Any chance for a humidity probe?

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:02 am
Or maybe multiple probes? Would love to turn on/off my dehumidifiers base on the humidity instead of just running them on timers. Mine are 400 and 800 watts and was trying to be eco friendly when buying those the new ones have humidity meters on them.


Would love to be able to see the room humidity in order to have on/off controlled by the RA with cell phone being able to turn the outlet on/off.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 5:39 am
There's a lot of humidity sensors on ebay for arduino. I'm sure it can be easily integrated with the controller.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 8:19 am
Would $50 be reasonable to you?
That's the best I would be able to do.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:24 am
My favorite thing about this product is there seems to be no end to what you can do with it. $50 seems fair if plug-compatible with everything else we have.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:27 am
Let me work something out and I'll come back with what I get.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 2:01 pm
I'm definately in for one around $50. Put it in my cart already LOL :)
Im sure with 1200 watts of dehumidifiers it will pay for itself fairly quickly when my power meter spins less. Some months I can probably ditch the dehumidifier or run it less if programmed to first use a fan, then kick in the dehumidifier at a predefined time period if the humidity is over X%.

Thanks again for the awesome product and unheard of support!!!
Im betting anyone with a large system and alot of evaporation would be interested in automating the removal.

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:15 pm
What benefit is there to a dehumidifier?

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:21 pm
Better comfort/less mold & mold spores in lungs/less wood rot possibilities :)
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:40 pm
Here in CA we have the opposite problem...
It's so dry that we have to use humidifiers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:00 pm
In the part of Illinois I'm in...swampy air is the best term I can use to describe it!
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