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Old 12-01-2010, 06:54 PM   #521
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SSR control is where it's at man

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Old 12-01-2010, 06:55 PM   #522
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Hey gang - Quick question. I'm looking at buying this PID for my RIMS build: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=102

Do I want the one with a Relay Contactor, or SSR control? I'm assuming SSR control.

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The specs show both relay and SSR are available:

Output mode Relay Contact, 7A at 240VAC, 10A at 120VAC, 12VDC for SSR

Looks like it can handle both heating and cooling. Might be better used on a lagering fridge.

I plan on using this one: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=106

It's a bit less expensive and still offers both relay and SSR outputs plus it offers a learning mode.
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The specs show both relay and SSR are available:

Output mode Relay Contact, 7A at 240VAC, 10A at 120VAC, 12VDC for SSR

Looks like it can handle both heating and cooling. Might be better used on a lagering fridge.

I plan on using this one: http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=106

It's a bit less expensive and still offers both relay and SSR outputs plus it offers a learning mode.
Relay and SSR are options though. It does not come with both.

Which do I need for this RIMS setup?
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SSR

Don't forget to get a heat sink.

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Old 12-01-2010, 08:48 PM   #526
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Relay and SSR are options though. It does not come with both.

Which do I need for this RIMS setup?
I am ordering the same one you linked in your post. I belive SSR is the right option.
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If your using a PID to control the heating element then the SSR is the only option. The switching is so fast and frequent that you'll burn up a mechanical relay in no time.

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If your using a PID to control the heating element then the SSR is the only option. The switching is so fast and frequent that you'll burn up a mechanical relay in no time.
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Ok, so I have been reading and researching, much like this summer when I was trying to decide on to go HERMS or RIMS.

I am now kind of wishing I had gone RIMS (I ended up going HERMS). So having said that, I am going to make the switch over to a RIMS system, but slowly.

I have ordered my PID controller components- I think this is what I need from Auber (Let me know if I missed something):

Universal 1/16 DIN PID Temperature Controller
http://auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_ id=106

25A SSR
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_ id=9

Heat Sink for 25 A SSR
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_ id=45

Liquid tight K type, 4 in probe, 1/2 NPT Thread
http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=3&products_ id=165


Do I need to get a thermowell for the probe?

This project will slowly come to fruition- still have to build my RIMS tube and get the heating element. Then I will be building a new control box replete with a cooling fan and vents for the SSR heatsink. It will also be replete with aircraft switches (those rock!). The idea is not too much automation, but have the availability to if I want. I certainly want to get the wort recirculation efficency question solved- my temp control thought process is a bit flawed as I am using a RANCO (not working the way I thought it would)

Anyone have any other ideas, thoughts or input?

My current HERMS is this:




I figure without too much trouble I should be able to retrofit.

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