PID for MES 40

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by tromaron, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. tromaron

    tromaron Meat Mopper

    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. 
     
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    Bear
     
  3. jkc64

    jkc64 Meat Mopper

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

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try these:

    1. My PID install

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    Bear
     
  5. tromaron

    tromaron Meat Mopper

    Thanks!  These will give me a good starting point. 
     
  6. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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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  7. tromaron

    tromaron Meat Mopper

    That's exactly what I was hoping for!  Even an electronics idiot like myself should be able to do that.  Thanks!
     
  8. jkc64

    jkc64 Meat Mopper

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

    njfoses Meat Mopper

  10. tromaron

    tromaron Meat Mopper

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