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thegizzard 07-27-2012 11:50 AM

Lion Wifi PID Thermostat and Akorn Grill Review
 
I will post my review of the Lion + Akorn here.

Let's start with a picture of my initial setup.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...7y3o2_1280.jpg

Here is what the graphing looks like on my PC.

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...7y3o1_1280.png

I can access it remotely on my Galaxy Nexus Android Phone

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7...7y3o1_1280.png


More to come...

BluesDaddy 07-28-2012 07:35 AM

Looking forward to the rest of the review. I'm getting a Tiger to use with my Akorn, so this should be interesting.

thegizzard 08-01-2012 10:38 AM

My review is still coming. There is some more testing and pictures I want to take before I post it. My plan is to cover internet port forwarding as well for those that have asked some good questions.

In the mean time if you have any questions that are not answered elsewhere, ask away.

The bottom line for me is I think this is a great product with good value for the cost.

BluesDaddy 08-02-2012 10:01 AM

What are you using to power the unit?

thegizzard 08-02-2012 02:23 PM

2 ways.

1. I have a 12v sealed lead acid battery 5a.h.

2. I have an old 12vdc 2amp wall wort.

I ordered a Lithium Ion 9ah battery that will be my permanent power source. $28 with charger.



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caliking 08-02-2012 07:59 PM

Cool. I was interested in trying to build a wifi PID controller, but the more I look into that project the more I realize I'm getting in way over my head. Can I ask how much you paid for your system?

woodpelletsmoker 08-02-2012 08:03 PM

Luck man!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by thegizzard (Post 2161274)
2 ways.

1. I have a 12v sealed lead acid battery 5a.h.

2. I have an old 12vdc 2amp wall wort.

I ordered a Lithium Ion 9ah battery that will be my permanent power source. $28 with charger.



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Lithium Ion 9ah battery with charger US$28, it is even cheaper than what I bought in China. I paid US$30 for 4 ah with charger

woodpelletsmoker 08-02-2012 08:08 PM

I am the developer and seller
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by caliking (Post 2161653)
Cool. I was interested in trying to build a wifi PID controller, but the more I look into that project the more I realize I'm getting in way over my head. Can I ask how much you paid for your system?

Power Draft Controller with WIFI, the LION US$198.Package offer of the LION Fan and Adapter A of fan US$228, Plus SAL mail cost US$30, total package price US$258
The controller is much more than a thermostat.

BluesDaddy 08-03-2012 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thegizzard (Post 2161274)
2 ways.

1. I have a 12v sealed lead acid battery 5a.h.

2. I have an old 12vdc 2amp wall wort.

I ordered a Lithium Ion 9ah battery that will be my permanent power source. $28 with charger.

Do you perhaps have a link to the battery and charger that you ordered?

Thanks!

thegizzard 08-04-2012 10:29 AM

This is the battery I purchased.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e11401...OU%3AUS%3A3160


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BluesDaddy 08-04-2012 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thegizzard (Post 2163338)
This is the battery I purchased.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e11401...OU%3AUS%3A3160


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You da man! Thanks! :clap:

thegizzard 08-06-2012 07:51 AM

More info on Power sources in this post:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...34&postcount=7

jetfxr27 08-11-2012 10:40 AM

Beautiful post, cant wait for the review. Would love to upgrade to a wifi version.

thegizzard 08-15-2012 11:07 AM

For those patiently waiting... I have not forgotten.

I am waiting on a replacement probe which should arrive within a week then I will complete the write up.

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BluesDaddy 08-15-2012 02:45 PM

Hey Giz, regarding the power supply, did you attach a connector to the power wires of the Lion or did you just splice wires together? I assume white is hot and black is ground on the Lion side, but just want to be sure. Am still waiting on a battery/charger to make it to me from China.


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