Ok...so first off, I'm just trying to do a simple PID controller box that will operate a fan for my smoker....nothing too fancy. Had a few questions.
I'm using the Auber PID and the K Thermocouple that was recommended by the electric brewery.
1) The thermocouple has 3 connections. I'm directly connecting it to the PID...it has 2 red and one blue connector. Which should connect wear? Do you need to use all three?
2) My thermocouple is reading off and slow. I put the TC in the freezer last night and walked out this morning to find it reading 67 degrees. Any idea on why it would be off...some setting need adjustment?
3) I know the PID is supposed to control a SSR relay, but I'm only planning on using a computer fan, which probably draws like 40 watts. Is there any problem with directly connecting the fan to the PID or do I need an SSR relay?
4) Anyone ever hooked up a fan to a kamado smoker? Not really sure how I might mount it so though I might ask for suggestions. Thanks In advance for any tips/advice