Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

HELP WITH...Electrical relay connect to minisplit Air conditioner

Ncs0816's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2017
Posts: 1

10-08-17, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)  
HELP WITH...Electrical relay connect to minisplit Air conditioner

I have a 3 ton (36,000 BTU) Minisplit for my 800 Square foot Garage.

I'm self employed and use my garage often for work.

I'm having a hard time keeping the humidity levels around 50% in my garage

I understand the Minisplit,when running under COOL mode, will act as a dehumidifier. . When my humidifier is on and the A.C. turns on -both fight each other. And this process continues over and over..yiu can see where this is going!

I would like to set up some type of On/Off relay.

When the A.C. is triggered to come on. it Turns the humidifier off. And When the Cooling is off and only the indoor Air Handler is On the Humidifier turns on

​​​​​​any help at all would be great.

Sponsored Links
Tolyn Ironhand's Avatar
Group Moderator

Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 11,358

10-09-17, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)  
If you are using your A/C, you should not be running a humidifier at all. It is counter productive.

Electrical AC/DC and lighting Moderator
Professional Electrician, Handyman, all around swell guy!
40,000 people die in auto accidents per year in the US. We should ban cars.

airman.1994's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 5,518

10-11-17, 05:39 AM   #3 (permalink)  
If you need to keep the humidity at a certain percentage for your work you will need something more in the lines of a liebert unit. They are designed to do this.

Search this Thread