Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > BCS 460 is the bane of my existence
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-21-2012, 01:33 AM   #11
JonW
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonW's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntington Beach ☼
Posts: 1,468
Liked 97 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

The one on the left is not an SSR. They are coil relays using darlington transistors (the little round black items) for low voltage switching (0-5V). Yeah, you can't use those.

__________________
Surf City Brewing (TM)

My Single Tier, 3 Pump, BCS-462, Brutus Build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/single-tier-3-pump-bcs-462-automated-rig-204705/
My customized BCS-462 controller web interface: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hacking-bcs-add-customized-web-pages-done-209388/
My 8 tap, 11 keg, upright Keezer build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upright-keezer-8-taps-11-kegs-371438/
JonW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 01:44 AM   #12
OneHoppyGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OneHoppyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

So I've learned... why then can they be used for Arduino boards?

__________________

Brewright. All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to brew and to help you brew. To protect the brew and defend the brew. To make the brew and drink the brew.

BrewSteel.com
BrewSteel on Facebook

OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #13
OneHoppyGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OneHoppyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

I'm still looking for someone to collaborate on a brewing system controller

__________________

Brewright. All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to brew and to help you brew. To protect the brew and defend the brew. To make the brew and drink the brew.

BrewSteel.com
BrewSteel on Facebook

OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 02:36 AM   #14
JonW
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonW's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntington Beach ☼
Posts: 1,468
Liked 97 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneHoppyGuy View Post
So I've learned... why then can they be used for Arduino boards?
You can use them with the BCS just fine. Just not for igniters. I have an 8 channel board from the same company that I use to control my motorized ball valves. You need the opto-isolation that a true SSR gives you so the igniter spark can't jump the coil.
__________________
Surf City Brewing (TM)

My Single Tier, 3 Pump, BCS-462, Brutus Build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/single-tier-3-pump-bcs-462-automated-rig-204705/
My customized BCS-462 controller web interface: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hacking-bcs-add-customized-web-pages-done-209388/
My 8 tap, 11 keg, upright Keezer build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upright-keezer-8-taps-11-kegs-371438/
JonW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 02:37 AM   #15
JonW
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonW's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Huntington Beach ☼
Posts: 1,468
Liked 97 Times on 59 Posts
Likes Given: 38

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OneHoppyGuy View Post
I'm still looking for someone to collaborate on a brewing system controller
What's wrong with the existing offerings out there? If it's cost, have you approached either company about being a reseller?
__________________
Surf City Brewing (TM)

My Single Tier, 3 Pump, BCS-462, Brutus Build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/single-tier-3-pump-bcs-462-automated-rig-204705/
My customized BCS-462 controller web interface: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/hacking-bcs-add-customized-web-pages-done-209388/
My 8 tap, 11 keg, upright Keezer build: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/upright-keezer-8-taps-11-kegs-371438/
JonW is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 03:16 AM   #16
OneHoppyGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OneHoppyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonW View Post
What's wrong with the existing offerings out there? If it's cost, have you approached either company about being a reseller?
Cost is not the issue. They are relatively inexpensive. Maybe we want our own solution that addresses shortcomings. Maybe I want to compete. Take a look at our stands and you see we like thinking outside the kettle.
__________________

Brewright. All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to brew and to help you brew. To protect the brew and defend the brew. To make the brew and drink the brew.

BrewSteel.com
BrewSteel on Facebook

OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #17
luhrks
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 331
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

Woot!
Glad ya got that one sorted.

__________________
luhrks is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #18
OneHoppyGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OneHoppyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by luhrks View Post
Woot!
Glad ya got that one sorted.
luhrks: Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to call and help me sort this out. It saved my head from clumps of hair missing!

This forum is first class - Seriously. I have used several and this one far exceeds. Keep it up y'all!
__________________

Brewright. All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to brew and to help you brew. To protect the brew and defend the brew. To make the brew and drink the brew.

BrewSteel.com
BrewSteel on Facebook

OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-22-2012, 01:10 AM   #19
kladue
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Turner, Oregon, Oregon most of the time now
Posts: 2,308
Liked 47 Times on 43 Posts

Default

The spark ignition modules generate a lot of electrical noise, things work better when transformer and ignition are mounted in separate enclosure and ignitor wiring does not enter enclosure with BCS module.

__________________
kladue is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-22-2012, 01:20 AM   #20
OneHoppyGuy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
HomeBrewTalk 2012 Vendor Giveaway Participate
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
OneHoppyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Concord, CA
Posts: 1,704
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 52

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kladue View Post
The spark ignition modules generate a lot of electrical noise, things work better when transformer and ignition are mounted in separate enclosure and ignitor wiring does not enter enclosure with BCS module.
BCS and Network Bridge are located in a separate enclosure.
Not using that style anymore. Using the Smart Gas valves now where everything is mounted on the valve and all you need to supply is your 24VAC
__________________

Brewright. All Rights Reserved. We reserve the right to brew and to help you brew. To protect the brew and defend the brew. To make the brew and drink the brew.

BrewSteel.com
BrewSteel on Facebook

OneHoppyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools