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Old 01-20-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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Default Trouble with MyPin TD4 Temp Controller

Looking for some help with my MyPin TD4 Temp Controllers. I have two hooked up to PID's and upon turning them on for the first time they are both registering a temperature over 500 degrees.

Obviously this is incorrect, and I am unable to figure out how to fix this issue.

I am not sure if it is my wiring or something I have to do with controller.

Any one have any experience with this controller who could lend some advice.

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Old 01-20-2013, 02:36 PM   #2
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Check the probe connections.

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Old 02-04-2013, 09:52 PM   #3
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What Thermo are you using and what are you hooking it too? It took me a while to get mine hooked up right because the instructions are so crappy. I am using a PT100 3 wire...and had to make a short jumper wire to get it to work correctly.

Works great now

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Old 02-17-2013, 07:44 PM   #4
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I am having some trouble hooking up my PT100 3 wire probes up to the pid. What is the propers connection scheme for the three wire (red white black) to the MyPin TD4?

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Old 02-22-2013, 04:12 AM   #5
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The wires should be two of the same color, and one odd one. Are you saying you have three different colored wires (the actual wires, not just the connectors)?

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:14 AM   #6
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Yes I have three different colored wires on the PT100 probe red, white, and black.

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Old 02-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #7
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You need to measure the resistance between all of the wires with a multimeter. Red to black, red to white, and white to black. If you do have a 3 wire PT100 then 2 of your measurements should be 100 ohms and the third should be less than 1 ohm. The 2 wires that measure really low are the two that would normally be the same color.

If you don't measure that then you may have a 2 wire RTD with a ground shield.

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Old 02-24-2013, 09:42 PM   #8
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Thanks this helps a lot. Once I determine the low resistance wires, those go to ports 8 & 9 on the My Pin TD4?

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Old 02-25-2013, 04:51 AM   #9
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Do you have this one? http://www.ebay.com/itm/F-C-Dual-Dis...item2570d6355a
It's 7 & 10 for the low, and 8 & 9 jumped, with A connected to either of those.

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:47 PM   #10
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I have this same PID and a PT100 thermocouple I bought from Amazon. Any way that I hook up the PT100 I get PV of UUUU, except when I hook it up in a way that seems wrong, and then I get -401. Do I need to set it up so that it displays -401 and then calibrate it somehow?

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