universal temperature controller

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wfontjr, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. wfontjr

    wfontjr New Egg

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    Has anyone used a universal tempeature controller with PID control to control the incubator tempearature?
     
  2. deek248

    deek248 Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. wfontjr

    wfontjr New Egg

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    thats the same one i bought, i have had it installed for a day, looks to be locked in on the temp, i maybe seeing a little fluctation when the turner rotates, did you run a separate power source for the heater independent of the fan, turner
     
  4. wfontjr

    wfontjr New Egg

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    what tuning factors do you have for the PID
     
  5. deek248

    deek248 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes I have separate power sources. fan is 12vdc. PID and heat element are 120v AC but they are plugged into an uninterruptible power supply with a large battery that also runs the 12v Fan. Using two large deep cell batteries that have the reserve capacity for a lil over 3 days worth of power. I got a used PC UPS without batteries off Ebay for less than $10 and hooked up my fishing boats trolling motor batteries. Good to go.

    I used the defalt auto-tune settings and they are working perfect as is so I didn't need to tweek any settings.
     

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