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Cadet Freezebuster FB3/TC3 Thermocube Ivory In-Line Limiting Plug-In Freeze Protection Thermostat
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Cadet

Freezebuster FB3/TC3 Thermocube Ivory In-Line Limiting Plug-In Freeze Protection Thermostat

$24.92 /each

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Product Overview

The Freezebuster FB3/TC3 Ivory In-Line Limiting Thermostat is designed with 2 receptacles to automatically control electric heaters, heat tapes and heat lamps, helping prevent freezes while economically using energy. This device conveniently plugs in to a 120-Volt outlet and affords a 35 - 45°F freeze-protection range.

  • Automatically switches electric heaters, heat tapes and heat lamps to help prevent freezing
  • 2 outlets control 2 heating devices, up to a total of 1800-Watt, 15 Amp
  • Helps save energy by activating equipment only when needed
  • Activates when surrounding temperature drops to 35°
  • Turns off at 45° to save energy
  • Conveniently plugs in to 120-Volt outlets
  • Ideal for pump houses, well house, chicken coops, greenhouses or anywhere you need freeze protection
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Customer Questions & Answers

how many amps is it?

Asked by: Anonymous
Total loading is 1800 watts or said otherwise -- 120vac X 15 amps.
Answered by: FreezeBusterCustomer
Date published: 2016-01-12

What are the temperature control limits? Can this be used for a space heater to turn off at 70 degrees?

Asked by: gabby
Outlets are energized on decreasing temperature around 35 degrees-F and are turned off on increasing temperature around 45 degrees-F. NO on the 70 deg setting. The TC3 settings are NOT adjustable.
Answered by: FreezeBusterCustomer
Date published: 2016-01-14

Can the Cadet Freezebuster FB3/TC3 be used with the Cadet base heater?

Asked by: Anonymous
It's going to have a narrow operating range; on at 35F, off at 45F, plus or minus a couple of degrees. We have a Cadet base heater in our kitchen and we installed the integral thermostat recommended by the manufacturer. It's very easy to install and works perfectly. Keeps the kitchen a comfortable 65f on the lowest setting. I don't think 35f to 45f would be comfortable, but it would prevent freezing if that's your goal.
Answered by: drone
Date published: 2015-09-20

Operable Temperatures

I am a bit confused by your packaging and some of the comments on how this plug works. The packaging leads me to believe that the plug will supply electricity to whatever is plugged into it when the temperature is at 35 degrees, and then would keep operating at 36-37-38-39-40-41-42-43-44 until it gets to be 45 and will turn off. Is that correct? I would like to use this in conjunction with de-icing cables on my roof, which I have been told need to be on between 35-45 degrees to encourage complete melting. If you can verify this I would appreciate it!
Asked by: ericams
The TC3 is designed to "turn on" its outlets when the temperature goes belowt 35 deg-F and will stay "on" as long as the temperature around the TC3 unit stays less than 45 deg-F. This 10-degree difference is called the "deadband" of the thermostat. All thermostats have a deadband of some amount. Use of the TC3 should be suitable for your application with some considerations: 1) The TC3 could be used to energize your de-icing cables, assuming that no total power loading connected to a TC3 is greater than 1800 watts (120vac X 15 amps). You can use multiple TC3s to spread the electrical loads as needed. 2) Do note that the TC3 is activated by the air temperature AT the TC3 unit and not where your de-icing cables may be actually located, so take this into consideration in locating the TC3. 3) The TC3 is not waterproof so protect it from falling rain, etc like any other outdoor electrical device.
Answered by: FreezeBusterCustomer
Date published: 2015-10-22
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Customer Reviews

Freezebuster FB3/TC3 Thermocube Ivory In-Line Limiting Plug-In Freeze Protection Thermostat is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cadet freezebuster I have one already that I put in my well house and so far it's worked well. I needed another one and also bought one for my brother. We hook them up to a heat lamp. I do wish you would stock them in store though since it took almost 2 weeks for delivery by on line ordering.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The TC 3 is a perfect fit for our need to control the warmth of two plastic home sized hot houses... The TC 3 is a perfect fit for our need to control the warmth of two plastic home sized hot houses this erratic Texas winter especially when we are away from home.
Date published: 2017-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inexpensive and works as advertised - used to power individual 900W heaters in two separate green... Inexpensive and works as advertised - used to power individual 900W heaters in two separate greenhouses.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Arrived broken Does not work in any temperature. I am returning it to home Depot
Date published: 2017-02-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Freezebuster is easy to use, but ... The Freezebuster is easy to use, but needs outdoor version.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thermostst very good Meant all expectations!!! Would recommend to anyone!!
Date published: 2016-12-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Stopped working after two years. Stopped working after two years.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!!! Works great!!!
Date published: 2017-01-03
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