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Old 12-10-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Prewired PID controller

Anyone know of a vendor or someone who builds prewired controllers for a RIMs tube? (other than Sabco).

I want to add a RIMs tube to my set up. I can build the tube itself, but wiring is a new animal for me...don't want to get in over my head.

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Old 12-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #2
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If you just want a single PID to control a RIMS tube and nothing else, this is the cheapest option I know of:
http://www.highgravitybrew.com/produ...l-158p3986.htm

Just be aware that it uses a mechanical relay rather than an SSR (see this thread).

If you're in the market for something more elaborate, places that sell more complete control panels are The Electric Brewery, Brewmation, Brewmaster Controls, and Swede’s Custom Control Systems.

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Old 12-10-2012, 11:21 PM   #3
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If you just want a single PID to control a single to control a RIMS tube and nothing else, this is the cheapest option I know of:
http://www.highgravitybrew.com/produ...l-158p3986.htm

Just be aware that it uses a mechanical relay rather than an SSR (see this thread).

If you're in the market for something more elaborate, places that sell more complete control panels are The Electric Brewery, Brewmation, Brewmaster Controls, and Swede’s Custom Control Systems.
might be missing something, but why the big heatsink if its a mechanical contactor?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:11 AM   #4
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might be missing something, but why the big heatsink if its a mechanical contactor?
Good question.

They don't post a schematic or a picture of the internals. But here's the post where the guy from High Gravity says it has no SSR.
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Old 12-11-2012, 01:06 AM   #5
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what about this?
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=161

you should be able to run a smaller heater element off of it, 1200w or so if my math is correct? and it's $300 cheaper.

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Too much money for that device better of building your own , ebrewsupply.com

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