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Old 05-05-2013, 02:13 AM   #1
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Default BCS Temp probe to Cat5e Help

I bought several of these bad boys for my BCS-462 control panel build:

http://www.brewershardware.com/4-Tem...r-BCS-460.html

From ebrewsupply.com, I got the idea to tie these into a Cat5e plug to ultimately run to my BCS (see http://www.ebrewsupply.com/controlle...-4in-temp.html). I didn't want to run the temp probes directly to my BCS since I was afraid they would get ripped out.

How exactly do I do this?

The temp probes are 22 gauge (2 wires only I think), but how do I connect to a Cat5e? Do I just need the end crimps? Or do I need to splice to an ethernet cord? Also how would I then connect the female Cat5e receptacle to the BCS?

Sorry for the noob questions. Please help!

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Old 05-05-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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just connect the probes to the BCS as they, works great!

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Old 05-05-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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I know I can connect directly, I was trying to avoid this in case there was too much tension on the wire. I'd like to avoid a direct connect.

Any other suggestions?

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Old 05-05-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Easy peasy.

1. Get cat 5 ends and a crimper.
2. Insert the temp probe leads into any pair in the end (I use 4 and 5).
3. Crimp.

For the jack, just wire the same pair and connect one lead to your out, and one to the ground.

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Old 05-06-2013, 03:15 AM   #5
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@luhrks

I have these cat5e ends:http://www.ebrewsupply.com/more/xlr-...-crimp-on.html

And these cat5e receptacles: http://www.ebrewsupply.com/more/xlr-...connector.html

Couple of other questions:

1. How do I know which spots in the end correspond to the correct spots in the receptacle?
2. The numbers on the receptacle correspond to the appropriate spot right?
3. Do the receptacles need any other wiring besides the above?
4. Do I wire one of the wires to the corresponding temp in and one to the ground of the BCS?

Thanks for the help, I'm still learning obviously.

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Use slots 1 and 8 and you don't have to count.

The jack will be marked for 1 and 8 as well.

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Old 05-07-2013, 01:05 AM   #7
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Yes, use one and 8.

This is on the bottom of my ebrewsupply panel.

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Old 05-07-2013, 04:54 AM   #8
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I run 4 probes on my rig in a single CAT-5 cable. Ensure that you put a jumper wire at the BCS from the BCS ground to the AC ground. If you don't, you'll see fluctuations amplified in your temperatures (they'll bounce up & down).

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Where did you get your wire? I need to buy extra to run longer lengths and can't find it anywhere. Mine is 22 gauge with two conductors.

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Um. Get cat5 cable, cut ends off and take what you need.

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