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flowmeter (hall effect type) ability...

Post by clearwaterbrewer » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:30 am

It would be nice to have the software be able to count the ticks from a hall effect flowmeter and display flow rate...

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Post by crane » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:31 pm

+1. I would like to see sometihng like this.

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Post by AtomicGecko » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:06 pm

+1 as well...i'm building a single vessel eBIAB ... this would be awesome to measure my starting volume....the meters are cheap....just need something to count the ticks

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Post by JonW » Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:34 pm

For starting volumes I'm currently doing automated fills via time with the BCS and it's pretty accurate. If you have a fixed pressure and a fixed orifice on the outlet, you will get a constant flow volume that is repeatable with timing. Using a 2.5mm fixed orifice, I fill 1 gallon in 55 seconds.

I was going to implement a pressure regulator so that even if incoming water pressure dropped, I could still stay at some fixed pressure below normal delivery pressure, but in using this for about a dozen batches, I have had no problems maintaining accuracy.

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Post by BrunDog » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:21 pm

I have implemented hall effect sensor on my rig. I use an Arduino to count and generate outputs to the BCS. Documented here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=542899

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Post by Cyclops » Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:15 am

That looks fantastic Brundob, would it be possible to post the code up for the arduino as i am having trouble implementing more than 1 flow meter on the arduino.

Thanks

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