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by crane
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: BCS 4.0 - Anyone using PID with electric elements?
Replies: 4
Views: 2802

Re: BCS 4.0 - Anyone using PID with electric elements?

For me the PID settings I used are the same as what I had in the 3.7.1 FW. With my settings the heating element will be on until after I reach the setpoint due to integral windup. This will cause my temp to overshoot a degree or 2, but thats fine for me. For the most part I got the same behavior in ...
by crane
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: recipe utility doesn't update all instances of a variable
Replies: 0
Views: 2435

recipe utility doesn't update all instances of a variable

I have not had luck with the recipe utility. If I have 4 different instances of "strike temp" for setpoints and exit conditions it only seems to update the first one and leaves the other 3 at the previous value. Not sure if this has anything to do with the browser I am using but I use chrome.
by crane
Sun Mar 08, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: Public Beta 4.0 Beta 2 Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 12160

Re: Public Beta 4.0 Beta 2 Issues

When I first built my panel I noticed that when I would move some switches on the front panel that were located near the displays that it would sometimes cause them the reboot(the I2C address would pop up like it does when I first power on the panel). I separated the low and high voltage wires and h...
by crane
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: Public Beta 4.0 Beta 2 Issues
Replies: 30
Views: 12160

Re: Public Beta 4.0 Beta 2 Issues

While brewing yesterday with this FW I had 2 times where my I2C 7-segmet displays stopped updating. They were stuck until the BCS switched to the next step. While the temps were stuck on the I2C displays they were still updating on the web interface. Both times this happened it was when I had 2 proc...
by crane
Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: BCS 4.0 Public Beta 2
Replies: 67
Views: 17820

Re: BCS 4.0 Public Beta 2

It appears that you cannot set the integral or derivative PID settings to 0 anymore. I only use PI and set D to 0. I am able to set it to 0.1, so I will give that a try on a test run tomorrow.
by crane
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: BCS Expansion Cards
Topic: DIGI 16 - EOL or OoS?
Replies: 6
Views: 4092

Re: DIGI 16 - EOL or OoS?

I only use the BCS for brew day control. Everything marches ahead in sequential order so there is only ever one process active at a time. Therefore there is only one output active at a time. If each state would set the 6 outputs to a unique value communicating what single current state is active.
by crane
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: BCS 4.0 Public Beta 2
Replies: 67
Views: 17820

Re: BCS 4.0 Public Beta 2

Does fix #169 mean that the duty cycle works now? In beta1 I observed that the output would be on 100% of the time no matter what I set the duty cycle to. Its not clear from the comment in the OP whether it will actually cycle the output at the desired duty cycle or not.
by crane
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:31 pm
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: flowmeter (hall effect type) ability...
Replies: 5
Views: 4121

Re: flowmeter (hall effect type) ability...

+1. I would like to see sometihng like this.
by crane
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Roadmap and Feature Request
Topic: i2c or USB relay board
Replies: 3
Views: 3090

Re: i2c or USB relay board

With the Digi16 EOL, we need a replacement, whether it has relays on it or just LVCMOS or TTL outputs that can drive a relay board. Its disappointing to see features being dropped in the 4.0 firmware as well as seeing support for the expansion card being dropped. Things are moving backwards here, no...