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Self Sustaining PID Controller

Post by DunnSmoke » March 15th, 2015, 6:10 pm

Here is the PID I made for the Twins. I will test it completely next weekend.
12 volt ATV Battery, 1.5 watt 12 volt solar charger, 32 CFM fan and a threaded 8" therm o couple sensor, all with NO extension chords.
I ran the fan non stop for 12 hours without the solar charger and still had 12.6 volts on the battery.
I also added an auxiliary port for charging my phone.
Butts next weekend will be the true test.
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Post by Pete Mazz » March 16th, 2015, 5:34 am

Sweet!!!


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Post by Grabber70Mach » March 16th, 2015, 8:13 am

That's cool, where did you source the case from? You use the Rasberry pi components? After looking it appears you didn't, who's PID did you use?


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Post by DunnSmoke » March 16th, 2015, 8:18 am

Grabber70Mach wrote:That's cool, where did you source the case from? You use the Rasberry pi components? After looking it appears you didn't, who's PID did you use?


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Post by Grabber70Mach » March 16th, 2015, 8:59 am

Thanks

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Post by Rodcrafter » March 16th, 2015, 7:22 pm

You did great! So for the hard question, what did it cost to make? If you don't mind my asking.


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Post by DunnSmoke » March 16th, 2015, 7:39 pm

Rodcrafter wrote:You did great! So for the hard question, what did it cost to make? If you don't mind my asking.
I dont mind at all. A total of $106.17 - No extension chords, priceless.

Below is a material list for anyone that is interested. I will have to draw out a schematic with the PID used. If another is used, the concept is the same.

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Post by Rodcrafter » March 17th, 2015, 7:02 am

:LG: :beer: :beer: :beer: Very cool.


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Post by Grabber70Mach » March 17th, 2015, 8:54 am

Did you source all the parts from Amazon?

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Post by DunnSmoke » March 17th, 2015, 9:49 am

Grabber70Mach wrote:Did you source all the parts from Amazon?

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No, some from Ebay.



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Post by Grabber70Mach » March 17th, 2015, 1:04 pm

Thanks

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Re: Self Sustaining PID Controller

Post by WyomingLawDog » April 29th, 2015, 11:46 am

DunnSmoke, you have any updates on how your PID is working for you on your smoker, holding temps etc. I am trying to get an idea to build one or put one together to use on a mini gravity fed smoker once the plans get out and I build it. Thanks



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Post by DunnSmoke » April 29th, 2015, 1:56 pm

WyomingLawDog wrote:DunnSmoke, you have any updates on how your PID is working for you on your smoker, holding temps etc. I am trying to get an idea to build one or put one together to use on a mini gravity fed smoker once the plans get out and I build it. Thanks
I made one change. I went from a 4AH baatery to a 9AH battery and installed an auxiliary plug.
We have used them both numerous times without incident. Our 1st KCBS was 3rd in pork. Our 2nd competition was 4th in chicken, 3rd in ribss, 1st in pork and 1st in brisket. Our 1st Grand Champion of the year. In a nutshell, I wish I had made them sooner.
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Post by Puff » April 29th, 2015, 7:29 pm

No arguing with that. I have one built and waiting to mount but my gravity feed is so predictable and steady, I've not yet tested it. Your results seem to shout..." Go put it on NOW !"


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Re: Self Sustaining PID Controller

Post by Diggerg » June 23rd, 2018, 2:33 pm

What was the Ah rating of the battery? I may swap my 240v pid for a 12v and go this direction.



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Re: Self Sustaining PID Controller

Post by Dirtytires » June 24th, 2018, 9:28 pm

This is an old thread.... from 2015



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Post by Big T » June 24th, 2018, 10:53 pm

:yth: but he said he went from a 4ah battery in the original setup to a 9ah battery, if that helps.


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