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Old 09-28-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default I'm surprised more people aren't using something like this for their stir plates...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811995073



Seems like the simplest and easiest way to have complete control over the full range, including lower end.

At least, I'd imagine the controller gives you complete range control - unlike a 25ohm pot setup.


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Old 09-28-2012, 05:13 PM   #2
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lol i am.. i got the idea from wierdbeer he made a video and posted it on this site few months ago.. you can get em from ebay for like 3 bucks shipped.


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Honestly, if I had it to build all over again I would probably use one of these : http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers...idth+modulator

I have two of them in my control panel for manual control of the SSRs, they work great. But my mine is built with a pot and works fine too.
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Honestly, if I had it to build all over again I would probably use one of these : http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers...idth+modulator

I have two of them in my control panel for manual control of the SSRs, they work great. But my mine is built with a pot and works fine too.
That's nice. Comes right out of the case. Perfect. I hate not having the lower range of the fan.
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Honestly, if I had it to build all over again I would probably use one of these : http://www.amazon.com/LEDwholesalers...idth+modulator

I have two of them in my control panel for manual control of the SSRs, they work great. But my mine is built with a pot and works fine too.

I just ordered it. Mine is already built with a pot too, but if this bench tests as well as I hope, it shouldn't be too much effort to switch out my pot for this one, and just mount the controller board to the inside of the project box - the rest of the wiring will stay the same anyway. Thanks.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811995073



Seems like the simplest and easiest way to have complete control over the full range, including lower end.

At least, I'd imagine the controller gives you complete range control - unlike a 25ohm pot setup.
Nice, but that costs more than I spent for my entire build!
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Nice, but that costs more than I spent for my entire build!
And you have full range control? Or simple 25ohm Rheostat control?
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The Amazon PWM controller works great, much better than a simple potentiometer.
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I'm surprised more people aren't using something like this for their stir plates...
You can buy a fan with speed control from Amazon, and the speed pot can be relocated without any problems..
Available in two sizes, 80 & 120 mm.

I got the idea for the stir plate fan from this post

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/yadi...thread-279569/

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You can buy a fan with speed control from Amazon, and the speed pot can be relocated without any problems..
Available in two sizes, 80 & 120 mm.

I got the idea for the stir plate fan from this post

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/yadi...thread-279569/

Fan in action





Under construction video



Cheers,
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What have you got going on there? Stirplate, built into the floor of tiny, tiny fridge for temp control, and forced filtered fresh air into the headspace?


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