Trouble with MyPin TD4 Temp Controller - Page 2 - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Automated Brewing Forum > Trouble with MyPin TD4 Temp Controller

Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #11
Mar 2010
Posts: 29

I measured the resistance and hooked up the lows to 7 & 10 and have 8 & 9 jumped with A connected to 8 or 9, and I am just getting a 0000 temp reading on booth PIDs. Double checked the RTD settings, not sure what I am doing wrong...

Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2013, 07:27 PM   #12
Jan 2013
Posts: 3

Originally Posted by acidrain View Post
Do you have this one?
It's 7 & 10 for the low, and 8 & 9 jumped, with A connected to either of those.
I'm making a PID controller for my grill (to control temperature for long or overnight cooking) and have the TD4-SNR PID, and just wanted to thank you for your post -- it confirmed the not-so-clear diagram that came with the PID.

Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2013, 05:34 AM   #13
Jul 2012
Seattle, Washington
Posts: 2,101
Liked 183 Times on 158 Posts

I'm glad you were able to figure it out... the Chinese to Engrish instructions suck.
Keg #1: Brown Bomber Bourbon/Oak Vanilla Porter
Keg #2: The Bollocks ESB
Keg #3 Lawnmower APA
Fermenter: Empty
Bottled: Mjolnir Mead, Lazy Daze Hefe.

Reply With Quote
Old 07-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #14
Dec 2008
Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 1

Thanks for the help. I just bought a Mypin TD4 and a PT100 sensor. I had it in my head that I had a K type thermocouple, that's not correct. If you're having trouble with with crazy temp readouts, over 1000 degrees, make sure the PID is set to the right sensor type. The setting "InP" should be set to "Pt". After I did that, the read out went to within 10 degrees of what another thermometer is saying. The "PVF" setting will calibrate that correctly.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2013, 05:54 PM   #15
Dec 2012
waterloo, iowa
Posts: 117
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts


Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2013, 11:37 AM   #16
Aug 2013
Posts: 1

thx a lot for the help guys!! But i have a little problem. i have a pid td4-snr. the probe is a pt100, according to the manual when the pid is turned on it starts with autotune mode (the AT/M led is turned off) but in this mode when the temperature is less the SV parameter OUT1 flases insteat to be dix. Why? In order to let the pid operate well i have to enter the autotuning estate (pressing set & <</M) and the pid works well. Why this appens? thx a lot

Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2013, 10:54 PM   #17
ineedit's Avatar
Mar 2013
Concord, NC
Posts: 67
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts

Not sure if you figured this out but I just finished a system using this pid.

The way mine works is the the SV reading is the temp you are trying to achieve and the PV your actual. The Out1 is the main burner and will flash depending on the % of power applied. If you press the Set key it will toggle the set temp and % of power being sent to your burner. At 100% the Out1 will be solid. Anything less, it will flash on and off.

Fill your kettle to the desired level and set a desired temp in SV. Let the autotune complete and AT/M should go out.

From there just play around with SV setting and let you kettle move to different temps. Out1 will be on until it gets close to your set temp and start to flash to maintain.

When you decide to go into manual mode hold <</M until AT/M lights. Press Set to see the % of power to your burner. Reduce that number once you reach a boil.

I know is sounds crazy but once you do it a time or two it makes sense.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2015, 11:04 PM   #18
Jan 2015
Posts: 3

My boss put me in charge of building a kegerator. I have zero experience with any of this equipment. I think I got the wiring right, but who knows. I am getting a correct temp reading inside the cooler. I have it set at 40 right now with the alarm set for 1 degree. When the temp drops below 39 the alarm goes off but the cooler keeps dropping. It fluctuates between 36-40, but the cooler and the MyPin make some pretty bad noises. Without the MyPin the cooler goes all the way down to 30, so I am doing something right, but not right enough. Anyone have suggestions for getting the temperature to remain constant? Thanks.

Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 12:49 AM   #19
SleepyCreekBrews's Avatar
Jul 2012
Leesville, NC
Posts: 477
Liked 57 Times on 48 Posts

You'd be much better off using an STC-1000 for controlling the temp of a kegerator.

If you have any interest in learning why the PID (MyPin TD4) is not a good choice, have a look here:
Sleepy Creek Brewery, Leesville, NC

Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2015, 01:19 AM   #20
Feb 2012
Charlotte, NC
Posts: 796
Liked 86 Times on 69 Posts

You can turn off PID mode and put it in standard on/off mode. You are essentially turning on and off power to you kegerator hundreds of times a minute... The compressor will hate you for this and eventually fail.
Sour Fermentations In Progress

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MYPin PID Temp Controller? SmokingDog Electric Brewing 11 07-24-2014 08:27 PM
MYPIN Temp Controller Parameters JBiermann Electric Brewing 1 09-13-2012 02:16 AM
Trouble wiring my ebay temp controller BigPatBrewer Kegerators & Keezers 14 11-04-2011 04:52 PM
Trouble with Johnson controller MikeRLynch Equipment/Sanitation 6 04-29-2010 12:42 AM

Forum Jump