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Bradley Smokers => The Digital Smokers (BTDS76P & BTDS108P) => Topic started by: Rene_P on June 02, 2019, 03:42:44 PM

Title: Temp variances and a pid question
Post by: Rene_P on June 02, 2019, 03:42:44 PM
Like many I have read on this forum I am rather frustrated  with the  20 degree temp variance of my BDS.  I see many references about a pid controller.  Not being the most technical guy I am wondering if there is a dummies guide to pid controllers for the BDS.  How do they work?  How are they setup?  Etc?

Thanks everyone.
Rene
Title: Re: Temp variances and a pid question
Post by: Toker on June 02, 2019, 03:52:11 PM
Look there at the bottom in blue, there’s a link that you can clic on named setup guide. It’s very easy to understand.

https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=702
Title: Re: Temp variances and a pid question
Post by: TedEbear on June 02, 2019, 04:09:21 PM
Click on either of the two links below.  A stand-alone PID controller for the Bradley starts at $143.  If you want to do a DIY and install one in a project box or the smoke generator you'd be spending around $70-$80 altogether.

Programmable PID Controller for Bradley Smoker (https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=72)

Dual-Probe PID Controller for Bradley Smoker (https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=380)

The one below is what I installed in my smoker generator. At $42 it was fairly inexpensive.  Since you mentioned that you're not tech oriented I would recommend getting one of the stand-alone versions above.

1/16 DIN PID Temperature Controller (For SSR) (https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=3)

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Title: Re: Temp variances and a pid question
Post by: Toker on June 02, 2019, 04:12:20 PM
But even if more expensive, this one is so much better and easier to setup.
https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=14_28&products_id=702
Title: Re: Temp variances and a pid question
Post by: TedEbear on June 02, 2019, 10:17:05 PM
I would hope so, for nearly twice the cost.
Title: Re: Temp variances and a pid question
Post by: Toker on June 03, 2019, 01:41:43 AM
I have one and wouldn’t change it for even anything Wouldn’t go back to the regular dual probe anymore for sure.
Title: Re: Temp variances and a pid question
Post by: Edward176 on June 03, 2019, 06:23:59 PM
Hello Rene_P and welcome to the forum. I have the Auber dual probe for my Digital 6 Rack Smoker, and it is very simple to set up and use. Now I wouldn't smoke without it. The temperature swing is 1-2 degrees and works fantastic.