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View Thread » DATALOGGERS - CONTROLLERS - RATE OF RISE METERS » Dataloggers/Controllers/Rate of Rise Meters
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Quest M3 Fan Control via Artisan
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?
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:
the fastest - make yourself:

use prototyping perf boards breadboard
Will2 wrote:

the fastest - make yourself:

use prototyping perf boards breadboard

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

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.
You could use this PWM dimmer that includes ZCD:
DIY: TO based IR to bean 800g
Moded commercial: Dieckmann RoestMeister, Nesco, popcorn.
PID/ramp/soak controllers, MS6514 USB/Artisan/App
Grinder: mod'ed Porlex to 47 conical burrs
At the moment, I do not need to address this, certainly later.
How badly it actually looks like I posted on Yuotube:


P.S. video embedded in 3 ways
seen only as a clickable link
Edited by Will2 on 11-15-2017 02:05
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.
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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