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Old 04-21-2012, 01:33 AM   #11
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The one on the left is not an SSR. They are coil relays using darlington transistors (the little round black items) for low voltage switching (0-5V). Yeah, you can't use those.


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So I've learned... why then can they be used for Arduino boards?


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Old 04-21-2012, 01:46 AM   #13
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I'm still looking for someone to collaborate on a brewing system controller
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So I've learned... why then can they be used for Arduino boards?
You can use them with the BCS just fine. Just not for igniters. I have an 8 channel board from the same company that I use to control my motorized ball valves. You need the opto-isolation that a true SSR gives you so the igniter spark can't jump the coil.
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What's wrong with the existing offerings out there? If it's cost, have you approached either company about being a reseller?
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What's wrong with the existing offerings out there? If it's cost, have you approached either company about being a reseller?
Cost is not the issue. They are relatively inexpensive. Maybe we want our own solution that addresses shortcomings. Maybe I want to compete. Take a look at our stands and you see we like thinking outside the kettle.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #17
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Woot!
Glad ya got that one sorted.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #18
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Woot!
Glad ya got that one sorted.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:10 AM   #19
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The spark ignition modules generate a lot of electrical noise, things work better when transformer and ignition are mounted in separate enclosure and ignitor wiring does not enter enclosure with BCS module.
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The spark ignition modules generate a lot of electrical noise, things work better when transformer and ignition are mounted in separate enclosure and ignitor wiring does not enter enclosure with BCS module.
BCS and Network Bridge are located in a separate enclosure.
Not using that style anymore. Using the Smart Gas valves now where everything is mounted on the valve and all you need to supply is your 24VAC


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