This plug-and-play PID temperature controller is for controlling the temperature of the electric smokers. This controller uses a PID algorithm to automatically adjust power to the heater to compensate disturbances from sun light and wind. This temperature control can hold the smoking temperature within one degree precision. This controller has two sensor probes (one free-hanging for cabinet, one food internal probe), 6 programmable steps, and an AC output that is synchronized with program step(s).
Users can use the first probe to control the temperature of smoker cabinet. The second pointed probe is to be inserted into food so that the internal temperature can be monitored. The ending criteria of each step can be determined either by preset time, or by preset internal food temperature.
For cooking small sized foods or smoking the surface of a food, users can use the preset time as a reference point to finish the step. Using the internal temperature as the reference point is important for cooking larger sized food because it is difficult to know how much time is needed if the food is very thick. For example: You can program the temperature to start at 120 °F for 1.5 hour of smoking, increase to 132 °F for 2.5 hours and finish at 190 °F until the internal temperature reaches 170 F.Then, the controller can either turn on a buzzer to let you know the food is ready, or drop the temperature to a lower set point to keep the food warm until you are ready to serve it. This will save you time waiting by the smoker to change the settings manually when each step is finished. The synchronized AC output can be used to turn on and off the smoker generator with the program step(s). For example, you can program the smoker to dry the sausage at 140F until the internal temperature reaches 100F (step 1), turn on a smoker generator for 2 hours at 150F (step 2), then, turn off the generator to continue the next step. Up to two program steps can by synchronized with the AC output.
Front view of the controller. Back view of the controller. Input voltage: US 120V, European 220V, 50 /60 Hz. Output voltage: Same as the input. Maximum Current: 15A for 120V AC, 12A for 220V AC.
5A for the smoke generator output. Controller Mode: PID, PI, PD or P. Output switching device: Built-in optically isolated solid state relay with zero voltage crossing switching. Control probe, 4 mm diameter x 40 mm long. Food internal temperature probe, 4 mm diameter x 150 mm.
Probe cable length, 5 ft (1.5 meter) (both of them). Timer range: 6 steps with 0.1 to 99.9 hours for each step. Temperature resolution: 1 °C or 1 °F.Temperature display unit: Celsius or Fahrenheit. Temperature display range: 0-200 °C, or 32-392 °F.
5 C (9 F) above ambient. Dimension: 6x3x8.3 inch (150x80x210 mm) WxHxD. Weight: 3.2 lb (1.4 kg). 1 The socket for smoke generator is a.
C13 female connector which is different from the NEMA 5-15 socket for heater. It will prevent the users from mixing these two sockets up. A cable with C13 plug in one end and C14 on the other is included.
2 For customer outside of North America. This controller has US input plug and output socket that meet the NEMA 5-15 standard. For international order, user can get an adapter from local electronics store to convert the connection.
The item "Smoker Temperature Controller, Dual Probes 1800W" is in sale since Tuesday, July 5, 2011. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Surveillance & Smart Home Electronics\Other Smart Home Electronics". The seller is "auberinstruments" and is located in Alpharetta, Georgia. This item can be shipped worldwide.