Question about Heating & Cooling
I'm sorry. the thermostat is not in the "Temp gauge" It is inside the unit. As well, Modifying this unit can make it unsafe. As well, if one were to use wire to extend the control unit, you would want to use thermostat wire.
However this would not read the temperature where you put the control unit.
You cannot hook a wall thermostat, like one for central heat to it because this unit uses a thermistor which is completely different then how wall thermostats work.
The unit does not just shut off the power. It opens and closes valves.
You would have to find the thermistor and lengthen the wires on it and put the thermistor where you are planning to take the heat reading.
Again I highly suggest against this because it can possibly make the unit unsafe. The manufacturer lists units that are able to have a remote thermostat attached. This model is one that does not have that option available.
My suggestion to get more even heat in the room would be to use a fan to circulate the warm air throughout the room.
Posted on Nov 17, 2010
That sounds quite plausible...and pretty good idea.
If I'm right it sounds like you simply would like to add a glorified "extension cord" to the on-board controls and thermostat to make them usable from a remote location. That could work, can't see why not. It definitely would make for a more accurate temperature reading rather than having the temperature element collecting from a mere few inches of the units' output vents.
If running it more than 30 ft cord length though, you may need to go up in wire gauge or double up on what you have if you don't have larger than about 12-10 gauge.
The only other consideration I can think of is that after you dismantle the control and temperature assembly, that when you reinstall it elsewhere that the temperature element should be oriented in the same position as it was when mounted inside the A/C chassis, i.e.; not tipped or otherwise moved from a horizontal or vertical position.
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