Availability of BCS 462

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Availability of BCS 462

Post by Hillsy77 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:30 am

Good evening all, i am new to the site and i am looking at building a 50a Bcs 462 control box for a 3 vessel system.

I have been onto ebrewsupply and they are out of stock of bcs462 crontollers, woukd anyone be able to tell me when the supply will be back?

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Brent

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by JonW » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:19 am

The new 482 models are in production now. It will still be several weeks before they are available.

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by Hillsy77 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:24 pm

Sounds great i will be patient and wait

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by mellman » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:28 pm

Pardon my ignorance, I've searched but not found anything - what's changed with the 482's?

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by SavageBullBrewery » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:08 pm

I would like to know what the new functionality is as well and if it could just be swapped in for a 462?

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Post by oakbarn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:42 pm

SavageBullBrewery wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:08 pm
I would like to know what the new functionality is as well and if it could just be swapped in for a 462?
Excellent question:
1. Portability of Backup
2. API Calls
3. Wiring Differences to DINs, OUT (SSRs) and Probes?
4. Control Voltage
5. # of Outputs and # PWM
6. # of DINs
7. Temp Probe # (Type and Number) Compatible with existing Probes?
8. RTD and 4-20 mA support?
9. I2C Support

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by AndrewsBrewing » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:51 am

Re: #4, will it have a DAC for true variable analog voltage output?

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by JonW » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:03 pm

Please see BCS-482 information at this link: https://forum.embeddedcc.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3069

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by kapavita » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:05 am

482 sounds exciting!

"replacement" usually means limiting/ending support of the older product(s).
- what is your support plan for 460?
- will you offer a replacement program for current 460/462 owners?

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Re: Availability of BCS 462

Post by JonW » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:09 am

We could no longer produce the 460/462 due to end-of-life of the processors. Switching to a new processor gave us the capability to design the new units for the expansion options we've always wanted but could not do (due to lack of i/o & memory on the old processor). The new 482 shares a code base with the 460/462, so we still plan on supporting firmware updates to those units for anything that is not 482 specific.

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