Author Topic: DIN 1/32 temperature controller  (Read 571 times)

cantonn11

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DIN 1/32 temperature controller
« on: March 19, 2022, 10:40:00 AM »
Would it be possible to convert an analog Smokin It smoker to digital controls by making a cutout on the analog faceplate and fitting a DIN 1/32 PID temperature controller in the cutout hole?  If the DIN 1/32 controller is successfully installed in the cutout, the edges around the controller would be waterproofed by applying caulk.  The DIN 1/32 controller would be wired to bypass switch (used for switching power between analog and new digital controller), SSR, and thermocouple (for temperature sensing).

Link to Auber 1/32 controller: https://www.auberins.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=14

old sarge

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Re: DIN 1/32 temperature controller
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2022, 10:54:24 AM »
I have two suggestions.
1. Read the information at the following link.  I have selected one page but there are 9 total.
2. Purchase the smoker and do as you want.
https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=1287.45
David from Arizona
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Lonzinomaker

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Re: DIN 1/32 temperature controller
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2022, 05:46:47 PM »
It would be possible to put it in a cutout, but i think the heat would be too much for it.  You also still have to put a relay/ssr in somewhere.
Dave
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cantonn11

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Re: DIN 1/32 temperature controller
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2022, 08:24:33 PM »
I have two suggestions.
1. Read the information at the following link.  I have selected one page but there are 9 total.
2. Purchase the smoker and do as you want.
https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=1287.45
I am probably buying either the Smokin it 2D or 3D.  I see the possibility of using the Auber DIN 1/32 PID temperature controller to replace the stock digital temperature controller if the stock controller fails outside the warranty period and I am not willing pay over $200 for a new stock controller.  The Auber DIN 1/32 PID temperature controller is cheaper at $36.98 vs $269.99 for a replacement stock digital controller. 

The modification would be on a digital Smokin It smoker unit by removing the circuit board from the digital controller plastic enclosure.  A DIN 1/32 sized cutout would be made on the stock digital controller enclosure.  The DIN 1/32 PID temperature controller would be snapped in to the cutout in the plastic enclosure.  The Auber DIN 1/32 PID controller would then be connected to the existing SSR, temperature sensor, and power supply.   

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Re: DIN 1/32 temperature controller
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2022, 10:29:39 PM »
Enjoy!  It will be interesting to read about.  Looking forward to your first after purchase and smoke post.
David from Arizona
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Lodge Sportsman Grill
Weber Kettle
Ducane Meridian 42 inch Grill
LEM MaxVac 1088A
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JC in GB

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Re: DIN 1/32 temperature controller
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2022, 10:16:46 AM »

If you can do your own wiring, you can DIY a PID control system for a minimum amount of $$.

You can get a controller, thermocouple, and SSR for under $20 from aliexpress

I use the REX C100 controller for most of my prototype thermal control projects.

JC
Cooking/Processing Equipment:
Stump's Baby Charcoal Smoker
Smokin-It 3.5D Electric Smoker
Wood fired stone oven (Rado Hand Design)
Sausage Curing Chamber (Designed and built by me)
LEM #12 Grinder, Stuffer, Mixer
Globe G12 Slicer
PID Controllers for various uses
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