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Old 07-27-2013, 04:53 PM   #1
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So i really like these probes, but i have a love controller. Would these work with a love controller? or would they only work with the auberins controller?

http://www.auberins.com/index.php?ma...roducts_id=249


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Old 07-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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As far as I know, an RTD is an RTD.
Looking at the LOVE controller 32A online shows an RTD input.

http://www.mod-tronic.com/mod_pdf/love_pdf/32a_iom.pdf

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Old 08-04-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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As far as I know, an RTD is an RTD.

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No sir.
You can purchase a NIST or DIN version, and the controller needs to know which version you are using.The calibration curve is different.
Most common is the DIN version.

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The probes are great but they don't work with LOVEs. I'd suggest buying some of the Auber PID's as a LOVE replacement. Work just as well and are cheaper.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #5
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Can anyone who has one of these tell me if the actual sensor is removable? I have a BrewTroller and just like the idea of having a nice disconnect right there at the probe. If I could replace the sensor with a Dallas/Maxim DS18S20 and rewire the connector.

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I have a few auber RTDs that I converted to thermistors because I switched over to a BCS. However, this won't work for a brewtroller setup because those sensors are much larger than a thermistor or RTD bead. The thermal wells on the auber RTDs are a lot smaller diameter than your average 1/4" thermal well.
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Thanks, that's too bad. The TO-92 package of the DS18S20 is 4.4mm wide (0.18") - if it's not too much work, could you just check what the OD is?

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Thanks, that's too bad. The TO-92 package of the DS18S20 is 4.4mm wide (0.18") - if it's not too much work, could you just check what the OD is?

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The OD is 0.16"
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I have a few auber RTDs that I converted to thermistors because I switched over to a BCS. However, this won't work for a brewtroller setup because those sensors are much larger than a thermistor or RTD bead. The thermal wells on the auber RTDs are a lot smaller diameter than your average 1/4" thermal well.
how did you do this?
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how did you do this?
I unscrewed the 4 little screws that hold the probe together to get access to the sensor inside. I then desoldered the RTD and soldered in my thermistor after lengthening the leads with some bus wire. I spread some thermal paste on the thermistor bead and put it back together. They work great.


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