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by oakbarn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 68
Views: 13218

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: 231

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: 281

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: 281

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 ...
by oakbarn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question

I must be slow, but after several batches I still haven't figured out the alarm function. I am dialing in very nicely the temps, times, Processes & States are working very well....but, I am struggling with the damn Alarm function. I have a bcs482 and the software process editor has 2 different plac...
by oakbarn
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Controlling electric elements
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Controlling electric elements

Yes, you do change the Duty Cycle Directly on the Main Control Panel Out Widget.
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The 482 does not support 4-20ma yet.
by oakbarn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection

Well the restore took some time. First Restore Failed. I powered off the BCS 482 and got the classic fail with all Outs on. I did a manual Reset to Defaults and then Restored. That worked.
by oakbarn
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection

11/28/2018 11:02 I was using the Process Editor to tweak a few things and turning Processes off and On many times. I was changing some Intial Time Values in Process Editor for Process 1 State 3 when I lost connection. When I cycled the BCS Power Off and On, it looks like it did a Reset to Defaults. ...
by oakbarn
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Wiring, Electrical, Relays and Sensors
Topic: 32a double pole breaker for 220v circuit randomly trips
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: 32a double pole breaker for 220v circuit randomly trips

Also I think your breaker is too small.


6000w / 220 = 27.27 amps

27.27 * 1.25 = 34.08

Rule of thumb For continuous load, Regular CB must be rated at 125% of continuous load.

Again, I am not an electrician, so take with grain of salt.