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by oakbarn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:29 pm
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

I use it. It works great. I am going to look into a dynamic DNS as they keep changing my Public IP. Looks like some significant code changes in V3 as to how it works. Without knowing much, it looks like V3 would handle setpoints much better than V2.

I am still on V2
by oakbarn
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: BCS Programming
Topic: BCS 460 Dead?
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: BCS 460 Dead?

Try a 15 Second Reset. It does not need anything but power to do that.
by oakbarn
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiving & BCS
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: Thanksgiving & BCS

I have used the BCS to control non brewing gadgets. While I have not done the Turkey fryer, it seems to me that the same principal applies to commercial french fry fryers. I know some have an element that heats the oil.

https://www.webstaurantstore.com/docume ... 4espec.pdf
by oakbarn
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS Not Connecting Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: BCS Not Connecting Issue

:) It happened to me the other day as well. I had a backup. :) I cannot remember what I was doing but it may have been in the Process Editor portion of the UI. I know that it was in the Process Editor portion of the UI when you have restored from a 462 Backup. This time I had built from scratch, but...
by oakbarn
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differential Setpoint for Glycol Cooled Fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 10220

Re: Differential Setpoint for Glycol Cooled Fermenter

I think you are over complicating the issue. It would work as you have it but My Glycol is only pumped into the Jacket as needed to cool. I have: State 0: Cool Glycol Bath Output 0: Glycol Chiller: Hysteresis: Glycol Bath Probe SetPoint 50 Hysteresis Swing 3 Exit Manually When I have transferred the...
by oakbarn
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differential Setpoint for Glycol Cooled Fermenter
Replies: 7
Views: 10220

Re: Differential Setpoint for Glycol Cooled Fermenter

Yes. You can set an exit point based upon different criteria

DINs
Temperature
Time

You can loop between two and even have two different exits that go to a different state.

I would generally say if you can provide the logic, the BCS can follow the logic!
by oakbarn
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Touch Screen Interface for BCS
Replies: 1
Views: 219

Re: Touch Screen Interface for BCS

Any tablet or pc with a modern browser will work. A chrome tablet. Would be great. I use my iPhone 6s all the time I have a large screen tv hooked up with either an HDMI cable or a chrome cast. The tv is mounted too high to use a touch screen but I also have an old cheap 11 inch notebook I use to co...
by oakbarn
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: UI Not Rendering on iPad
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: UI Not Rendering on iPad

There is no fix. Original IPads cannot run up to date OS due to poor memory for operating system. The Old IPads on had 256mb for the OS. The IPad Air 2 has 2gb. The newer updated browser that is with the OS has features that are not supported in older browsers. Both Apple and Microsoft like to force...
by oakbarn
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: Hard Failure
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Hard Failure

I thought I had solved this with a From the Ground Rebuild of my 482 Processes. But it seems that there is an issue somewhere still. It was very common when I restored from a 462 Backup. Today (09/25/19) , I was preheating some water and clicking the Down Widget on Temp 4 LED (Controlling Out 1) und...
by oakbarn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting and Support
Topic: BCS-482 Unresponsive
Replies: 15
Views: 1053

Re: BCS-482 Unresponsive

I used to set up a Static IP. That works fine until you do a Reset or install new firmware. It then reverts to DCHP. Changing Routers will make the DCHP different. In some cases, even some change in your network can cause a re assignment, but I have had that only happen once. Under "normal" operatio...