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

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Model # FB3

Internet # 202849705

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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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Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
Product Height (in.) 
1.25 
Product Width (in.) 
3.5 
Details
Color Family 
Beige / Cream 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
1-Year Warranty 

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Color Family: Beige / Cream
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how many amps is it?

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August 24, 2013
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Foothills of NC
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October 22, 2015
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Total loading is 1800 watts or said otherwise -- 120vac X 15 amps.
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February 4, 2014
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According to the package, 15 Amps ,120V AC, 1800Watts Max.
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enfield, ct
December 31, 2013
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15 Amps (about 1800 watts). It is intended for engine block heaters and heat tapes.
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Vancouver, WA
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August 26, 2013
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The Cadet Freezebuster Thermostat runs at 15 amps, 120 volts and affords a 35 - 45-degree Fahrenheit freeze-protection range.
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What are the temperature control limits? Can this be used for a space heater to turn off at 70 degrees?

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Foothills of NC
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October 22, 2015
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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.
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February 4, 2014
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Our experience is that the freeze buster is just that....it prevents freezing. So it's range appears to be: on at 40 off at 45.
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January 20, 2014
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Hi Gabby,
Thanks for the question. Yes, the Freezebuster can be used to control a plug-in space heater, but the temperature range for this thermostat control is 35 degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. It's made to keep something from freezing, and will shut off when the surrounding air reaches about 45 degrees.
Your best bet for controlling any type of electric heat is a quality electronic thermostat. I Read More
Hi Gabby,
Thanks for the question. Yes, the Freezebuster can be used to control a plug-in space heater, but the temperature range for this thermostat control is 35 degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit. It's made to keep something from freezing, and will shut off when the surrounding air reaches about 45 degrees.
Your best bet for controlling any type of electric heat is a quality electronic thermostat. I would try searching on the internet for 'space heater electronic thermostat' or 'digital thermostat for space heater' and see what your options are. Sorry we don't have that type of product available, but your questions are always welcome. Read Less
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Can the Cadet Freezebuster FB3/TC3 be used with the Cadet base heater?

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August 22, 2013
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February 4, 2014
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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enfield, ct
December 31, 2013
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If the Cadet base heater can be wired to a plug and if it draws 15A or less, then yes.
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August 23, 2013
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Freezebuster FB3/TC3 thermocube thermostat is intended to be used with heaters that are plugged in, such as portable heaters. The Cadet electric wall and baseboard heaters are not plug-in heaters, they are connected to the source wires in the wall.
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Operable Temperatures

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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!
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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February 20, 2015
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Thank you for your question.
This sounds like a great application for the Freezebuster. Yes, the Freezebuster will supply electricity to those cables when the air temperature is anywhere from 35 to 45 degrees.
As long as the de-icing cables don't overload the circuit and the Freezebuster you should be OK. Make sure that the Freezebuster is not out in the weather and is protected from the elements.
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Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Works well for my use I hear my heater kick on and whenever I check the temperature is near 35 Degree F. The salamder heats the back porch so well it shuts the power off at 45. January 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Freezebuster TC3 Initial Review I purchased a Freezebuster TC3 to evaluate it for providing control of small 300 watt fan-forced heaters I am installing for backup freeze protection in my water treatment equipment shed and wellhouse buildings in case either buildings' insulation is not enough. We have had some winter lows where I live in NC down to 8 deg-F the past couple of years. I purposely purchased heaters without a thermostat for several reasons: 1) Typical portable "room heater" thermostats can only be set down to around 50 deg-F, 2) I wanted these heaters to only be energized below around 35 deg-F, 3) Using things like heat tape are not really suitable and would be very costly for this application, and 4) Using "light bulbs" for freeze protection is a royal pain in the posterior. The heaters also were purchased from Home Depot. Before purchasing the TC3, I did some research on this simple thermostat, along with other alternatives, and the results were very favorable. I tested the TC3 and the results showed that it works very suitably for this application. This coming winter will be its "first" real test, so I have no actual experience with the TC3 in actual use. I do expect it to provide its designed function. In fact, I will be ordering 2 additional TC3's -- one for the second building, plus one for a spare. The installation in the second building will utilize the same type of heater. Installation is easy; however, one needs to consider where the TC3 will be mounted since it is made to be directly plugged into a receptacle.. You would want the TC3 to be located where the "coldest" area would be, so this may require use of an extension cord to place the TC3 where needed. I wished HD stocked this item in their stores for convenience. October 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Thermocube Works Well Great Product! I have used this to bring on auxiliary emergency heat for my chicken coop for three years. I use a 100 w and a 150 w reptile bulb normally but when the temp near the floor drops to 35 degrees F the thermocube brings on another 250 w reptile bulb. I use a remote temp transmitter so the temp can be read from the house for safety checks and two dial thermometers in the coop so I can read both the floor temp and the elevated nesting and resting area temp. The thermocube dependably brings the auxiliary heat on at 35 degrees F and off at 45 degrees F keeping the coop between 50 and 60 degrees F, even at -10 to -20 outside. (the coop inside dimension is 7' x 7' x nearly 6' high and is well insulated.) February 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by unusual product the plug starts and stops the heating source within a small temp range. in my basement i have it set up with a 1300w small heater near some water pipes. if the temp dives this will kick in and turn my heater on and keep it on until it rises to the preset limit and it cuts off. rinse, lather,repeat. product could be used many ways. just have to see a need December 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Just not sure Purchased this no-freeze plug to use in my well house so that I don't have frozen pipes. So far it has not come on that I've been able to tell and the temperature outside has been in the 30's overnight. Supposedly this plug should supply electricity at a temperature well above 32F degrees and it just doesn't seem to be happening. December 17, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by does the job We had an expensive greenhouse heater with a thermostat jammed in the on position. I couldn't find a replacement part, so we opted for the freeze buster. It's actually a better alternative because its lowest setting on the heater was 65degrees. Through the last few weeks with nighttime temps hovering in the single digits, our remote thermometer reads 45 degrees plus or minus 5. Good product. February 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Simple and good price. This item is simple and reliable and at a great price. I have three of them.. April 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It seems to work, but reliability is as yet unknown. The stated turn on temperature is "approximately" 35 f. "Approximately" is correct. So far, the unit kicks on but the air temperature is closer to 33/34 f. before it does so. There is very little room for error that close to freezing. My recommendation is a guarded one. December 10, 2013
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