Master of the Pit
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- Joined Dec 30, 2016
Hi there and welcome!does the pid wire into the smoker to control turning the element on and off and if so how do you wire it in
With this rewire job the PID does NOT wire into the MES smoker, BUT the idea is not far off.
This rewire job makes it so that the MES is dumb and when fed power will bypass the factory electronics and go straight to heating the element. Simply if the MES is receiving power it is heating up, no other behavior.
This is how it all works together:
- The PID Controller is plugged into the wall and the MES cord plugs into the PID Controller.
- The PID Controller has a target set temp entered (like 225F)
- The PID Controller has a temp probe/thermometer placed inside the MES to measure the temp of the smoker
- The PID Controller will switch power on/off to the MES to reach the set temp and hold the temp inside the smoker within a couple of degrees of the set temp
Let me know if all this gibberish makes some sense :)