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by oakbarn
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question
Replies: 6
Views: 326

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: 162

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: 302

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: 302

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: 157

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.
by oakbarn
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Wiring, Electrical, Relays and Sensors
Topic: 32a double pole breaker for 220v circuit randomly trips
Replies: 5
Views: 157

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

You can reset a Hot breaker and have it hold. At least I did. I am not an Electrician, but practical experience. I recently had to upgrade all my wire for a 5500 W x 220 vac Element. I was running AWG 8 but upgraded to AWG 6 and so far that seems to work, I had found a bad burnt 30 amp DP contractor...
by oakbarn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection

I think I might have contributed to the failures as I had restored a Keg Cleaning Process (Process 7) that might have been from a 462 Backup. I know that restoring a Backup from a 462 to 482 will cause these exact issues where editing the Process Editor causes a failure. I restored both the Process ...
by oakbarn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question

You have 3 choices for the Alarm: None Short Loop These all occur upon Exit of a State. The None is just that "None". The Short Alarm sounds for just 3 seconds and then stops. The Loop continues until you do something to silence it. You can use Ladder Logic, a Din with a Switch ( I use a Push Button...
by oakbarn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa
Replies: 68
Views: 11595

Re: HowTo: Voice control of BCS with Amazon Alexa

Until you get the openHAB code, I am hoping to have two states "turned on" with the same command. I modified JonW code (mostly by creating variables) so that I can use Alexa to jump to a different State with the Voice command. It works very well. The following code jumps to my “Obtain Strike” State ...