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Old 06-03-2011, 05:39 PM   #21
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You had 3 gallons? Man, I started with a 2 gallon pot. The friggin spoon would stand up in it sometimes.

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Old 06-03-2011, 11:15 PM   #22
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You had 3 gallons? Man, I started with a 2 gallon pot. The friggin spoon would stand up in it sometimes.
I dreamed of having a spoon. I had to use my hand.
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Old 06-05-2011, 06:13 AM   #23
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I used the Auber counter/timer, and it has a 5v tap on the back, which works perfectly to power the ammeter. Takes a bunch of stuff out of the box, and a lot less that can go wrong.
Damn, I wish I knew that. I went with the transformer and variable voltage supplies like the instructions said. How do you wire the Auber timer (ASL-51, right?) to use the 5 volt tap? This would have made things a bit cleaner inside my box.

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:31 PM   #24
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Damn, I wish I knew that. I went with the transformer and variable voltage supplies like the instructions said. How do you wire the Auber timer (ASL-51, right?) to use the 5 volt tap? This would have made things a bit cleaner inside my box.

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Yes I would like to know how to use the 5v on the timer also. I see the 5v marking on one of the terminals, but do not see a DC ground.
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I blew my transformer that I used to power my amp meter, would be awesome if the counter could power it from my auber timer, please tell how!

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Old 06-07-2011, 03:30 AM   #26
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Okay, I looked up the instruction manual - section D of the Abuer ASL-51 lists terminal 3 as 9VDC output, and 4 as common. I used those two to power my Ammeter. I wired completely from the hip, and it made sense to me at the time. Has worked great for two test boils and two batches of beer so far.

Keep in mind my Voltmeter is self powered - aka there is only the AC input.

Kal has a very specific reason for using separate power supplies for each meter, which made sense when I read it, but don't remember since it didn't apply to me.

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I dreamed of having a spoon. I had to use my hand.
You guys had POTS??

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Okay, I looked up the instruction manual - section D of the Abuer ASL-51 lists terminal 3 as 9VDC output, and 4 as common. I used those two to power my Ammeter. I wired completely from the hip, and it made sense to me at the time. Has worked great for two test boils and two batches of beer so far.

Keep in mind my Voltmeter is self powered - aka there is only the AC input.

Kal has a very specific reason for using separate power supplies for each meter, which made sense when I read it, but don't remember since it didn't apply to me.
I saw it was an 9v dc output, did you get a 5v amp meter. So you wires dc + to that terminal and dc ground to common? Might give it whirl.
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I called auber yesterday and the tech guy said the 9v tap could not be used to power anything. It is ment for the proximity sensor feature. Since its 9v I don't think I will be able to use it anyway.

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I saw it was an 9v dc output, did you get a 5v amp meter. So you wires dc + to that terminal and dc ground to common? Might give it whirl.
Yes, exactly how I hooked it up. Keep in mind I bought different meters than Kal uses. You can see in the picture that the brightness matches perfectly on mine.

EDIT: Yes, mine says right in the instructions 8-12V AC/DC input. I originally was going to power it with a 9v battery until I saw that tap when I was wiring.
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