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Old 07-08-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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Am looking to have a temperature probe connection on my brutus system so that. Can easily disconnect the probes when not in use.
I have seen some people use phono connections to do this but I have no idea how to do this... Any help/insight would be awesome


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Old 07-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #2
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theelectricbrewery.com has a wonderful tutorial on lots of different parts, they have a section for how they do the temp probes


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I used 3 pin XLR connectors. Which is what electric brewery uses. you just solder the wires on the back and you are good to go. Search Ebay or Amazon, I believe mine was less than $10 for both male and female sides including shipping.
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My probe only has 2 wires not sure why need the 3 pin, I like the good clean look of the connection though, would it be possible to use the 1/4 in phono plug?
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So dont hook anything up to the third pin
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But why not just use the cheaper mono phone plug?
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Am looking to have a temperature probe connection on my brutus system so that. Can easily disconnect the probes when not in use.
I have seen some people use phono connections to do this but I have no idea how to do this... Any help/insight would be awesome
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The 3.5mm minijack plugs that you buy unscrew and generally present two different wire solder points (three for stereo). Take your wire lead, cut it, solder one side to the male and the other to the female, and you're done!
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I use stereo plugs for my fridge temp controller. Uses 3 wires anyway for 5v, ground, and data. But that is a digital sensor. You could use whatever you want for connectors since it is low current. Whatever you have access to or think looks best.
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Do any of y'all have pictures of your plugs?
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Do any of y'all have pictures of your plugs?
Like this?
http://www.amazon.com/3-5mm-Stereo-A...rds=3.5mm+plug


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