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Old 01-16-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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I'm getting ready to order my love controllers for my Brutus 10 and there are two models that use different sensor types first model is a love tcs series and uses a thermocouple the cost is $70 per controller. The second controller is a ts2 and uses a thermistor and costs $45 per controller. Are there any advantages to using a thermocouple for brewing? Just looking for more info on about why one would be better than the other. The cost of the ts2 is better but will I regret my purchase later?

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Old 01-16-2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Bump There isn't much info on this subject on this site I have looked

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Old 01-16-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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Nope.

This link is the easiest to understand the difference: http://digital.ni.com/public.nsf/all...2572D00083350E

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Old 01-17-2013, 01:59 AM   #4
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Both work well for measuring temps. Choose thermistor (or RTD).

I know a lot about thermocouples, RTDs, and thermistors. But just take my word for it, there are several problems using thermocouples with your PID/control box. Go with thermistors. Or RTD.

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