Programmable PID Controller for Bradley Smoker

Starting at: $141.50


  • Model: WS-1200CPH
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Product Description:


This plug-and-play PID temperature controller is for controlling the temperature of the Bradley Smoker and other electric smokers. The original temperature control mechanism of the Bradley Smoker is unstable and inaccurate. For the same dial position, the smoking temperature can vary significantly depending on content in the smoker, the ambient temperature, the wind speed, the ambient humidity, and even the direction of sunshine. This controller uses a PID algorithm to automatically adjust power to the heater, in order to compensate for these disturbances. This temperature control can hold the smoking temperature within one degree precision.

Operating the temperature controller is easy: plug the smoker to the socket of the controller on the back, drop the sensor into smoker from the top venting hole, turn on the controller and smoker, and set the cooking temperature and timer. When finished, the alarm will tell you the food is ready.

This model has a 6-step programmable temperatures function. It can set each step of smoking to different temperatures and duration. The duration of each step can be set from 0.1 hour to 99.9 hour.  This function is useful for recipes that need to start at low temperatures and finish at higher temperatures. For example: You can program the temperature to start at 120 °F for 1.5 hour of smoking, rise to 132 °F for 2.5 hours and finish at 175 °F for 1 hour for smoked salmon (see pictures of my results below). It will save you time waiting by the smoker to change the settings manually when each step is finished.

 

Smoker in action. Holding the temperature at 140F.

 

Application example,

Smoked salmon. The temperature profile is programmed to start at 120 °F for 1.5 hour of smoking, rise to 132 °F for 2.5 hours and finish at 175 °F for 1 hour.  The recipe is from Kummok: http://forum.bradleysmoker.com/index.php?topic=107.0

 

 

Front view of the controller

 Back view of the controller

Specifications:

Input voltage 100 to 240 VAC 50 /60 Hz
Output voltage Same as the input
Maximum Current 10A for 120VAC(1200 W), 8A for 240VAC(2000 W)
Controller Mode PID, PI, PD or P
Output switching device Built-in optically isolated solid state relay with zero voltage crossing switching
Sensor tip dimensions 4 mm diameter x 40 mm long
Sensor cable length 5 ft (1.5 meter)
Timer range 6 steps with 0.1 to 99.9 hours for each step
Temperature resolution 1 °C or 1 °F
Temperature display unit Celsius or Fahrenheit
Temperature display range 0-200 °C, or 32-392 °F
Minimum Control Temperature 5 C (9 F) above ambient with smomker generator off, 22 °C (40 °F)  above ambient with smoker generator on
Maximum Control Temperature 195 °C (383 °F)
Temperature accuracy +/-1°C
Dimension 6.x3x6.7 inch (150x80x170 mm) WxHxD
Weight 2.2 lb (1.0 kg) without power cord


Warranty: 1 year for controller. 90 days for sensor

We now offer two types of sensors for this smoker. 1) The original sensor (WS-SENSOR04) can feed through the venting hole and provide very accurate temperature reading. 2) The wall mount sensor (WS-SENSOR05) that makes the system looks neat. You can find more details about this sensor by clicking here.  We will ship the original sensor by default. If you want the wall mount sensor, please choose the "Wall Mount" option for Sensor type at the top of this page.  There is no price difference between the two sensor options. 

Click here to download instruction manual 
Click here to download quick guide

Note
1) For Bradley Digital Smoker owners, an extra power cord is needed if you are going to run the smoker for longer than 13 hr. You can either purchase an extra power cord by checking the box for "extra 18 AWG power cord (+$3.00)", which is above "sensor type option", or, using a regular computer power cord of your own.
2) For international orders, a US power cord is included. Users can splice the connector of the cord to a power strip outlet that meets the local standard for the output.  For the input, the controller has standard IEC 320 C13/14 socket. Users can use a computer power cord that meets the local standard to power it.
3)  The power rating is 1200 watts for 120V, more than sufficient for the 500 watts required for Bradley smokers. If you are going to use it for other larger smokers, you can purchase our multi purpose controller WS-1500ELPM




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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 01 May, 2008.

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