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Old 01-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default Step by Step build a 110v portable PID controller

After many requests, I finally have enough time to do a write-up on this.

It is my single element, 110v PID controller that I use on my eBIAB setup.



Credit goes to jkarp because I made mine from his original Countertop Brutus 20 Thread.


Parts needed:

Enclosure:
(1) 6x6x4 WP Box. (I am linking to Amazon for reference, I think they are cheaper at HD, Lowes, etc)

http://www.amazon.com/Carlon-E989N-C...atherproof+box

Combo Switch/Receptacle and Cover:

http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-109-05...tch+receptacle

2 to 3 feet bulk 12awg wire (hot, neutral, and ground)

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Cable-...bulk+extension

Replacement extension cord end

http://www.amazon.com/Coleman-Cable-...nsion+cord+end

Note. You can also simply buy a 12awg cord, and cut it to length. I was able to buy an end and 3' or wire cheaper than a complete cord, that is why I told you of either option.

1/2" Romex connector

http://www.amazon.com/Romex%C2%AE-Co...omex+connector

And you will need 2 wire nuts.

From www.auberins.com:

PID Controller SYL-2362

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=106

Solid State Relay MGR-1 D4825

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=9

Heat Sink HS25

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...products_id=45

K Type Thermocouple

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...&products_id=2

That's it. Build pictures continued in next post.


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Old 01-09-2013, 02:24 PM   #2
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Wiring Diagram:


Enclosure parts:


PID Components:


You'll need to cut out for the receptacle on one side of the box.


You'll drill a hole for the Romex connector and slot the box for both the heatsink and thermocouple wire on the OPPOSITE SIDE of the box from the receptacle.




Everything installed and wired inside


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Assembled





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Old 01-09-2013, 02:29 PM   #4
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Looks good. I like your heat sink mounting idea, pretty clever.
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Looks great.

I like the simplicity of it. Too me it keeps in the spirit of BIAB.

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heat sink idea is great. I struggled with that when putting together my setup.
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This is the perfect post for me. Exactly what I needed to build exactly what I want exactly when I was putting project together!

I'm not very familiar with this sort of electronics, so this is a really big help!

Thank you very, very much for putting this together!!
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I made some pretty similar design choices for my 110v PID, including the exact same box! I wanted an E-stop on mine but it was probably overkill.
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I made some pretty similar design choices for my 110v PID, including the exact same box! I wanted an E-stop on mine but it was probably overkill.
You just blew my mind. That is pretty damn cool.
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Thanks. If only I had done a really nice photo series and great tutorial.


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