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Rukon
23rd October 2014, 15:03
Hi Guys

Also busy with control panel.
Would this PID combo work?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Digital-PID-Temperature-Controller-40A-SSR-K-Thermostat-Sensor-Heat-Sink-/271438173874?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item3f32f9d6b2

Where did you guys buy yours?

Bryan
23rd October 2014, 16:19
Hi Rukon, welcome.

I would not go for a thermocouple because of accuracy. Rather use a RTD probe (PT100) which means that the PID may not be compatible.

Have a look through this site http://www.theelectricbrewery.com/

CapeTownBrew
23rd October 2014, 16:59
Hi Guys

Also busy with control panel.
Would this PID combo work?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dual-Digital-PID-Temperature-Controller-40A-SSR-K-Thermostat-Sensor-Heat-Sink-/271438173874?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash=item3f32f9d6b2

Where did you guys buy yours?
I have one exactly like that, my only issue is finding a thermowell to fit the thermocouple into. If anybody has any suggestions?

Bryan
23rd October 2014, 18:01
A K-type thermocouple has a rated accuracy of 2,2oC whereas a class A PT100 is 0,15oC. For brewing a PT100 is definitely the way to go.

I used this PID with 0,2% accuracy http://www.taie.co.za/taieshop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=40_43&zenid=2lk07a0h0f9kipjics1sq3f2k7

rukon321
23rd October 2014, 20:28
Where did you buy the rtd probe ?

Bryan
24th October 2014, 07:17
I got mine from here http://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15&products_id=84 . But you can get them locally, you should update your profile to show your location then it is easier to help.

SimonB
24th October 2014, 07:26
The cheapest locally available PID I could find is the Rhomberg TC410 from ACDC Dynamics. And Temperature Controls can manufacture probes to spec.

getack
24th October 2014, 09:25
The REX-C100 PID controller is a very cheap device and you should be able to get one to RSA for less than R250 - Cheap enough to sommer buy three just for incase!

They come in different variants and some of them will be able to work with a RDT-style probe. Just read the descriptions and you should be OK. You want something with a model number of REX-C100FDXX or REX-C100FPXX. Some of them are supposedly able to handle multiple types of probes.


AliExpress has a massive selection here http://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&initiative_id=SB_20141023231813&SearchText=rex-c100 that you can look at.

I have purchased many things from there so I'd say it's reasonably safe. Just do not expect it to arrive any time soon. I'm talking at least two months after order! And with this post office strike going on this might even take longer...

medic
24th October 2014, 16:35
I donít know if I am allowed to mention it but in the next month or two all Auberins equipment (PID, sensors, switches) etc will be available locally. All products will come with a 90 day warranty.

CapeTownBrew
24th October 2014, 16:38
I don’t know if I am allowed to mention it but in the next month or two all Auberins equipment (PID, sensors, switches) etc will be available locally. All products will come with a 90 day warranty.
That will be cool!

rukon321
24th October 2014, 21:32
Getack do you know where to buy the rex pid

rukon321
24th October 2014, 21:37
Sorry I see aliexpress

Bryan
25th October 2014, 09:22
Be careful, make sure they have SSR outputs. Seems people may be getting conned.

Noobie
14th November 2014, 07:09
I donít know if I am allowed to mention it but in the next month or two all Auberins equipment (PID, sensors, switches) etc will be available locally. All products will come with a 90 day warranty.
Keep us posted!

Stefan
15th November 2014, 11:28
Can't remember where I found this link, but worth a look. http://www.taie.co.za/taieshop/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=40_43&zenid=2lk07a0h0f9kipjics1sq3f2k7

medic
15th November 2014, 17:37
I received my Import permit yesterday so I will be placing my first large order with Auberins next week. I should have everything in about 2 weeks if everything goes without any issues with Customs.

SimonB
16th November 2014, 07:42
I received my Import permit yesterday so I will be placing my first large order with Auberins next week. I should have everything in about 2 weeks if everything goes without any issues with Customs.

Excellent news.

Noobie
16th November 2014, 14:29
I received my Import permit yesterday so I will be placing my first large order with Auberins next week. I should have everything in about 2 weeks if everything goes without any issues with Customs.
You got a website medic?

medic
16th November 2014, 14:50
It will be Www.beerhardware.co.za At the moment the site is locked but you can have a look so long. Once I receive the stock I will unlock the site

CapeTownBrew
17th November 2014, 09:53
It will be Www.beerhardware.co.za (http://Www.beerhardware.co.za) At the moment the site is locked but you can have a look so long. Once I receive the stock I will unlock the site
Site looking good! Let us know when it is fully operational!

kingcur
18th November 2014, 18:16
It will be Www.beerhardware.co.za At the moment the site is locked but you can have a look so long. Once I receive the stock I will unlock the site
I had a look at the Auber website. Some great items. Will the pricing be similar to the ones on the Auber website?

medic
18th November 2014, 19:18
I am trying my best to keep the pricing as close as possible as on their site but Courier/customs and exchange rate usually adds a bit extra on the prices they charge.

medic
19th November 2014, 22:09
I have just placed an paid my first order with Aubrins that was R50,000 worth of stock. If customs is not full of things I should have all the stock in about one week.

medic
22nd November 2014, 14:43
Auberins packages on its way and estimated delivery time is on Wednesday.