left on all the time? im trying to decide if i should leave it cooling the water all the time and just have the pump hooked up to the hygrotherm or if i should have both the cooler and pump hooked up to it.
    You can order an additional thermostat from amazon for 50$ and let it control the temperature.

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    That sucks you got shocked Heli. I know the feeling, I got a wicked one off my AC last year when i was re-wiring it. I forgot to unplug it lol. Wont do that again.

    I think there is a chance the res will freeze up. You can add coolant but to be sure I'd suggest buying one of these: http://www.amazon.com/Johnson-Contro.../dp/B0002EAL58

    It's what i'm using and it works great. You just put the probe into the res, plug the cooler into the Controller's plug and set the temp you want on the controller and you're gold.
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    yea I forgot to turn it off.... silly me

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    Not sure about wattage. It is drawing 4.7A when both cooler and fridge are on.
    Watts = Amps x Volts

    4.7A x 120V = 564W

    Is that not going to work out expensive to run constantly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobile View Post
    Watts = Amps x Volts
    4.7A x 120V = 564W
    Yeah that's what I calculated myself, but thought because the number was so big I did not take something into account.... Well glad that my rudimentary physics knowledge is still serving me sometimes

    If this setup fails I'll perhaps consider doing what robthered did. Will take the coils and put them directly into a larger water container.

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    @gil, you could also just directly vent the air from the AC into the tank. Thats what I will be doing for my future greenhouse. I am not sure how one hooks up a tube to the ac though.

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