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bbarr21 07-08-2012 04:34 PM

Temperature probe connection
 
Am looking to have a temperature probe connection on my brutus system so that. Can easily disconnect the probes when not in use.
I have seen some people use phono connections to do this but I have no idea how to do this... Any help/insight would be awesome

Adeering 07-08-2012 04:38 PM

theelectricbrewery.com has a wonderful tutorial on lots of different parts, they have a section for how they do the temp probes

Airplanedoc 07-08-2012 04:43 PM

I used 3 pin XLR connectors. Which is what electric brewery uses. you just solder the wires on the back and you are good to go. Search Ebay or Amazon, I believe mine was less than $10 for both male and female sides including shipping.

bbarr21 07-08-2012 07:51 PM

My probe only has 2 wires not sure why need the 3 pin, I like the good clean look of the connection though, would it be possible to use the 1/4 in phono plug?

Airplanedoc 07-08-2012 08:05 PM

So dont hook anything up to the third pin

bbarr21 07-08-2012 08:34 PM

But why not just use the cheaper mono phone plug?

MalFet 07-08-2012 08:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bbarr21 (Post 4234323)
Am looking to have a temperature probe connection on my brutus system so that. Can easily disconnect the probes when not in use.
I have seen some people use phono connections to do this but I have no idea how to do this... Any help/insight would be awesome

What kind of help are you looking for?

The 3.5mm minijack plugs that you buy unscrew and generally present two different wire solder points (three for stereo). Take your wire lead, cut it, solder one side to the male and the other to the female, and you're done!

Erroneous 07-08-2012 09:02 PM

I use stereo plugs for my fridge temp controller. Uses 3 wires anyway for 5v, ground, and data. But that is a digital sensor. You could use whatever you want for connectors since it is low current. Whatever you have access to or think looks best.

bbarr21 07-08-2012 09:23 PM

Do any of y'all have pictures of your plugs?

MalFet 07-08-2012 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by bbarr21 (Post 4234812)
Do any of y'all have pictures of your plugs?

Like this?
http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable-Metal/dp/B002MNWFY2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1341783036&sr=8-4&keywords=3.5mm+plug


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