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by JonW
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: integration with other brewing software/devices
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: integration with other brewing software/devices

What programs give you malware alerts? Stuff from ECC/BCS? The BCS has an open API that uses JSON data formats. It's actually pretty easy to control and/or read & write the BCS from the API. There are several programs on the forums here that folks have done. There's also the BCS backup/restore & rec...
by JonW
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power cycling
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Power cycling

It will revert to your processes being stopped - if they were running. However, you can set processes to auto-start, in which case, it will pick up where it left off if you logic is set accordingly. I have a BCS that runs my kegerator and fermenters set this way, so it can always go back to where it...
by JonW
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Recipe Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 3887

Re: Recipe Utility

Recipe utility??? What am I missing here? The BCS recipe utility let's you quickly edit settings like temperature setpoints or timer values without having to go into each process/state that needs modification. Most users keep a consistent configuration and just modify those necessary values based o...
by JonW
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Voltage issues
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Voltage issues

I've used several different Electronics Salon boards and they work well. They have them mounted in DIN rail brackets as well. Got mine on Ebay, but maybe their Amazon store has them as well (I didn't look).
by JonW
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lightning strike - hardware upgrade question
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: lightning strike - hardware upgrade question

Sorry to hear about the lightning. It is possible that if the ethernet cable was plugged in it could have zapped the interface. You can do a reset without taking it out of the case. Do you see flashing activity at the ethernet port? Have you used the BCS locator program to see if it is seen? There i...
by JonW
Mon May 25, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Problems
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: BCS 482 Problems

Can you clarify for me: when you say crashed, you mean you can't get to the web interface? Have you done a reset on it ? (not flashing, but holding the reset button while powering on). If the memory got corrupted, that can cause the outputs to turn on and resetting it will clear it. If you've done a...
by JonW
Fri May 22, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: BCS-482 Fermentation Question
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: BCS-482 Fermentation Question

Of course it's still active.... Why are you doing exits to two different states for a temperature setpoint? Why not just set your setpoint with a swing value? Also, you don't need your pump on a temperature controlled output. You can either wire it to the same output as the glycol chiller if it is a...
by JonW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Trying to restore backup to BCS-462 and hanging
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Trying to restore backup to BCS-462 and hanging

Is the backup not from this BCS? Also, you should update to the latest firmware. 4.0 is no bueno.
by JonW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Trying to restore backup to BCS-462 and hanging
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Trying to restore backup to BCS-462 and hanging

There's two ways to set a specific address. The first (and my preferred) is to set a DHCP reservation in your router so that each time the BCS reboots (even if you do a hard reset of the config) it will always come back to the same IP address. The second way is you can set it in the BCS by going to ...
by JonW
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Trying to restore backup to BCS-462 and hanging
Replies: 7
Views: 1502

Re: Trying to restore backup to BCS-462 and hanging

The web based backup/restore utility always defaults to using the last IP address that you talked to the BCS with. In this case, it sounds like it was on .5. You can override what is displayed and input your .127 address and when tabbing off the IP address, you should get a green check mark showing ...