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Offline 4given

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Different brands of PIDs
« on: March 07, 2012, 11:33:05 am »
I know the Auber is a brand of PID taht many folks use. I saw a post yesterday were someone mentioed the got a PID from Grainger that was about $75.00 and worked good as well. It was a rayco or soemthing like that. I have searched and searched today and can't find the post.

What brands of PID have you all used?
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Different brands of PIDs
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2012, 11:39:19 am »
I have the auber dual probe PID.
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Re: Different brands of PIDs
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2012, 10:48:24 pm »
I saw a post yesterday were someone mentioed the got a PID from Grainger that was about $75.00 and worked good as well. It was a rayco or soemthing like that. I have searched and searched today and can't find the post.

It was a Ranco.  Here is the thread:  Maintaining a Steady Temp

Are you looking strictly for a plug-n-play?  Auber sells PID controller for as little as $45 that you can install in a project box or in your smoke generator box.  Here's a pic of mine:





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Re: Different brands of PIDs
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2012, 05:40:13 am »
Here is mine. First I repaired a Industrial Honeywell temperature controller then built the box. Works fantastic, however I would not suggest anyone do this unless they can get the instrument real cheap cause a new one would cost much more than the smoker itself.



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Re: Different brands of PIDs
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2012, 06:10:05 am »
I saw a post yesterday were someone mentioed the got a PID from Grainger that was about $75.00 and worked good as well. It was a rayco or soemthing like that. I have searched and searched today and can't find the post.

It was a Ranco.  Here is the thread:  Maintaining a Steady Temp

Are you looking strictly for a plug-n-play?  Auber sells PID controller for as little as $45 that you can install in a project box or in your smoke generator box.  Here's a pic of mine:




I would be interested in wiring my own if I could get it for 45 bucks.  Does that come with a probe also?  Do you have a link to the PID and are there wiring instructions?

Thanks!


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Re: Different brands of PIDs
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2012, 06:10:30 am »
Here is mine. First I repaired a Industrial Honeywell temperature controller then built the box. Works fantastic, however I would not suggest anyone do this unless they can get the instrument real cheap cause a new one would cost much more than the smoker itself.



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Re: Different brands of PIDs
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2012, 09:22:26 am »
I would be interested in wiring my own if I could get it for 45 bucks.  Does that come with a probe also?  Do you have a link to the PID and are there wiring instructions?

The probe, SSR and anything else is not part of the $45 cost.  With everything else added the cost would be around $70-$80.  I saved a little by mounting it in the SG box, so no project box cost.  You need a heat sink for the SSR. I salvaged one for free out of an old PC at work that was headed for the dumpster.

Here are the Auber PID Controllers.  I have the SYL-2352 model. You'll also need a 25A SSR and a K-type Thermocouple.  I have the one with the alligator clip already attached (model TC-K6A).  You'll need a female panel mount connector to plug it into.

There are several how-to articles on installing it.  Here's one : PID Controller

It may sound like a lot of work but it's at least 1/2 the cost of the plug-n-play versions and everything is neat and tidy in the box without a bunch of extra wires running all over the place.