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Old 02-11-2012, 04:29 AM   #1
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I've been planning and thinking for about six months now. I finally have all the parts for the control panel and am almost ready to start wiring. I am currently painting the sheet metal panel and will hopefully have it wired by the end of next week.

There will be two PIDs and one PWM circuit. The first output (SSR #1) will be switchable to be controlled by PID #1 or by the PWM circuit. The second output (SSR #2) will be controlled by PID #2 and be switchable between 120V and 240V. The third output (SSR #3) will always be controlled by the PWM circuit. There will be two outputs (switched 25A SSRs) for pumps. This gives me the capability to control a full three vessel single tier rig or something as simple as a BIAB system. I plan on using it now as a two vessel two tier Brutus 20 type system. Here are a few pics.

More to come. I have my kegs and have cut them open and started polishing them...










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Old 02-11-2012, 04:32 AM   #2
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How do I rotate the pics in my post? They show up correctly if I open them on my computer, but cant seem to rotate them here???

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:58 AM   #3
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It looks like there will be a lot of wires in not a whole lot of space...

Take your time, use the zip ties and those sticky squares and good luck!
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Old 02-11-2012, 05:16 AM   #5
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:19 PM   #6
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I have those same element receptacles. Can you tell me what the smaller receptacles are?

 
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Old 02-11-2012, 04:52 PM   #7
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I have those same element receptacles. Can you tell me what the smaller receptacles are?
Those are all Neutrik PowerCon series connectors. The large ones are rated for 32A and the small ones are rated for 15A.

http://www2.neutrik.com/us/en/indust...CON_group.aspx

 
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:15 AM   #8
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Got the panel painted and got most of the high voltage wiring done tonight.



I used this to paint it. Im not super impressed yet, time will tell...


 
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Old 02-15-2012, 12:48 AM   #9
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Wiring question:

I have a 12VDC power supply that will be used for various control purposes and for powering my indicator LEDs. The Auber PIDs have a SSR output for connectiogn directly to the relevant SSRs. Can the negative SSR output of the PIDs be tied to my 0VDC bus, and the positive SSR output be routed around the same as the rest of my +12VC bus? This matters because I have one SSR that will be switchable to be controlled either by a PID or by a separate PWM circuit. Ideally, all the negative terminals (which on the Auber PWM I assume is 0VDC relative to ground) will share a common bus and all the +12VDC will share a common bus. Does this make sense? I am sure my terminology is not all correct.. Any help here would be appreciated!

I know I can meter all this, but I have not powered the system as a whole yet, and would like to avoid powering it yet if I can...

Thanks!

 
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Old 02-17-2012, 05:01 AM   #10
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It's alive! I still need to clean up the wiring a bit. I had a few design changes while working on it, so it's not as pretty as I could be... But at least everything seems to be working as it should!

More to come.


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