Posted 4/7/2021 19:30 (#8938634 - in reply to #8938608) Subject: RE: diy walk in cooler
Madison Co. Virginia
High Cotton - 4/7/2021 20:17
Explain how hard it is to install a cool bot, is this wired into a-c ?
Install a typical duplex receptacle inside your refrigerated room. The AC unit plugs into that receptacle, and the cool-bot plugs into it as well. The cool-bot has three attached leads. One is wrapped around the AC unit temperature sensor with aluminum foil. Another functions as the room temperature sensor, and the third is tucked into the evaporator coil to measure the coil temperature.
The cool-bot is basically taking over control of the AC unit, and is cycling it off and on, by heating up the AC unit temp sensor. It's purpose is to pull the room temperature down lower, but more precisely cycle the AC unit so the evaporator coil doesn't ice over in the low temperature.
Go to the cool-bot website. Their manuals are all available there, and you can read through the manual and see what's required. They do specify that certain AC units don't work with their devices, so read the manual before you buy an air conditioner.