• Create a temperature sensitive switch that helps prevent overheating
• Automatically switch a fan (not included) on at a specific temperature
• Simple and fun to solder with 26 parts
• Requires a 12V DC power supply (not included)What can I do with this thermostat?
Use this thermostat kit (manufacturer’s code MK138) to create a cooling system or keep an eye on areas prone to overheating. Turn a fan (not included) or warning light (red LED included) on when the sensor detects a certain temperature. The kit will work for temperatures in the 5-30°C range. With 26 parts, this kit is great for those looking to move on to the next difficulty level.
What can I learn from this thermostat kit?
This electronic thermostat kit will help you practise soldering and learn about electronics and circuits. It uses resistors, capacitors, a transistor, microchip, potentiometer and a relay, which will all help you learn how to connect a circuit. This circuit contains many different components, and gives a great opportunity to see them all in action. The temperature sensor changes in resistance depending on the ambient temperature. Use the potentiometer to adjust the temperature required to activate the circuit. The kit contains terminals that connect to a device with a relay to switch on and off (max switching voltage 24V / 3A). This kit requires a soldering iron and solder and may require wire cutters.
How easy is this kit to solder?
Simple to solder, this kit is ideal for beginners learning about electronics or for those looking for a trigger to add to other projects. Putting the kit together is just the start of your adventure. An enclosure (not included) for the kit could protect the electronics and make sure the sensor, input or outputs are not blocked. This kit requires DC 12V 100mA bare wire power supply (not included). This kit is not recommended for outdoor use.