Search found 18 matches

by mjo2125
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: PC / Mac Apps
Topic: BCS 4.0 .NET API and BCS Temperature Logger
Replies: 59
Views: 16800

Re: BCS 4.0 .NET API and BCS Temperature Logger

Temps are filling in the CSV table for me. Is Address or Hostname the IP address of the BCS?
by mjo2125
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temperature Log Data Downloading
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Temperature Log Data Downloading

Firmware Version 4 doesn't have the data download feature. Is there a separate application that I can download temp data with?

thanks.
by mjo2125
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brewer’s Hardware Thermisters
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Brewer’s Hardware Thermisters

Are the thermistors from Brewer's Hardware NTC or PTC thermistors?
by mjo2125
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring

Decided not to use the BCS for fan control. I'll use a variable speed power supply to control the fans. The fan tach output will be sent to an Arduino and RPM monitored via a 16x2 LCD display.
by mjo2125
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS-460 Doesn't Power-up
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Re: BCS-460 Doesn't Power-up

I reset it and its up and running
by mjo2125
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS-460 Doesn't Power-up
Replies: 1
Views: 352

BCS-460 Doesn't Power-up

I plugged in my BCS-460 and the unit won't power-up. No lights. I checked the wall wart power supply and it's reading around 6.2 VDC. Any suggestions?
by mjo2125
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring

ok. The fan is a 4-pin device - (ground, +12 VDC, Tach, and PWM signal). It will get power from a 12 vDC power source (the first two pins will be used)and the BCS signal will be connected to the PWM pin to control the fans using a Duty Cycle control. I tried to simulate an open BCS signal (open ende...
by mjo2125
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring

Hi Jon, I'm looking at on/off control for a percentage of time during a process step - similar to what is done in computer CPUs with PWM fans. I'd rather avoid having the fan on 100% of the time during a process step. Ideally, I'd like to do a variable speed control but I don't think it's possible t...
by mjo2125
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring
Replies: 9
Views: 1357

Re: 5 volt 4-wire PWM fan wiring

I have a +12 V DC power supply for the fan. I understand the BCS will send a +5V DC PWM control signal to the fan when the fan output is asserted. Question: When no fan output is specified for a process, will the fan go to 0% or will the fan continue to run at 100% on +12 V DC power? Do I need a DC/...
by mjo2125
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Wiring, Electrical, Relays and Sensors
Topic: Digital LCD Fan Tachometer Display
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Digital LCD Fan Tachometer Display

was thinking of allowing the fans to slow roll (min RPM) when not in use at 100%. I think PWM allows that if I'm understanding the concept correctly...