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by jward
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: BCS-482 Specifications (replacement for BCS-460/462)
Replies: 81
Views: 156695

Re: BCS-482 Specifications (replacement for BCS-460/462)

Since the I2C is a Pin Connector, does it provide the 12 vdc + and - ? Yes. You can use the 5 pin jumpers to attach LED displays and power them through the jumper. Much easier connectivity for external external expansion. How many of the LED displays can one safely run from the BCS I2C connector wi...
by jward
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: ladder logic editing
Replies: 0
Views: 51

ladder logic editing

A clear rung button might be nice to clean out a whole rung of test entries.
by jward
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: approach to controlling heating elements
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: approach to controlling heating elements

I got the ladder logic working the way I envisioned. I think I had to stop using outputs as rung inputs to themselves as output. I never liked recursion. Out0 is controlled in a process using PID for the HLT. OUT1 controlled with a state using direct on until 200F and then exits to a state that runs...
by jward
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: approach to controlling heating elements
Replies: 1
Views: 44

approach to controlling heating elements

Looking for suggestions on controlling heatings elements. I need to control the HLT and Boil kettle elements, but they shouldn't run at the same time to prevent tripping the circuit breaker. I was trying to use PID to control the HLT; set the boil element on and switch to duty cycle to maintain boil...
by jward
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Wiring, Electrical, Relays and Sensors
Topic: circuit protection
Replies: 4
Views: 2742

Re: circuit protection

I started to convert my rig to electric heating. Here is the start. I will get power from a 30 amp dryer outlet that powers a spa panel with a 50 amp GFCI breaker in it. The BCS will control power with the SSRs.
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by jward
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Float Switch Controlling Output
Replies: 12
Views: 3841

Re: Float Switch Controlling Output

Why do you care about REG2? I would just use the value of DIN1. The float switch must be floating to have the heating elements on.
by jward
Sun May 05, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: I don’t think I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what to do.
Replies: 2
Views: 1886

Re: I don’t think I’m a idiot, but I have no idea what to do.

I use a 460 to control a freezer/chiller and 2 pumps to control temperature on 2 fermenters. At this point it only uses 1 state and in that state I have the temperature control the power to the cold, and the 2 pumps for recirculation. I have done some stuff with ladder logic and a second state to ad...
by jward
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: grounding noise
Replies: 5
Views: 1985

Re: grounding noise

Yes, the seven segment displays or I2C may be a bit twitchy.
by jward
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: reducing wifi latency. any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2581

Re: reducing wifi latency. any ideas?

The bridge connects the BCS to the single router that everything else connects too.
by jward
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: reducing wifi latency. any ideas?
Replies: 10
Views: 2581

Re: reducing wifi latency. any ideas?

I connect my BCS using a mini WiFi repeater bridge. It's powered by USB. Connects to the BCS using a short ethernet cable. The BCS connects just fine on power up. It was a bit of a pain to get the cheap Vonets unit I purchased configured but it has been great once I got it working.