Yeah, there is a way to calibrate them. I have a manual around here somewhere that is my personal translation of the garbage that came with the one my friend bought.I got a pair of Rex-c100s on ebay with a thermocouple and SSR, and it indeed is the SSR output (I would say obviously, but it's from China afterall so nothing can be assumed) I powered them both up to see if they worked, and they did, BUT one was reading my house te4mp correctly, and the other read it 5 degrees too high. Is there anyway to recalibrate these? The instructions they send you are as bad as I have ever seen.
What type of sensor do you have - make sure you have the controller set up for the correct type of input. oooo indicates a overscale value so I could be that the unit is not set up for the correct probe. Reading through the manual it looks like you will need to set both the senosr type and the range (well that's what I can make out from the limited info they give)you guys were right I had it backwards, but.... when wired correctly I get "oooo" for PV
New PID came in. Got the same result. Thinking bad thermocouple.
Ordered new thermocouples. One is 0-600C and one is 0-400C. Is that a major issue?
I'm only going to use it for strike temp, so I can just set the SC to match strike temp and call it a day. Right?
I have a 555 for boil control. That works.
If the thermocouples don't work, I'm throwing in the towel.
The ones in the link do not seem to have an SSR included as far as I can tell, just seem to have an output suitable to run an SSR (maybe).anyone has ever tried these ones? They appear to have a SSR included.
Because a mechanical relay is not rated for quick switching and will fail prematurly (I'm sure I calculated the life of the mech relay to still be about 3 years based on the normal 10,000 operations most are rated for!)What I don't understand is why remove the relay ? I don't know how much drive the SSR requires but why not pick off the +5VDC in the PID and connect it to the N.O. set of contacts so when the PID CALLS FOR SSR enable, there is +5 to drive it.
Because a mechanical relay is not rated for quick switching and will fail prematurly (I'm sure I calculated the life of the mech relay to still be about 3 years based on the normal 10,000 operations most are rated for!)
Plus you can actually locate some documentation.I have both the rex c100 and a couple my pin pids and hands down the mypin 's are way better and worth the extra $10..... you get manual boil control and Fahrenheit readouts....plus its easier to understand and navigate menus...
The my pin TD4 is better than the TA4 because the TA4 doesn't not have the manual control option.
$25.99 including shipping from eBay.... shipping from NY.... not sure on the auber but I'd bet its around double plus shipping....How much is a MyPin TD4? Compared to an Auber?
Hahaha, I think I read your reply on another thread where you answered my question! And $20 for the TA4 right? Aubers are around the $45 mark.$25.99 including shipping from eBay.... shipping from NY.... not sure on the auber but I'd bet its around double plus shipping....
I brewed my first batch with my new electric setup yesterday and everything went well except I realized I need a powerful exhaust hood.
Yes, Ebay and Asian sellers is a great combo - look hard to find the exact info... find some vague info... buy... wait 3 weeks - 3 months shipping holding breath that all turns out alright... sigh of relief when arrives (only been stung once )