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Thread: VS: 120v/220V PID setup - UPDATE!

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    VS: 120v/220V PID setup - UPDATE!



    Has a 600c 4 inch probe type thermocouple or a ring eyelet (limited quanity) for use on a Master Caster
    Has a 25 amp SSR for long life
    I can preset the temp on the PID if you like. Currently set at 750f

    $125 shipped anywhere a flat rate box will go.
    I will ship internationally. For International shipments, I will give you a $10 shipping credit for each PID setup, then you pay exact shipping cost. There is no restriction on shipping this item out of the country.

    Payment accepted - PayPal, USPS money order, Personal Check, Cash

    PLEASE LOOK AT THE FAQ page here in my VS section -> http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...atch-s-PID-FAQ
    It has how to do AUTO TUNE. You must do this once you set it up.

    UPDATE 2/10/18
    Every PID will have a fuse on the PID itself. I am installing a Pico fuse on the incoming power at the PID controller.
    Any PID shipped after 2/12/18 will have this feature installed.
    This is no additional cost as its a safety feature designed to protect the PID controller.
    Please understand that the power going to the pot/heater will NOT be fused.

    UPDATE 2/27/18
    Starting March 1st, Every PID will have a 15 amp push to reset breaker mounted on the back panel
    This is no additional cost as its a safety feature.

    Yes, I have upgraded the unit without increasing the cost. Basically I am cutting into my profit margin to make a better product.
    Last edited by HATCH; 02-27-2018 at 09:11 PM.
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    What is the output? Standard plug? More photos, I am very interested.

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    VS: 120v PID setup



    Plugs into a standard 120 outlet and can control 15 amps which is big enough to handle a master caster / master pot.

    It can do 20 amps no problem but I have yet to see a pot require a 20 amp 120v outlet.
    The plug that you plug your pot into the PID is a 15amp style plug
    Last edited by HATCH; 10-02-2017 at 10:13 AM.
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    Hatch,
    I will take one. PM to follow.

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    Forgive for asking but I don't see how the thermocouple hooks up. Does it plug in the side or top that is not shown in the photo? Will there be instructions to change the temperature if 700 is not quite the desired heat amount? - jeepyj
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    I have a YouTube video on how to change it.
    https://youtu.be/1KsOk00zgZ0

    The picture I posted that shows the back is one that I had on my phone.
    The TC is hard wired in. It comes out where the power cables come out.
    To make it detachable would cost more money as its more work and more parts



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    I won the auction for the prototype of this unit. I am not a expert on these things, But it is well built with a Metal case that uses screws to hold it together. Doing any service work such as changing the thermocouple is a snap because of the design of the case. The PID and SSR are top quality components and should give a long trouble free service life. The small foot print takes up very little room in your casting area. In my opinion A very good bang for your buck. Hatch is very helpful if you need assistance. You cain't beat it with a stick. Iron Whittler

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    Hatch, What's a "ring type"?
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    On the Master Caster there are two threaded holes on the handle side of the Pot at the base side.
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    ooohhh, Well I learned something new today, like my ma told me I should. Thanks for showing me. I thought it might be for a PC oven use.
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    You can use it for that as well.
    Get a self tapping screw and screw this to the wall or ceiling of the oven away from the heating element.

    The probe type would be idea as you just drill a hole thru the wall of the oven and side insert the probe in.


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    I would be interested in a 220V model . What dimensions are they ?
    Thx Frank

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    they are 6x4x2

    Very small footprint
    The PID is a 1/32 size. Its the smallest size they make.
    I personally have used this exact model PID since 2012 on my Automated master caster and in fact on every Automation Panel I have built that had the PID option.

    The PID can be powered 85~260VAC/50~60Hz.
    Basically its wired internally the same as the 120 models.
    It will have 14ga pig tale coming out.
    On the 220 models I put 2 romex connectors on the back.
    One will have the pig tale and the TC, the other empty for you to put your pot wiring.

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    I got my 220v model from Hatch today and its a tidy little unit !

    Thank you Hatch !!

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    I recieved my hatch pid today. I am totaly impressed with the quality of this controller. I bought this because I had tried to make my own pid some time ago. The problem with a diy unit is getting a housing and punching all the holes and getting everything right. The hatch unit is top notch. The only real issue I have with this unit is that I set it outside by my truck. When I went back out an hour later my truck was not washed and waxed. I guess I expexted too much automation.

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    Thanks for the review.
    I spent $150 on a rectangle knock out for the PID cutout and another $60 on a hydraulic hole punch set so I could use it.

    I try to make a commercial quality unit.
    The initial units were cut with a jig saw but I didn't like the way it ended up. Even taping the face before cutting, I ended up with scratches.
    With the knockout setup, I end up with a much better looking product.
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    So let start off by saying I was on the fence about one of these for a while. Well quite frankly I'm glad I waited as I received mine yesterday and what a professional looking job. It is very well built, Nice slim profile, very easy to use. Thanks Hatch!
    Last edited by jeepyj; 11-22-2017 at 02:34 PM. Reason: grammar
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    Great job Hatch

    I received my controller promptly from Hatch and it looks great. I just tried it out tonight heating a partial pot to let it learn and am very satisfied with it. Going to fill it up and cast this week with it. 👍

    Thank for the great product Hatch.

    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by HATCH View Post
    Bump.


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    Bump for a great product...thanks Hatch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HATCH View Post
    Bump - 2 units ready to go.
    Will be 30 days before any more units are ready after these are sold.
    Might be longer because of the holidays.
    I hate waiting on parts. I hate even more when the parts I am sent (after waiting 45 days) are the wrong parts.


    I love a good report

    Hey Hatch. How would you mount this for a Lee 4-20 I may be interested

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