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by KayDat
Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PID Thermo controller
Replies: 63
Views: 230287

Re: PID Thermo controller

Nice work keith, nice to see you got things working with an SSR. Slightly different to what I originally had in mind though, as my idea was to completely bypass the internal relay, and pull the 12V control signal to use for an external SSR, thereby allowing for faster cycle times, below 20s. Admitte...
by KayDat
Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PID Thermo controller
Replies: 63
Views: 230287

Re: PID Thermo controller

Cracked open the "C100", I'll post up some photos soon. For those who aren't afraid of doing some soldering, this cheap model can actually be modified to do stuff you'd have to pay more for. Things I've figured out so far: 220VAC transformer drops to 12VAC and 10VAC, which then go to bridg...
by KayDat
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PID Thermo controller
Replies: 63
Views: 230287

Re: PID Thermo controller

By the way, if anyone actually wants to know what PID is and how it works, I found this is a fantastic guide that explains what PID is. Just replace the set of five pics about automatic reset (Integral) with this when reading. While their diagram is correct, I found it confusing that they have all i...
by KayDat
Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PID Thermo controller
Replies: 63
Views: 230287

Re: PID Thermo controller

Similar to Sebastian, mine is an eBay "REX-C100", actually labelled RKC Tokyo Japan (pfft yeah right). Came with Chinese instruction sheet, and unable to access Initialization Mode (or so called "Secret Menu"). Shift+Set doesn't access Initialization Mode, and after several hours...

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