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Offline templeb

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tool to cut power when internal temp reached???
« on: March 05, 2017, 09:21:18 pm »
Hi all!

Quick question here.  Does anyone know of a tool that you can plug your smoker into that  will cut its power once the preset internal temperature is reached?  Sometimes I get my smoked salmon started a little late. Being able to kill the smokers power once 120 was reached would be awesome.  Thanks! !!

Offline rexster

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Re: tool to cut power when internal temp reached???
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 10:59:47 pm »
You need a PID controller. It will do exactly what you want. Auberin's makes one that is plug and play just for Bradleys. Unless you have a talent for electronics. Which I didn't, I bought the Auber one
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Offline templeb

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Re: tool to cut power when internal temp reached???
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 07:49:16 am »
Rexter,

Thanks for the reply!

  I already have one PID controlling my temperature in my smoker.  I do understand that I could have another PID also killing the power to everything when the probe monitoring the internal temperature of my fish was met, but the PID's are a little expensive and actually have a bunch of stuff internal to help them know how to turn on/off the temp to hit and keep a target temperature - which is perfect for monitoring and controlling temp of the smoker.

I was wondering if there was something simpler - that was "ON"  all the time until the set temp was reached, then was "OFF" after that - until reset.

Thanks again!

Offline TedEbear

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Re: tool to cut power when internal temp reached???
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 09:09:53 am »
Read the product description of the dual probe PID below and see if that will do it for you.  It's a popular one here on the forum.

Dual-Probe PID Controller for Bradley Smoker

They also sell a less expensive single probe version that might do this, too.

Programmable PID Controller for Bradley Smoker
« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 11:59:12 am by TedEbear »

Offline templeb

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Re: tool to cut power when internal temp reached???
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 02:47:50 pm »
Thanks a bunch!

I am such a cheapo - does anyone know how to get this same functionality while spending less than about $40?

the $40 mark is where my build it myself PID controllers come in at.

Might just have to build another one!