- Works good for DIY Sous-vide system.3 different modes of Auto-Turning with PID Algorithms
- Description: Dual Display PID Temperature Controller. Range: -1999 ~ 9999.Type: Fahrenheit, Celsius
- Made in China
Lightobject ETC-JLD612-A Dual Display PID Temperature Controller
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Specification Power: AC(85V~~265V) or DC(85V~~360V) Two display: Set point and current Dual o... See more product details
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Given that I found the manual I had no trouble connecting the 25A SSR Solid State Relay DC:Input AC:Output for PID Temperature Controller and I even used the Heatsink Heat Sink for 25A Solid State Relay (SSR) which is tapped for metric screws, available at ace. I am using the K thermocouple and I had to use the programming adjustment to square the built in display with my Taylor 9842 Commercial Waterproof Digital Thermometer which I decided to trust more than my other digital thermometer.
I inserted the PID/SSR into the black wire of an outlet strip, so that the switch on the outlet strip and the SSR can both turn off the heating elements. I stripped the white wire without cutting it and wire nutted a pigtail on which I hooked to terminal 2, then I cut the black wire and on the hot side I put on two pigtails, one to terminal 1 of the pid, the other to one side of the SSR's AC side. Then I wire nutted a pigtail on the side of the black wire closest to the outlet strip, and attached that pigtail to the other side of the SSR. I even made pigtail color match the hot/neutral black wire/white wire. I didn't touch the green wire at all, if the wall socket is grounded the outlet strip is grounded.Read more ›
The red wire on the probe goes to terminal #8 (resistor).
The other two wires go to terminals #9 and #10.
Took me several tries to figure this out. Perhaps this will save someone a little time troubleshooting the EEEEE error message the controller displays when the red wire is not connected to terminal #8.
So far the controller seems to work just fine. I'll try to update this review when I have used the Sous vide cooker I'm building for a few months.
I purchased this PID along with an SSR and thermocouple in the hopes of building a decent automatic temperature controller for my smoker. I had priced out the units being sold, and did not feel like spending hundreds of dollars for an automatic temperature controller. I am very happy I decided to build one because it works great! And this PID is amazing at holding the cooking temperature exactly where I need it.
Along with the PID, SSR and thermocouple, I used a laptop power supply, a fan from a PC, a plastic case, and some sheet metal to fabricate a fan mount.
The basic operation is I mounted the fan on the intake of my smoker, I set some coals burning, then I set the desired temperature into the PID. The PID then turns the fan on or off to blow more or less air into the fire to maintain the temperature. The PID did have to go through a short "learning curve" to understand how fast the temp goes up or down and now it basically just keeps the temps almost exactly on the desired temperature. You have no idea how happy that makes me when I am doing overnight cooks of large pieces of meat and now instead of waking up every hour to check the temperature of the smoker I can sleep comfortably all night knowing the PID is handling the job.
I set the perimeter (outY=0) which should have disabled the SSR output, and it was still staying ON.
I have requested a replacement from Lightobject.com through Amazon but haven't heard anything back from them yet (approx 2 days now). I think the unit is defective but with all the good reviews I'm willing to give them a second chance.
I'll keep you updated.
2/2/2013 I received a replacement controller and the new unit corrected the SSR Stuck on problem. The replacement unit is now capable of controlling the Temperature to the Set Value. I still need to work on the PID perameters a little ( The SV=100 and the PV=99 ) after Auto Tuning.
I upgraded the rating to 4.5* from 1*.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
my only complaint would be the manual very very vague, but a nice controllerPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This product is suppose to monitor the temperature from a temp probe and with a heater bring up and maintain a temperature that one sets for it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
I used this on a D.I.Y. Cerakote oven project and it keeps my set temp within 1 degree. Works very well so far. It was my first time using/wiring/setting up a PID system. Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. Barnes
The set up was easy enough although I have not used it as a PID controller yet.Published 5 months ago by BRUCE GROSSMAN
Unfortunately for me I got one that the SSR output wasn't working (as have several other people)...since it was the main part of my dyi sous vide controller I did a couple of hours... Read morePublished 5 months ago by R. Fairchild
I bought three of these in different time. One of them lasted 9 months; another lasted 3 months; and one is still working for two months now. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Philip
Great little PID logic controler, much better price than the ABB, Siemens and Emerson versions. I am running 2 of them, one controls a chiller I built for my salt fish tank, the... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Nic Schaefer