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PID for MES 40

post #1 of 10
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Hoping someone can offer some advice.  I'm looking to get plug & play PID from Auber Inst.  They say this will come with instructions for bypassing the MES digital controller.  I'm just wondering if anyone can let me know if this is a task that someone who's electronically retarded like me should undertake, or am I going to have problems.  I can cut & splice wires if I'm told what to do, but beyond that, I'd be worried. 

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Originally Posted by TromaRon View Post

Hoping someone can offer some advice.  I'm looking to get plug & play PID from Auber Inst.  They say this will come with instructions for bypassing the MES digital controller.  I'm just wondering if anyone can let me know if this is a task that someone who's electronically retarded like me should undertake, or am I going to have problems.  I can cut & splice wires if I'm told what to do, but beyond that, I'd be worried. 


Not sure, but I think "Flyweed" did that a couple years ago. He should be able to help you.

 

 

Bear

post #3 of 10

I am interested in this as well, my MES40 won't go above 225-230

post #4 of 10

Try these:

 

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Bear

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

Try these:

 

  1. All,   I did a custom PID install on my SmokinTex 1400 with parts from Auber.   Here is...

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    • Replies: 22   |  Started: Oct 6, 2011  |  Last Post: Jul 6, 2013 at 8:55 pm
  2. How do you I figure out what pid ssr ? Quote:Originally Posted by flyweed basically it's simply...

    In Forum: Fridge/Freezer Builds
    • Replies: 7   |  Started: May 15, 2011  |  Last Post: Jan 27, 2013 at 9:07 am
  3. Guys I am wiring up my PID, SSR and a plug in outlet into a hobby box, but am stuck trying to...

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    • Replies: 83   |  Started: Aug 23, 2010  |  Last Post: Sep 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

 

 

 

 

Bear

Thanks!  These will give me a good starting point. 

post #6 of 10
I have an auber wsd1203 to run a gen 2 mes 40 and it works great. There is an access panel that gets you directly to the terminal block of the mes element. Get a heavy gauge electric cord from depot / lowes. Disconnect existing wires from element and connect new cord directly to terminals and ground to nearby ground screw. Then simply plug that cord into the back of the auber controller. The auber unit has auto tune function, six step programming, hold temp after cook feature, meat probe, shut down when cooked to internal temp, etc. Very easy to hook up and operate. And rock solid temps.
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Originally Posted by geerock View Post

I have an auber wsd1203 to run a gen 2 mes 40 and it works great. There is an access panel that gets you directly to the terminal block of the mes element. Get a heavy gauge electric cord from depot / lowes. Disconnect existing wires from element and connect new cord directly to terminals and ground to nearby ground screw. Then simply plug that cord into the back of the auber controller. The auber unit has auto tune function, six step programming, hold temp after cook feature, meat probe, shut down when cooked to internal temp, etc. Very easy to hook up and operate. And rock solid temps.

That's exactly what I was hoping for!  Even an electronics idiot like myself should be able to do that.  Thanks!

post #8 of 10

Which probe did you go with? The one that hangs in the cabinet or the one that attaches to the wall..

post #9 of 10

I am using an auber pid for my mes 30.  Originally i purchased the WS-1500DPMS which uses a thermocouple probe.  I ended up switching for a WS-1200CPH which uses an rtd probe instead.  Here is a thread i started showing how i bypassed the mes controller.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/136236/how-to-bypass-controller-on-mes-30-digital

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Originally Posted by njfoses View Post

I am using an auber pid for my mes 30.  Originally i purchased the WS-1500DPMS which uses a thermocouple probe.  I ended up switching for a WS-1200CPH which uses an rtd probe instead.  Here is a thread i started showing how i bypassed the mes controller.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/136236/how-to-bypass-controller-on-mes-30-digital

Thanks!  Can't wait to do this to mine.

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