Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Electric Brewing > Compact Toolbox Controller
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-21-2013, 02:55 AM   #1
orangehero
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,021
Liked 126 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 197

Default Compact Toolbox Controller

Here's my toolbox controller. I know a lot of people recommend getting massive enclosures to have lots of space for the components, but I wanted mine as compact as possible. With some careful measuring and planning I think I pulled it off. I still need to get two more PID controllers for it, but they should just drop in place.







__________________
orangehero is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 02:56 AM   #2
Hello
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 15 reviews
 
Hello's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Posts: 6,573
Liked 1561 Times on 1094 Posts
Likes Given: 2492

Default

What? That's rad! I want.

__________________
Hello is offline
orangehero Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 04:28 AM   #3
bneal
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Arizona
Posts: 34
Liked 4 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

Nice! Way more economical than the "massive" enclosures. How hard was it to get all of the wiring inside the box?

__________________
bneal is offline
orangehero Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #4
Spellman
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Woodward, Iowa
Posts: 200
Liked 16 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 18

Default

Well done!

__________________
Spellman is offline
orangehero Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #5
rodduley
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: New Market, Maryland
Posts: 116
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!!

__________________
rodduley is offline
orangehero Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 03:40 PM   #6
k_mcarthur
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 364
Liked 31 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

I like that! I've been tossing the idea about moving up from 120v to 220v, I hadn't considered using a tool box like that. Thanks for the idea.

__________________
k_mcarthur is offline
orangehero Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 03:53 PM   #7
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 19,618
Liked 3600 Times on 2221 Posts
Likes Given: 3105

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bneal View Post
Nice! Way more economical than the "massive" enclosures. How hard was it to get all of the wiring inside the box?
I dare the OP to post a pic of the inside.

Great build. I built one a while back, but mine doesn't have nearly as much stuff as yours.
__________________
Hey goomba I love how you dance the rumba
But take some advice paisano learn-a how to mambo
If you're gonna be a square you ain't-a gonna go anywhere.
passedpawn is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 04:17 PM   #8
k_mcarthur
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 364
Liked 31 Times on 28 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by passedpawn View Post
I dare the OP to post a pic of the inside.

Great build. I built one a while back, but mine doesn't have nearly as much stuff as yours.
I'm interested too, let's see the inside!
__________________
k_mcarthur is offline
orangehero Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2013, 10:58 PM   #9
orangehero
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Northeast
Posts: 1,021
Liked 126 Times on 73 Posts
Likes Given: 197

Default

Wiring wasn't difficult at all. I did have to make custom plates for the contactors to bolt down to the bottom.



__________________
orangehero is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2013, 01:09 AM   #10
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 19,618
Liked 3600 Times on 2221 Posts
Likes Given: 3105

Default

Much cleaner that what I was expecting. Nice job.

__________________
Hey goomba I love how you dance the rumba
But take some advice paisano learn-a how to mambo
If you're gonna be a square you ain't-a gonna go anywhere.
passedpawn is offline
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
eBIAB controller & pump, in a toolbox - questions tjash Electric Brewing 13 02-12-2014 02:12 PM
toolbox vinper DIY Projects 3 02-09-2012 08:45 PM
Compact Crankandstein 3D megadenis Other 0 10-11-2011 07:37 AM
compact soil? bengerman Hops Growing 16 08-22-2011 02:55 AM
Compact design. Orfy Equipment/Sanitation 2 08-16-2007 02:54 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS