So i've been wanting to tie up my control panel so that I can maybe sneak a batch in this weekend.
I ended up ditching the other control panel I was going to use because of lack of space so I went to lowes and picked up this 12x12 box from the electrical section.
This is a shot from my layout software when I was drawing up the control panel.
I cut the holes out with my cnc machine for the LCD and the switches and the bi-color power LED. Today I plan to finish the job by cutting the holes for the valve LEDs and engraving the piece of plexi I plan to use as a system diagram.
Here is the system in the off mode. I still need to add labels for everything but at least the first part is done!
Here is the sytem powered up.
Here is a shot of the inside of the control panel.
Here is a closer shot of the inside. You can see the BrewTroller up top and the relay board to the left side. The large circuit board in the middle and to the right is the the main power supply. It provides 12v to the BrewTroller and the relays. The 2nd board in the top right corner is the aux power supply, it provides power to switch the main relay off and on. The main relay is just a cheap SSR since the loads on it are very light it doesn't need a heatsink.
That's all for today, hopefully I will have some more progress later.