Model # FB3

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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

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.
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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
  • How to choose the right thermostat for your home

Product Overview

Model #: FB3
Internet #: 202849705

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
  • How to choose the right thermostat for your home

Specifications

Details

Accessory Type
Plug-in Thermostat
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1-Year Warranty

Specifications

Details

Accessory Type
Plug-in Thermostat
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1-Year Warranty

Questions & Answers

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

Asked by: gabby
Turns on when temp get's down to 35 then turns off when temp. gets back up to 45
Answered by: too
Date published: 2017-12-05

how many amps is it?

Asked by: DJF
Total loading is 1800 watts or said otherwise -- 120vac X 15 amps.
Answered by: FreezeBusterCustomer
Date published: 2018-03-01

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

Asked by: Bob
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: JackfromMaryland
Date published: 2018-04-26

I have an extension cord from a GFI to a Horse Water Trough heater. May I plug the Thermocube into either end of that extension cord.

GFI => Extension Cord => Heater ( in water trough )
Asked by: GDubb45
I would keep it out of the weather as much as possible.
Answered by: too
Date published: 2018-01-15
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Customer Reviews

Freezebuster FB3/TC3 Thermocube Ivory In-Line Limiting Plug-In Freeze Protection Thermostat is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.)
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for freeze protection I use the Thermocube for freeze protection in the plumbing bay of my RV. I have a small 1500 W heater connected to it. I can prevent freezing without running a heater constantly. On at 35 deg. and off at 45 deg. is perfect!
Date published: 2013-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what I needed I use this to turn on the heat lamp in my chicken coop to help keep the water from freezing. It turns on and off just fine, but I really don't know at which temperatures. I don't know about its longevity especially since it was so difficult to get plugged in.
Date published: 2013-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-12-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Using in a pump house to turn IR heaters on and off. Temperature has been down in the single, wat... Using in a pump house to turn IR heaters on and off. Temperature has been down in the single, water did not freeze. It did the job I wanted it to do!
Date published: 2018-01-02
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