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LongBall

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Original model 3 has anyone attempted to convert to a 3d?
« on: November 23, 2020, 01:22:29 PM »
Has anyone jumped in and tried
SI3 Auber WSD-1500 Probe installed

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Re: Original model 3 has anyone attempted to convert to a 3d?
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 05:40:13 PM »
I haven't, but I bet some others have...  if anything, I've considered converting my 3DW to a #3.
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Re: Original model 3 has anyone attempted to convert to a 3d?
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 07:42:37 PM »
Here is a series of posts that should help immensely.  If you go to the home page, look for Auber Instructions which is where I pulled this from.  A lot of. folks installed a permanent probe and bypassed the analog controller and wired in a stand alone Auber.  Good luck!

https://www.smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=1863.0
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Re: Original model 3 has anyone attempted to convert to a 3d?
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 08:54:00 PM »
Like Larry, I was searching to see if anyone converted a 3D or 3DW to an analog #3. 

I would only consider this change if the digital control fails.  My main concern would be a potential loss of the max heat of 325F on the 3D down to 250 as on the analog #3.

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Re: Original model 3 has anyone attempted to convert to a 3d?
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 10:12:58 PM »
I would imagine the switch out would be simple enough.  Replacement parts for the analog are available. May have to do some drilling and patching/pluging the digital controller mounting holes. As an alternative, if you are adventurous and not opposed to replacing all the wiring, here are two industrial links that may be of help that cover elements and controls. Pf course, your warranty will be void but you might be able to get a higher temperature.  Enjoy!

https://www.wattco.com/calrod-heater/
https://www.tempco.com/Tempco/Resources/13-Temp-Control-Resources/ThrmstatThrmlCutoffsFusesCatalogPagesT.pdf
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Re: Original model 3 has anyone attempted to convert to a 3d?
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2020, 09:46:56 AM »
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Re: Original model 3 has anyone attempted to convert to a 3d?
« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2020, 02:13:11 PM »
I would only consider this change if the digital control fails.  My main concern would be a potential loss of the max heat of 325F on the 3D down to 250 as on the analog #3.

Yes, the higher temp is one of the few things I appreciate about the D / DW models.  The digital instructions are very emphatic about not going above 325.  I suspect the 250 limit on the analogs is to allow lots of margin for their temperature swings.
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