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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 2/27/18
    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.

    UPDATE - 7/22/19
    The unit may have a black or silver enclosure
    Depends on what is available with my supplier

    BACKORDER LIST 8/19


    Alshaw - std - payment request sent
    Mr.Gree - std - payment request sent

    Haven't gotten a response from the two guys above so they are available.
    I have the parts to build more.

    Lead time from this point forward will be one to two weeks as I am back working 12 hr days starting tomorrow
    Last edited by HATCH; 08-19-2019 at 08:44 AM.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    VS: 120v/220V PID setup



    Not the best picture.

    I took it earlier and the lighting wasn't best.

    Basically get a piece of solid 14 ga wire.
    Wrap it four times around the probe as tight as you can.
    Take the two ends and crimp into a ring terminal.
    Mount under one of the existing screws that are at the top as shown in picture.
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    Will the temperature got down to like 150 F or 160 F for use on a heating element on an electric smoker?

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    Sure.
    These are rated based on the thermocouple.
    I have the following thermocouples to choose from
    4 inch probe (400c & 700c)
    3/8 diam ring (600c)
    Small ring (for master caster 700c)
    6mm threaded (400c for lube heaters)

    If your going to use a probe and keep it below 700f, I can knock $5 off and supply you with a 750f max probe instead of the normal one which is rated over 1000f


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    Can your unit run a 20 lb Lee bottom pour pot?

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    I have used it on my 4-20 pot for years.
    So has a bunch of other members
    Don't like being hammered by the Cast Boolits Staff, then don't be a nail.
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    I have a 20# Lee pot and want to use a PID to maintain casting temperature. Do you make a PID that I could use. And if so I would like particulars and pictures if possible

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    I’d like to buy one - sent you a PM

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    I'd like to buy one too, PM sent

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    Nice looking unit, I like the idea for the cord end, not directly to the box, to plug in the pot. Great price point, if I didn't have one, I would have this one! Keep up the production!
    Take a kid to the range, you'll both be glad you did.

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    I use a PID on my smoker .. makes a world of difference
    Hatch makes a great unit
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