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DIY sous vide

Started with this prototype that scared the daylight out of some folks, including myself ...

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Well, salvaged an old APC 600 UPS and removed the dead battery to make room for the PID controller and solid state relay with heat sink. The transformer's 12V output that used to charge the battery becomes the power supply for the low voltage controller. Also wired in a nice steel cable shielded thermocouple with SS probe. The power cord is already there, so are the outlet boxes; however the outlets were rated at 400 or 500 watts total, so I wired two of them directly to raw input AC for plugging in rice cooker, roaster oven or what have you. The aquarium air pump for circulation can also be plugged into the same unit. It was a fun project.

APC 600 UPS box from Kijiji - $10
PID controller - donated by someone
Relay with heat sink - $16
Thermocouple with probe - $6
Aquarium pump - from parts bin

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Also scored this 18 Quarts $8 roaster oven from Kijiji for larger cooks

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Vaughan, Ontario

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