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setting up ecotechnics evolution

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Evening all

I recently got myself an ecotechnics evolution fan controller. I've just installed it and I'm just trying to get my head round a few things on it and was wondering if anybody was able to help? It has 3 leds on the front of it power (green) fans (blue) and heater (red). I've turned it on and the fans have came on and so did the blue led but then as I've adjusted the heater setting and let it store the red led then came on and so did the heater but as it was getting itself up to temperature the blue light went out and it sounded like the fans completely cut out? Is this supposed to happen? Seems wrong to me as I don't understand how this will maintain a constant vacuum. When I look in the manual though it's says something about there being 2 modes you can choose between which are 0P0 (when heater is on fans are off) and 0P1 (when heater is on fans are on) but underneath in big red writing it also says "please note in normal use the controller should be set to 0P0.

Didn't know if anyone had any experience with this and could shed some light?

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hey buddy. @GMO should be able to help as I believe he has one, but from what I read, you want to keep your extraction fan on. Currently, it sounds like it's set to the 0p0 setting where if your heater comes on your fan turns off while the other is on, which is sim to what my setup is but with a humidifier instead as my fan is never on if the humidifier is. So I guess if you want your fan on 24/7 you'd set it to 0p1 so you can have both on.
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right on, ya need the secret user manual. there are 2 OP settings and one of which will kill the fans when the heating is on... i think you need it set to OP1 so that the fans stay on with the heater

ill see if i can find a link
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as ncrypta.core said pal
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I don't understand why it says that in normal use that the controller should be set to 0P0 instead though? Do I just pretend I haven't seen that or is it a safety measure?
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i think normal just means out of the box
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Pmsl just there to confuse my stoned little brain
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Once you get this thing set up. You're in biznass! Best thing @GMO and the gang recommended to me! Took a while for me to get my head around..but the manual is helpful.
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Have heard alot of good things about them so had to try it out as will make life so much easier. One thing I may have fucked up on though is that I'm running an 8inch ac fan and a 6inch ac fan, both supposed to be silent but I'm getting a bit of a humming noise and I've just seen something about it being common over 6inches. Anyone had any history with this?
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I have one on each tent. Awesome bits of kit that should save you a fair bit in the long run πŸ‘

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BombayBudBoy wrote: ↑
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:32 pm
Have heard alot of good things about them so had to try it out as will make life so much easier. One thing I may have fucked up on though is that I'm running an 8inch ac fan and a 6inch ac fan, both supposed to be silent but I'm getting a bit of a humming noise and I've just seen something about it being common over 6inches. Anyone had any history with this?
I'm running a 5" rvk and I think the min i set it at was 40 or 45% and I got little to none humming. I think the bigger the fan and you slow it down, you'll naturally get a little humming. If you gradually turn the min on the extraction fan up does the hum start to disappear?
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Post by Nom »

You'll get a little hum with that style of fan controller, some fans are a bit worse and some are a bit better. The only other way with ac fans is to use a step controller/variac which won't produce a hum. When you dim an ac fan it'll still use the same amount of leccy though. Ec fans are the future imo although can still be pricey, when you dim an ec fan it'll use less leccy and won't produce a hum and you can get some nice controllers. I've not used a trollmaster but I've heard good things but they do cost. I have a gas enviro v2/revolution vector (expensive) and an ac infinity t6/controller 67 (cheaper). Both work well, but the enviro v2 has alot more tweakability at the switch, that said it's all achievable in much cheaper ways. If i was to set up now from scratch and was penny pinching I'd go ac infinity and a couple inkbirds personaly.

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