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Posted Thu Dec 22, 2011, 10:38am
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

Sure, if you've got an Aroma I can show you what mine is like, and what my pid parameters are.
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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012, 12:52pm
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

Hi, this looks like a good mod - I'd love to try it.

Is this the PID you suggest?

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Posted Tue Jan 3, 2012, 9:13pm
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Hi Len,

That looks like the one I'm using.

LenP Said:

Hi, this looks like a good mod - I'd love to try it.

Is this the PID you suggest?

Click Here (www.ebay.com)

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012, 10:16am
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

Awesome, thanks ampguy!  I just ordered that PID.  I hope that you can advise me and jaytxvo on install steps.  e.g. which wire goes where...
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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:48am
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

Sure, it is pretty straightforward. You will want to get several feet (maybe 10 - 20ft or so) of 16 gauge hook up wire at a home depot, lowes, auto store, walmart, etc., as well as some spade connectors (assortment of male/female would be good), then just a screwdriver and wire stripper are needed. You'll probably want to find some type of sheath for the cables, as well as enclosure kit or project box for the pid as well.

For several of the low voltage connections, 18-22ga. wire would work, but 16ga is good to be safe.

LenP Said:

Awesome, thanks ampguy!  I just ordered that PID.  I hope that you can advise me and jaytxvo on install steps.  e.g. which wire goes where...

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Posted Wed Jan 4, 2012, 3:19pm
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

Cool, I just got mine in the mail.

1) pid
1) thermocouples
1) SSR

I am going ahead to Home depot to pick up those item you suggested.
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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012, 7:56am
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

Hi,
I did a similar mod on my Saeco using an Omron PID.
The kit cost around 60$ on ebay (pid, ssr, probe).
I used the power from the machine and fixed the ssr in the casing.
This way, there is no visible wires, only a 2'' cable behind the PID.

I also tried a k type TC, but I prefer platinium thermistor (PT100).
It's more stable and accurate in this temperature range.

The result is very impressive, the temperature is stable 0.2C.
It's more accurate than any coffegeek would ever require.

Have fun

Pierre

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Posted Sun Jan 8, 2012, 2:18pm
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

Wow, looks great!

I found a magnetic enclosure for my PID unit - photos are in the previous gallery I mentioned.


prblouin Said:

Hi,
I did a similar mod on my Saeco using an Omron PID.
The kit cost around 60$ on ebay (pid, ssr, probe).
I used the power from the machine and fixed the ssr in the casing.
This way, there is no visible wires, only a 2'' cable behind the PID.

I also tried a k type TC, but I prefer platinium thermistor (PT100).
It's more stable and accurate in this temperature range.

The result is very impressive, the temperature is stable 0.2C.
It's more accurate than any coffegeek would ever require.

Have fun

Pierre

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Posted Sat Jan 14, 2012, 1:56am
Subject: Re: Sestos PID with Saeco Aroma - questions on PID interface
 

OK, ampguy, I have my PID and wires and am ready to wire my saeco aroma.  Can you please post your mod wiring diagram?  The pictures in your gallery are not enough for me to go on.  Thanks a lot for your help!!!
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Posted Sat Jan 14, 2012, 9:18am
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Len, I'm using the wiring diagram in the Sestos instructions.

Did you make up your hook up wires? You are going to need 2 wires to power the unit, 2 wires to the SSR, the thermocouple can be directly connected to the pid, the SSR will need to have two output wires to connect to the heater elements.

Where are you with your wiring so far?

LenP Said:

OK, ampguy, I have my PID and wires and am ready to wire my saeco aroma.  Can you please post your mod wiring diagram?  The pictures in your gallery are not enough for me to go on.  Thanks a lot for your help!!!

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