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Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 11-11-2014 at 08:42 PM
Should work, any qualms? Should I go with the 12V 1A instead?Your fan is a 12v fan. You should
use the 12v power adapter.Edit:tested with the 6V. Dimple barely forms with 2L of water in a
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 11-11-2014 at 08:27 PM
okay so I found a fan with a 3 speed control on one of the wires. I still need to buy the
potentiometer?I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this so any help would be
awesome.Thanks!BTW, I should hav...
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 11-10-2014 at 01:37 PM
Give it a try, and add the potentiometer if needed. The 3-speed switch might be all you need,
but you might also need more than that. I find I have to tweak the speed around quite a bit to
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 04-13-2014 at 09:11 PM
I've done minimal mods with circuit boards in microphones. Can a pwm circuit like you say be
made on the cheap?Absolutely. There are lots of ways to build it. The last one I built
used:[*]74221 'dual ...
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 04-10-2014 at 09:01 AM
The potentiometer can't turn on at a low speed. I have to turn it up over half way to get the
fan to move. Then I can slow it down to a lower speed. Otherwise it kinda rocks in
idle.helpYou're using t...
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 03-04-2014 at 06:10 AM
I'm having trouble finding a Potentiometer/Rheostat. I live in Canada so shipping for
everywhere I look bring the price to around $30 and I can't find any local shops that stock
them. Any Canadians ha...
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 02-14-2014 at 11:10 AM
Great thread.I bet somewhere along the way a major stir plate manufacturer happened upon this
thread, did a "D'oh !" and forehead slap and said "so this is where our stire plate sales have
Posted in thread: My Stirplate... Cheap and Easy Build... on 01-13-2014 at 08:36 AM
...Mine is running off of a 12v 200mA Would it spin faster with a 5v that's 2.8A?Nope. It would
spin slower.The voltage causes the current to flow, and the amps rating is a maximum current
the power s...
Posted in thread: Has anyone modded bathroom scales to gauge beer left in kegs? on 11-21-2013 at 03:41 PM
Awesome, this is exactly what I started planning out last night. I've previously used an inline
flow sensor to figure out how much was left in a keg, but this required me to reset it every
time I inst...
Posted in thread: Does "no secondary" equal "shooting yourself in the foot on 10-07-2013 at 07:18 AM
Wow, out of town for a few days and this thread really took off with useful info. Thanks
guys!In regards to fermentation temp, 71 degrees is what the thermostat on the A/C is set to.
It's really that ...