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Old 03-03-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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Based on the comments below I've edited the post to only display the links. The consensus is the TD4 model is better than the TA4 model.

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TD4-SNR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA1KT0JK2470
TA4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA0U008T4574
TA7 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA0U008P7976
TA6-SNR - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA0U008P7977

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:18 PM   #2
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I have it on good authority that the TA4 version does not have the 0-100% manual setting that you want on a brew kettle - you want a TD4 for that.

Here's the Amazon link. The description does say TD4 and manual mode, although the picture is of the TA4 model. It costs around $30.

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #3
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I've bought plenty of stuff on Newegg with good service. That said, I'm currently taking a look at my SIL's mini tablet made by AGPtek and it's probably a cheap knockoff company from China. This little tablet isn't too bad looking, really though. Those PID are probably similar in quality to the STC-1000s we get on Ebay.

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Old 03-08-2013, 12:54 AM   #4
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I have it on good authority that the TA4 version does not have the 0-100% manual setting that you want on a brew kettle - you want a TD4 for that.
You don't need temp control on a boil kettle. Save your money and buy a pulse wave modulator, or just make one.
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:01 AM   #5
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No need to make or buy anything if your PID controller also has a manual power setting that does the same thing.

Which is why I suggest the TD4 model over the TA4.

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+1 on the TD4
I now use a TA4 and a pulse wave modulator and am happy with them... but after reading the spec sheet on the TD4 I'm going to order it from here.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9SIA1KT0JK2470

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Old 03-08-2013, 11:31 AM   #7
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Yes, looks like the same one.

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Would I be able to use this TD4 model on a Brutus build? I am having trouble figuring out what controllers, gas valves and thermocouples to buy to finish this damn thing off.

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My advice (and I know nothing about the Brutus) is, go with what other people are using because it is tried and tested. $20 extra (1% of the total build cost?) buys you an easy decision. You get what you want and no hassle. The same goes for probes and valves.

But if you already know what you need and how to use it, by all means shop around.

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