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Old 12-14-2011, 07:12 PM   #1
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ok i know you are going to tell me to just get an Auber... but will this work?

New Universal Digital PID Temperature Controller SSR Control output (1 alarm) | eBay

I dont need a manual mode, I will just be using one for mash temp control via rims and one for HLT control.

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I don't see any reason that this wouldn't work. Who knows about the quality, but for $27, I don't think it's a big deal.

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Old 12-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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Just make sure you verify the model number before buying it so that you get one that actually has the SSR output on it.



edit: the one that is actually pictured in the listing has a relay output and not an SSR output.
edit 2: I take that back. *some* pics are of a relay model, and other pics are of an SSR model.

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I don't see a manual option. without manual control how will you control the boil?

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I don't see a manual option. without manual control how will you control the boil?
he doesn't need it
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I dont need a manual mode, I will just be using one for mash temp control via rims and one for HLT control.
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not a problem, I am controlling the boil with a PWM circuit... just expanding my electric rig to have HLT and mash temperature control
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ok i know you are going to tell me to just get an Auber... but will this work?

New Universal Digital PID Temperature Controller SSR Control output (1 alarm) | eBay

I dont need a manual mode, I will just be using one for mash temp control via rims and one for HLT control.
Someone has to say it, as you asked for it. If it doesn't work correctly - good luck on returning it and getting your money, including shipping it back.
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Someone has to say it, as you asked for it. If it doesn't work correctly - good luck on returning it and getting your money, including shipping it back.
That's a pretty negative comment. You're assuming there will be a problem with the product and you are assuming that the company (based out of NY, been around for 10 years) will be dirt bags about the hypothetical problem.

They have a 30 day money back guarantee, and the price is low enough that you can buy 2 of them for the same price than you would spend at Auber for 1.

I would definitely buy one of these if I needed another PID. I have already recommended it to my friends here in NC locally.

The only time I actually ever recommend Auber for anything is if someone wants to build a single kettle, single PID system and needs the manual mode of operation that their PIDs offer. Other than that, I find their products overpriced.
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That's a pretty negative comment. You're assuming there will be a problem with the product and you are assuming that the company (based out of NY, been around for 10 years) will be dirt bags about the hypothetical problem.

They have a 30 day money back guarantee, and the price is low enough that you can buy 2 of them for the same price than you would spend at Auber for 1.

I would definitely buy one of these if I needed another PID. I have already recommended it to my friends here in NC locally.

The only time I actually ever recommend Auber for anything is if someone wants to build a single kettle, single PID system and needs the manual mode of operation that their PIDs offer. Other than that, I find their products overpriced.
Well, you wanna know what I think - you are 100% correct !

I didn't look close enough to see that it wasn't being shipped from HK.

I still like the service from Auber and find it to be worth the $$$, but can't fault trying a US based vendor from Valley Stream. Can't wait to hear the results if OP buys one.

I'll slink back into my lair and be quiet here.
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