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Old 05-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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The brewing that I've done with my new and improved control panel has been outstanding but I always want it a bit better. I've noticed that when I'm heating strike water, I usually hover around the rig watching the PID's until it's up to temperature. I realized that I could be doing something else instead. I also noted that one of my PID controllers has a hysteresis alarm that I wasnt using. The PID I had on my HLT unfortunately didnt have a hysteresis alarm (SYL-2362) but only the normal alarms, so I ordered up another SYL-2352 to replace it with!

I ordered some stack lights from Ebay for $25 bucks and an ice cube relay in a DIN socket from Amazon for $5 bucks.

The way it will work is that when the HLT tank comes up to temp, the green light will come on.

If the MT is out of temperature range then the res light will come on.

If the Timer has timed out, the yellow light will come on.

I need the relay to invert the signal from the PID. It closes contacts when it is in alarm - I need it the opposite - I need contacts to close when it's not in alarm.

All the parts are on their way - so We'll see how it turns out!

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:53 PM   #2
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you're still going to be hovering around watching for a light to come on, wouldn't it be better to have a fog-horn tied in rather than a light to signal you to do something

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Have it send you a text messages. If you are like most other tech gurus you have your phone on you all the time

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Have it send you a text messages. If you are like most other tech gurus you have your phone on you all the time
Ha!

Where's that Arduino and GSM module...



(EDIT - Actually having an arduino send you and email wouldnt be too hard...)
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Or attach electrodes to your underwear. Hard to miss that signal.

I like the stack light idea

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Or attach electrodes to your underwear. Hard to miss that signal.

I like the stack light idea

Hard to go wrong for $25 bucks - I'll post pictures of it working when I get it installed sometime next month.
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I'm not sure if I like the placement yet, but I do like the concept!

Red Light = RIMS Temperature Deviation Alarm
Yellow Light = Timer Countdown Complete
Green = HLT water up to temp

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