Originally Posted by bergermeister
so I need a new thermostat for my kegerator and have decided on the Love TS2 temperature controller:
I can wire it up as a total on/off easy enough, but then I lose the light. anyone wire it up to interrupt the thermostat such that it only works the compressor? or maybe I just wire the light directly to a plug instead for sake of making it easy?
I did some reading and it seems that the operation you are seeing is pretty much how that thing is designed to run. You might be able to isolate the light circuit and run a separate electric feed to that on its own, or bypass the full on/off circuit for only the light circuit, which shouldn't be too hard, if you can open the fridge backside enough to see where the light & switch pull off of the main feed. Just add wiring that would circumvent the temp relay that splices straight into the light circuit.
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