johnny4lsu wrote:And just a note, the Norths now have 3 phase blowers with VFD drives. Completely stable and a huge upgrade.
I did the slickrock mod on my old North 1k and it helped, but until I changed it to a VFD/3 Phase blower it wasn't much help. It was night and day after I changed.
I agree that the VFD + 3 Phase fan is the way to go... However a d/c fan should provide the same level of control without the added cost of the vfd, or am i mistaken?
Here is the specifics for the fan that comes with the bc1, they have a dc version (CY076DC) of the same fan, I wonder if this is an option.
blondica73 wrote:I want to upgrade my BC-5MD with new thermocouples, however I have the following questions:
1. Could you provide the part number for the 1/16 probe, is it TJ48-CASS-116U-4-SB-DUAL?
2. Did you need to get compression fittings for the probes to got to 1/8 or 1/4 NPT to attach to roaster? If yes, could you share what you bought?
3. Did you have any issues connecticting the BT temp probe to both the OMRON temp controller on the BC-1 and phitget? Did you have any issues reading temperature on both Phidget and OMRON at the same time?
The part number for the 1/16" version of the probe is
CA= k type thermocouple
SS= stainless steel probe
116= 1/16" probe
SB- metal baided cable covering
Dual=Dual thermocouple https://www.omega.com/pptst/TJ36-ICIN.html
I have become proficient with their coding structure without looking at the key on their site after this project, lol. You have to email them and they will build it for you.. It's not selectable on the page I linked. It costs $70 dns takes 2wks lead time.
I used the omegalok compression fittingshttps://www.omega.com/pptst/BRLK_SSLK.html
The are not metric and require you to drill out and retap the threads. The version with the 1/8" npt thread works in the stock bt m8x1.25 location after it is drilled out with a Q drill bit and retaped in 1/8" npt. Obviously finding compression fittings that had metric theads or metric to standard adapters would be easier but I had a hell of a time finding any and I looked pretty hard. Maybe if someone knows the European version of McMaster Carr they can help.
The new dual probe BT works awesome, it was easy to wire in (the probe comes with two separate, stainless braided 48" wires from the back of the probe and both my omron and phidgets read almost exactly the same (the phidgets readout is delayed a couple seconds compared to the omron d/t artisan software)