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Minotaur Engineering IVT2 Variable Temperature Sensor
Minotaur Engineering IVT2 Variable Temperature Sensor
Minotaur Engineering IVT2 Variable Temperature Sensor
Item# 71944
Price: $64.00
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  • Trigger devices based on hot or cold (set by user)
  • Self-contained unit
  • Uses a sold state transducer
  • Great for keeping your home comfortable and safe

Essential Info

The Minotaur Engineering IVT2 Variable Temperature Sensor for INSTEON I/O Linc provides a way to sense temperatures and trigger INSTEON® enabled devices. It interfaces to an INSTEON I/O Linc device (available separately) and triggers based on user settings. (Approximately 0-120° F.)

The sensor is completely self contained and uses a solid state transducer preset at the factory. There are three leads extending from the sensor. The sensor should be placed in a location that will protect it from moisture and direct sun to accurately reflect the ambient temperature.


What's Included

1x - Minotaur Engineering IVT2 Variable Temperature Sensor for INSTEON I/O Linc
  • 1x - Owner's Manual
  • Specifications

    ManufacturerMinotaur Engineering
    Manufacturer Product No.IVT2

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within Manufacturer’s warranty period.


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    R. Olson -- lee springs, OH   12/8/2013
    Worked well controlling fans in electronics cabinet.
    JOSEPH -- van nuys, CA   10/12/2013
    Only works with the devices mentioned.
    Greg Skinner -- Tampa Florida   7/20/2013
    Used to trigger pool room vent fan. Worked as planned.
    K. Baumgartener -- anchorage, AK   6/1/2013
    Used in Alaskan cottage. Good.
    Eric Patterson -- burlington, VT   3/29/2013
    Worked well in greenhouse.
    Shelly Brown -- oswego, NY   2/2/2013
    I have used one of these in the past and wanted another. The newer ones have the element sensor on a rubberized whip. Works identically but I also found it faster responding.
    Chad P -- Bangor Maine   1/13/2013
    I already had one of these that worked fine. New ones with element sensor at the end of a short extension whip responds faster to changes in temp and allowed me to get closer to the area I wanted to monitor.
    Phil Amanial -- nashville, TN   12/7/2012
    Used for attic and basement fans. Works very well.
    Rob Koston -- miramar, CA   8/9/2012
    Used for fan in garage and works good.
    Jo Strozier -- kansas city, MO   2/18/2012
    Works well. At first I had some problems but it turns out my I/O Linc wasn't working right. I seemed to get some chatter as it triggered. I replaced the I/O Linc actually Smarthome - Matt I think, got it here very fast. After that it worked fine. Good value overall.
    Chris C. -- columbus, OH.   2/4/2012
    Worked great. Instructions were easy and I was up and running in about 15 minutes. Not a lot to go wrong so I expect it to last a long time.
    Ray Fornsby -- oswego, NY   1/6/2011
    I got from my Dad for Christmas. Set the temp, program the I/O Linc and plug in. I found this very easy to use. Good product.
    Paul Harra -- blythe, CA   12/18/2010
    I assembled and used this to control a heat lamp for our gecko. It took me a few days to get the setting right, but has since functioned perfectly. Adjustment was easy and the Insteon system pretty solid. You will need a tiny screwdriver to attach the wires, but setting it up was fast. After setting an initial temp, make slight adjustments as the unit warms or cools to ambient. No issues and a good value.
    K. Nixon -- portland, Oregon   11/25/2010
    A friend at my office suggested that I get one of these to control the heat in my reptile cage. I didn't know anything about Insteon. In the end it was pretty easy and worked very well. I would recomend this device.
    Christopher -- topeka, KS   11/17/2010
    I am using to trigger a fan and it worked exactly like I wanted it to.
    Chad P -- bangor, Maine   11/11/2010
    I set this up to control the heater for my reptile cage. A couple days/ adjustments to get the temp just right but works like a charm now. The unit I received looks a bit different than the one in the picture, but works perfectly. I am satisfied with purchase and will buy again.


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