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Old 12-24-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default Quickie Temp Controller Build

Nothing quite like some time away from work to get some projects done.

This was accomplished with a Velleman project box of some sort and a few odds and ends from the local surplus shop. PID, SSR, and sensor purchased from Auberins.com.

There's not much you can't accomplish with a drill, jeweler's saw, and a set of files.

Enjoy, and forgive the picture bukkake.


^Front enclosure panel to house PID controller and power switch. Most measurements have been eyeballed, and lined off with a tquare.


^PID mounted


^Material was removed with a jeweler's saw, and filed size.


^Back side of front panel completed. Checking post screw post clearances.




^Lining up back panel for IEC connectors.


^Hole cut for line input


^IEC power connector mounted



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^Arbitrary placement for the temperature probe connector.




^Holes and cut lines for heatsink/SSR mounting.


^Hole for SSR.


^SSR mounted. Heatsink mounting holes are threaded.




^Panel assembly complete. Onto the wiring.


^120 portion complete. Wires are soldered to connector terminals, as I didn't have any 16g crimp terminals on hand. This setup is not suitable for any serious current, but will be more than enough for the freezer.


^Power on test.


^Sensor and control wiring complete.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:01 PM   #3
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^Sensor connected, powered up, and SSR activated.


^Playing around with it out the garage connected to freezer. All is working.


^I'm thinking I'll mag mount this to the freezer, though I'll probably end up going with heavy-duty double sided tape.

I'll be sure to update when I finally get the freezer moved, and the controller mounted.

Happy Giftmass everyone.

*EDIT: Descriptions added. Sorry about that.
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:07 PM   #4
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That looks really cool...I wish I had some clue what it all means

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Old 12-26-2011, 02:04 PM   #5
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Looks good. Gonna wire mine up today. What are using for the thermocouple/RTD connection at the panel?

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Wow awesome step by step! That's nice in case you don't want to hack up your fridge

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Looks good. Gonna wire mine up today. What are using for the thermocouple/RTD connection at the panel?
Sorry for not getting pictures of it. I used 1/8" stereo phono plug and jack.
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Old 12-26-2011, 05:42 PM   #8
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Really Nice! Thanks for the post!

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Thanks guys.

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