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by oakbarn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1st Brew Day- Alarm Question
Replies: 6
Views: 669

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: 80
Views: 17181

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 ...
by oakbarn
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection

11/08/18 11:52 I was using the Process Editor to change some Setpoints in Process 7: States 1-7 (All Hysteresis on Out # 6) State 0 has no Setpoints. I changed them from 145 to 160 and changed swing from 4 to 2. I changed the Exit on State 1 to Exit on Temp Probe 2 => 140 to => 160 I then decided to...
by oakbarn
Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection

11/6/2018 Hard Fail:No Connection error Once again. I had: Process 7 Running: State 1 I changed an input 4 from NO to NC in Ladder Logic I changed Register 7 in State 2 to Unchecked I changed Register 7 in State 3 to Checked and the BCS Lost Connection. The fact that the Process was running may have...
by oakbarn
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection
Replies: 7
Views: 613

BCS 482 Hard Fail: Lost Connection

11/04/2018 9:55 am. Hard Failure with lost connection while Brewing. I powered cycled and ALL OUTS were ON including some dry pumps! Reset Button and Restore from Backup. Just Prior to the lost connection I was using the Temp Up Widget on an LED Temp Gauge on Process 1. It was on State 7. I think th...
by oakbarn
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Not working correctly
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: BCS 482 Not working correctly

I just tried it on my 482.

Process 1 State 4 on exit Start Process 2.
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Mine works fine. Do you have Process 2 in a Coil Slot of the Ladder Logic? I have found that to be an issue as you lose all control of the Process except through Ladder Logic.
by oakbarn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: Condensing my Boil Process Down
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Condensing my Boil Process Down

You can re-use timers at each state, so each hop time can reset as the states progress. I personally use one process just for additions. I have a boil process that once it reaches boil, then the boil process kicks off the hop addition process. I feel it is cleaner and easier to manage with separate...
by oakbarn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Not working correctly
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: BCS 482 Not working correctly

I have not had the issue with the wrong Process Starting or Stopping so it may be operator error. Here is a link to the 482 Backup:

http://lawn-chair.github.io/bcs-backup/
by oakbarn
Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS 482 Not working correctly
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: BCS 482 Not working correctly

I have found issues with the 482 when you use a 462 file to restore. It has an issue that cause is to fail to an “All Outs On” mode that is more prevelant in a 462 Restore, but also happens without a restore. I would suggest that you Reset to Factory Defaults using the 15 second reset by holding dow...
by oakbarn
Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differential Setpoint for Glycol Cooled Fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 13222

Re: Differential Setpoint for Glycol Cooled Fermenter

Next Day: Very Excellent Control. :ugeek: Orange is Ferment SetPoint (54 F Hysteresis Swing 1) Red is Fermentor Light Green Gylcol SetPoint (34 F Hysteresis with Swing of 2) Dark Green Gylcol Bath You can see that the Red and Orange are very close. The Glycol Bath does not cycle very often. ;) Don't...