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Thread: Hatch's PID FAQ

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    Hatch's PID FAQ

    How do I change the temp - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KsOk00zgZ0

    Why does my PID temp vary when I first use it? - The PID has a built in AUTOTUNE feature. When you first use it you must run the auto-tune feature. If you don't use this feature it will run using the factory defaults which may or may not work properly based on the heating characteristics of your device.

    Can I use the PID on multiple devices - Yes you can but please keep in mind that the second device will not operate as efficient has the first device. Meaning the temp will not be as stable unless you allow it to autotune again.

    How to convert the PID over to 220 power - This is simple. The PID comes setup for universal power (85 - 285 vac 50/60hz) It just requires you to cut the 120 plugs and wire directly to 220vac using the white wire as L2.

    How to setup Autotune
    For PID control mode, if the control with default P, I and d parameters settings are not able to hold the target temperature, the built-in auto tune function can find the right PID parameters for the system automatically.
    When on heating mode, it will heat up the system to the target temperature then let the system cool down.
    It will repeat this process for about 3 times, then the controller will calculate the parameters.
    To activate the auto tune function, press and hold the > key until the “AT” indicator starts to blink. When auto tune process finished, the “AT” indicator will stop blinking.
    The new values for parameters P, I and d are calculated by the controller.
    To stop the auto-tuning, press and hold > key for 3 seconds, until “AT” indicator stops blinking. The PID parameters values will not change.
    Please note: The sensor, load (heater…) need to be connected properly, otherwise, the auto tune will not complete.
    The time for the auto tune depends on the system response time, would be from a few minutes to hours. Only need to run auto tune one time.
    Last edited by HATCH; 01-06-2018 at 10:57 PM.

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    the manual can be downloaded from here -> http://golanderusa.com/media/updown/GL-101B_manual.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by HATCH View Post
    the manual can be downloaded from here -> http://golanderusa.com/media/updown/GL-101B_manual.pdf
    Hatch, I have a 500 watt Lee bottom pour, which unit would work best for me?
    Thanks, Fred

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    The standard PID that I sell will work.
    I have a listing in the s&s section

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