Originally Posted by biertourist
P.S. I'd LOVE to see a future PID controller that supported multiple autocalibration settings. (Then you could have a single PID calibrated for both your HLT and your boil kettle and just swap PT100 sensors, you could also calibrate for when you feel like insulating the vessel and when you don't feel like insulating it; or summer temps and winter temps or 5 gallon batch size and 10 gallon batch size or recirculated HLT and non-recirculated HLT etc... and on and on and on.)
OR being able to calibrate it for your fermentation vessel while cooling and your HLT while heating, etc...
Again, a super useful feature that would make a single PID controller much more accurate when used in multiple scenarios.
-What I'm thinking is that after calibration all of your settings get stored in "Config =1" and "Config=1" and if you have a saved auto-calibrated configuration you can just load these saved configurations as the first item in the menu. (Think of the electronic adjustable car seats that have saved settings for passenger 1 and passenger 2.)
I'd give a MASSIVE preference to buying a PID controller that supported multiple auto calibrated settings like this vs. one that made me purchase a separate PID controller for everything that I wanted to do.
While not being as tidy as your suggestion, you should still be able to accomplish this "manually".
Just note down the P, I & D values after running an autotune on you set up in each configuration. Then if you want to change to another configuration all you need to do is reinput those values. Should take about 10-20 seconds to change configurations once you know the values. I know it is not as nice as your request but really it is the difference between changing one value compared to changing 3 values that you had to write down.