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by RocketMan
Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PID Thermo controller
Replies: 63
Views: 237487

Re: PID Thermo controller

Yello, Look over your documentation for the "Auto-tune" function. Use "Auto-tune" to automatically set the controller's PID tuning parameters and it should control your system temperatures much closer to setpoint (SV). "Auto-tune" may be called something else in your do...
by RocketMan
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PID Thermo controller
Replies: 63
Views: 237487

Re: PID Thermo controller

varocketry, the general rule of thumb for fuses in a heating application is to choose a value equal to the nominal heater current, plus 25% for initial power-on surge. For example, if the heater normally draws 10 amps of current, choose a 12.5 amp fuse to protect the circuit, or the nearest higher s...
by RocketMan
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuum desoldering station
Replies: 2
Views: 11811

Re: Vacuum desoldering station

Thread necromancy alert! I am currently using a Hakko 808 gun-style vacuum desoldering tool. It works very well for desoldering small components from single layer and multilayer circuit boards. I originally purchased it to repair computer motherboards with bad capacitors and have used it successfull...
by RocketMan
Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PID Thermo controller
Replies: 63
Views: 237487

Re: PID Thermo controller

I purchased one of these Chinese Rex C100 clones last year off eBay to control my electric smoker. After having considerable difficulty getting it to work out of the box, I went online looking for information. This thread is one of the most informative resources I managed to find and it has proven v...