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by oakbarn
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Network connection lost during temp setpoint changes
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: Network connection lost during temp setpoint changes

Did restore from a 462. Backup. I have found that be be an issue with the set point change. I agree, needs to be fixed.
by oakbarn
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring

I would not do it that way. I would hook up 12 Vdc gnd to the fan gnd. I would put in a SSR with the 12 vdc + on the load side and the other load to the fan 12 vdc +. The bcs Out to the control of the ssr and the bcs gnd to the ssr gnd
by oakbarn
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 432

Re: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring

Look at Duty Cycle control if you want it on for a time then off
by oakbarn
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question

- the goal is to have remote control via internet to monitor temps & make adjustments.... I can log into my brewery with the IPhone (In a Service Area) or a different computer (Internet Connected). It is fairly easy once set up. I have a paid :roll: DNS Service where I do not care if my Public IP c...
by oakbarn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Terminal Block 482
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Terminal Block 482

Is there a source for the Black Terminal Blocks for the BCS 482? I want an extra so I can remove all the wired Terminal Blocks and take my BCS with me and power it up while I am away. I have a Wall Wart Power supply that I can take. My BCS in the Brewery is wired to a Larger 12 vdc Power supply. I l...
by oakbarn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 68
Views: 10689

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Nothing better than "Alexa, Turn on Brew Kettle Burner". I use it to turn and off lots. I rarely touch the computer on a Brew Day now. 1. Water Valve "Alexa, Turn on Firehose". "Alexa, Turn Off Firehose". Great when cleaning by myself 2. Burners: "Alexa, Turn on Brew Kettle Burner". "Alexa, Turn Off...
by oakbarn
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Config Migration
Replies: 9
Views: 107

Re: Config Migration

sometimes you have to add a trailing “/“ to the ip. So try Http://192.168.0.201/ if your up is 192.168.0.201 You can also try one of the other utilities and enter the ip there You can still use Manual Control of any out as long it is not controlled by a process. When you open the BCS, it is in a Man...
by oakbarn
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Wiring, Electrical, Relays and Sensors
Topic: Digital LCD Fan Tachometer Display
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Digital LCD Fan Tachometer Display

Cheap enough to try. Worse you can do is blow the meter and maybe the fan. :lol:

Along those lines, why are you using PWM fans? Normal Fans under BCS Hysteresis control may do the job you want them to do.
by oakbarn
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Wiring, Electrical, Relays and Sensors
Topic: Digital LCD Fan Tachometer Display
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Digital LCD Fan Tachometer Display

I would assume that the Tach wire is just a pulse off a hall effect sensor. You would need a microprocessor. LCD and program to read it. You can go to "https://maker.pro/arduino/tutorial/how-to-use-a-hall-effect-sensor-with-arduino" to get an idea of using the Hall Effect sensor that is built in to ...