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Homeroasters.org » DATALOGGERS - CONTROLLERS - RATE OF RISE METERS » Dataloggers/Controllers/Rate of Rise Meters
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Quest M3 Fan Control via Artisan
James211
Does anyone have any guides on how to control the fan on a Quest with Artisan? I know I need a ZCD and possibly another SSR, but aside from that I have no clue.

Also, I know Jim sells the ZCD's, but he's not replying lately. Any thoughts on how to find one?
 
greencardigan
See Jim's diagram attached which shows Quest / TC4 connections if you're using a TC4.

I once built my own ZCD based on Jim's schematics. It wasn't very difficult but requires some electronics / soldering skills.

Otherwise you might be able to control the fan using a router controller or other suitable fan speed controller.
greencardigan attached the following image:
tc4-wiring-small-20111120_2_1.jpg
 
Will2
Yes,
the fastest - make yourself:

up.picr.de/30953571pl.jpg

use prototyping perf boards breadboard
Viliam
 
James211
Will2 wrote:

Yes,
the fastest - make yourself:

up.picr.de/30953571pl.jpg

use prototyping perf boards breadboard


Great! I can do that! Are you using yours with a Quest?
 
Will2
I do not have it completely tested,
TC4 I use with a vacuum cleaner motors.
I tried this 13w fan:

up.picr.de/30953922uk.jpg


I want to use it in a small drum roaster (I think it is the same as in QUEST)
With regulation up to 35% performance I am not entirely satisfied and SSR produces strange sounds.
I do not know if the configuration is wrong.
Viliam
 
renatoa
You could use this PWM dimmer that includes ZCD:
https://www.tindie.com/products/nEXT_EVO1/universal-ac-mains-dimmer-mpdmv41/
DIY: TO based IR to bean 800g
Moded commercial: Dieckmann RoestMeister, Nesco, popcorn.
PID/ramp/soak controllers, MS6514 USB/Artisan/Apps/popC
Grinder: mod'ed Porlex to 47 conical burrs
 
Will2
Interesting.
At the moment, I do not need to address this, certainly later.
How badly it actually looks like I posted on Yuotube:


[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT1ahzDBWoc[/video]
https://www.youtu...T1ahzDBWoc

P.S. video embedded in 3 ways
seen only as a clickable link
Edited by Will2 on 11-15-2017 02:05
Viliam
 
James211
So I had a PCB made, I’m going to order parts this weekend and solder when I get back from a business trip. I have three of them so provided they test out I’ll have a couple extras.

Next step will be figuring out how to incorporate into Artisan. If anyone knows please let me know.
 
James211
Well, after a lot of trial and error, I figured it out! I have to say the new setup with fan control and phase angle control of the heater works better than the older PMW version. Really really happy!
 
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