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Old 01-25-2011, 08:50 PM   #1
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Brewers,

Well back in 2008 I started my eBrewery build. Due to association laws I was unable to keep outdoor brewery. After getting the silicon hose for so cheap and now seeing SS camlocks, I'm back into the hobby. I do have one quesiton though.

In 2008, I sourced 2x Omega Temp Controllers Model 6072-J-C1. I realize these use J-Types thermos and are a much older model. Being that I already have them, would there be any beneift to Auberins other then size?

Actually I should just ask, will someone with PID knowledge tell me if I can accomplish the same as with the Auberins? Being that the model is older, the only manual I have been able to locate is one that looks as it it was photocopied and can be found here.

Omega Manual

I also realize these sell for about as much as the Auberins on ebay, I guess I could always sell them and pick up the Auberins, but thats more work on my part

 
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Looks like they have 1 amp outputs for SSR. That being the case they should work just fine.

 
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:23 PM   #3
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Awesome, I did some research back on 08' on them, found a few of my old post on Brewboard. Now that I have a little better knowledge, I understand the manual a little better. If I'm reading correctly, assume I change to the correct settings it would have the exact options as the Auberin, however a larger 1/4 DIN footprint.

I guess I can't complain as they only cost me $25 for the two back in 08'

 
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Old 01-25-2011, 11:49 PM   #4
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If I'm reading correctly, assume I change to the correct settings it would have the exact options as the Auberin, however a larger 1/4 DIN footprint.
Well... there are several different PIDs from Auber, but every PID from every manufacturer will have the same core functionality.

Some of the auber PIDs support a "manual mode" which is what you want to use if you are controlling a boil kettle. Your older PIDs might not support that type of control, but yours should still have the ability to control the temp of something.
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Old 01-26-2011, 02:34 AM   #5
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You need the pulsed DC output to drive an SSR. The model number you need would contain DC1 which indicates that the primary output is pulsed DC. For example CN6072A-J-DC1-C1, indicates J thermocouple input and pulsed DC primary output. After looking over the owners manual I could not find a "manual mode" to drive the boil kettle.

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:07 AM   #6
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stevehaun,

Thank you so much for looking through the manual and checking things out. Due to it not having "manual mode" I might just sell the second one and but an auberin. I assume I could use it control a ferm. chamber. However the more I'm thinking I might just part with both and go for the trusted Auberins. I'll have to check the thermowells I have on what type they are, I think K. Which would also work on the auberins. I like the cleaner look of a 1/16 DIN, these models area 1/4 din.

 
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #7
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Yup! Stevehaun is correct. Page 7 of the manual "DC option". Sorry for the false info.

 
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